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.
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.
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.
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.
Proud parents Tara Conklin and Stuart Meyers, of Boileau, Quebec, were pleased to welcome their little bundle of joy, Sierra, who was the first baby of the new year born at Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. Sierra was born at 1:09 a.m. on January 1 and weighed in at nine pounds, five ounces. Pictured here are dad, brother Gavin (9), mom, sister Dakota (7) and brother Logan (4).
Liberal Party of Canada leadership contender Justin Trudeau arrived in Hawkesbury on Friday, November 30 with a certain pomp and ceremony normally attributed to a visiting rock star or Prime Minister - rather than a Quebec member of parliament.
Mayor René Berthiaume is "ready to defend" the town's efforts to facilitate renovations at Place Mont-Roc in the wake of what he calls "unfortunate and unfair" comments made by the owner of the facility.
Berthiaume called a press conference during the regular meeting of United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) council last Wednesday, October 24 to respond to allegations made by Paul Delacourt that the town's actions resulted in the delay of renovations at the retirement residence following a fire in May that left two seniors dead.
Champlain Township council has agreed to pay the Town of Hawkesbury an eight per cent increase for emergency dispatch services next year but council will be looking at other options, in light of looming increases.
The Town of Hawkesbury is in negotiations with dispatchers at this time, Champlain Township Mayor Gary Barton told fellow-councillors at Champlain Township's most recent regular meeting.
Even with the contracts for dispatch services with other municipalities, operating the service still cost the Town of Hawkesbury $290,000, Barton said.
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.