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When citizens ask for help, it doesn’t always work out

What is not to love about citizens stepping up to the big issues and asking for the support of their local and regional governments? We are wondering if the two spokespersons for the Coalition for Climate Action were taken aback when they were asked by one councillor: Where were you during Colacem? The councillor was

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What if there is no such thing as affordable housing?

The housing crunch has been happening here in Prescott-Russell for a few decades now. While we dismissed the need for affordable housing, thinking that it was for the unemployable and those who had dropped out of the labour mainstream, that notion has changed. Even two-income households cannot find affordable housing. As the price of homes

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Why do we look down upon the notion of work?

In many ways, the work world is upside down right now. But of most concern is that there is a shortage of workers. Restaurants need staff. Contractors are struggling to find workers to deal with the overload of work they have, teachers are leaving their profession and there is a shortage of frontline workers to

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The joy of a close-knit community

On August 10, neighbours, friends, and family of para-cyclist Joey Desjardins gathered at the usually inconspicuous intersection of Bangs Road and Greenlane Road in Champlain Township to give a patriotic send-off to the athlete who is representing Canada at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The fact that a local resident is competing internationally is impressive

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