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Shawville hosting winter carnival this Saturday

7 February 2023 à 1:21 pm

There will be plenty of free activities available in Shawville this Saturday (February 11), as part of the town’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Organizer Darcy Findlay explained that the winter carnival is a collaboration between the municipality, the Shawville Recreation Association and the Curling Club He said that there would be something for everyone, available free […]


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MRC Pontiac to hold public consultation on daycare services

6 February 2023 à 1:16 pm

The MRC Pontiac has announced that a public consultation regarding daycare services in the Pontiac will take place on Monday February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay (602, Route 301 Nord). “Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac, invites members of the public to attend a town hall meeting to […]


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Shawville hosting winter carnival this Saturday

7 February 2023 à 1:21 pm

There will be plenty of free activities available in Shawville this Saturday (February 11), as part of the town’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Organizer Darcy Findlay explained that the winter carnival is a collaboration between the municipality, the Shawville Recreation Association and the Curling Club He said that there would be something for everyone, available free […]


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Allumettes Mayor discusses weekend power outages

6 February 2023 à 1:25 pm

Updated on 7 February 2023 à 3:21 pm

Following the extreme cold that hit the region on Friday and Saturday, a prolonged power outage affected the Upper Pontiac on Saturday and Sunday (February 4 and 5), including the municipalities of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester, Sheenboro and Waltham. CHIP 101.9 spoke with L’Isle-aux-Allumettes Mayor Corey Spence to discuss what area residents have been through over the […]


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MRC Pontiac to hold public consultation on daycare services

6 February 2023 à 1:16 pm

The MRC Pontiac has announced that a public consultation regarding daycare services in the Pontiac will take place on Monday February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay (602, Route 301 Nord). “Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac, invites members of the public to attend a town hall meeting to […]


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Special Feature - Budgets 2023


Budgets 2023: Municipality of Pontiac drops mill rate 11 cents

3 February 2023 à 3:40 pm

As part of our coverage of municipal budgets throughout the Pontiac region, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Municipality of Pontiac Mayor Roger Larose to discuss their plans for the year ahead. Larose said that this year they dropped their mill rate from 64 to 53 cents per $100 of evaluation due to a 33% average increase […]


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Christine Francoeur talks Fort-Coulonge budget: taxes stable, services increasing

2 February 2023 à 11:05 am

As part of our coverage of municipal budgets throughout the Pontiac, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Fort-Coulonge Mayor Christine Francoeur about what’s ahead for the municipality in 2023. She said that they had done their best not to increase taxes for residents. However, they have increased the cost of services, including waste collection, snow removal and […]


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Budget 2023: slight increase to Litchfield’s mill rate, plans for new fire hall

26 January 2023 à 1:47 pm

Updated on 27 January 2023 à 3:04 pm

As part of its coverage of budget season throughout the Pontiac region CHIP 101.9 spoke with Litchfield Mayor Colleen Larivière about what was on the agenda for her municipality. Revenue The mill rate for the municipality increased slightly, from 61 cents per $100 evaluation to 63. The municipality appropriated $236,004 of surplus to balance the […]


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Budget 2023: Mill rate stable in Otter Lake, grants for roads

20 January 2023 à 12:23 pm

Updated on 24 January 2023 à 9:30 am

The Municipality of Otter Lake has kept their mill rate steady at 62 cents per $100 evaluation, something Mayor Terry Lafleur said has been the case for the past five or six years. Revenue ($3,844,378) One of the biggest increases on the revenue side of Otter Lake’s 2023 budget was transfers, which increased from $823,837 […]


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