Author: Chesterville Record

Flooding overtakes Ottawa River banks in UCPR

The rain this week has increased the levels and flow of water of the Nation River over the Crysler Dam.          Thompson Goddard photo Candice Vetter Villager Staff ROCKLAND – Flooding of properties along the northern edge of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell beside the Ottawa River continues and there is no quick end in sight. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from Clarence-Rockland, Plantagenet and from other locations near the river’s edge. Ferries across the Ottawa River from Quyon to Cumberland to Thurso have ceased running, and towns like Ste-Anne de Bellevue and Rigaud on the...

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Ladies’ Night raises $25,000 for Autism

Off to the races for Autism Canada Ladies’ Night committee members beam with pleasure after announcing that $25,000 had been raised for Autism Canada at the 14th annual fundraiser, held on Fri., May 5, in Russell. Left to right are Kelly Jobson, Laurie Mawlam of Autism Canada, Lynda Kemp, Kristina Bercier, Suzanne Perras Campbell, Laurel Gillespie-Gibbons of Autism Canada, Linda Duhamel hidden behind her, Suzanne Stefura, Lynne Rochon, Sarah Dupont, Judy McFaul, Michelle St. Pierre, and Tara Shannon.                                          ...

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Proposal to pave Grand Central Railway trail opposed

The Township of Russell proposed paving the natural trail portion of the former New York Grand Central Railway line west of the village of Russell, which is now a trail for public use, but nearby residents objected strongly and Township Council is expected to reconsider. In this photo by local artist Stephanie Wellman the natural beauty of the trail is apparent. Photo courtesy Stephanie Wellman

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Panthers win NCJHL Championship

2017 NCJHL Champions

The Embrun Panthers won their sixth NCJHL Championship in 10 years after they defeated the North Dundas Rockets in five games on Sun., March 26, at the Palais des Sports. The team members are (not in order) Owner Maurice Lemieux, Head Coach Jay Campbell, Assistant Coach Brad “Hammer” Hampton, Trainer Steve Pellerin, Captain Michael Cogan, Alternate Captains Cody Lavictoire, Josh Renaud and Adam Fillion, Goalies Danik Gervais and Reilly Tondreau, Nathan Bols, Philippe Brunet, Ryan Carbonette, Martin Carrière, Daniel Cogan, Julien Grégoire, Mikael Gibeault, Tyler Jodoin, Jacob Marley, Justin Raymond, Kirkland Reaney, Connor Roth, Sébastien Roy and Justin St. Germain. Moore photos

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Discover sweet Ontario maple syrup

FINCH – Join South Nation Conservation (SNC) on April 1 and 2 to discover the world of sweet Ontario maple syrup during Maple Weekend organized by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. Ontario maple syrup farms are known for producing some of the highest quality syrup in the world. During Maple Weekend, local producers will demonstrate how syrup is made – whether by boiling the sap in a cauldron over an open fire, or processing it through high-tech RO systems and modern fuel-efficient evaporators, the results always taste great. “SNC will be handing out free hot chocolate to visitors...

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