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Typo or sneaky trick?

14 December 2016 - 1:39pm
The Editor, Was it a typo or a Low Down trick? I opened my electronic version of the Low Down on Dec. 7 upon receiving the e-mail notification and read the font-page with interest, focusing on the ‘Low: firefighter quits’ article. This was because it is such a compelling story: Elected officials and management not […]

Rejected seniors’ home sees hope

7 December 2016 - 6:09pm
The provincial government has agreed to reconsider its decision after initially refusing a grant for $761,200 that would have gone towards the building of subsidized seniors’ apartments in Chelsea. After four years of waiting, the Chelsea Housing Cooperative (CHC) received a rejection letter from la Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) Nov. 9. The application was […]

Refugee family to leave Wakefield for city

7 December 2016 - 6:04pm
Every time Ahmad Altaouil throws a log onto the fire, he remembers the time he didn’t have enough money to pay for heating. Sitting in his warm Wakefield home, Ahmad crosses his arms over his chest and pretends to shiver, showing how he and his family would sit, freezing cold, in the makeshift apartment they […]

Too aggressive in Low: firefighter quits

7 December 2016 - 5:58pm
He asked for a public apology from Low Mayor Morris O’Connor, but when he didn’t get it, volunteer firefighter Seamus Montague walked silently out of a packed council meeting on Dec. 5 and headed to his car to grab his firefighting kit. He returned to the mayor’s table, placed his gear bag at the mayor’s […]

Meredith surpluses

7 December 2016 - 5:52pm
The Editor, The Chelsea Foundation partnered with the Municipality of Chelsea to build the Meredith Centre. Its doors were opened in 2012. Early years were challenging due to construction flaws that limited programming and revenue potential. The Chelsea Foundation, under contract with the municipality to manage the centre, hunkered down, laid off staff, and minimized […]

Vous Vous Trumpez

7 December 2016 - 5:51pm
The Editor, In response to ‘When trumping the truth loses the real story’ (Valley Voices, Nov. 30), Kevin Morris compares me to President-Elect Donald Trump. Believe me, I do not deserve such a presidential comparison. As we say in French, “Vous vous trumpez!’’ Since my arrival in Low seven years ago, I have attended nearly […]

Human rights, not ‘yellow journalism’

7 December 2016 - 5:49pm
The Editor, In the Nov. 30 edition, Kevin Morris’ Valley Voices made references to ‘yellow journalism’. I beg to differ! Mr. Morris says that Ben Bulmer’s article ‘Surveillance camera found in fire hall’ is based on politicizing community issues, and even non-issues. If the protection of human rights is a non-issue, I see it as […]

Chelsea budget back to being behind closed doors

7 December 2016 - 5:47pm
The Editor, It’s December, and residents of Chelsea will soon be celebrating with family, while Chelsea council puts the finishing touches on its 2017 financial budget. This year, as in other years, it will probably announce its budget with little or no fanfare and, some time in the New Year, we will receive our annual […]

Anishinabeg Nation excluded in land deal

7 December 2016 - 5:45pm
By Georges Lafontaine The agreements made between the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO), the federal government, the Canada Lands Company, and Tartan Homes for the development of the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe have no value. Grand Chief Verna Polson of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council (AANTC) warns future buyers that the titles for these […]

And here’s to you, Mr. McGuire

7 December 2016 - 5:42pm
“I just want to say one word to you,” says Mr. McGuire in the film ‘The Graduate’. “Are you listening? Plastics.” The guy was prescient. In 1967 when the film was released, plastic wasn’t quite as ubiquitous. It’s now in everything from fenders to falsies to fleece sweaters. How innocent we were back in 1967. […]