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Vankleek Hill’s High Street will see major reconstruction work begin this week until mid-November. The project will cost well over $3 million dollars.  ​Some properties will be connected to a temporary potable water supply during the replacement of the water main.  A representative from Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd. will be visiting each house to review the house connection with the property owner prior to construction. High Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic at a time. Certain side streets may be temporarily closed to traffic at the points where they join High Street. The affected  streets are:  Methot Street where it meets High Street  Russell , Smith , Fraser, Wall, Mill , Hamil and Main Street.  Daytime water shutdowns that  take place during the water main replacement work are expected to last less than four hours. Property owners will be contacted at least 24 hours in advance.​


At the Clarence Rockland city council meeting last night, Charles Berlinguette, councelor of ward 4  announced his resignation. He had replaced Yvon Simoneau who announced his resignation in early February  of 2017 for health reasons. .


Québec Transport Minister André Fortin has announced the doubling of lanes on Autoroute 50 between Lachute and Mirabel.  Improvements to Autoroute 50 were already part of the Québec government’s 2018-2028 infrastructure plan.  The final sections of the highway between Buckingham and Lachute were opened in November 2012, however, most of the highway between Lachute and Buckingham has only two lanes with few passing lanes and short four-lane sections.  There have been several serious collisions and fatalities. The Mayor of Lachute says better highway transportation will help attract business and take advantage of Lachute’s location between Montreal and Ottawa.​


Hawkesbury will bring back its park animation program known as The Club, with  activities in Old Mill and Larocque Parks from Monday to Friday. The Club offers free drop-in activities in the park for youth who do not attend day camp, but who would still like to be active and take part in a variety of activities that will keep them moving. For 4 to 13 year olds, the free activities take place from July 2 to August 24, however, the schedule may be modified due to participation or inclement weather.​

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