CALEB NICKERSON Allumettes island June 17, 2019 On June 17, a crowd of several hundred people gathered at St. Joseph’s Municipal Hall on Allumettes Island for a meeting in response to this spring’s flooding, which decimated many communities in the region. The reason for the meeting, according to Allumettes Mayor Winston Sunstrum, was to share information and organize a unified response. He noted that representatives from Hydro Quebec and the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board (ORRPB) were invited but weren’t able to attend, which drew a big laugh from the audience.
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