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  • Tue, April 06, 2021 11:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Griffin Mason of Wakefield, Tristan Bell of Alymer, Noah Royz of Ottawa and Will Scott of Val Des Mont have returned from representing Canada in Europe and the World Junior Championships in Snowboard Cross. Two out of the four boys qualified to continue to the World Championships in Russia.  These boys certainly represented well with Griffin Mason placing 8th in a Europa Cup and 19th at the World Junior Championships. 

    The six weeks took these four fellas and their coaches to Austria, Switzerland and Russia.  They speak on the covid protocols there, the courses they saw and their overall experience.  These fellas also talk about the highlights and the struggles over their past 6 weeks as well as offer their advice to upcoming aspiring athletes.  

  • Tue, April 06, 2021 11:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Local real estate agent, Paul Lemelin tells his perspective the current housing market in La Peche, Quebec.  The housing crisis is wide spread across Canada, and is currently affected many residents of La Peche.  Wakefield is a town of artists, musicians and many other entrepreneurs that have made this a tourist destination. With the Covid boom in real estate some of these residents are struggling to stay here in their community due to the lack of rentals available and now unaffordability. 

    Paul speaks on what the market was like pre-covid and how the market has change since covid.  In the demanding seller’s market, he speaks on how difficult it is to buy a place.  They have a roster of over 120 people looking to find homes here but there are only few places becoming available for sale.  This demand and lack of inventory is driving the prices up rapidly.  Most places are selling in multiple offers and above asking prices.  The same is happening with vacant land.  Vacant land is now selling in multiple offers as well.  With the lack of homes for sale, people are opting for vacant land to build on. 

    Paul also offers some advice to buyers in this aggressive seller’s market.  It is hard to see people struggling to find homes and hearing about people needing to leave the community because of this.  He does believe the market will settle over time. This is a very difficult time to buy.  Have a listen to his perspective on the market here in La Peche, Quebec.


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  • Thu, March 25, 2021 11:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    La Pêche’s Fire Department sends a message to the public around spring water safety.   Étienne Langevin Robertson and Scott Taylor-Bosman talks about the dangers around the melting ice, with an overall message of staying off all ice surfaces.   With the ice melting and spring fever kicking in for La Pêche’s residents, these firefighters talk about how to dress for cold water and the importance of a proper fitting pfd.  Lasty, they speak of what to do if one witnesses someone falling thru the ice. 

    La residents of La Pêche are so fortunate to have the beautiful Gatineau river running thru and these first responders are wanting to keep their residence safe on the water.  If you plan to venture out on the water have a listen.

  • Thu, March 25, 2021 11:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    La Pêche’s Fire Department sends a message to the public around spring water safety.   Étienne Langevin Robertson and Scott Taylor-Bosman talks about the dangers around the melting ice, with an overall message of staying off all ice surfaces.   With the ice melting and spring fever kicking in for La Pêche’s residents, these firefighters talk about how to dress for cold water and the importance of a proper fitting pfd.  Lasty, they speak of what to do if one witnesses someone falling thru the ice. 

    La residents of La Pêche are so fortunate to have the beautiful Gatineau river running thru and these first responders are wanting to keep their residence safe on the water.  If you plan to venture out on the water have a listen.


  • Sat, March 20, 2021 11:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Estelle Lussier et Ginette Marcoux parlent des défis auxquelles elles ont fait face cette dernière année. La Covid a eu un impact majeur sur leur programmation, et elles craignent que leurs participants ne reçoivent pas leurs vaccins pendant de nombreux mois. Elles souhaitent pouvoir revenir a la normale le plus tot possible afin de pouvoir rencontrer les besoins de leurs participants.

    La Lanterne est un organisme ayant pour mission la valorisation des personnes vivant avec une déficience intellectuelle et la sensibilisation de la communauté à leurs besoins. Il réalise sa mission par le biais d’activités qui favorisent le développement et l’autonomie des personnes.


  • Thu, March 18, 2021 11:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dans la nuit du 13 au 14 mars à Ste Cecile de Masham, Pascal Gauvreau est décédé. Selon son épouse, Karine Gagnon, la cause du décès est la maladie coronarienne. Pascal était également père de cinq enfants et travaillait dans le secteur de la construction. Selon de nombreux témoignages sur Facebook, Pascal était un père dévoué qui travaillait fort et savait faire rire son entourage. Cet événement inattendu est d'autant plus difficile que la famille est depuis plusieurs mois à la recherche d'un logement convenable. La maison qu'ils louent actuellement est à vendre. La famille souhaite rester dans la région de La Pêche afin de pouvoir vivre leur deuil en paix et permettre aux enfants de continuer à fréquenter leur école. Un membre de la famille, Simone Gauvreau, a lancé une collecte de fonds sur GoFundMe pour leur offrir un soutien dans cette période difficile. Les funérailles de Pascal auront lieu le samedi 27 mars au salon funéraire McGarry à Wakefield. En raison de la réglementation Covid, seuls la famille et leurs proches pourront y assister, mais les funérailles seront retransmises en direct depuis le salon funéraire. Si vous connaissez un logement à La Pêche qui peut répondre aux besoins de cette famille, veuillez appeler le 819-456-3058.

     

    In the night of March 13 to 14 in Ste Cecile de Masham, Pascal Gauvreau died. According to his wife, Karine Gagnon, the cause of death is coronary artery disease. Pascal was also the father of five children and worked in the construction industry. According to numerous testimonials on Facebook, Pascal was a dedicated dad who worked hard and knew how to make those around him laugh. This unexpected event is made all the more difficult because for several months the family has been looking for adequate accommodation. The house they are currently renting is for sale. The family wishes to remain in the region of La Pêche in order to be able to mourn in peace, and to enable the children to continue to attend their school. A family member, Simone Gauvreau, launched a fundraiser on Go Fund Me to offer them support in this difficult time. Pascal's funeral will be held Saturday March 27 at the McGarry funeral home in Wakefield. Because of the Covid regulations, only family and a small group of loved ones will be able to attend, but the funeral will be livestreamed from the funeral home. If you know of any accommodation in La Pêche that can meet the needs of this family, please call 819-456-3058.

  • Thu, March 18, 2021 10:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the booming real estate market across the country it is driving locals out from their own communities. Houses are not staying on the market long due to the recent exodus of the city.  With houses selling, tenants are being forced to find new rentals that are scarce and unaffordable.  Kelly and Kasey tell talk about their own struggles here in La Peche.

    Country-living communities within the capital region, such as the La Peche area has seen a real spike in the housing market since the pandemic.  These communities housed local artists, musicians and entrepreneurs that made this community a destination.  Now, with these founding residents are getting pushed out.  La Peche area is also cottage country which also plays into the effects of the lack of long-term rental properties.   

    Kelly and Kasey talk about the possible affect to their employment, their children, their family unit, possibly their custody and the overall stress of finding a place to live in order to stay in their chosen community.  These hard-working single moms do not qualify for low-income housing, but the increase of housing prices and rentals are becoming out of reach and may be forced into leaving.  

  • Tue, March 16, 2021 10:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Intellectual Disability Awareness Week will take place March 21 to 27, 2021.  I thought we would take a look at some of the programs in La Peche that have felt the great impacts of Covid 19.  I had the real pleasure in visiting the CADS program at Sommet Edelweiss to chat about the hardships of 2021. 

    CADS-NCD Sommet Edelweiss has been active since 1979.  Serving more than sixty snow enthusiasts for the weekends in January and February, the CADS-NCD Sommet Edelweiss program offers more than 3,500 hours of outdoor recreation to the disabled community of Ottawa-Hull and La Peche region. The program is 100% volunteer based. Each disabled participant is partnered with at least one and sometimes two volunteers.  100 volunteers participate in the program and it is a worry on how the pandemic will continue to affect this wonderful program.

    Skiing is a vital part of these participants lives during our Canadian winters.  Not only does it offer a physical release, but it gives a social experience, friends, comradery, and a healthy outdoor outing.  The restrictions of the pandemic forced the CADS programs in the Outaouais region to be cancelled.  The impacts are great, to the all the participants/athletes, the volunteers and the parents/loved ones.

    A visually impaired participant, named Tatjana speaks on the joys and freedom skiing gives to her.  It is experiential programs like this that can truly impact one’s lifestyle.  It was a real pleasure to listen and witness the freedom that this sport has given to Tatjana.

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