Terry Murdock discusses his vision for Thorne
Article published on 15 October 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Terry Murdock is one of the two candidates running for mayor in the Municipality of Thorne. He previously served in that position between 2013 and 2017, before losing to current Mayor Karen Daly Kelly in the 2017 election, claiming roughly 34% of the vote. Four years later, he will face her once again.

Earlier in his career, Murdock was a police officer in Ottawa before buying into a hotel business and owning a construction company. Upon returning to the Pontiac, he lent his skills to local organizations such as the Tourism Association and the Fish and Game Club, and also served as the deputy mayor of Portage du Fort. He was also heavily involved in Liberal Party politics, serving as a regional president and also on their provincial board of directors.

He has resided in Thorne for the past 30 years and said he liked the peace and quiet that the municipality offered, while still being relatively close to services nearby.

He said that the reason he was running again was because he doesn’t think residents are getting adequate services for the taxes they pay. He singled out the local roads as one service that could be improved.

He added that another priority for him would be to not raise taxes and to ensure public funds were spent efficiently, criticizing decisions by the current council around purchasing equipment.

The full interview with Murdock is available here.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

The Knights of Columbus prepare for Christmas food drive

1 December 2021

The annual Knights of Columbus Christmas food drive will take place on December 17. Organizer Ken Hobbs said that they rely on the generosity of the community to supply more than 100 families in the region with food baskets for the holiday season. CHIP101.9 · Clip - Ken Hobb - food drive The (...)

lire la suite

Phare Ouest screening the film Délicieux at Café Dowtown

1 December 2021

The Phare Ouest organization will be screening the film Délicieux on December 14 at 7 p.m. at Café Downtown in Fort-Coulonge. This period film celebrating fine cuisine takes place on the eve of the French Revolution, featuring a cook who lost his job with a demanding and contemptuous duke. After (...)

lire la suite

Bristol Fire Department receives sizable donation to rescue boat fund

30 November 2021

The Bristol Fire Department is nearing completion of the fundraising for their new rescue boat, thanks to the support of the community and local businesses. Firefighter Ken Bernard said that having a rescue boat would be a huge asset to the municipality, which is situated along the Ottawa (...)

lire la suite

French services being added by Renfrew Victoria Hospital

30 November 2021

The Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) have announced that they will be offering select services in French at their satellite location in Pembroke. The hospital obtained a partial designation under the Ontario French Language (...)

lire la suite

Justin Bertrand resigns from priesthood, alleging psychological and sexual abuse

30 November 2021

Justin Bertrand, who was a priest with the Diocese of Pembroke and was previously stationed in Fort-Coulonge, has parted ways with the diocese and the priesthood. In a Facebook post he published on November 20, Bertrand announced his decision and gave an explanation for his departure: “I was (...)

lire la suite

Women's Institute launches petition to bring back Shawville's obstetrics unit

29 November 2021

At the first MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting since the elections, a petition was introduced to request that obstetrics services return to the Pontiac Hospital. The petition was put forward by Beryl Smart of the Pontiac Women's Institute. The petition was distributed to all 18 municipal (...)

lire la suite


Advertising