Seniors suites proposed for Chelsea

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by Ben Bulmer on February 23, 2017

The junction of Old Chelsea Road and Cecil Road is the site for a proposed 15,000 square foot, mixed commmercial and resident development. Along with commercial units on the first floor, the second and third floor will include 30 units for seniors. The 450 square foot suites will each have a bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and small kitchenette. Each floor will also have a larger communal kitchen and dining area. The project still needs to be approved by council, who will vote on the development at the Mar. 6 meeting.                              Photo courtesy Google Earth

The junction of Old Chelsea Road and Cecil Road is the site for a proposed 15,000 square foot, mixed commercial and resident development including 30 units for seniors. The project still needs to be approved by council, who will vote on the development at the Mar. 6 meeting. Photo courtesy Google Earth

Much needed seniors’ accommodation could soon be going up in Chelsea if the municipality gives a proposed seniors’ residence the green light.

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Wakefield water front project funding gets green light

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by Mary Fahey on February 23, 2017

La Pêche councillor Michel Gervais voted in favour of the new two new borrowing bylaws, Feb. 6. File photo

La Pêche councillor Michel Gervais voted in favour of the new two new borrowing bylaws, Feb. 6.
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La Pêche now officially has two new borrowing bylaws that will likely mean the Wakefield waterfront project can move forward.

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Husband and wife snag medals

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Old school to get new life

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Tickets sting $340 harder in Quebec

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What now? Wakefield waterfront needs $50K referendum or bust

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Democracy, according to La Pêche Mayor Robert Bussière, has spoken. A registry set up in the municipal offices to collect signatures calling for a referendum to the borrowing bylaw for the Wakefield waterfront project garnered 684 signatures on Jan. 25 – 184 more than the necessary 500.

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