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The rural landscape in many areas is changing as solar panels have become common

fixtures. These snow-covered captors are part of the array at a large-scale facility under

construction west of St-Eugène.

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last week as the region continued to receive heavy snowfall. Like everyone else, they

had plenty of snow, and freezing rain, to deal with as OldManWinter brought amixed

bag of weather to the district this week.

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Motorists navigate snow-covered sections of Highway 417.

Life-saving adjustments


A spate of serious accidents in Eastern Ontario has prompted the Ontario Provincial

Police to remindmotorists about the need to adjust their driving behaviour in response

to changing road conditions.

Weather changes, particularly during thewinter, can occur suddenly and dramatically

in Ontario. Without warning, sudden storms and plunging temperatures can drastically

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change road conditions and reduce visibility. “It is critical that motorists adjust their

driving behaviour to the weather conditions, which can change rapidly and without

warning. Driving too fast for the road conditions is the number one cause of winter

collisions,” said Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander of Traffic

Safety. “Even on a sunny day, black ice is a constant danger and drivers should always

assume its presence.” The O.P.P. is asking for the assistance of the public and parents in


to lead by example. Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the OPP Highway

SafetyDivision, says, “Far toomany people are continuing to take risks and are paying the

ultimate sacrifice. Together we can teach drivers of all ages to become not just good

drivers, but good road users.”

The energy of stones



You probably do not pay much attention to stones – except if you’re a farmer, and

then stones are just a nuisance. But stones are certainly not a nuisance to Tanya

Laframboise. To her, stones are “magical,” each holding hidden healing powers.

The Alfred woman will present “Healing Crystals – The Unknown Energy of Stones”

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Arbor Gallery Speaker Series, at the Arbor

Gallery, 36 Home Ave., Vankleek Hill. “It all started about 10 years ago. I had no self-

M. Bernard Danis, directeur général chez Harmony Hyundai profite de l’occasion pour souhaiter la bienvenue a M. John Courville au sein de son équipe de vente. M. John Courville, représentant des ventes, profite de cette occasion pour souhaiter la bienvenue à tout ses clients.

Mr. Bernard Danis, general manager at Harmony Hyundai would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. John Courville to his sales team.

confidence, I was very indecisive and in fear of everyone else’s opinion. Someone toldme

about Rose Quartz and I bought one. The change, slow in coming, was huge! I became

more assertive and my self-confidence increased tremendously,” explains Laframboise.

“Some time later I began to suffer from terrible migraines. I bought a Dark Amethyst


Mr. John Courville, sales representative, would like to invite all his customers to come and see him for the purchase of their next vehicule.

continues. Laframboise will cover many topics as part of her presentation, including the

most common question people have, “Is it science or magic?” Other subjects will include

choosing a crystal, everyday uses of crystals, crystal care and cleaning, and how crystals

can help modern medicine in dealing with common diseases.

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