“Who is Mylène

One less missing




Many voters in Argenteuil-Papineau-

Mirabel were asking that question in the

Motorists can now travel from Lachute

wake of the May 2 federal election that saw

to Montebello on Autoroute 50 following

the New Democratic Party’s Orange Wave

the opening of the link from Pointe-au-

sweep through Québec.


Voters in Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel

Reducing traffic on Highway 148, the

joined the movement, making history by

new strip is expected to hurt some

electing an unknown, 22-year-old McGill

businesses but in general, the extension is

University student, Mylène Freeman, as the

beinghailedas anassetwhichwill improve

first NDPer to represent the region.

safety and lead to long-term economic

She won in a landslide, getting 25,802


votes, ousting veteran Bloc Québécois MP

Beginning in July, 2006, construction of

Mario Laframboise, who mustered 16,880.

the section cost Québec taxpayers $160



MRC Argenteuil warden and Grenville

Mayor Ronald Tittlit believes the new road


will help foster closer ties between

The word was often used by new


Glengarry-Prescott-Russell M.P.P. Grant

The relief of congestiononHighway 148

Crack on the night of October 6-7. last

will have positive and negative effects on

Thursday night and Friday morning.

thearea, notedFassettMayorMichelRioux.

And with good reason.

In the October 6 election, the Liberal

Lethal beetle

candidate won of the closest contests in the

province, holding onto the seat by a 1,353-

The presence of the destructive emerald

vote margin over Conservative Marilissa

ashborer inPrescott-Russellwas confirmed


by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The outcome surprised many. Gosselin

An adult beetle was collected from a

had sent out invitations to a ”victory party”

survey trap at a rest stop on Highway 17

Mylène Freeman, Grant Crack

in Rockland in anticipation of GPR voting

near Wendover.

blue for the first time since in 30 years. Crack

Movement restrictions, which prohibit

IPM “a success on all fronts”

himself was not ready to begin partying

the movement of all ash materials, such as

before the final results were confirmed

logs, branches and wood chips, and all

shortly before midnight.

and the13 kilometres of water pipes were

In September, a semblance of normalcy is

species of firewood from the affected site,

Despite a reduced margin of victory,

removed within the next two weeks.

returning to the three farms that hosted the

have been put in place.

outgoing M.P.P. Jean-Marc Lalonde was

2011 InternationalPlowingMatchandRural


72 out of 180

Broadband spreads

Expo in Chute-à-Blondeau.

“Awin is a win,” said Lalonde, who was

However, peoplewere still talking about

Hawkesbury dropped a fewnotches in


literallydancing for joy to the soundof “ I got


theannual “BestPlaces toLive InCanada”

now receive broadband Internet service.

a feeling…that tonight’s going to be a good

and which has been described as being a

evaluation conducted by MoneySense

Communities in the counties become the

night,” when the Liberals heaved a sigh of

“success on all fronts” by organizers.


first in Ontario to get Xplornet’s leading-

relief andbegan to celebrate at the St-Isidore

Touted as the being event to ever be held

Placing 66th overall among 179 towns

edge 4G WiMAX broadband, the United

community centre.

in Prescott-Russell, IPM promoters did not

in,Hawkesburyhas slipped to72out of 180

Counties of Prescott and Russell, Bell and

The Liberals and Conservatives staged a


in the most recent rankings. In 2010,

Xplornet Communications Inc. announced.

see-saw battle throughout the night. The

According to Champlain Township

Hawkesburywas described as the “worst”




place in Canada based on household

5,500 residentswhodidnot previouslyhave

of thepollsat 9:30p.m. showedthatGosselin

Barton, “The rainyweather at the beginning

incomes. The town retains that dubious

access to broadband Internet. An estimated

was leading by 100 votes. But at 10 p.m.,

of the event surely played a significant role

distinction in 2011, placing 180 out of 180

97per cent ofPrescott-Russell residentsnow

Crack had lead of 86 votes. Ten minutes

on the lowparticipation of the first days but

when it comes to income.

have access to broadband. Expanded

later, the Liberal candidate had a margin of

once the sun was back the numbers quickly

The rankings put Ottawa-Gatineau on

coverage is now available in the areas of


went up.”

top; Cornwall is 90th and Lachute 154th.

Casselman, Curran, Clarence, Plantagenet,

While supporters had already begun

The 2,000 recreational vehicles and the

The lowest overall score was given to New

St. Eugene,Hammond, Lefaivre, Pendleton,


550 exhibitors started packing up after the

Glasgow, Nova Scotia.


midnight to deliver his victory speech.

four-day event wrapped up, while the 357

The assessment is based on several


“This is an unbelievable victory! I am

utility poles, the eight kilometres of wires


very excited,” he declared.

Cat fight goes viral

A “Feral Cat Coalition” is being formed

to attempt to break up the Hawkesbury cat

fight that has been raging since the summer

COMPLEXE SPORTIF ROBERT HARTLEY SPORTS COMPLEX 425 Cartier Blvd, Hawkesbury Tel: 613-636-2082

and to get a better handle on the estimated

652 felines roaming town streets.

On the advice of the Cornwall chapter of

HORAIRE DU TEMPS DES FÊTES / HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Du 27 décembre 2011 au 6 janvier 2012 / December 27 th , 2011 to January 6 th , 2012 HOCKEY LIBRE PISCINE / POOL PICK UP HOCKEY LE PORT DU BONNET DE BAIN EST OBLIGATOIRE BATHING CAPS ARE MANDATORY PRIX D’ENTRÉE / ENTRANCE FEE PRIX D’ENTRÉE / ENTRANCE FEE 14 ans et moins / 14 years and younger: $2.50 14 ans et moins / 14 years and younger: $2.50 15 ans et plus / 15 years and older: $3.50 15 ans et plus / 15 years and older: $3.50

the SPCA, town council has supported the

creation of the groupwhichwill “map feral

cat colonies in Hawkesbury in order to be

able to provide accurate information on

Hawkesbury’s feral cat population which

can be used to advocate on behalf of feral

cats and promote their humane care and


Town council’s decision drew applause

from some of the people who rose up this

summer to oppose a proposed by-law that



Gracieuseté de TIM HORTONS Patin libre gratuit / Free public skating Dec. 27, 28, 29, 30 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 4, 5, 6 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Moins de 12 ans / 12 years old and younger: Mercredi et vendredi / Wednesday and Friday Dec. 28 & 30 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jan. 4 & 6 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 13 ans et plus / 13 years old and older: Mardi et jeudi / Tuesday and Thursday Dec. 27 & 29 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jan. 3 & 5 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Courtesy of

would have fined anyone caught feeding

27, 28, 29, 30 décembre 3, 4, 5, 6 janvier

wild creatures and certain species of “pest”

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ( A ) 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ( P ) 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ( P )

birds in town. Feeling authorities were

December 27, 28, 29, 30 January 3, 4, 5, 6,

targeting helpless felines, the Friends of

Feral Cats group has charged that the town

( A ) Adulte / Adult ( P ) Public

would in fact be illegally condoning cruelty

if the municipality prevented people from

Gracieuseté de Courtesy of

feeding stray animals.

Council members insist they share the

concernsof cat lovers.However,Councillor

BAIN PUBLIC GRATUIT / FREE PUBLIC SWIM 27 décembre 13h30 - 16h00 December 27 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

JohannePortelancenotedthat controlswere

needed. Councillor Michel Beaulne, who

will represent the town on the coalition,

related that the municipality had received

complaints about people feeding large

Le Complexe sportif Robert Hartley sera fermé les 24, 25, 26, 31 décembre 2011 ainsi que les 1 et 2 janvier 2012. The Robert Hartley Sports Complex will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, 31, 2011 and January 1 and 2, 2012. JOYEUSES FÊTES ******** HAPPY HOLIDAYS

numbers of cats in residential areas. “The

cat squabblinghasbeengoingonforayear,”


that a distinction had to be made between

“wild animals” and “stray cats.”

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