The traditional tapping of the first Oktoberfest keg on Friday, September 28 gave Tim and Steve Beauchesne something a little extra to smile about.
The ever-popular and much-anticipated Oktoberfest celebration, which is put on by Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, was held at the Vankleek Hill fairgrounds from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30.
A competition pitting beers made by Ottawa homebrewers against each other at Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. April 14, will see the Vankleek Hill brewery make more than 1,700 litres of a recipe by winner Patrick Boisvenue.
"It's quite surprising. It's the first competition I've entered," said Boisvenue, a computer engineer who has been making five-gallon home batches for the past eight years. "The home brewer's dream is to brew beer with their hometown brewery."
Boisvenue won for an amber coloured 5.1 per cent alcohol American Pale Ale he calls Citra Session Ale.
Regional mayors are backing a $25,000 "hybrid solution" to examine the impact the relocation of 10,000 federal jobs to Kanata may or may not have on the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR).
At the regular meeting of counties' council, which was held on Tuesday, March 27, the eight mayors voted in favour of giving administration the go ahead to conduct an analysis of the impact the move could have on the region, with the end result being the development of a strategic commercialization plan.
Derek Duval knew that he wanted to settle down and work in the town he grew up in, and the best way to do that was to start his own business.
What started off as a jointly-owned business with a friend - purchasing anaerobic digesters and installing them in local home - quickly developed into his own construction and service-providing company, Avirocorp.
A car garage in Vankleek Hill is not the most likely place to find a glass-etching artist, but that is exactly where you would find Julie Roquebrune 43 in a little office within Donald MacCallum's machine shop.
Just last year the region was reeling as its largest employer, Ivaco Rolling Mills, announced it may have to close its L'Orignal plant.
That uncertainty turned to celebration on Monday, March 12 as Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Pierre Lemieux and Gary Goodyear, minister of state for economic development, visited the plant and announced a $10-million investment.
With hydro costs breaking $600,000 annually and people dipping into their food budgets to make other ends meet at home, Mike Dean's Super Food Stores has had a pretty rough year.
Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak paid a visit to the Vankleek Hill grocery store on Thursday, March 8 to chat with Gordon and Mike Dean about the challenges their family-owned business is facing.
Nearly two weeks have passed since an incident on the Orica assembly line shut down the plant in Brownsburg-Chatham and led to an emergency evacuation of staff, but the situation was resolved last week.
After several days of securing the affected department, conducting safety risk assessments and investigating the root cause of the incident, a specialized team was sent to correct the problem.
NOTE: The headline for this article in this week's paper edition contained an error. It referred to an explosion when, in fact, no such explosion ever occurred. The Review regrets the error.
The Orica manufacturing plant, nestled in Brownsburg-Chatham and one of the world's largest providers of commercial explosives, blasting systems and blast-based services, left residents abuzz with curiosity and fear last week after reports began circulating about a post-accident employee evacuation.
City officials have expressed concern over the Department of National Defence's plan to relocate 10,000 employees currently working in offices east of Ottawa to the old Nortel facilities and megaplex located west of the city in Kanata.
During the December 12 council meeting, Mayor Marcel Guibord highlighted that a considerable portion of Clarence-Rockland's population is employed by the federal government.
Months of uncertainty about the future of Ivaco Rolling Mills ended with employees receiving a huge Christmas gift on Thursday, December 22.
The region's largest employer, located in L'Orignal, has received the go-ahead to proceed with upgrades that will help modernize the aging facility. The company had been considering a $20-million capital investment to correct emission problems in the bag house as well as other upgrades to the plant.
The Town of Hawkesbury is embarking on a $191,000 strategic planning exercise to develop a "dynamic portrait" of the community and a vision of development it hopes to be inspired by the needs and wishes of residents.
Despite a few closures and the near-miss of a major commercial development, Champlain Township's economic outlook is relatively rosy for a municipality of its size, according to its economic coordinator.
After a few recent years of economic hardship, those in the offices of Hawkesbury's town hall are hoping 2011 was the first sign of change for the town.
According to economic development director Marc Chénier, the past year has represented exactly that.
"Wal-Mart has announced its intention to come here, and we're pretty sure it's going to be the big one," he said. "The Harden group announced phase two of its building project along County Road 17, and there's the possibility for other lots to be developed in the Amoco complex."