“When we compare ourselves to Ontario, we can say that our measures are working” - François Legault
The situation remains fragile in the Outaouais, but the number of active cases is decreasing in the Pontiac
Article published on 21 April 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

It is no surprise that the special emergency measures have been extended for an additional week in the Outaouais region, including the MRC Pontiac. Quebec Premier François Legault announced yesterday that the closure of schools and non-essential businesses as well as the 8 p.m. curfew will be in effect until at least May 3.

Despite a still fragile situation in the Outaouais, François Legault said he was encouraged by comparing the situation in Quebec to that of Ontario.

"This is the region with the highest rate of positive tests. We have known for several years that hospital capacity is limited in the Outaouais and we have to transfer patients to the Laurentians. It’s really close to the hospital limit in the Outaouais, ”said François Legault, at a press briefing.

The number of active cases in the Pontiac decreases
As mentioned by Premier Legault, the number of active cases of COVID-19 for the Pontiac local service network has stabilized in the past few hours. The report from the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais indicates 52 active cases for the moment, as of April 20, for a total of 224 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The increase in cases across the Outaouais region was down from last week, with 101 new cases. Last week, the number of new cases was close to 200.

The number of cases classified by municipality should be updated over the next few hours. The summary of statistics from the CISSS de l’Outaouais is available here.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Fire departments seeking recruits in Pontiac

23 September 2021

With a labour shortage affecting numerous industries across the province, local volunteer fire departments are also feeling the pinch. Challenges to recruitment According to MRC Pontiac's Fire and Public Safety Coordinator Julien Gagnon, there are a multitude of issues that hamper (...)

lire la suite

Free drive-in movie Saturday in Fort Coulonge

23 September 2021

The municipalities of Fort Coulonge and Mansfield et Pontefract invite the population to the Centre des loisirs des Draveurs (Fort Coulonge arena) for a drive-in movie night this Saturday September 25 at 7:30 p.m. They will be showing the 2020 film “Dolittle”, and as Mansfield councillor Sandra (...)

lire la suite

SOPFEU urges hunters to exercise caution

23 September 2021

Quebec's forest fire fighting agency, SOPFEU, responds to nearly forty forest fires every fall. SOPFEU claims that recreational activities such as hunting are partly responsible for these fires. In order to avoid unfortunate situations, SOPFEU recommends that hunters maintain good practices to (...)

lire la suite

Debbie Laporte explains her reasons for running for councillor

23 September 2021

The outgoing mayor of Fort Coulonge, Debbie Laporte, granted an interview to CHIP 101,9 to explain the reasons why she decided to run as councilor for position 4. Visibly touched by the comments of her constituents, Laporte stressed that her health does not allow her to fulfill the task of (...)

lire la suite

Overview of the Pontiac candidates declared so far

22 September 2021

The candidates in the Pontiac region as of September 22, 4 p.m. (note that CHIP 101.9 will be updating this list regularly): Names in black - incumbent Names in redrouge] - new candidate Names in bluebleu] - returning candidate from a different role Alleyn-et-Cawood Councillor(3): Sidney (...)

lire la suite

Skateboarding workshops coming to Campbell's Bay this fall

22 September 2021

The Pontiac Maisons des jeunes is hosting a series of weekly skateboarding workshops this fall at the skatepark behind their facility in Campbell's Bay, located at 4 Patterson Street. MDJ coordinator Desiree Tremblay Giroux said that due to the success of the workshop they hosted in the summer, (...)

lire la suite


Advertising