The Ottawa Police have charged Dr. Vincent Nadon of Chelsea with Sexual Assault and Voyeurism after receiving a complaint from a female victim in her early twenties. The victim had an appointment with the doctor at the University of Ottawa Health Services Clinic earlier this week and became suspicious that she was being filmed without her consent during a medical examination and subsequently reported the incident to the police. Nadon is scheduled to appear in court today.

Investigators from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit believe that there could be other victims and are requesting that anyone with information contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers, toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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by Ben Bulmer on January 17, 2018

Chelsea council scraps in-camera meeting

Chelsea council has done away with holding private council meetings, which will lead to more transparency in the municipality’s political goings-on.

In camera meetings, known as ‘working committee meetings’, were ordinarily held the week before public meetings, and gave council an opportunity to discuss items on that month’s agenda in private. Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green told the Low Down that since the formation of the new council in November, the in camera meetings have not taken place. [click to continue…]

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More bike lanes heading to Chelsea

January 17, 2018

Bike commuters heading to Gatineau from Old Chelsea will soon be able to pedal the entire route on a dedicated bike path via Notch, Mine and Kingsmere Roads. Chelsea council has allocated $2.6-million towards the $4.3-million project that includes the reconstruction and repaving of the roads and the installation of bikes lane.

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Eat, drink, be merry, and talk about death

January 17, 2018

While death is often a topic that brings about a cloud of sadness, fear, and dark feelings, it doesn’t always have to be that way, according to organizers of Wakefield’s first ever Death Café. A Death Café is a social franchise started by John Underwood in the UK back in 2011 as an opportunity to […]

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Language cops are back

January 10, 2018

But does anyone really care? The language cops are back. But rather than spreading fear and anxiety among business owners throughout the Hills, one Wakefield store owner is genuinely confused as to exactly what it is he’s just lost in court to the linguistic officers of the law.

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Tax bite more of a tax nibble in Chelsea

January 10, 2018

Budget paves the way for curbside compost collection Chelsea homeowners should have something to smile about when they open their 2018 tax bill, with the median Chelsea homeowner finding themselves $7.66 better off this year. With brand new municipal evaluations released for 2018 and the average property price increasing by 3.9 percent, Chelsea council reduced […]

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Little tax hike, big changes coming to La Pêche

January 10, 2018

Residents of La Pêche can breathe a sigh of relief that their taxes are only going up a modest 1.9 per cent this year with no change in the average property valuation – the next municipal evaluation will take place next year.

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Low Down on TV – newspaper challenges

December 27, 2017

The Low Down is on holidays from Dec. 18 to Jan 2. For those in need of a news fix, here is a video of our Publisher, Nikki Mantell, appearing on Outaouais’ CityLife MaTV program November 13. The topic of discussion was local papers in the digital era. Host Linton Garner, ED of the Regional Association of West […]

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Brazen bird bandit

December 22, 2017

By Ben Bulmer In a despicable ‘bah humbug’ act, a thief brazenly made off with seven turkeys that were to be given to needy families around the Hills. The frozen birds were stolen from the Rupert Community Centre hall some time during the day Dec. 9 in what appears to have been a planned turkey […]

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Gatineau Qc police apologize for false statements

December 22, 2017

By Nicole McCormick Wakefielder Dawn Moore is speaking out against the Gatineau police after they provided false statements to the media regarding the status of an internal investigation into allegations of abuse of power, racism, and assault by an officer made by Moore and her friend Holly Jarrett. The allegations stem from an incident when […]

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