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Hydro-Quebec information meeting

PONTIAC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Press Release SHAWVILLE Dec. 8, 2017 On Dec. 8 two board…

Shawville woman struck by bus in Shawville

Chris Lowrey SHAWVILLE Dec. 8, 2017 A Shawville woman was sent to the Hull hospital…

Naloxone kits at local pharmacies

Naloxone kits at local pharmacies

Chris Lowrey SHAWVILLE Dec. 6, 2017 With the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths on the…

Tourism Outaouais gets funding boost

Chris Lowrey OUTAOUAIS Dec. 4 , 2017 Tourism Outaouais is getting a funding boost to…

FQM wants a cut of pot profits

Chris Lowrey QUEBEC CITY Dec. 1 , 2017 The Federation of Quebec Municipalities (FQM) has…

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Features

Road to recovery: Shawville native fights back from injuries by Caleb Nickerson

Road to recovery: Shawville native fights back from injuries by Caleb Nickerson

For many people, the defining moments in their lives don’t come when they achieve the goals they set for themselves, but rather how they react to a seemingly…

“Don’t forget the peacekeepers” says local vet By Caleb Nickerson

“Don’t forget the peacekeepers” says local vet  By Caleb Nickerson

When it comes to Remembrance Day, most of us tend to reflect upon the service of Canadian troops in the First and Second World Wars. It seems only…

A legacy carved in stone by Caleb Nickerson

A legacy carved in stone by Caleb Nickerson

Ask any craftsman or artist why they create the things they do and you’re likely to get a wide variety of responses. Some do it to express themselves…

Sisters battle breast cancer together by CALEB NICKERSON

Sisters battle breast cancer together by CALEB NICKERSON

She believed she could, so she did. The phrase is inscribed on bracelets tied to the wrists of sisters Mary Ellen Hughson and Rebecca Hollingsworth. To a casual…

Editorials

Bonjour-Hi. Say goodbye.

Quebec politicians – despite having plenty of government files to sink their teeth into – have decided to reopen the language…

Have governments lost their power?

In today’s day and age of hyper-competitiveness between jurisdictions, private companies are wielding more and more power. Federal governments are constantly…

Chris Judd

Are you ready for tomorrow?

Sometimes we have to look back to appreciate what changes lie ahead. One evening in the 1960s while listening to my grandfather and some of his friends…

The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Dec. 9, 1992 25 Years Ago Shawville honours budding farmers at annual QYF awards banquet: The Shawville Young Farmers held their annual banquet on Saturday honouring the…

Letters to the Editor

Think of the children

Christmas is almost upon us, the stores are full of pretty decorations and we are all wondering what we can buy for our loved ones. Our children…

Opinions

Changed on the inside

My daughter-in-law to be, Darcy, took in a stray tom cat in the fall that seemed to be near death. His ear was torn from fighting, his…

Under the Pines