Gatineau River Protection VICTORY!!
Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau

Roy Dupuis, le président de la Fondation Rivières announces his adoption of the Gatineau River

Aug 1, 2012 - Canadian Wildlife Federation Video Contest WINNER: - Official Submission from "Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau"

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Election Advisory and upcoming events (August 30 2012)


  • Green Party Candidate joined  STG Volunteers in Maniwaki Saturday 25 August, 2012 for Whitewater Festival
  • Coalition Avenir Quebec Candidate met STG Volunteers in Wakefield for discussions Monday 27 August, 2012 before all candidates meeting.
  • Liberal Party Incumbent and Minister of Environment met STG Volunteer for discussions on Friday September 30, 2012.
  • Parti Quebecois Candidate / Quebec Solidaire Candidate = both received an information package concerning the proposed septic sludge lagoon system on the Gatineau River.

Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau newsletters, website and Facebook Community reachs 1000s of people in an effort to keep them up to date on the emerging septic sludge lagoon threat to the Gatineau RIver.


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La rivière Gatineau est un enjeu électoral | The Gatineau River is an Election IssueA packed house at the blacksheep, Wakefield on August 27, 2012 let their potential representatives know how important the Gatineau River is to them.

Although it would’ve been a perfect opportunity for the incumbent to proclaim that she would use all her powers to halt the current project all she really said was

‘you have been heard’ ;

‘I’ve been working behind the scenes’;

‘the project hasn’t been announced yet’;

‘alternatives are being investigated’.

(see links to event coverage and an audio file of the entire event in the body of the email below)

Be sure and VOTE

Where to vote ? If in doubt, call

1 888 election (1 888 353 2846)

The volunteers of “Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau”  want our elected officials to halt the current plan and start looking for a solution that will make our kids proud 40 years from now.

Shoreline Cleanup, Wakefield QC,  September 22, 2012 9:am to 1pm

Next “Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau” Event:

Facebook event:

Shoreline Cleanup Registration Click to register FREE

Group type: Community Group Group name: Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau

Date: 22 September 2012 Starts: 9:00AM

Meeting location: Parking Lot of Blacksheep Inn 753 Riverside Drive Wakefield QC J0X 3G0

Additional Event Details: Please wear rubber boots and bring rubber gloves and garbage bags Cleanup Location Description: Starting at blacksheep, Wakefield parking lot. A road and train track run for 1.0 KM through the village and the banks of the river are sometimes littered with paper, snack food garbage, cigarette butts and sometimes ‘flotsam’ from boats. There is also a large public swimming area under a heritage wooden bridge and the shoreline should be cleaned there as well. Since the River Road runs the entire length of the village, there is easy access to the shoreline.

A wrap up party will take place from 11:30 to 1pm at the blacksheep with musical guest Terry McLeish


Awareness Raising Event - Thursday 25 October, 2012 @ Elmdale Tavern, Hintonburg, Ottawa

Gatineau Hills Irish Party band “the Doggers” help Save the Gatineau River

Awareness raising party at the Elmdale House Tavern, Ottawa Canada (Thursday, 25 October, 2012 8:30 pm)

 focused on keeping inadequately treated septic sludge out of the Gatineau River.

The much loved and incredibly clean Gatineau River faces an Irreversible, man-made POLLUTION THREAT.Party for your river & help fund the lawyers.

Background: The Gatineau River is a potential source of drinking water for over 1 million people downstream and is a main tributary to the Ottawa River, a River that has a nuclear reactor upstream from the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area and already suffers massive sewage overflows in the hundreds of millions of liters ever year.

Currently the regional septic sludge from the MRC des Collines is being adequately treated at Cheneville and Ottawa and a major treatment facility is going to be ready in Quyon (Pontiac Municipality) soon.

Save the Gatineau / Sauvons la Gatineau

(All Candidates Meeting @blacksheep_inn Monday 27, August, 2012 7pm)

La rivière Gatineau est un enjeu électoral /

The Gatineau River is an Election Issue

Download 64MB MP3 of entire 2 hours 14 minutes

Video Story from Ottawa Citizen about the all candidates debate

CBC Story Pre-All Candidates Meeting where incumbent MLA and Prefect Mayor of MRC des Collines make ‘non promises’ about ‘studying other options’ without saying anything new

LowDown News coverage of the All Candidates Debate @blacksheep_inn

Link to Printable One Page PDF with questions and contact info for candidates: Click Here

Link to 4 page backgrounder of the common phrases used by promoters of the septic sludge lagoon project: Click Here

Electoral map from Elections Quebec: Click Here

Electoral data from Elections Quebec: Click Here

Contact information for the candidates:

Brandon Bolduc (PVQ) 1-888-998-8378 WEB: Click EMAIL:

Francis Da Silva-Castimiro (QS) WEB: Here

Michael Halloran (CAQ) EMAIL: WEB: Here

Maude Tremblay (PQ) 819-607-1412 WEB: Here

Stéphanie Vallée (PLQ) 819-462-0593 EMAIL: WEB: HERE

Interesting times – but remember – if the project isn’t cancelled IT’S ON!! – a delayed announcement isn’t the same as a cancelled project.




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