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Health cuts: CSSSP aims for same level care at less cost

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor We rely on our healthcare services to be accessible and reliable. Last month the provincial government again turned to that very sector with a request to find and cut expenses. Hospitals across Quebec are being asked to look at their expenditures and cut costs on anything that will not affect …

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Seven Shawville Fair Ambassador hopefuls

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter They’re young, eager and hopeful to be the next Shawville Fair Ambassadors for this upcoming 2014 fair. The Miss Shawville Fair Ambassador program is organized by the Shawville Fair, to put a “face on the fair” and to personify the energetic youthful qualities in the Ambassadors to represent the Fair. The …

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No bones about it: Bristol Dryland best in show

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter In just five short years, Bristol Dryland has made a name for itself as one of the top sled dog races in the world. On June 21, the Bristol Dryland Canadian Championship Dog Race was awarded four Event of the Year awards, marking the second time in three years they have …

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Calumet mayor resigns, DG cites health concerns

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Mayor Paul-Émile Maleau of Calumet Island has resigned. He officially stepped down two weeks ago. According to pro-mayor and councillor Jean-Louis Corriveau, Maleau resigned for health reasons. “The mayor was not feeling well, I guess,” said Corriveau. “He was sick and he decided to quit. That’s all, really.” Director General Jacques …

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A historic journey through song and story

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor The young man, dressed humbly in a cotton cloth shirt leggings and leather moccasins, his waist cinched with a Voyageurs belt, patiently pegged out freshly washed clothes in the midsummer heat. But for the fact that the wooden pegs have modern metal springs, it was a living moment from Pontiac’s …

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Swimming Norway Bay

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter This year’s Norway Bay Regatta is off to a great start, drawing out just as many people as last year. The opening weekend featured boat races at 10 a.m. on July 12. On Saturday 26, the Norway Bay Municipal Association (NBMA) had a long-distance run at 9 a.m., a field day …

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