A hard harvest

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by Mary Fahey on September 21, 2017

Juniper Farms co-owner Alex Mackay-Smith estimates that between 50 to 60 per cent of his garlic, rotted in their bulbs.

Juniper Farms co-owner Alex Mackay-Smith estimates that between 50 to 60 per cent of his garlic, rotted in their bulbs.

Wet and toll summer takes toll on Hills farmers

It’s been a weird summer for the weather. It’s been even weirder, and in some cases even disastrous, for local farmers.

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Chelseaites among Canada’s richest

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by Ben Bulmer on September 21, 2017

Stats recently released  by Statics Canada show Chelsea residents to be some of the wealthiest in the Canada

Stats recently released by Statics Canada show Chelsea residents to be some of the wealthiest people in the Canada.

With a median family income at almost double that of the provincial average, the latest Statistics Canada figures show Chelseaites to be some of the wealthiest people not just in the province, but also in the country. Released on Sept. 13, the numbers reveal that the median family income in Chelsea is $116,443; Quebec’s overall median is $59,822 and Canada’s is $70,336. Cantley comes in second place in Low Down nation with a median family income of $110,327, with La Pêche coming in third at $71,936.

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Make way for quads in Rupert

September 20, 2017

All-terrain vehicles will soon be allowed on a portion of the municipal roads in the Municipality of La Pêche, and some Rupert residents aren’t happy about it.

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Man found hanged: provincial watchdog called in to investigate

September 13, 2017

An independent police watchdog is investigating after a 29-year-old man who was being held in detention was found hanging by a blanket at the MRC des Collines Police station in Wakefield. According to the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, the incident took place around 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.

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Wet weather didn’t dampen business

September 13, 2017

Businesses across the Hills have proved to be a resilient bunch, telling a far brighter story than this year’s dreadful summer weather. With Environment Canada reporting July to be the wettest on record, and Hills folks seeing more wet weekends than dry ones, one would be mistaken for thinking local commerce suffered. The Low Down […]

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PAF and the studio tour: a love story

September 13, 2017

There’s nothing more beautiful than watching two local artists’ organizations fall in love.

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New beds for Masham seniors’ care centre

September 6, 2017

Masham’s long-term seniors’ care facility is gaining 24 beds in a brand new $5.4 million expansion.

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Fire claims livestock in Low

September 6, 2017

Tom Townsend woke up on Sept. 4 to a “boom.” Still half asleep at 4 a.m. and in a daze, he quickly realized the orange glow outside of the window was a signal to get his family out of the house. “I ran upstairs yelling…waking everyone up as best I could,” said Townsend. As his […]

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Wading into the spin-offs from weed

September 6, 2017

Don’t be fooled by Chelsea’s newest business – just because the soon-to-be hanging sign outside reads ‘Northbud’ doesn’t mean you can stop by to fill up your medical marijuana prescription, or, come July 1, bring home some weed for your dinner party guests.

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The Hills by the numbers

August 30, 2017

More Hills residents than ever before are living in sin, having fractionally smaller families, and getting divorced, according to the latest information released by Statistics Canada.

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