State of emergency still in effect for La Pêche

October 31, 2017

The Municipality of La Pêche has confirmed in a press release that the state of emergency remains in force. Forty roads closed yesterday because of sink holes, lands slides, and flooding. Municipal workers managed to get all but one back open by 8:30 p.m. yesterday, that exception being Chemin de la Montagne.  Work will be ongoing […]

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Mayor calls state of emergency for all of La Pêche

October 30, 2017

Mayor Robert Bussière has declared the flooding and rains to be an official state of emergency for all of La Pêche as of 9 am Oct. 30, and is asking for the province to step in with help. At least five roads were shut down due to flooding, including McLinton and de la Montagne which […]

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160 new housing units coming to Old Chelsea

October 26, 2017

Four apartment buildings slated for Old Chelsea’s newest development Eight months after Jacques Alary pulled the plug on his plan to build a 30-unit seniors’ specific apartment building in Chelsea, the businessman is back with a much larger project for the Old Chelsea site.

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Hills bus drivers ignore ‘niqab’ ban

October 26, 2017

Transcollines bus service will allow anyone whose face is covered to ride its buses, regardless of the new controversial law forbidding it.

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Waterfront project soon to start

October 26, 2017

By Nicole McCormick The Wakefield Waterfront Revitalization Project is underway after a lull over the summer, with committee members expecting to have shovels in the ground by December.

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Flash flood fiasco

October 18, 2017

  Kaffe 1870 owner Leigh Irvine described how she feels about the flood that has shut down her Wakefield business with one word: “Pissed.”

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Five battle for Kazabazua mayor seat

October 18, 2017

With five names on the ballot, the people of Kazabazua are spoiled for choice when it comes to voting for a new mayor. With the three main political heavyweights all campaigning on very similar platforms, voters in Kaz may find the most difficult thing is deciphering what’s really different about them.

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Extreme need for speed proves costly

October 18, 2017

Two La Pêche residents racked up over $2,300 in fines and 24 demerit points between them in two separate instances of excessive speeding.

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Young pup takes on La Pêche old dog

October 12, 2017

For only the second time in 20 years, La Pêche Mayor Robert Bussiére has a challenger competing for his seat. Wakefield resident Guillaume Lamoureux tossed his name into the hat on the morning of Oct. 6, just hours before the cut-off time, leaving this reporter – and the mayor and several councillors – wondering who […]

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Fresh faces in Low’s hot race for mayor

October 11, 2017

It’s a seat that’s caused Low Mayor Morris O’Connor his fair share of headaches, but as the current mayor steps down, choosing instead to run for a council seat, the top job up the line is up for grabs and two Lowites have stepped up to the plate. St. Michael’s High School physical education teacher […]

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