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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, holding food drive on December 7

30 November 2023 à 3:21 pm

With the holidays approaching, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac is gearing up for their busiest period of the year. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Director General Kim Laroche to discuss how their their preparations for the Christmas are going. She said that while they still haven’t fully compiled their data for 2023, they’ve seen 23 new […]

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André Fortin comments on negotiations with public sector unions

29 November 2023 à 9:47 am

In a French-language interview with CHIP 101.9 last week, Pontiac MNA André Fortin said he was eager for an agreement to be reached within the public service, particularly in the field of education, given the complications for parents. “Well, indeed, people organize themselves as best they can when there is a strike at school,” he […]

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Stop lights in Campbell’s Bay, new off-road rescue vehicle among public safety resolutions at latest MRC meeting

27 November 2023 à 3:49 pm

There were a number of public safety resolutions passed at the latest MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, including one requesting a four-way stop light at the intersection of Hwy. 148 and Rte. 301 N in Campbell’s Bay. Along with the resolutions detailed below, council also opted to pay for the next […]

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Women’s Institute advocates for road-side warnings about farm equipment

23 November 2023 à 2:32 pm

Updated on 24 November 2023 à 3:35 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, several members of the Pontiac County Women’s Institute were present to advocate for some new signage on the region’s highways warning of slow-moving farm equipment. The Women’s Institute is an international community organization that was founded in 1897, and has advocated for numerous reforms, […]

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MRC Pontiac council approves $9.8 million budget

23 November 2023 à 1:35 pm

At the MRC Pontiac’s monthly council of mayors meeting last night (November 22), council approved a budget of $9.8 million for 2024. In a press release, the MRC noted some highlights from this year’s document: Total MRC Pontiac expenditures: $9.8 million Grants and revenues from services: $5.5 million Expenditure by department: • Administration: $1,970,209 • […]

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Future of Pontiac agriculture discussed at public consultation

23 November 2023 à 9:56 am

On Wednesday morning around 50 people turned out to the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a consultation on the future of agriculture in the Pontiac region. The event was the first of several public meetings to update the plan de développement de la zone agricole (PDZA), a document that sets the region’s agricultural […]

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Front Commun workers begin 3-day strike

21 November 2023 à 3:40 pm

Picket lines were plentiful throughout the Pontiac, as public sector workers in health, education and social services began a three-day strike this morning (November 21). Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province held their first strike day on November 6, kicking off one of […]

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Big turnout at breakfast in support of Centraide Outaouais

20 November 2023 à 4:04 pm

On Monday morning (November 20) more than 100 people gathered at the RA Hall in Campbell’s Bay for a fundraising breakfast organized by Warden Jane Toller in support of Centraide Outaouais (known as the United Way in English). Toller invited several speakers up on stage to discuss the impact that Centraide has had on their […]

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Nurses across Quebec begin two-day strike

8 November 2023 à 3:52 pm

A union representing 80,000 nurses, respiratory technicians and other health care workers in the province has initiated a two day strike that started this morning (November 8). Members of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé (FIQ) gathered outside the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville, voicing their demands for increased salaries and better working conditions. The union […]

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Pontiac CT scanner delivery now expected in February 2024

8 November 2023 à 3:15 pm

After a lengthy acquisition process, the new CT scanner for the Pontiac Hospital is scheduled to be delivered in February 2024. Nicole Boucher-Larivière, CISSSO’s director of local services in Pontiac, told CHIP 101.9 today (November 8) that they had received confirmation that the new scanner would be delivered in mid-February next year. “We are evaluating […]

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Réseau BIBLIO Outaouais – Great Contest: A visit to the library could make you a winner!

Great Contest: A visit to the library could make you a winner! Search for a golden ticket and get a chance to win the to win the regional grand prize The Quebec Public Libraries Association, the Réseau BIBLIO du Québec, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and BIBLIOPRESTO are proud to invite Quebec citizens […]