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HELLO SUMMER!

THE LOW Down is on holidays!

The office will be closed from July 10 to July 23. There will be NO EDITION published on July 17 or 24. Our next edition will be on July 31.

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A fiery 40th

Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

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The Low Down wins big at awards

Now, please allow us to brag: this feisty little weekly – which our proofreader fondly refers to as the “local rag” – just cleaned house at the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) annual award ceremony in Montreal on June 28, pulling off 11 top prizes and nabbing the coveted distinction of Best Overall Newspaper.

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Wakefield community centre members vote in favour

The Centre Wakefield-La Pêche (CWLP) cooperative has voted in favour of transferring the community center building to the municipality. On June 20, 225 members voted "yes" to "entrusting the board of directors to negotiate and finalize the transfer of the CWLP building to the Municipality of La Peche," while 48 members voted against the motion.

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At the Low Down, we are passionate about delivering quality local news to Gatineau Hills residents. But passion alone cannot pay the bills.

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