• Ahmad Hassan purchases Proxim

  • PEMBROKE MAN CHARGED WITH OTTAWA ARMED ROBBERY

  • Seniors home Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac Fundraiser

  • POSTAL UNION ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TO FIGHT LOSS OF DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY

  • New water distribution centre Grand Opening in Campbell’s Bay next Monday

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Ahmad Hassan purchases Proxim


Not even one year after opening his own Uniprix pharmacy, Ahmad Hassan has purchased the Proxim drugstore in Shawville and will be merging it into his own, according to a front page article in this week’s Equity.

Hassan has also purchased the entire mall at 332 Main Street and will be expanding his business into the rest of the building. He will be introducing additional services including photo booth and a professional cosmetician with higher end product lines. He is aiming to have the renovations completed by June 15.

With the merger comes the end of a legal dispute Hassan faced between the owners of the other pharmacy which began around the time he opened his own business last Nov. 

PEMBROKE MAN CHARGED WITH OTTAWA ARMED ROBBERY


A Pembroke man has been charged with the armed robbery of a gas station on Prince of Wales Drive in Ottawa. 30-year-old Nicholas Lester has been charged with robbery with an offensive weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing dangerous weapons, wearing a disguise and breach of probation. Ottawa robbery detectives say that around 1:30 am on February 19th, a man entered a gas station kiosk on Prince of Wales Drive indicating that he had a weapon. The suspect fled on foot with a small amount of cash and no one was injured. He surrendered to police after DNA evidence was matched to him and is scheduled to appear this week in Ottawa Court. 

http://www.pembroketoday.ca/default.asp?pid=7949731&wireid=01211_AP_PembrokeManArrested1web_090623

Seniors home Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac Fundraiser


There will be a fundraiser for a new seniors home Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac in Chapeau.  According to the treasurer of the board of directors for the project, Winston Sunstrum, they have been giving the green light to start the fundraising:

The fundraising will kick off with a concert on June 6 at 8 PM at the Chapeau Arena.  Eli Boucher, coordinator of the first fundraising event, spoke to CHIP of the talent that will be performing that night.

300,000$ have already been raised through grants and in memoriam donations. 

POSTAL UNION ENCOURAGES PUBLIC TO FIGHT LOSS OF DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY


The hall at the Pembroke Legion was packed last night (May 26) with concerned citizens who don't want to see the end of door to door mail delivery. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers hosted the event to let residents know how they can make a difference.

Some of the ideas brought forward at the meeting were for people to write to MP Cheryl Gallant to voice their concerns about ending door to door delivery. It was also suggested people could write to their local municipal government, encouraging council to pass a bylaw prohibiting those massive community mail boxes. The union also asked people to put a "save door to door" sign on their lawn.

http://www.pembroketoday.ca/default.asp?pid=7949522&wireid=01205_P-DoorMailMeeting1web_085012 

New water distribution centre Grand Opening in Campbell’s Bay next Monday


After a long wait the new water processing plant in Campbell’s bay will be having their grand opening next Monday.

The construction of this plant was announced in November 2014, the provincial government has invested 1 million 91 thousand dollars in this project. Residents of Campbell’s Bay had to boil their water during much of the winter installations process. 

Last Friday the entire board of directors for the George Bryson House resigned


The statement issued by the former President Nicole Calvé is the result of little help, no encouragment and the inaction of the municipal Council of Mansfield, which sparked the resignations. The Council was awaiting the official position of the municipality on a development plan of the Bryson field since March 31.

According to information collected by CHIP 101.7, the Mayor of Mansfield was not aware of the resignation of the Board before Monday morning
 


The CSHBO remains optimistic despite the decline in enrollment


Despite the expected decline of the students for 2015-2016, the Director general of the Commission Scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais remains optimistic about the future.

Harold Sylvain said in an interview with CHIP 101.7, that the School Board provided for an increase in the number of children at the pre-school level in the coming years:

Mr. Sylvain also suggested that the Government would ask the CSHBO to do the same with less. A minimum amount of 405 thousand dollars was requested:

The next school Board meeting will take place on June 29. 

MEASURES UNDER CONSIDERATION TO DETER SPEEDERS


A very successful speed reduction method could soon be used in the City of Pembroke. Council will be voting on whether or not to purchase a radar speed display sign for streets were there have been multiple speeding complaints. The sign will cost approximately $5,100 and can be transported easily from street to street. It will display your speed as you approach and will store the data so the police can pin point the time of day when vehicles are speeding, if any at all. Inspector Mark Wolfe says the signs were very successful when he worked in the Bancroft detachment in areas where there were multiple complaints.  

http://www.pembroketoday.ca/default.asp?pid=7928243&wireid=01195_P-SpeedSignPurchase1web_092408

PEMBROKE HOTEL WINS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE


The Holiday Inn Express in Pembroke has been awarded for excelling in hospitality. They have received a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, for consistently receiving great reviews on the TripAdvisor website. To qualify, a business must achieve an overall rating of at least four out of five, must have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on the website for at least 12 months. General Manager at the Holiday Inn Express Lorraine Pecoskie says winning the award is a true source of pride for the entire team and they would like to thank all of their past guests for taking the time to fill out a TripAdvisor .

http://www.pembroketoday.ca/default.asp?pid=7927342&wireid=01186_P-HolidayInnAward1web_084632

An excellent result for the 2015 Radiothon


Pontiac community radio, CHIP 101.7 radiothon achieved its best result for eight years.  According to Michel Bélanger, President of CHIP 101.7,  more than $ 15 700 were raised:

$1 500 of which was collected as part of Phil Denault’s second album release concert at the Pontiac Conference Center in Fort-Coulonge, Michel Bélanger announced that the station plans on having another concert next year as part of the radiothon 2016. 
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