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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Liz Draper

June 16, 1993

25 Years Ago

L’EntourElle home provides a shelter for battered women: Since December of 1988, 165 persons have come forward to seek help from L’EntourElle, a Fort Coulonge shelter for battered women and their children. For the protection, of the victims, the exact location of the L’EntourElle home must remain a secret.
On June 9 however, the executive of the organization assumed a higher public profile, by finally holding an official opening of the shelter. Representatives of the Pontiac MRC, three municipalities, the CLSC, and the local community gathered at the Golden Age Centre on Baume Street in Fort-Coulonge for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a house that the public will never see.
In its first year of operations, shelter workers came to the assistance of 16 women; between April of 1992 and March of this year, they have already helped 55.
Quyon crash puts well-known resident in critical condition: On Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. Hillis Hamilton of Quyon was critically injured in a collision at the intersection of Highway 148 and Egan Street.
An eastbound 35-tonne loaded dump truck collided with Hamilton as he entered the intersection. Eye witness Mark Trudeau, on duty at Trudeau’s garage, said that the truck driver seemed to try hard to avoid Hamilton’s Ford Ranger.
Hamilton was freed and taken by ambulance to Pontiac Community Hospital. He was later transferred to the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

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