Bwa of the day - Chelsea, QC
Do not cosume order affects few - 11/12/12
Water at the municipal building and the
fire hall in Chelsea Quebec is under a do not
consume order. The order does not affect residents, most of whom are on private wells. Natalie the executive assistant at the fire hall confirms that
the fire department is aware of the water advisory. Jean Joanisse, the fellow in charge of maintenance
was not available for comment. Etienne, another
municipal employee, said that as far as he knew
there had been one test that had high levels
of E.coli, but he didn't know if the second test had been done
or come back yet.
Chelsea is a municipality located immediately north of Gatineau, Quebec, and about 10 km north of Ottawa. Chelsea is located within Canada's National Capital Region. Its population was 6,977 in the Canada 2011 Census.
The municipality has a reputation for being environmentally responsible and was one of the first in Canada to ban the use of pesticides. While 60% of the area of the municipality consists of Gatineau Park, much of the rest of Chelsea is residential with mostly large lots, and tracts of undeveloped land. It has a distinctly rural feel. The population of Chelsea is almost evenly divided between anglophones and francophones and both English and French languages are in common use throughout the town.
Part of the film Grey Owl was shot on the Gatineau River. A number of regionally and nationally well-known musicians, filmmakers and artists live in Chelsea, including Ian Tamblyn, Richard Austin, Mike Beedell, Christiane Claude, Rebecca Mason, daughter of filmmaker and naturalist Bill Mason, and Reid McLachlan, among others. Wikipedia
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