Cop taking MRC to court

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by Ben Bulmer on July 19, 2017

Former senior Hills cop Sylvain Tanguay, who was fired in June, is suing the MRC des Collines for “millions of dollars” in damages.

Former senior Hills cop Sylvain Tanguay, who was fired in June, is suing the MRC des Collines for “millions
of dollars” in damages.

Former senior Hills cop Sylvain Tanguay, who was fired in June, is suing the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais for “millions of dollars” in damages, claiming he was unlawfully let go, according to the law firm representing him.

Pepper and Associates partner John T. Pepper Jr told the Low Down a motion was filed at the Gatineau Court house July 11, stating Tanguay was unfairly dismissed by the MRC des Collines council on June 15. Pepper said his firm would also be following with a civil law suit seeking damages of “a few million bucks” in compensation. The second suit is set to be filed in a few weeks time. [click to continue…]

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Seniors transport service to be axed

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by Mary Fahey on July 19, 2017

For some seniors in the region, like Marie Sloan in Val-des-Monts, Transcollines' traditional buses and fixed pick-up and drop-off times aren't suitable for their varied schedules. Sloan needs the personalized touch that Transcollines' on-demand service offers to get to her and her husband's medical appointments and her support group meetings in Masham and Wakefield. File photo.

For some seniors in the region, like Marie Sloan in Val-des-Monts, Transcollines’ traditional buses and fixed pick-up and drop-off times aren’t suitable for their varied schedules. Sloan needs the personalized touch that Transcollines’ on-demand service offers to get to her and her husband’s medical appointments and her support group meetings in Masham and Wakefield. File photo.

For Marie Sloan, medical and emotional support may become inaccessible.

The 71-year-old Val-des-Monts resident often needs to visit Wakefield and Masham for medical appointments for her 76-year-old husband and for support group meetings for herself. She doesn’t like to drive very far on her own, and she can’t leave her husband by himself – a stroke six years ago left him paralyzed on one side and unable to speak, and now, she takes care of him. She accompanies her husband on his trips to the doctor so she can speak for him, and uses Transcollines’ on-demand rural transit service to do so. They can’t walk to a bus stop, so one of Transcollines’ volunteer drivers comes to pick them up. But a recent change to the funding program for public transit from the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports might force the public transit agency to kill that personalized service.

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Growing pains for Mont Cascades

July 19, 2017

Mont Cascades owner Rick Hunter promised that any new development to his Cantley ski hill would not resemble a mini-Mont Tremblant, telling the audience several times during a July 13 public consultation, “no-one loves the Hills more than me.” The Ottawa-based businessman and former La Pêche resident reiterated his plan to grow his business “incrementally” […]

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Chelsea businessman plows ahead with lawsuit

July 13, 2017

After 20 years of serving the Municipality of Chelsea as a snowplower, former volunteer firefighter and lifelong resident Marc Meunier is suing the municipality for defamation, claiming his business has been destroyed.

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Rails to trails: No holds barred (the media are an exception)

July 13, 2017

The first public consultation held at the Farm Point Community Centre July 6 to discuss Chelsea’s proposed rails-to-trails project finished early for this reporter after being told members of the media could not stay after the short introduction.

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New lease on development

July 13, 2017

The Chelsea Creek development is getting a new lease on life, having recently been bought by a developer determined to finally get shovels into the ground.

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Rails to trails heads to court

July 5, 2017

Opposition group heads to court to fight removal of rails Chelsea Communities Preservation Association chair Tim Kehoe has filed a legal application against the Municipality of Chelsea on behalf of the CCPA in an effort to stop the immediate removal of the rails and ties from the railway corridor.

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$10M for Cantley community centre

July 5, 2017

Cantley is beginning to lay the groundwork for its nearly $10 million community centre.

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Dance like a dandelion for social justice

July 5, 2017

By Shauna McGinn For many young girls, the bright lights, mirrors, and ballet outfits in a dance studio can be intimidating; a recipe for magnifying insecurities. But Dandelion Dance, a studio and performance company based in Ottawa, is turning that notion on its head by making dance a safe space for girls from all walks […]

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Rip up the track: will Wakefield follow Chelsea with trail project?

June 28, 2017

With the Wakefield Steam Train finally dead, the question now is: could Wakefield have its own rails-to-trails project? Hills resident Jen Bardell has set up a Wakefield rails-to-trails Facebook page aiming to ignite a conversation about a future community trail. Bardell told the Low Down she’s just trying to gauge interest. “I think the majority […]

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