“Who is Mylène
One less missing
NEWSMAKERS OF 2011
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.
And with good reason.
In the October 6 election, the Liberal
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
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
72 out of 180
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
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
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
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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
HEURES / TIME
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.
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
that a distinction had to be made between
“wild animals” and “stray cats.”
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