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BEWARE when driving in Ottawa during the month of June. Impaired driving and cycling safety are the focus for the City’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The monthly enforcement campaign is part of the City’s Integrated Road Safety Program (IRSP). More...


Breaking News
CBC's Kathleen Petty - Interview update
Further to the previous information, if you missed the TV and radio interviews with Kathleen Petty, you can catch them at the following links:

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Radio Interview

(Ottawa, Thursday, December 22, 2011) You probably have heard that former CBC Ottawa Morning host Kathleen Petty is currently being treated for cancer. She was about to embark on a new venture hosting the Calgary morning show when she was diagnosed. She chose to remain in Ottawa because of the treatment available in Ottawa. (I believe that she was greatly responsible for boosting the morning show into the #1 position in Ottawa morning programming.)

This evening on the CBC evening news, Lucy van Oldenbarneveld will be speaking to Petty about her current status. Lucy as you know, is the
host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, seen weeknights on CBC Television in Ottawa. SEE:

Then tomorrow morning on Ottawa Morning, Hallie Cotnam will also be speaking to Kathleen Petty. Hallie had been sitting in the host chair until the new host Robyn Bresnahan arrived (http://www.cbc.ca/ottawamorning/).

Hallie is back in the chair this week. You can follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HallieCBC/

Ottawa Morning producer Denise Fung tells me that the interview is slated for 7:15 a.m. but you may want to tune in a little earlier. You can follow the show's tweets here: http://twitter.com/OttawaMorning

CBC TV News Senior Producer - News Assignment Editor, Kim Drummond says that the Petty interview is tentatively set as follows: Part 1 for 5:30 p.m.; Part 2 for 6:00 p.m., however...
these slots may be bumped so you may have to watch from their 5:00 p.m. start.

Drummond says that "you may want to PVR the whole show".

PVR? (Personal Video
(I have one and may record the show if I am around...)

You can also follow Drummond on her Twitter feed:

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Clark Road residents arrrested on prohibited weapons and drug charges

(Rockland, ON, June 23, 2011) Members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) - Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) assisted by Russell County OPP Detachment members, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine conducted a search warrant on Clark Road, Clarence-Rockland on Thursday, June 23.

Charged are John ARMSTRONG, 53 and Marie GRIECKEN, 52, both of Rockland, with:

  • 1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking marihuana
  • 2. Possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis resin (hashish)
  • 3. Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon (2 counts)
  • 4. Possession of stolen property obtained by crime under $5000 (2 counts)

Both were released on a promise to appear and officer undertaking to appear in L ' Original provincial court on July 20, 2011.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Russell County OPP at:
613-443-4499 or CrimeStoppers at 1800-222-8477.
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Catholic Church News
Local parish transfers - Ste.Trinité's Pere Morin to stay on

Local parish transfers were read allowed recently at all Ste. Trinité Sunday masses, and when it was announced that their beloved priest, Jean-François Morin would remain in Rockland, the congregation broke out in spontaneous applause. The classically-trained pianist is delighted to be able to continue serving his Rockland flock.

The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, announced a number of appointments which become effective on August 1st,and which include the following area parishes:

Region III:

  • Rev. Jean-François Morin is re-appointed Pastor at Très-Sainte-Trinité Parish in Rockland.
  • Rev. Édouard Ntiyankundiye, c.b.y. is appointed to the pastoral team in solidum with the Rev. Louis Fohssié at Sainte-Félicité Parish in Clarence Creek, Sacré-Coeur Parish in Bourget, Saint-Mathieu Parish in Hammond and Saint-Pascal-Baylon, and will be residing at Sacré-Coeur Parish in Bourget.

On the English side:
Rev. Gerard Monaghan is now the "Pastoral Administrator" for Cumberland's St. Margaret Mary and Rockland's St. Edith Stein, replacing Rev. Daryl Kennedy who has moved to the Archdiocese offices.

Region IV:

  • Rev. François Kibwenge is appointed Pastor at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury.
  • Rev. Jonathan Blake is appointed Associate Pastor at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury.
  • Rev. Gilles Marcil is re-appointed Pastor at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Parish in L’Orignal, Saint-Eugène Parish, Saint-Grégoire-de-Nazianze Parish in Vankleek Hill, Saint-Joachim Parish in Chute-à-Blondeau, Sainte-Anne Parish in Saint-Anne-de-Prescott and Saint-Bernardin Parish.
  • Msgr. Gérard St-Denis, P.H. is re-appointed as priest collaborating in parish ministry at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Parish in L’Orignal, Saint-Eugène Parish, Saint-Grégoire-de-Nazianze Parish in Vankleek Hill, Saint-Joachim Parish in Chute-à-Blondeau, Sainte-Anne Parish in Saint-Anne-de-Prescott and Saint-Bernardin Parish.
  • Rev. Étienne Mfuni-Beya is appointed Administrator at Saint-Victor Parish in Alfred and Saint-Thomas Parish in Lefaivre.
  • Rev. Mr. Michel Miner is re-appointed to Saint-Jean-Baptiste Parish in L’Orignal, Saint-Eugène Parish, Saint-Grégoire-de-Nazianze Parish in Vankleek Hill, Saint-Joachim Parish in Chute-à-Blondeau, Sainte-Anne Parish in Saint-Anne-de-Prescott and Saint-Bernardin Parish.

Some of you may remember Rev. Jean DeCoste who served the English parishes in Rockland and Cumberland Village a number of years ago. He has been re-appointed Chaplain at the Ottawa General Hospital. (He has helped many of us during the illnesses suffered by our sick and recently departed. - Ed.)

You can read about other (Ottawa) transfers here.
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Canaan Road
High winds down wires, start small fire

Ottawa Police prevent northbound traffic on Canaan Road between
Wilhaven and Highway 174 due to dangerous hydro lines. (Photos - Meikle)

(Thursday, April 28, 2011) While 90-km-plus winds created havoc around the region, many hundreds of homes along Canaan Road lost power for almost four hours when trees fell on hydro lines along the road, starting a small fire.The loss of power also knocked out the Canaan Connexion. The repair was an easy fix for Hydro One crews but the delay in getting to the problem was caused by a large number of calls to Hydro One.

Strong winds cause extensive damage in Ottawa-area.

This picture does not show the full perspective of the dangling hydro wire crossing over
Canaan Road. It was closer to the road than it looks. The firefighter prevented us
from venturing any further to where downed trees caused a small fire.

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Run up to GPR Provindial Election
Jean-Yves Lalonde will not jump into J-M-L's shoes
(La Nouvelle - Wednesday, April 20, 2011) Seen by many as the logical successor to Jean-Marc Lalonde to represent the Liberal banner in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (GPR) at the next provincial election, the mayor of Alfred-Plantagenet, Jean-Yves Lalonde, closes the door on this option. Read more...
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"Not an easy decision"
Jean-Marc Lalonde will not seek re-election
Jean-Marc Lalonde, Member of Provincial Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will retire from provincial politics at the end of his term and not seek re-election next fall. He was elected member of provincial parliament for the first time in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He is currently the Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Health Promotion and Sport.

Prior to his election as an MPP, M. Lalonde served in municipal government for 25 years, including 15 years as mayor of the Town of Rockland.
Read his press release...

Jean-Marc Lalonde has been slow to spill the beans, as if to stretch the time when he could still reverse his decision. With a tight throat and trembling hand, the MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell ended the suspense last night with his family.

"No, I will not be there on October 6. There comes a time whec you take a decision and that day has come," he finally let it slip, after a long speech.
Read LeDroit account...

(NOTE: You can find several more related stories if you go to Google's "News" option and type in "Jean-Marc Lalonde" keeping the quotation marks.)
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OPP requires more officers
In a recent news story, LeDroit reported that the Ontario Provincial Police are calling for more officers in the City of Clarence-Rockland to better serve the area. They argue that at least two more full time officers are needed.

"There are currently 19 police officers who patrol Clarence-Rockland and we should have at least 21 officers, which is a still very low considering the population of the municipality, " said Paul Legault, the Ontario Provincial Police. Read more...
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Mystery rock hits driver in head on Highway 174
Ottawa police said they're unsure what caused a rock to smash through the side window of a car on Highway 174 late Friday? Read more...

Friday?
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Committee approves EA for Hwy. 174
The City of Ottawa transportation committee has given its stamp of approval for an Environmental Assessment for the future widening of Hwy. 174 between Trim Road and Canaan Road. More...
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Phone scammers pitching Microsoft, hitting Eastern Ontario
Phone scammers claiming to be Microsoft employees have been calling residents in Eastern Ontario. The warn residents that there are harmful viruses on their computers and try to sell them anti-virus software, which can then give the scammer access to your computer and all the sensative data on it.
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Tuesday's Special Council Meeting for budget
(Clarence Creek, Tuesday, April 12, 2011) The Clarence-Rockland City Council, with the assistance of Treasurer Chantal McLean-Leroux, acting CAO Therese Lefavire and Physical services Director Yves Rousselle, held their fourth "special budget" meeting. Read more...

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The meeting also saw a presentation by TVC-22 for a request for financial assistance to upgrade services. Read more...

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Embrun man killed in Saskatoon plane crash
Counsellors have been called in to help those grieving the loss of an Embrun man who was killed when his plane crashed on a busy street in Saskatoon. Iaroslav Gorokhovski, 47, died Friday when the twin engine plane he was travelling in crashed into a brick sound barrier separating a busy four-lane road from nearby houses. His pilot and co-pilot suffered minor injuries. News story...

More pictures here...
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Stats Canada hiring Census 2011 staff
Join the census team and make a lasting contribution to Canada and its people. Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Census. Statistics Canada is currently seeking to staff 32,000 positions across Canada. Detail on these positions can be obtained at this website.
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2011 Physical Activity Guidelines now out
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has just advised us of new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines showing a compelling link between physical activity and important health benefits. More...
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Trim/174 accident created challenging drive home
(Wednesday, March 30, 2011) The Wednesday afternoon accident at Trim Road and Highway 174 affected the ride home for thousands of local area residents. Highway 174 eastbound, the main commuter route, was completely closed up to Cameron Street in Cumberland Village, leaving alternate routes (Old Montreal Road and Wilhaven Drive) busy with vehicles that included Clarence-Rockland Transpo buses.

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit has been called in to investigate the crash because
patrol officers were at the intersection at the time of the collision.

You can look at traffic conditions through the CIty of Ottawa and Ministry of Transport traffic cameras. Click on the link below, then choose the camera location you want to look at.

Canaan Connexion commuters would be particuclarly interested in the cameras at Cameron & Highway 174 (Cumberland Village) and at Highway 174 & Trim Road.
Click here.
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Man critically injured in rollover in Vars
Man critically injured in rollover in Vars

The Ottawa Citizen was reporting late Thrusday that a man in his 40s suffered critical injuries and had to be rushed to The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus trauma unit Thursday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover in Vars, which is at the southern end of Dunning Road. No identiy was given.
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Water testing phone calls likely not legitimate? Be Aware!

(Monday, March 28, 2011) We just received a phone call from a company telling us that they were offering free water testing in our area, until 9:00 p.m. and could they come and test our water. They were calling residents in the Cumberland area, and assumed that we were residents because we and many people around Canaan Road have an 833 prefix.

What they do: They draw a sample from your tap water and compare it to their treated water, then after several drops of their solution have been added, your water turns cloudy and foul looking while their's remains clear. This is a simple chemical test which identifies that minerals are present in your water and does not in any way indicate the water is contaminated.

CBC's Marketplace recently revealed this scam: More...

The company name was given as H2O Pros (water professionals) with a number: 613-742-0229. In view of recent scams, I asked the woman how could we tell if they were legitimate? She stated that there had been another company going around scamming people and that it was making it difficult for them to conduct business. When asked what the name of the other company was, she offered the name "Simple H20.

Our first call was to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). They told us that this company (H20 Pros, with a Canotek Road address) is not a member of the BBB and furthermore on a rating from A+ to F (failure) the company had a rating of F for two reasons:

  1. The company has not been in business long enough to rate (May 2009), and
  2. after receiving two complaints, the BBB upon requesting information, has not received any replies from the company.

The BBB also advised that this same company was apparently using the name of Simple H20 before. (Comment: obviously the caller was lying and was very smooth in replying to our questions over the phone.)

If you receive any similar questions or concerns, you can call the BBB at 613-237-4856, or visit their website: http://ottawa.bbb.org/ or you can call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Last year, The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) warned the public of individuals impersonating a public health official or public health inspector. Read more....

In a similar case, as reported by the Ottawa Sun, police issued a warning to Lanark Country residents about a scam involving water testing.

Fraudsters phoned residents offering free water testing. Within about 20 minutes of accepting a fee inspection, a pseudo-inspector arrives. The inspector invariably finds poor water quality, but fortunately has just the filter to fix it — at a cost of $4,000.

It's a brazen scam, OPP say. And ineffective — police do not believe anyone has fallen for it yet.

Anyone with information should call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Similar calls have been reported in a broad area from a phone number that appears to be from the Rockland area. More....

So beware of these phone calls.

Related (Legitimate water testing):
Free Well Water Testing From Ottawa
Eastern Ontario Health Unit - Private Well Water Testing - Rockland and Eastern Ontario
Call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit in your area for more information

You can read other police related items here: Police News.

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OPP officer saves suicidal woman from blazing house
A Russell County OPP officer, Const. Jacques Thibeault, is being heralded for saving a suicidal woman who tried to burn her house down while she was barricaded inside. More...
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Online petition with road complaints prompts councillor action
(Rockland - March 23, 2011) A Vision headline states: "Road Rage: Homeowners air their woes over the Internet ".

As of March 22 an
online petition with close to 150 signatures from angry residents of Bouvier Road and Lavigne Street grumbling about the potholes, washboards and other problems with their streets, made its way on to the internet.

When C-R Councillor Guy Félio reviewed the online petition, he spent a sometimes bumpy weekend driving around the whole of Clarence-Rockland getting a first-hand look at the state of the city’s road network.

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Canada: Highlights of 2011 federal budget
Probable election in spring
You can find lots of stories on the Internet about the Federal budget. The main interest to citizens is whether or not a spring election will be called... more money out of the taxpayers pockets. However, here are the budget highlights and related stoYou can find lots of stories on the Internet about the Federal budget. I think the main interest to citizens is whether or not a spring election will be called... more money out of the taxpayers pockets. However, here are the budget highlights and related stories as they appear in the3 Ottawa Citizen. Read more...s as they appear in the Ottawa Citizen. Read more...

After this story was filed, things on parliament Hill started to heat up and it now looks like a spring election will be called. Read:
Federal election probable Friday.
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Cyrville Road overpass to close March 28
(Many of us use it daily!)
The Orleans Star is reporting that construction work to replace the aging bridge at the split between the Queensway and Hwy 174 is scheduled to begin March 28.

Many commuters from Rockland and beyond use this overpass and route on their way to Innes Road, the General Hospital, Highway 417, Walkley Road and more.

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says it will shut down the overpass for several months.

The $11 million project, which will see the construction of an extra lane in each direction and ramp improvements at St. Laurent Blvd., is designed to ease congestion on one of the busiest thoroughfares.

Commuters who generally use the bridge will have a shuttle bus at their disposal. Construction work is expected to take 10 months to complete.
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C-R Volunteer firefighters singled out for their dedication
(Clarence Creek - Thursday, March 17, 2011) Volunteers from the Clarence-Rockland Fire Services were singled out for their dedication in a recent email from Ward Councillor Guy Félio and C-R mayor marcel Guibord.

In sending an email to Fire Chief Pierre Sabourin (copied to the Canaan Connexion), Councillor Félio said that he noticed some unusual activity around the Clarence Creek fire station on his way home from a ward meeting with residents.

"On my way back from the Ward meeting with residents, I drove North on Landry to see what had happened," said Félio. "It seems a heating oil tank from a neighbouring property was leaking and oil was been discharged in the ditch, flowing North past the Fire Station."

Environmental emergency crews had been called to contain the spill and the fire fighters, still recovering from the Bourget blaze, were assisting in controlling the situation. This was at around 9:45 p.m. last night and it is likely they continued working late into the night.

"I want to highlight here the dedication of our volunteer fire fighting men and women to protecting the property and environment of the City, very often beyond the call of duty, Ssaid Councillor Félio. "Please express my sincere gratitude to them for their hard work. I want also to thank their families for the support they provide our fire fighting force during those long hours of absence."

In a thank you email to Councillor Félio, Chief Sabourin advised that there were two other calls in that 24 hour period plus 2.5 hours of training on Wednesday evening as well as an executive meeting Thursday evening.

"It was a long day for everybody," said Chief Sabourin, "and most of them had to go to their full time jobs the next day. Even our admin-assistant pitched in and brought food and water for the guys at the scene."

"We have a good group of guys and gals," said Chief Sabourin.

Mayor Marcel Guibord, apprised of the information, agreed with both the chief and the councillor and stated that we are lucky to have a good group."

"When I went to the fire in Bourget I saw some very dedicated people and I felt good about it," said the mayor. "We also have to say 'thank you' to Mr. Sabourin, because we all know that if the group is so dedicated, it is because someone with a good attitude and dedication is behind them. Thank you."

(Comment: The City of Clarence-Rockland is currently seeking applications to fill the positions of Volunteer Fire-fighter at their Bourget, Clarence Creek and Rockland fire stations.
Read more...)
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Bourget: Brazeau Sanitation
Fire destroys family business shop workshop, tools and supplies

(Bourget, Thursday, March 17, 2011) Clarence-Rockland Fire Services were called out to the Bourget Sanitation property at 3715 Labelle near Bouget, around 11:30 a.m. after a fire started in the company's garage and workshop. They were assisted by fire crews from Ottawa and Alfred.

The blaze was originally called in as a residential fire, but the building is actually a large workshop owned by Brazeau Sanita

(The C-R fire chief supervises water spray.
See more pictures and a video on
Ottawa Sun news site.)

When the fire broke out, just after 11 a.m., Frank Braszeau tried to put it out, but was unable to douse the flames. He suffered minor burns to his hands and was been treated at the scene by paramedics. His injuries were not serious.

There were no other injuries reported.

When fire crews arrived, the structure was fully engulfed, with flames raging and smoke billowing into the air and visible for miles. The building has completely burned and by 1 p.m., crews were dousing hot spots.

This is a great loss to the Brazeau family, Robert and Nicole, important members of the community. "Bob" has been in the sanitation business for well over 20 years and now their sons François (Frank) and Charles (Charlie) are an integral part of the family business.

According to Charlie Brazeau the garage and contents were loss and included one truck, a car hoist, all of their tools as well as all of their supplies for the portable-toilets and the portables themselves.

The fire also left their nearby home without water or electricity, which was fed from the garage. The family business has been on this site for six years. No estimate of damage nor a cause has yet been determined.

“We’re still investigating to see what the owner was doing in the shop when the fire started,” said C-R Fire Chief Pierre Sabourin, adding the workshop was being used for repairs to porta-potties and septic pumping equipment.

More news in the
Vision Newspaper.

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C-R Transpo bus rates increase
On March 14th, 2011, Municipal Council adopted By-Law Number 2011-44 to increase the rates of the monthly passes for students, adults and one way tickets. More...
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Rockland women participated on March 8:
Celebrating International Women's Day in Sarsfield
e inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within us this inheritance of the soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.”
(Edward Sellner)

These words from Edward Sellner could not have been more appropriate in light of this year’s March 8th celebration of International Women’s Day at Place Sarsfield as they also celebrated the 125th anniversary of Sarsfield’s Saint-Hugues parish.

Rockland residents Jacqueline Séguin with her daughter, Manon participated in the event.
(NOTE: To enlarge picture, do a right-mouse-button click and choose the "view Image" option.)

Read an excellent piece by our
Bits and Bites columnist Alberte Villeneuve. More...
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Worth a read...

» Optimiste Performance Hall – Fundraising Campaign
» Coyotes in Clarence-Rockland?
» UCPR vows to provide more funding to tourism in 2011
» Earth tremor hits Eastern Ontario
»PM unveils new tax break for families
» Fire damages Wendy's on Place d'Orleans
» Danger! Stay off the ice!
» Thinking Central Canada Exhibition this summer? Forget it... it's been cancelled!

Read previous news and headlines here.

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The mayor's resignation is required
(Tuesday, March 15, 2011) "Tonight, I demand your resignation!"

Outraged by the decisions and actions of the Clarence-Rockland mayor, Marcel Guibord since his election, resident Roger Beaulne asked for his head Monday night at the regular meeting of council. Read more...
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Coming to Rockland:
St-Hubert Express, Pop Shoes and Gabriel's Pizza
The City of Clarence-Rockland is about to welcome three retail and restaurant businesses soon. St-Hubert Express, Pop Shoes and Gabriel's Pizza have all chosen Plaza Rockland as a place of choice joining the existing Buster's, Staples, A & W, and TSC. Read more...
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Wendover, Monday morning:
Fire call to the mini-mall
The Vision newspaper is reporting on their website that Fire fighters from Alfred- Plantagenet were called to the Wendover mini-mall along County Road 17. More...
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Ottawa proposes renaming Blackburn Bypass extension after former Cumberland mayor Brian Coburn

The confusingly titled Blackburn Bypass extension may soon be renamed in honour of former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister Brian Coburn. Read more...

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Other News Stories »  
Blue Jay backyard rink makes the CTV scene... The Melees
Brian Melee's backyard rink has made it into the CTV website.
"The Inuit" exhibit initiates the C-R Museum tribute to First nations
A large number of people attended the opening of "The Inuit" exhibit at the Clarence-Rockland Museum. The display will be on for about one month. More...
Rideau Canal Skateway - Closed for season

Sunday, March 6 - Closed!
Gilles Chartrand - Le Droit Personality:
Heritage is in his blood
Rockland Museum curator, Gilles Chartrand has two passions: broomball, and heritage. Read more...
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News | Clarence-Rockland »  
Patrick Brisebois
Our neighbourhood loses a fine young former karate champ

Our neighbourhood lost one of its own last week, with the sudden passing of Patrick Brisebois.

Final goodbyes: Family, friends and neighbours filled the pews of historic Ste. Trinité Catholic Church on Thursday, for the funeral of a much loved young man. It was obvious that he and his family are held in high regard in the Rockland area. Read more...
Family, friends say goodbye to man killed in Mexico
The Ottawa Citizen has reported that Daniel Dion, 51, who vanished on Oct. 23, 2010, during a trip to Mexico and whose body was subsequently found in his burnt-out rental car, had a connection to Bourget. It is the hometown of his wife, Denise Lalonde.

The St. Hubert rooster is coming to nest in Rockland
The Vision Newspaper is reporting that a St. Hubert Restaurant is coming to Rockland.

"Yes, there will be a restaurant in Rockland St-Hubert in 2011," said St-Hubert communications manager Lyne Chayer.

Rockland's TV22C to air new interview-style program
Rockland's cable television channel TV22C will soon be airing a new interviewing style program with host Jacques Tessier.

In an exclusive story to the
Canaan Connexion we learned that the all-French feature will be kicking off its first show with an interview with former Rockland mayor, Richard Lalonde. More...
Maisons de la famille employees ratify agreement
Early childhood educators at Maisons de la famille have ratified a new collective agreement that will bring them back to work as of Jan. 17. More...
Rockland's TV22 website is up and running!
Rockland's community cable television channel, TV22 is now available on the Internet. Watch for a new interview progam coming soon. More...
Local firefighters honoured during council meeting
(Rockland - January 10, 2011) Three Clarence-Rockland firefighters were given special recognition for their years of service to the community in a special ceremony at the January City Council meeting. More...
Wanna be a lifeguard?
Clarence-Rockland-YMCA-Swimming PoolHave you ever thought about becoming a lifeguard? Are you currently a certified lifeguard looking for a little work? More...
Clarence-Rockland - City Council
Our City Council gathers three times a month for meetings that the public can attend. Find out how the meetings work? More...

Deer warning - Canaan Road!
If you are using Canaan Road as part of your driving route, be on the look out for deer crossing the road.

Rockland's TVC22 is on Facebook
Your community cable TV channel for Clarence-Rockland is now on
Click on the logo to go to their website.

T.H. customers still biggest litterers

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News | Cumberland Village »

City proposes renaming Blackburn Bypass extension after former Cumberland mayor

'The confusingly titled Blackburn Bypass extension may soon be renamed in honour of former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister Brian Coburn.

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Cumberland Village news.


Citizen interview: Councillor Stephen Blais

Councillor Stephen Blais'Be sincere, be brief, be seated' - City Councillor Stephen Blais on superheroes and what he stole from FDR
(By Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen, January 15, 2011)


The heart of Cumberland Village
Haddad's retire

The Haddad family have been
a part of Cumberland Village
for 30 years.

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News | Eastern Ontario, Prescott-Russell, Hawkesbury »

UCPR vows to provide more funding to tourism centres in 2011

Despite the fact that budget deliberations have only just begun, the eight mayors at the United Counties of Prescott- Russell (UCPR) council table have agreed to put more money into local tourism information centres this year.

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  • Hammond flatbed driver faces charges in fatal Hawkesbury crash
  • Embrun OPP officer now Hawkesbury boss
  • Local OPP warning against thefts from cars
  • Former Russell mayor, Michael McHugh found dead in his home.
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News | Orleans »

Construction begins on east-end withdrawal centre

Construction has begun on a new 15,000-square foot facility on Montreal Road, which will replace the current Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre in the Byward Market, formerly known as the Ottawa Detox Centre. The new facility is scheduled to open in June. More...

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Bourget: OPP officer saves suicidal woman from blazing house
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Our condolences to Forest Hill resident Remi Guindon and his family, on the loss of their mother. She was a long-time residnet of the area and more recently a resident of Centre d'accueil Roger Séguin in Clarence Creek.



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Crockett Says:
This is a stoop and scoop community.
Please pick up after your dogs!


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Crocodile Cell Phone: Ukraine Crocodile
Eats Ringing Cell Phone

Woman hides heroin, cash in vagina.

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» Blue Jay family member blogging from Japan

» Canaan Road Clean-up for 2011- postponed to the fall

» Results of the 2011 C-R-Bycicle Classic

» Ottawa (Cumberland Village) changes to garbage pick up

» Online petition with road complaints prompts councillor action (Félio)

» Is Rockland getting another newspaper

» Clarence-Rockland joins burn ban

» "My first 120 days" - Ward 5's Councillor Félio

» Cyclists: Get up to speed at CitizenCycle (Ottawa bike paths)

» Walnut E. coli contamination outbreak worsens

» Driving Ottawa: Road Work and Street Closures

» Eaglewoods Golf Center on Canaan Road now open. Check out Their Facebook page

» Overnight thefts from vehicles in Blue Jay Ridge

»Read how a group of local women celebrated Int'l Women's Day - Sarsfield

» Stopping Smoking the Easy Way

»C-R Transpo bus rates increase

» Driving Ottawa: Road Work and Street Closures

» Bus riders: If you live outside Ottawa you should pay more

» Cumberland's Mr. Gas clerks shafted for shortages

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The latest on the C-R Council

We try to keep up with the
Clarence-Rockland Council.
A daunting task.

Read the comments from
our Message Centre:

"Radio Canada seems to allege Mayor Guiboard has lied"

Things are heating up at
Council meetings.

Read the comments from
our Message Centre:

"Radio Canada seems to allege Mayor Guiboard has lied"

The Inuit
Clarence-Rockland Museum

The museum has started
a four month exhibit highlighting
First Nations people which will include:
1. The Inutit People;
2. The Métis History
3. The great diversity
of the Amerindians.

The first exhibit is
now on display.

For information:
687 Laurier Street

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Several Ward Councillors
hold their first
community meetings

Ward 2

Ward 2 Councillor André Henrie
Ward 5

Ward 5 Councillor for Blue Jay Ridge,
Forest Hill and Clarence Creek,
Guy Félio, held his first meeting with
constituents on Wendesday.

NOTE: The Canaan Connexion will soon
have the information from the following:
Ward 7 Councillor René Campeau
Ward 8 Councillor Diane Choinière
Ward 19 - Cumberland
Councillor Stephen Blais

Ottawa City Councillor Stephen Blais
covers our neighbours to the west
(Cumberland Village, Sarsfield,
Navan, Etc.)


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the municipality:

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Sports Headlines

Katie Weatherston Hockey
School - March 14:

Monday, March 14 - to -
Wednesday, March 16
Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena

Ottawa residents:
As a pilot project, 75 Gatineau
Park cross-country ski passes
are now part of the Ottawa
Public Library's collection.

Aldred's Benoit Pouliot
Five Gym-Free Fitness


St. Pascal's Ashlea Maddex

We have a lazy neighbour!

One of our neighbour's is dumping
their junk mail on the ground, beside
the postal boxes. It's been going on for
months! They must be English speaking
because they only throw out the
French paper,
Le Reflet. Come on you
pathetic person... recycle at home!!

Canadian News Headlines
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Eastern Ont. deer
hunters face

Deer hunters in eastern Ontario should brace for disappointment due to thinning herds and restrictions imposed by the provincial government. More...

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