Shovels in for $1 million Wakefield Gym

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by Ben Bulmer on November 22, 2017

Shelter by Hand team Denis Drouin and Tina Therrien sit on a pile of finished beams with Klimat owner, Brian Fewster. The beams are a part of Fewster's new bouldering centre and gym heading to Wakefield village in the spring.

Shelter by Hand team Denis Drouin and Tina Therrien sit on a pile of finished beams with Klimat owner, Brian Fewster. The beams are a part of Fewster’s new bouldering centre and gym heading to Wakefield village in the spring. Ben Bulmer photo

If the winter months make you want to climb the walls, a new La Pêche business will have you covered as of the 2018-2019 cold season.

Scheduled to open next spring in Wakefield, Klimat Boulder & Fitness will offer Hills folk an alternative to staying fit and active throughout the winter. [click to continue…]

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A $16 million vision for Old Chelsea

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by Mary Fahey on November 22, 2017

A rendering of businessperson Manuela Teixera's plans to create a public space at the centre of Old Chelsea Square with a stage, a fountain and some seating. Teixeira says this is something residents have been asking for: more areas to sit and relax in the village.

A rendering of businessperson Manuela Teixera’s plans to create a public space at the centre of Old Chelsea Square with a stage, a fountain and some seating. Teixeira says this is something residents have been asking for: more areas to sit and relax in the village.

For Chelsea business owner Manuela Teixeira, everything is going to start falling into place.

Over the next three or so years, Teixeira plans to pump $16 million into the Old Chelsea village area she’s been cornering for the past several years in a project dubbed ‘Old Chelsea Square’. Her existing businesses are getting extensive renovations and she’ll be introducing some new ventures as part of a project she hopes will set the stage to make Old Chelsea a tourist destination known far and wide. [click to continue…]

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ATV’s a hot topic at La Pêche council

November 22, 2017

Plans for a typical, quiet first council meeting on Nov. 20 were instead met with a packed house of around 60 people and the debate of a contentious issue as several all-terrain vehicles enthusiasts came out to pressure the new La Pêche council to vote against rescinding an existing bylaw allowing ATVs on municipal roads.

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Greenhouse gripes hit the stage

November 15, 2017

While some of his past productions focused on local history, this time around, playwright John Hardie has a personal connection to ‘What’s Eating You?’. His latest play draws inspiration from anecdotes provided by his wife, who spent 25 plus years working at a greenhouse. “When you work at a local business like that, you inevitably […]

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Separatist mayor? Rumours ain’t true

November 15, 2017

La Pêche’s new mayor, Guillaume Lamoureux, wants to clear the air and make it known that he is 100 per cent not a separatist, despite recent speculation that has suggested otherwise. When asked about the validity of rumours of his involvement with the Parti Québécois, Lamoureux flatly denied the claims, stating that while he has […]

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Best in class: Philemon Wright still best public school in the region

November 15, 2017

Philemon Wright High School has retained its ranking as the top public high school in the region, even though it slipped 20 places down from last year. Masham’s Des Lacs High School climbed up the ranks, taking itself out of the bottom 10 per cent of schools in the province. According to data released by […]

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La Pêche election shocker

November 9, 2017

By Nicole McCormick It’s hard to tell who is more surprised by the results of the La Pêche election, half of the area’s voters, Robert Bussière, or newly elected mayor Guillaume Lamoureux. “I thought I was going back to work today,” Lamoureux told the Low Down the morning after the election.

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Voters give mayor another ‘Green’ light

November 9, 2017

It’s a vote for trails, development, debt and an already well established path to move Chelsea forward. Incumbent Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green won the Nov. 5 election by a landslide taking 63 per cent of the vote against Tim Kehoe’s 25 per cent and Edmund Hétu’s 11 per cent. Those thinking the race would be […]

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Province makes money available for flood victims

November 9, 2017

Gatineau Hills residents whose property suffered damage from the floods that wreaked havoc across the region Oct. 29 and 30 will be eligible to apply for money from the province. Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Stéphanie Vallée announced the General Financial Assistance Program for Real or Imminent Disasters at a press conference in Chelsea Nov. […]

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State of Emergency status lifted for La Pêche

November 3, 2017

La Pêche  issued a press release Nov. 2 to say the state of emergency for the municipality due to heavy rains has been lifted. Roads have been reopened, with the exception of de la Montagne, which may take up to two weeks to fix. Other work to repair roads and culverts around the municipality is […]

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