Trolled but not deterred

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by Mary Fahey on April 19, 2017

Amanda Dexter took a month-long break from Twitter after pro-Trump trolls descended onto her Twitter page, but she didn't want to let them win. David Irvine photo

Amanda Dexter took a month-long break from Twitter after pro-Trump trolls descended onto her Twitter page, but she didn’t want to let them win. David Irvine photo

Wakefielder harassed on Twitter refuses to stay quiet

Amanda Dexter has been living in Wakefield for more than 20 years. She gives plenty of her time to the community, serving as president on the Wakefield Activities for Youth board and volunteering with the Biblio Wakefield Library. She’s 54, with two kids aged 19 and 22, and a job in the non-profit sector.

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SPOTTED: Trudeaus in Chelsea

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by Ben Bulmer on April 19, 2017

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Justin Trudeau weren't looking quite this fancy at the Good Friday service at St. Stephen's Church on Old Chelsea Road but sources do say that the family was "nicely dressed." Creative Commons photo

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Justin Trudeau weren’t looking quite this fancy at the Good Friday service at St. Stephen’s Church on Old Chelsea Road but sources do say that the family was “nicely dressed.” Creative Commons photo

From the pages of Vogue magazine to the pews of St. Stephen’s

Arguably Canada’s most famous and certainly most stylish couple, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, were spotted in Chelsea April 14 – but they weren’t dining at the swish eatery Les Fougères, or having the entire Spa Nordik closed purely for their use. They were in church.

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Theatre Wakefield heading Into the Woods with a splash

April 19, 2017

In fairy tales and bedtime stories, the forest is a place of wilderness, darkness, and adventure. In the woods, we find witches and gingerbread houses, giants and gold, villains and princes.

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Enter our Earth Day contest

April 13, 2017

Fire-starter, birthday wrap, fly swatter – there are so many ways to reuse your copy of the The Low Down. Send us a picture and / or a brief write-up of what you do with yours – the most creative entry wins a $200 gift certificate to Les Serres Bourgeon Greenhouses (formerly McKenna Greenhouses) in […]

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$15,000 fine for Hwy 5 contractor

April 12, 2017

Remember the company that used a sand pit on Rockhurst Road without permission back in 2012 and 2013 when Hwy 5 was being built? Whatever happened to those guys? Couillard Construction has been slapped with a $15,000 fine, plus court fees, after pleading guilty to illegal use of the pit. The saga that stretched on […]

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Curling club to sweep into Chelsea for 2018

April 12, 2017

Curlers soon won’t have to ‘hurry hard’ through city traffic to throw their rocks, now that the province has guaranteed a $1.7 million grant to the building of a curling club in Chelsea. Curling des Collines director general Roger Smith told the Low Down the club received confirmation of a $1,693,000 provincial grant April 9, […]

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Learn to live green at the Earth Day fair

April 12, 2017

Its aim is to educate, inform, and inspire, and to be a lot of fun. The traditional Earth Day events annually held in Wakefield and Chelsea have joined forces this year, combining what were two separate events into Earth Weekend in the Hills.

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Friend-turned-surrogate helps family grow

April 5, 2017

When Jessica Séguin gave birth for the third time, she wasn’t the first person to hold the baby. As she lay in a delivery room in the Ottawa Hospital on March 6 after nine and a half hours of labour, she had no problem allowing another woman to take the child she had just delivered. […]

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Gatineau Park booming

April 5, 2017

It seems as if word has got out. Hills residents know well the beauty of the Gatineau Park, but now, so do a lot of other people.

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Skating triumph wraps up first season

April 5, 2017

After three months of skaters bundling up against the cold, afternoons spent gliding among the trees, cups of hot chocolate sipped by the fire, selfies taken against a snowy backdrop, countless nights spent making the ice perfect, about a dozen interviews with the media, and even a handful of marriage proposals, the Patinage en forêt […]

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