Cheap gas still available

The price of gasoline in Prescott-Russell and elsewhere remains at its lowest point ever in the past few years as oil-producing countries see less demand for their product because of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The prices for petroleum products may start to rise again if the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil-producing countries that are not members of the international group decide to join together on an agreement to reduce overall production from their wells and thus push up the world market price for crude oil.

OPEC member Saudi Arabia has proposed the idea but at present there is no indication other countries are ready to consider the proposal.

In the Prescott-Russell region, some gas stations have raised their pump prices to the mid-70-cents range for regular gasoline but others still have their regular gas priced at below 70 cents.

Limoges

The gates to the Calypso water park in Limoges are shut and locked right now but the company that owns the aquatic theme park has a plan to let Calypso open for the summer season if the provincial government approves.
COVID-19

Les services religieux «au volant» pourraient s’avérer une solution de rechange pour les églises locales pendant la pandémie à l'approche du temps chaud de l'été.
COVID-19

Entre le 15 janvier et le 19 mai, l’Ontario a enregistré 22 384 cas de COVID-19, dont 1919 décès. Comment les entrepreneurs en pompes funèbres ou les thanatologues tirent-ils leur épingle du jeu en ces temps de pandémie? Des experts de l’Est, du Sud et du Nord de la province témoignent.
Région de Casselman

Un vent violent qui soufflait au-dessus d’un champ de maïs en feu a donné de la difficulté aux pompiers de la Municipalité de La Nation.
Prescott-Russell

The three chambers of commerce for the Prescott-Russell region launched a new virtual conference project to help keep their members informed of important business news items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19

The regional health office says people can drive up for their takeout coffee order but then they should drive away with it, instead of standing around in the parking lot with other people, drinking coffee and chatting.