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.
Residents of St-Albert are still trying to come to terms with the fact that the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative, a cornerstone of the community for more than 100 years, is gone.
Workers at the factory told media the fire alarm went off at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 3. The building was evacuated and it wasn't long before the fire spread quickly in the oldest part of the factory.
The fate of Hawkesbury regional fire dispatch is currently up in the air.
The town desperately needs the co-operation of its neighbours if it wants to reduce the large deficit it currently incurs to operate the system.
At a recent United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) committee of the whole meeting, Hawkesbury Mayor René Berthiaume said he was not pleased with the emergency services committee's proposal to operate the dispatch system with the UCPR in order to maintain the service in Hawkesbury.
Excess amounts of chlorine at Calypso Theme Waterpark is being blamed for sending 13 children to hospital on Tuesday, August 7. Park officials have confirmed that paramedics took 13 children to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), while one child was assessed at the park and released to a parent.
Just one day after presenting a Hawkesbury couple with their $50-million lottery jackpot, another local couple received a multi-million dollar cheque from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
Rene and Suzanne Longpre of Limoges were on an uneventful shopping trip when they found that they held the winning ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw from February 25.
NOTE: The last names of the women involved in this story have been omitted to protect their identity.
On the surface, Amy, Yvette, Jackey and Stephanie appear to be just like many other young women their age.
All four are between the ages of 18 and 25. They are attractive and enjoy dressing up in the latest fashions, experimenting with make-up and browsing tabloids for juicy gossip on their favourite celebrities. They have high hopes, aspirations and dreams.
The phase-in of full-day kindergarten, already under way, and the proposed establishment of Best Start Child and Family Centres in communities across the province were the top priorities for Laurel Broten, minister of child and youth services, when she visited Casselman recently.
The province is seeking input on the best way to provide more timely, effective and convenient supports to children and their families. The input will help the province develop Best Start Child and Family Centres in communities across the province.
After months of hard work and public consultation, the Raisin and South Nation conservation authorities have submitted their assessment report on the state of drinking water in the Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry areas to the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) for approval.
Ian Smith, director of the source protection branch of the MOE, confirmed that 38 assessment reports from across Ontario have been submitted for review.
In an effort to stop a deadly disease from laying waste to the red pine population in Larose Forest, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) recently gave the go-ahead to cut five acres of forest to save the remaining trees.
The counties decided to embark on the "salvage operation," which is the first of its kind in the Larose Forest, after it became evident that numerous red pine trees in the forest were being attacked by Armillaria root rot.
Two of the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League's (EOJHL) best teams took to the ice in Alexandria on Saturday, December 18, when the hometown Glens faced off against the undefeated Casselman Vikings.
Casselman was seated comfortably atop the rest of the St-Lawrence Division with a record of 26-0-1-0, followed by the second-place Glens, who held a record of 20-6-0-2 prior to their Saturday night meeting at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
There was a time when condominium developments were associated mainly with more urbanized areas like Ottawa and Montreal.
That isn't the case in the west of Prescott-Russell, where condominiums have been popping up in municipalities like Clarence-Rockland, Embrun, Casselman and Limoges.
Mayors in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) have long discussed the needs for more housing options as more and more Ottawa residents flock to smaller communities in pursuit of a better quality of life for their families.
Under the provincial Conservation Authorities Act, established in 2006, all 36 conservation authorities across Ontario have been provided with the legal means to oversee activities related to development, interference with wetlands, and alterations to shorelines and watercourses in their respective jurisdictions.
According to statistics presented by the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR), tourism information centres (TIC) across the region, along with the UCPR's tourism website, received quite a bit more traffic this summer.
A report presented by Sylvain Charlebois, economic development and tourism coordinator for the counties, indicated traffic was up at most of the counties' four TICs this summer.
The village of Casselman is hoping it will be fortunate enough to host the 2011 L'Association française des municipalités de l'Ontario (AFMO) conference, but notes it may need help from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) to do so.
At the September meeting of counties council, regional mayors discussed a letter from the village, looking for the counties' support.
Firefighters with The Nation fire department and officers of the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were alerted to a structure fire at 1562 Route 500 early Wednesday morning, September 29.
The barn on the property was fully engulfed when crews arrived on the scene at around 5:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, and both the barn and a utility shed have been deemed a total loss.
Veteran municipal politician and incumbent mayor Conrad Lamadeleine has two challengers in this year's municipal election.
Claude Levac, who served as an educator for some 30 years, said he polled a lot of people to find out what they felt the qualities of a good mayor were.
"I know a lot of people here and politics has always interested me," he said in a recent press release. "This is my way of giving to my community. After polling several people about the qualities of a good mayor, I realized I have these qualities."
An Ottawa-based solar energy developer held a press conference alongside the municipalities of Casselman and The Nation last Thursday, August 26, to announce a series of solar energy projects in the region.
A total of seven rooftop-based projects, deployed and managed by SolPowered Energy Corporation, were recently approved in both municipalities by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for its feed-in tariff program.