Flash flood fiasco

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by Ben Bulmer on October 18, 2017

 

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Pierre Dufresne took to the canoe while others raced to save their businesses after a torrential downpour on Oct. 15

Kaffe 1870 owner Leigh Irvine described how she feels about the flood that has shut down her Wakefield business with one word: “Pissed.” [click to continue…]

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Five battle for Kazabazua mayor seat

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by Ben Bulmer on October 18, 2017

Incumbent mayor of Kazabazua Ota Hora is going up against four other candidates in the mayoral race.

Incumbent mayor of Kazabazua Ota Hora is going up against four other candidates in the mayoral race.

With five names on the ballot, the people of Kazabazua are spoiled for choice when it comes to voting for a new mayor. With the three main political heavyweights all campaigning on very similar platforms, voters in Kaz may find the most difficult thing is deciphering what’s really different about them. [click to continue…]

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Extreme need for speed proves costly

October 18, 2017

Two La Pêche residents racked up over $2,300 in fines and 24 demerit points between them in two separate instances of excessive speeding.

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Young pup takes on La Pêche old dog

October 12, 2017

For only the second time in 20 years, La Pêche Mayor Robert Bussiére has a challenger competing for his seat. Wakefield resident Guillaume Lamoureux tossed his name into the hat on the morning of Oct. 6, just hours before the cut-off time, leaving this reporter – and the mayor and several councillors – wondering who […]

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Fresh faces in Low’s hot race for mayor

October 11, 2017

It’s a seat that’s caused Low Mayor Morris O’Connor his fair share of headaches, but as the current mayor steps down, choosing instead to run for a council seat, the top job up the line is up for grabs and two Lowites have stepped up to the plate. St. Michael’s High School physical education teacher […]

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Celebrating 50 years of Aislin cartoons

October 11, 2017

By Nicole McCormick From René Lévesque telling Canadians to “take a Valium!” in 1976 to a shirtless Justin Trudeau driving off in his late father’s car towards the House of Commons, Montreal Gazette political cartoonist Terry Mosher, better known by his pen name, Aislin, has produced over 13,000 editorial cartoons throughout his 50-year career. But […]

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Nordik Spa hotel approved with conditions

October 5, 2017

It’s a win for the trees – all 188 of them.

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What Cantley needs according to a candidate: a centre village

October 5, 2017

Imagine biking to the centre village with your family to grab lunch on the patio of a nice café before heading to the public dock for a refreshing swim in the Gatineau River. It’s all part and parcel of mayoral candidate David Gomes’ vision for Cantley.

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Parking lot trash ticking off tenants

October 5, 2017

It’s not your imagination: there really is a lot of garbage piling up in the parking lot of the Tim Hortons and Giant Tiger in Wakefield.

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The race is on

September 27, 2017

He lost a court challenge against Chelsea, had his appeals to the province rejected, and made a full U-turn on a proposed boycott of some Chelsea businesses, but none of these previous failures have stopped Tim Kehoe from putting his name in the hat to run for Chelsea mayor. Kehoe will go head-to-head with Caryl […]

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