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Clarence-Rockland election - Important voter information
Russell Township, Jean-Paul St-Pierre dies unexpectedly
All candidates meeting did not include "all"
A second all candidates meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 21
Francophone book fair comes to town (Le Salon du livre de l’Est ontarien)
Municipal elections are less than two weeks away... who is running?


Clarence-Rockland Election:
Voter mail-out I.D. information deactivated
You are required to pick up your PIN at a local voting station
(Clarence-Rockland, October 25, 2014) Due to an apparent printer's error all of the mail-out information sent to local residents has been cancelled. After the initial instructions were mailed out, it was learned that voter identification was visible through the envelopes. Those IDs and pin numbers have now been deactivated and voters are now required to visit local voting stations to pick up a newly issued PIN.


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Russell Township, Jean-Paul St-Pierre dies unexpectedly
(Russell, Saturday, October 18, 2014) The incumbent mayor of Russell Township, Jean-Paul St-Pierre, died unexpectedly on Saturday morning.
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Related story... From The Villager: Municipal election nomination
deadline fast approaching; Mayor J.P. St. Pierre challenged by cousin Donald St. Pierre.
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Clarence-Creek:
All Candidates meeting did not include "all"

(Clarence Creek, October 15, 2014) Just over 80 people attended the all candidates meeting held in the Clarence Creek Arena, far short of the 300 that the organizer Carmelle Gareau had printed tickets for. (Click on the pic to enlarge.)

Because of an apparent boycott, only 10 of the 23 election candidates turned up. The missing candidates are marked by a red square:


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(Editor's Comment: We are working on this story and will update it shortly. In the meantime you can read the following items:)
From the Vision - Boycott mars candidates forum
From Le Droit (French) - La majorité des candidats ont boudé le débat

Another candidates' meeting for the 2014 Municipal election
Tuesday, October 21:

An electoral candidates evening, organized by the Clarence-Rockland New Chamber
of Commerce and the Construction Association, will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the River Rock Inn at 7:00 p.m. Come in droves and send us your questions by
e-mail at:
electionCR2014@gmail.com. See more details in this week’s Vision newspaper.

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Le Salon du livre de l’Est ontarien - October 17-19
Francophone book fair being held in Rockland

(Rockland, Thursday, October 16, 2014 ) A major event in Francophone literature, the Le Salon du livre de l’Est ontarien (Eastern Ontario Book Fair) is taking place in Rockland, starting this evening. The fair will continue for another three days and will include close to 50 artists, writers and poets.


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Read a recent item from the Vision Newspaper: Rencontrer des auteurs de chez nous



O
ur own Canaan Connexion columnist, Alberte Villeneuve will be participating as one of
the many artists.
Here she is entertaining the children at a recent visit to Sainte-Trinité School.
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On the topic of the Salon, she says:
"Dear francophile friends, I am honoured to participate in Rockland’s first Salon du livre de l’Est ontarien which will be held from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of October at l’Escale High School situated near the YMCA. Since I was raised in this area, it will be a pleasure to be part of this wonderful adventure. I will participate in a round-table debate on children’s literature on Friday at 2:40 in the afternoon and you will find me and my author friends, Claire Trépanier and Colette St-Denis, at stand 13. The Salon has a lot to offer, so please check the schedule and visit. Hope to see you at the Salon du livre de Rockland! Alberte"


À tous les mordus de la lecture, j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que le Salon du livre de l’Est ontarien se tiendra à Rockland du 17 au 19 octobre, au gymnase de l’école secondaire l’Escale située au 1535 ave. Du Parc.
Je suis particulièrement fière que le Salon soit tenu à Rockland car j’ai grandi dans cette région et on y retrouve la majorité de ma parenté. C’est comme revenir au bercail!! Durant le pré-salon, j’ai eu le plaisir de faire trois présentations à l’école Sainte-Trinité. À l’aide du livre « Le génie de Jessie », nous avons abordé le sujet épineux de l’intimidation. L’accueil a été chaleureux et les enfants ont bien aimé l’histoire. Je me propose d’afficher certains de leurs dessins et affiches au Salon.
Alors, je vous invite à venir faire un tour au Salon. Je serai au stand 13 avec Claire Trépanier et Colette St-Denis. Ma petite-fille, Lea qui a participé à l’écriture des deux livres « Le génie de Jessie » - version française et anglaise, sera des nôtres le dimanche. Pour ma part, je participerai à une table ronde sur la littérature jeunesse, vendredi le 17 à 14h40.
Je vous invite à consulter la programmation au sujet des nombreuses activités du Salon.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer, Alberte



Colette St-Denis and Alberte Villeneuve, two friends as well as
colleagues share a moment together while promoting their books at the Salon.
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To read Alberte's latest column, What a difference in lifestyles!, click here.

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Municipal Elections are away
The 2014 Municipal Elections are scheduled for Monday, October 27. Things have not heated up yet, although there is a lot of lobbying and activity going on in the background to support various candidates, or coax other potential candidates to run.

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Find these recent stories on our Archives Page #9:

  • Canaan Blueberry Farm still selling honey
  • Current road conditions that may affect local motorists
  • Rubicon Farms, Avenmore, still has blueberries
  • Two Alexandria OPP officers charged with breach of trust
  • Dangerous invasive plants growing all around the area
  • Guy Desjardins launches his mayoralty campaign
  • Flooding along Canaan Road

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