I WISH TO EXTEND A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who wished me well for my 90th birthday! Thank you for taking the time to speak with me personally, for sending a note, for giving me a call or for coming to my birthday party. It was great to have family and friends gather from near and far to share this special day with me. It means so much! 

Sincerely, Adrien Noel


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. Renewals can be done online at Happy summer!

COMMUNITY FOOD Pantry – Situated at Wakefield Anglican Church. Call or text Eva 613-795-8221 or Jeannie 819-664-5​​058 or 

AA MEETING – Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Eglise La Pêche, 889 Ch. Riverside. All Welcome. “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.”


It’s Poetry Day at the WAKEFIELD MARKET this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Centre Wakefield La Pêche.

SUMMER EVENSONG – Join us for a weekly Anglican Evensong Service at Holy Trinity, Lascelles (5 Ch. Pritchard) every Sunday at 7 p.m. in July and August. Each week features rotating guest ministers and choirs and is followed by light refreshments. Everyone is welcome!

THE OUTAOUAIS Herb Gathering August 9 to 11 – Connect with local herbalists, healers, artisan vendors and fellow plant lovers for our second annual festival (carrying on from last year’s Wakefield Herb Gathering). Over 20 workshops exploring the theme, Medicine of Our Ancestors and evening festivities at a beautiful herb farm just outside of Shawville. For tickets and more information 

MARCHÉ CHELSEA MARKET Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Meredith Center. We have grown! Many more organic veggies and multi-cultural ready-made food options! Meats, flowers, breads, plants, soaps, baking, live music, events and much more. See you at the market!

OUR LADY of Sorrows Church, Venosta QC, 50/50 draw. Tickets $5 each OR 5 tickets for $20. Draw date July 28, 2024. For more information or to purchase tickets via e-transfer:

ST. CAMILLUS Catholic Church in Farrellton welcomes you to Mass, Friday 9 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY SERVICES – Anglicans-in-the-Hills. 9 a.m. St. Mary Magdalene, 537 Route 105, Chelsea; 11:15 a.m. Good Shepherd, 693 Riverside, Wakefield. Please join us!

YOU ARE invited to Sunday worship at Grace United Church. A warm welcome to all! 10 a.m. each Sunday at 646 Chemin des Erables. 


PLEASE VISIT the Book Nook during library hours for a great, ever changing selection of affordable books. Something for everyone!


THE LOW DOWN is hiring. Feisty newspaper seeks a reporter with a similar personality. We have a full-time opening for a motivated writer / photographer with a nose for news.  The ideal candidate has journalism experience and / or diploma.  Car and valid driver’s license required. Preference given to bilingual applicants. Join the Low Down to Hull and Back News  – an award-winning, small circulation English weekly based in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec (just 30 minutes from Ottawa). Immediate start for the winning candidate. Please send CV, writing samples and references to:

EARN UP to $80,000 a year! Seeking a reliable, knowledgeable, dependable automotive technician to join our team. In this role, you will inspect and repair vehicles and make recommendations for automotive repairs and maintenance. As a qualified mechanic, you must provide great customer service skills, answer customer questions as well as the ability to quickly and effectively diagnose and resolve mechanical problems. Please send your resume to or feel free to drop your resume off at Grant’s Garage. 

PIPOLINKA BAKERY in Wakefield is hiring. We are looking for a bilingual cashier to work approx 30 hours per week. Wage starting at 17$/h with room for learning and growth. This is a fast paced and busy environment that fits someone with plenty of motivation and drive. Join our amazing team 🙂 come by or send your CV to


FIREWOOD Mixed dry hardwood, 4’ x 8’ x 16” face cord, taking orders for spring/summer delivery/pick up, email: or call: 819-456-1509.

FIREWOOD – 100% hardwood. 16”X4’X8′, $110 plus delivery. Also available non-split blocks $95 plus delivery, or come and cut it yourself $80. Dave Mayer 819-456-3283.


IF YOU’RE looking to get back into nature. Look no further than Wal-Jan Camp & Lodge. Miles and miles of private trails for walking and 4-wheeling. Contact Wally at 819-422-3371.

GOOD TENANTS/good neighbours! We need you in our renovated 2-bedroom ground floor flat in beautiful, pastoral Farrellton. All appliances, heat, power and Wi-Fi for $1,600. Excellent water, huge yard, plus so much more! John: 514-886-3913.


YOUNG FAMILY looking to buy a house privately in the Hills. Thinking of selling? Please call David or Tina at 613-866-9050. 

HOUSE FOR SALE in Chelsea with spectacular view, deeded access to community bike path and river, heated pool, walking distance to golf. 15 minute commute to Ottawa.   Phone 873-339-4124.

FOR SALE – 5 bedroom/commercial store/2 bedroom rental spartments.  All in one large building in Low, QC.  Great location and profitable investment opportunity. 819-230-0865.


PROFESSIONAL, METICULOUS female will house sit your cottage this season in exchange for rent. Call Cate 613-290-3047.

GARDENER FOR HIRE – maintenance, renovations and more, please contact Tasha at or call at 519-566-4224. 

CHELSEA LACTATION and Postpartum Care – Need help settling in with your new baby? I’m a Postpartum Doula and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. Visit: or call 343-204-9886.

GET YOUR ears or nose pierced in Wakefield! Book at or call 819-213-1440.

RMT MASSAGE therapy, body waxing, lash and brow tinting. Book at or call 819-213-1440.

HOUSE CLEANING available – Call Sue 819-456-4189. 

LAWN TRACTOR TUNE ups/repairs. Pick up/delivery available. Reasonable rates. Fast service. 30 years experience 819-457-1967. 

MAT’S MOBILE Auto Detailing and garage door repairs/installation. Text 819-650-3646 Email 

EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN – Repairs and installations, faucets, fixtures, painting, pressure washing, window cleaning, maintenance and other light jobs. Serving Chelsea to Lac Des Loups. Call Matthew at 613-606-1546.

HANDYMAN AVAILABLE – Call Bob at 819-456-4189.

MAN AROUND THE HOUSE – Meeting all of your home and property needs: repairs, upgrades, maintenance, etc. Reliable, efficient, and guaranteed. Great references. Call Christian at 819-230-8129; email

PAINTER AVAILABLE – Professional with 25 years experience. Free quotes, references. No job too small! Book now! John 613-722-2882.

PINEVIEW TREE services and property maintenance. Free estimates. Fully insured. Cutting, pruning, removals, trimming of trees.  Brush chipping, lot clearing, and cedar hedge trimming. Cell 819-664-3531. 

ROOFING/CHIMNEY repairs and carpentry, cement/stone work. 40 years experience. Free estimates. 819-457-2224 Denis.

NEED A website? Online store? Search engine optimization? Google marketing? E-commerce? With over 25 years experience, Matthew is your man! Call 613-915-8875 or visit

WINDOW CLEANING, eavestrough repair and siding cleaning. Wakefield area. References. Contact 819-459-1130. 

SUMMER IS HERE! Join your neighbors and enjoy time with your friends and family. Get your windows cleaned professionally! Call us at 819-801-4448 or visit our website 

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS, merchants and other small-business owners! Give me that bag of receipts as well as your invoices and I’ll organize the figures on a tidy Excel sheet for GST/QST reporting and for your next tax season. Serving Gatineau Valley from Chelsea to Maniwaki. Call 514-886-3913 or email

FJH CONSTRUCTION – General Contractor. Quality work, reasonable price, developer, excavation, demolition and new builds. Servicing Chelsea/Wakefield/Gatineau. 613-276-2876 RBQ#57992372   

RUPERT RENOVATIONS – Repairs and renovations on homes and cottages. 25 years experience. Call 613-302-9161 or email  

FJH ELECTRIC – Certified master electrician. Quality work, reasonable price. Serving Chelsea/Wakefield/Gatineau. 613-276-2876; RBQ License #5638-9240-01