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Mathieu Ravignat /interview

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Bella Cat, local blues and soul singer at the Ottawa Bluesfest

Bella Cat is a beautiful blues and soul singer originally from Chelsea, Quebec and favourite in Wakefield.  When she’s not hosting the Open Mic at Kaffe 1870 or playing at the Black Sheep, she might be serving you at Rutherford’s or Pipolinka Bakery.  Bella Cat is a hidden gem in the hills of Wakefield.

Bella’s funky fashion style is featured in an article in this month’s edition of Ottawa Magazine.  Check out the interview here @  My Look Bella Cat

Bella has just finished recording her second album earlier this year in Chicago.  I look forward to my advance signed copy any day now 🙂  My copy of her first album called “Corrupted” is worn out from wear.  Check out her music and tour dates on her website Bella Cat Soul

Being a huge fan of her amazing strong voice and performing ab...

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We talk about the steam train with Mark Ranger.



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Mathieu Ravignat -press release

Wakefield – Wakefield Community Center. Mathieu Ravignat, MP for Pontiac, was keen to celebrate the newly acquired citizenship of several constituents. He invited the new Canadians and their families and friends to a ceremony to congratulate them on receiving their Canadian citizenship and to welcome them to our beautiful region.

Some 50 people attended the event, that was held at the Wakefield Community Center. Obtaining Canadian citizenship can be a challenging process; several of the guests had sought the MP’s assistance.

“Immigration and citizenship files can take months and, in some cases, years to finalize. Today, the efforts of these individuals have come to fruition and they can proudly call themselves Canadians...

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Wakefield bakery/ report by the MAPAQ

Sorry only in French.. This is information from the MAPAQ report on the unsanitary conditions at the Wakefield bakery . (Quebec food protection agency)

Une boulangerie au nord de Gatineau a dû être fermée une deuxième fois en deux ans par des inspecteurs en salubrité alimentaire à cause de l’état lamentable des lieux.
La boulangerie The Old Wakefield Bakery portait bien son nom le 24 avril 2012 quand deux inspecteurs ont visité le commerce du 813, chemin de la Rivière, à Wakefield, située à une trentaine de minutes au nord de Gatineau.
La vétusté des lieux était frappante. Et de toute évidence, un grand ménage des lieux n’avait pas été fait depuis longtemps, de sorte que la vermine foisonnait un peu partout.
C’est pour ces raisons que les inspecteurs ont imposé la fe...
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Fairbairn house

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre Mission

The Fairbairn House Heritage Centre is a heritage centre that focusses on protecting and publicizing the history and heritage of Quebec’s lower Gatineau River Valley. Located in the 160-year-old Fairbairn farmhouse in Wakefield, La Pêche, the Centre, features exhibits, audio-visual displays, a public archives, school programmes, special events and community involvement. It is the only centre between Gatineau and Maniwaki where residents and visitors alike can learn about, explore and experience the history of the Gatineau Valley area.


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