While there isn't any fracking taking place in the region yet, it remains unclear just how much shale gas potential exists in the Prescott-Russell area.
The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines contacted The Review last Friday, April 26 in response to an article the newspaper ran on the front page of the Wednesday, April 24 edition (What the frack is going on?).
The ministry said it didn't want people "to be alarmed" by the article and said it would prepare a statement regarding the study of the shale gas potential in southern Ontario and beyond.
Dedicated and passionate are two words that perfectly describe local fiddler Kelli Trottier. After experiencing a life-changing incident, Trottier has decided to give back to the friends and fans who have supported her with a benefit concert to raise funds for the Ottawa Hospital.
Clients of the Hawkesbury Central Food Bank won't have to worry about paying $5 or $10 to use its services and will once again be able to visit on a monthly basis.
According to a press release issued by the newly-elected board of directors on Monday, April 22, the food bank is abolishing two controversial policies - one that required members to pay to use the food bank and another that limited the number of times clients can visit the food bank annually.
Everyone loves a little bit of anarchy - especially if it has anything to do with the hit television series Sons of Anarchy.
After a sold-out visit from former cast member Ryan Hurst (who played Opie on the show) in March, Goulet Motorsports has once again teamed up with Full Throttle Events to bring two cast members back to Hawkesbury.
The Review has gained access to a report from the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) that shows the agency is currently examining whether or not Prescott-Russell has any shale gas potential.
So why should this be important to you? Because if the region does have shale gas potential, it could pave the way for big American and Canadian gas companies to come to the region and set up hydraulic fracturing (more commonly known as "fracking") operations.
That's how United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) chief administrative officer (CAO) Stéphane Parisien summed up his report on how the OPP costing proposal is proceeding.
"Honestly, I am very frustrated," he told The Review. "It's taking forever and I really don't understand. All we're asking for is numbers and we keep getting put off. At this rate, I won't even be able to put forward a recommendation until late this fall or early this winter."
While there may not be any collusion at the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) as it pertains to its purchasing policy, the regional government does have some work to do to ensure its policy is more clearly defined.
Deloitte auditor Gary Hoffman presented the results of his audit of the UCPR's purchasing policy at the council meeting held on Wednesday, March 27.
In November, regional mayors passed a staff recommendation asking Deloitte to carry out an audit on the UCPR's purchasing policy.
Making maple perfume was something Sucrerie de la Montagne owner Pierre Faucher dreamed of ever since he started his sugar bush in Rigaud 35 years ago.
Faucher tucked that thought away while he worked on his camp, making it one of the most highlighted tourist attractions in Canada. It was even featured last weekend on CBS Sunday Morning, a popular American talk show.
Regional municipalities are going to have to accept the fact that their landfills are reaching capacity and, as a result, they're going to have to find a better way to deal with the growing garbage problem.
For a list that's supposed to be getting smaller, more people were added to this year's so-called Sunshine List. Almost 10,000 more public sector workers in Ontario have crossed the $100,000-a-year salary threshold to land on the province's "sunshine list" - which grew 11 per cent last year.
The list was released to the public on Thursday, March 28. The increase comes despite a push by the cash-strapped provincial government, which is working hard to erase an $11.9 billion deficit, for two years of voluntary pay freezes in the public sector.
HAWKESBURY – The Town of Hawkesbury has finally agreed to allow the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) to take the helm of its aging information technology (IT) system, but not without a fight from some members of council.
HAWKESBURY – The 2013 Poker Run and Ottawa River Festival is causing turmoil around the Hawkesbury council table once again.
At the regular meeting of council held on Monday, March 4, tempers flared and insults flew over a proposal to build new wharf/marina at Confederation Park in Hawkesbury for the 2013 Poker Run and Ottawa River Festival, which are set to take place in July.
HAWKESBURY – Demand for the services provided by the Hawkesbury Central Food Bank has increased so much that the agency has made a decision that isn’t sitting well with some of its board members or members of the community.