Category Archives: News

MoneySense magazine ranks Hawkesbury 150th out of 190 cities, people ask ‘what the fuck is MoneySense magazine?’

. For a few years MoneySense, a Toronto-based magazine, has been ranking cities in Canada from best to worst. For the third year in a row they’ve decided Hawkesbury is one of the worst places to live in Canada, and … Continue reading

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This week in totally inappropriate ad placement

Recently I surfed to the online edition of the Ottawa Sun, and I saw the teaser headline and paragraph about the Ottawa Senators’ team doctor having been hospitalized in critical condition after a collision while riding his motorcycle. There was … Continue reading

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Heat wave bakes Vankleek Hill but Champlain Township says “no” to ‘cooling stations’ despite request from EO Health Unit

People living in Champlain Township and Hawkesbury are being left to find ways to beat the extreme heat on their own. Due to an ongoing heat wave the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has requested local municipalities make “cooling stations” available … Continue reading

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Once hailed as a hero Hawkesbury OPP officer charged with assault

A Hawkesbury OPP officer is facing an assault charge stemming from a March 20 incident, according to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. The Special Investigations Unit is the civilian agency responsible for “investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have … Continue reading

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Saving Newspapers From Their Slow Suicide

Fifteen years ago no one in news reporting knew what to do with the Internet. The general consensus of analysts was newspapers should put their content online, but the only way to make money was to offer it a paid … Continue reading

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300mph Getaway Machine

. This is just further proof being a reporter is the coolest job in the universe. I took this shot at a press-only event at the National Capital Air Show, I could feel the heat from Les Shockley’s Shockwave Jet … Continue reading

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