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.
HAWKESBURY - Anarchy reigned in Hawkesbury on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 as Ryan Hurst, who is well-know for playing Opie Winston on the hit television series, Sons of Anarchy, descended on the town for a series of meet and greet events that took place at Goulet Motosports in Hawkesbury.
With the weather report looking a bit like a roller-coaster these days, you're never quite sure what you are going to get. However, that doesn't dampen the spirits of those involved in the Dalkeith Winter Carnival.
Every year the Dalkeith Recreation Association puts on a winter carnival involving a number of activities including a well-loved parade.
Most parents with newborns are busy dealing with sleep deprivation, adjusting to life with a new baby and enjoying all the precious moments a new life brings with it.
That is not the case for Grenville resident Bianca Rollin and her family.
Instead of late night feedings and hourly diaper changes, Rollin spends her days and nights sitting next to a hospital bed at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal praying her 28-day-old daughter, Kamille, doesn't die.
This week more than 300 military police will descend upon the Town of Hawkesbury and the surrounding area.
According to a press release sent out by the Canadian Forces, more than 300 officers from 5 Military Police Regiment and 2 Military Police Regiment will be conducting an exercise in Hawkesbury and the surrounding area from Wednesday, September 12 Sunday, September 16.
J.M Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan, came to life at the Théâtre des Petits Bonheurs, in Lachute, during a three-day run from June 1-3, that catered to the region's families, by presenting a show that was largely performed by children, for children.
The child actors ranged in age from four-year-olds to teenagers and they featured such budding talents as William Lépine, who played the iconic role of Peter Pan, opposite Joannie Lacroix as Wendy and Johanne Desr
Spectators gazed in confusion and amusement as the Big Bike peddled its way across Vankleek Hill on Saturday, May 5. However, even with puzzled faces, spectators cheered and honked as the massive bike passed.
The bright lights of reality television turned their cameras towards Lachute and Vankleek Hill last summer as Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens, the hosts of History televisions ‘Canadian Pickers’, arrived in the region to tour for local treasures. If you tune-in to the History Network this week you can follow the pickers tour as they dig through antiques at Phil Arber’s farm in Vankleek Hill and as they hunt for treasures at the Lachute Flea Market.
The Friends of Feral Cats are in desperate need of $1,500 for their next Spay Day Clinic, which is set for Thursday, March 22. According to a letter sent to The Review by volunteer Pat Bracelin, the feral cat population in Hawkesbury is at risk of increasing in springtime, as un-neutered male cats begin prowling for mates.
While the Knights of Columbus organization in L'Orignal continues to push for Champlain Township to consider ownership of the village's community hall, council members would only confirm last week that negotiations are ongoing and decisions have yet to be made.
"We have a discussion ongoing right now but we haven't committed to anything yet," said Councillor Paul-Emile Duval, who chaired last week's meeting in the absence of Mayor Gary Barton.
Although it won't know the future of any of its ambitious plans for 2012 until after the town approves its 2012 budget, the creators of Le Jardin des Pionniers have high hopes for 2012.
Dominique Carriere and David Huard, the creators of the garden, made a presentation to Hawkesbury council on Monday, January 30 to highlight some of the successes from last year and present their plans for a variety of festivals and attractions for this year.
Instead of sitting around wishing for spring to come, why not get out and enjoy the winter weather during the annual Champlain Winter Carnival?
This year's event is set to take place from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 12 and promises plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family.
The carnival will kick off Friday with the Pond Rocket Classic Tournament beginning at 6 p.m. at the community centre. The chili cook off and judging will take place in the upstairs hall of the community centre at 6:45 p.m.
Hawkesbury and the surrounding region has plenty of arts, culture and heritage to share, but if its perception as a "rough and tumble" town - one hit hard by plant closures and high incidents of crime, suicide and mental illness - doesn't change, it will be nearly impossible to share those riches with others.