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Well known Wakefielder 89-year-old Shirley Shouldice died Dec. 10 following a car accident.

It was a heroic act of bravery by MRC des Collines Police officer Sean Lepage-Joanisse, but one that ended with the tragic death of well-known 89-year-old Wakefield resident Shirley Shouldice.

Shouldice died on Dec. 10 following an accident on Hwy 5 that saw her vehicle leave the highway ending up almost fully submerged in the freezing waters of Meech Creek. [click to continue…]

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Chelsea loses community builder

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by Ben Bulmer on December 13, 2017

 

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Born and bred in Chelsea, Vince Hendrick left a lasting impression soon everyone he met.

Vince Hendrick was in many ways the patriarch of the community. Known for his infectious laugh, and his kind and caring demeanour, Vince was a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as a farmer and long serving councillor.

“He loved people [and] he loved to laugh,” said Vince’s daughter, Barbara Hendrick. “I don’t think he realized how much of an impact he’s had on some peoples’ lives because he took the time to talk to them.” Barbara describes her father as a person of “quiet accomplishments,” never one to boast or brag. [click to continue…]

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A rose by any other name

December 13, 2017

Everything’s coming up roses for Alcove business owner Rose Kent and her brand new, floral-themed novelty boutique, Toute en Rose. The shop, located on Hwy 105 on the same lot as the West Quebec Shed Company, which is also owned by Kent and her husband, had its grand opening on Dec. 1, but can already […]

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‘Not here’

December 6, 2017

Inuk mom alleges Gatineau Police’s indifference is racism When Inuk activist Holly Jarrett and her friend Dawn Moore went to the Gatineau police station last week to inquire about her missing 16-year-old daughter, their concern that the girl was at higher risk because she is Indigenous was met with a casual, yet blunt, response. “Not […]

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Denholm DIY repairs undone

December 6, 2017

Denholm’s mayor, Gaétan Guindon, is fighting back against critics who say he isn’t doing enough to re-open Paugan Road and put an end to lengthy detours after the municipality shut down a DIY repair job carried out by a group of fed up residents last week. “People don’t seem to realize that we do understand […]

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Bell: Megabytes or mega fibs?

December 6, 2017

It’s no secret that Edelweiss has fought a long, hard battle for reliable high-speed internet services, and it seems that the federal government’s pledge to bring better access to rural areas through its $500 million ‘Connect to Innovate’ investment has had no effect on residents living less than 45 minutes outside of the nation’s capital.

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Denholm mayor under fire for Paugan Road closure

November 29, 2017

The mayor of Denholm has come under fire from residents who are struggling to adapt to lengthy detours required to access CLSC and emergency services, schools, and even mail delivery – which now only arrives once a week – nearly one month after parts of Paugan Road were washed out and permanently closed by the […]

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New shop brings taste of Europe to Chelsea

November 29, 2017

Chelseaites with an appreciation for fine imported goods will feel right at home while exploring the village’s new boutique, Maison Tivoli. From wool blankets, curtains, purses, and clothing to modern furniture, decorative ironwork, and intricately patterned fine china, the shop is sure to satisfy the tastes of anyone with a penchant for luxury, one-of-a-kind items.

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Kazabazua seniors residence underway after nine year delay

November 29, 2017

After nine years and several delays, Kazabazua’s seniors’ residence is finally gearing up to have shovels in the ground by summer 2018 – but not for the project that was originally intended. The board of the Gatineau Valley Retirement Village announced its plans to have contractor Denis Paquette build four units on 33 acres of […]

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Shovels in for $1 million Wakefield Gym

November 22, 2017

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.

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