parties and try to smooth out any
For starters, we hope that you are not
By the way, the O.P.P. has its own unit,
offended by the term “bikers.”
the Golden Helmets officers who ride on
Apparently, that label is a touchy topic.
Harleys. A visit by the Helmets would
A spokesperson for a delegation of
definitely help draw tourists.
motorcycle enthusiasts who went to
Hawkesbury town council recently made
taxpayers, voters, consumers.
it clear that these bike fans do not like to
So we will make an effort to understand
be referred to as “bikers.”
OK, the word can have a negative
But just between us, those loud, illegal
connotation. In certain circles, the word
mufflers do nothing for your image. NEWS
“bikers” conjures images of criminals,
replaced by grumbling.
people who have never climbed aboard a
small, quiet villages.
Even worse, there were allegations of
But lighten the grip on the handlebars
“police harassment” and “profiling.”
The appeal of the open road is obvious.
a tad. We all know that the criminal
When the delegation converged on town
Youget yourmotor running, youget out on
element represents only a tiny percentage
council, members complained that cops
the highway. The tires embrace the hot
were out there charging bikers for frivolous
pavement, the wind blows in your hair,
Plus, members of Hells Angels or the
reasons. Plus, this was all part of a sad
bugs bounce off your helmet. You are the
Rock Machine are rarely seen at town
pattern that was giving Hawkesbury a bad
halls, seeking a few moments to discuss
reputation. If a town is seen as being anti-
But bikers love to travel in groups, so
their concerns over a perceived image
biker, Hawkesbury is doomed to fail in its
they can, among other things, share a sense
issue with elected officials. Criminal biker
efforts to promote itself as a tourist
of commonality and community.
gangs tend to express their displeasure in
destination, town council was warned.
That penchant for pack formation was
different, sometimes more explosive,
Anyway, the police have refuted the
a concern for the O.P.P. when the
The Ontario government is carrying
harassment allegations. The detachment
detachment was preparing for the Harley
out road improvements to the tune of $5.5
says its prime concern is public safety.
or pigeon-holed, because everyone is a
million in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.
“There was an anticipated increase in
multi-layered, complex individual. It is
doing anything wrong, why would the
vehicular traffic with possibilities of
not nice to generalize about anyone;
Road 20 underpass on Highway 417 in
presence of police scare you off? When you
congestion in and around the Robert
The Nation and North Glengarry are being
are driving a car, if you see a cop, you might
Hartley Sportsplex, as well as the town’s
repaired to improve travel times, ensure
ease the foot off the gas pedal or make sure
border crossing, the Long-Sault Bridge,”
But we had no idea that bikers were so
safety, and create 50 jobs.
the seatbelt is fastened properly. But do you
the detachment said.
Construction is underway and is
pull a U-turn and go straight home?
A large group of motorcycles sure can
of strong, leather-clad people who ride
targeted for completion by spring 2014.
clog up a street. But the police were not out
loud high-powered machines would be
"Improving the Scotch River bridges
to nab motorcyclists.
worried about what anybody thinks.
and the County Road 20 underpass on
about the world of the motorcyclist.
Obviously, most bikers are not ready
Highway 417 will ensure these roads
In popular culture, the portrayal of the
looking for trouble. For one thing, these big
so much that the town of Hawkesbury
remain in top shape. Ontario’s highways,
bikes cost a small fortune. Plus,
has formed a special committee to try to
roads and bridges keep people and goods
motorcyclists are upstanding members of
improve relations between motorcycle
moving safely and efficiently across the
just wants to have some fun.
the community. For years, the Harley
enthusiasts and the Ontario Provincial
province. These improvements will ensure
Easy Rider, James Dean in Rebel Without
Owners Group (HOG) organized fund-
that these roads remain in the best possible
A Cause, a very young Marlon Brando,
raising runs for good causes in eastern
evidently were afraid to attend a recent
state as well as that new jobs which will
Steve McQueen in the Great Escape,
Harley Davidson exhibition at the Robert
Meatloaf and Bat Out Of Hell – they remain
The “weekend look,” with the leather,
Hartley Sports Complex. Word got out
powerful and lasting images.
tattoos and the skull motifs, may be off-
that there were police officers in town,
putting to some.
checking for handlebar and muffler
would bring home for Sunday supper but
Yet, most will admit that a surprisingly
infractions. Evidently, that rumour was
large number of people do look spiffy in a
to an old song, some girls fall for the leader
pair of chaps.
coming to Hawkesbury. Attendance was
of the pack.
Anyway, a special Harley-O.P.P.
paltry; businesses lost money; motorcycle
This pack mentality can be confusing for
committee has been formed to represent all
enthusiasts were miffed; rumbling was
ÉNONCÉ DE MISSION / MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Foundation is to raise funds to support the Hospital in its provision of care and services to the community. . La Fondation de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury & District a pour mission d’amasser des fonds dans le but d’appuyer l’Hôpital à continuer d’offrir d’excellents soins et services à la communauté
ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY Participate in the life of your community by attending the annual general assembly of the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Foundation The Hawkesbury and District Hospital Foundation is holding its annual general assembly on June 18 2012, at 5:00 p.m . at the Hospital Board Room, located at 1111 Ghislain Street, Hawkesbury. Notice is hereby given that membership cards are available to any person that is 18 years old or older who made donations in the amount of $100 or more between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 and paid the membership fee of two dollars ($2). Therefore, only members who have purchased their cards are eligible to vote. Cards are available at the hospital Foundation’s office, located at 101-175 Main West, Hawkesbury, during normal business hours and will be available for purchase before the annual general assembly. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gisèle Lanthier at (613) 632-1111, ext. 365 or at firstname.lastname@example.org ANNUAL GENERAL SSEMBLY
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE Participez à la vie de votre communauté en assistant à l’assemblée générale annuelle de la Fondation del’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury & District ASSEMBLÉE GÉ ÉRALE AN UELLE La Fondation de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury et District tiendra son assemblée générale annuelle le lundi 18 juin 2012, à 17h00 à la salle du conseil de l’Hôpital, situé au 1111, rue Ghislain à Hawkesbury. Par les présentes, l’avis est donné que les cartes de membre sont disponibles à toute personne 18 ans et plus ayant fait 100 $ ou plus en dons entre le 1 er avril 2011 et le 31 mars 2012 et qui paiera la somme de deux (2 $). Seul les membres s’étant procurer une carte de membre sont éligibles pour voter Les cartes sont disponibles au bureau de la Fondation, situé su 101-175 Main Ouest à Hawkesbury, durant les heures d’affaires et seront disponible avant l’assemblée générale annuelle.
Félicitations à Chelsie St-Jean
pour sa persévérance à l’obtention de son
baccalauréat en éducation à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Bonne carrière auprès des jeunes. Maman, papa, Pierre-Luc ainsi que tes soeurs. xxx
Pour plus d’information, prière de communiquer avec Madame Gisèle Lanthier au (613) 632-1111, poste 365 ou au email@example.com
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