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Overnight closures on interprovincial bridge start this week

5 June 2023 à 3:55 pm

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists that the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux generating station in Portage-du-Fort will be closed overnight periodically, starting this week. The reason given for the interruptions is “upgrades to structures on the bridge to Limerick Island.” The bridge will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the following […]

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Do It for Daron 3-pitch tournament raises money, awareness for youth mental health

5 June 2023 à 2:43 pm

Updated on 5 June 2023 à 3:44 pm

This past weekend, the 11th annual Do It for Daron mixed 3-pitch tournament took place at Elwood Dale Park in Shawville from June 2-3. The tournament is a fundraiser for mental health research and education at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, in memory of Daron Richardson. Richardson, whose family has extensive connections to the […]

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Knights of Columbus Council 7221 award three student bursaries

5 June 2023 à 11:20 am

Last Wednesday, the Knights of Columbus, Council 7221 awarded three scholarships of $500 each to 3 students who have just completed their school year. “These are 3 great careers that give hope to our community. We have a dental hygienist, Billie Desormeaux, a nurse, Mia Beaulieu and an electrician, Antoine Graveline. It was with great […]

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Xavier and Naomie Lusignan pick up more gold medals at Canadian Juniors

5 June 2023 à 10:23 am

Two Mansfield-et-Pontefract siblings, Xavier and Naomie Lusignan, continued their tear on the weightlifting circuit, each taking gold and breaking records at the Canadian Junior Championships in Brossard Qc. this past weekend. Naomie took gold in the 71 kg class, with a Canadian record in the snatch, as she lifted 92 kg (previous record 91 kg). […]

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Smoke from forest fires prompts air quality warning

5 June 2023 à 10:10 am

Due to ongoing forest fires throughout the province, Environment Canada has issued an air quality statement this morning (June 5) for the Pontiac region. Smoke and fine particulate matter will make for poor air quality today and this evening. “Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Everyone can take action […]

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Sortir du bois holding open house June 6

2 June 2023 à 3:37 pm

Sortir du bois will be having an open house on Tuesday, June 6 at their office in Campbell’s Bay (1405 Hwy. 148) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a free barbeque and door prizes as well as offering a chance for residents to tour their location and find out more about […]

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Sixth annual Fort-Coulonge Mansfield Country Festival gets underway this evening

1 June 2023 à 3:51 pm

This evening (June 1), the sixth edition of the Fort-Coulonge Mansfield Country Festival kicks off at the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite. Organizer Phil Denault explained that this year they were expecting about 300 campers to descend on the fields around the arena and stay until things wrapped up on Sunday. By […]

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New roof for the Centre Intervalle in Mansfield

1 June 2023 à 12:31 pm

The Centre Intervalle, a facility that provides housing for people with mental health issues situated on Hwy. 148 in Mansfield has a new roof. Director Rosalie Boucher explained that they had been having issues with leaks and water seeping into the building for the past several years. “We’re in the process of redoing the roof, […]

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Fire ban in effect for Pontiac, Outaouais

31 May 2023 à 3:21 pm

On May 28, the ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts enacted a ban on open fires in or near forests throughout most of the province, including the Outaouais, due to current weather conditions. Melanie Morin, an information agent with Quebec’s forest fire fighting agency, SOPFEU, explained that the fire danger index went from high […]

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Heat wave hitting the Pontiac region this week

30 May 2023 à 9:40 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a heat wave this week, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees or more for several days. “However, weather will remain dry, which will limit the added effect of moisture on the temperature felt. During high heat events, drink water abundantly, even before feeling thirsty,” the statement […]

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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 […]