• New parking pricing policy at the Shawville Hospital

  • Raymond Durocher give his public mayoral address

  • The SPCA de l'Outaouais takes a step forward against animal cruelty

  • Free skating offered by the Caisse populaire de Fort-Coulonge

  • The Quyon Santa Claus parade will take place this Saturday

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New parking pricing policy at the Shawville Hospital

There is an important change for patients and employees at the Shawville hospital who will have to get used to paying for parking in the coming months.  

Starting March 1, rates will be applied to patients and employees, including physicians.  

The spokesperson for the Centre Intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais, Geneviève Côté explains that now that the health services in the Outaouais are one, it’s important to harmonize policies across the region:

On November 24, the board of directors of the CISSS de l'Outaouais adopted this parking policy. An internal memorandum indicates that this decision was based in part on the desire to harmonize rates in car parks while taking into account urban or rural differences. 

Geneviève Côté says that the first 30 minutes are free, the daily maximum $ 4 . For employees who wish to use parking, the rate will be approximately $ 7.98 per pay period:

Unlike a persistent rumour reported to CHIP 101.9, only paid employees using the spaces will be charged for parking. Parking will be free for volunteers.  Parking in the streets surrounding the hospital may therefore be more likely to be used. 

Raymond Durocher give his public mayoral address

Mayor of Fort-Coulonge Raymond Durocher, in an interview to CHIP 101.9 spoke about the annual publication of his mayoral address. During the conversation, CHIP 101.9 came back to the awarding of the waste management contract to Martin Lalonde, which during the last year raised ire of several in the community. Raymond Durocher says that the decision for the municipal council was not easy:

Raymond Durocher believes that the time has come for employees, politicians and stakeholders to sit down and reflect on the future and how to deliver better services to residents to encourage growth.

Full interview with the mayor of Fort-Coulonge is available via CHIP FM.com under the French audio section. 

The SPCA de l'Outaouais takes a step forward against animal cruelty

A resident of the Danford Lake area of ​​the Municipality of Alleyn-and-Caewood Alain Marchand in the Pontiac, has received a landmark life-long prohibition against possession animal, after being convicted on several occasions of cruelty under the Animal Health Protection Act. The Society for the Prevention Cruelty to Animals the SPCA de l'Outaouais issued a press release yesterday explaining that this is the first such sentence in Quebec. Alain Marchand was found guilty of three counts filed by the SPCA de l'Outaouais and the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ). The SPCA provided photos of one of the dogs that sustained injuries. Criminal charges could be filed. For the time being, the man will have to pay fines totalling $ 1,800. The SPCA officers in the Outaouais have seized four dogs at the man's home in the last ten years. 

Free skating offered by the Caisse populaire de Fort-Coulonge

For those who are looking for activities this weekend, the Caisse Populaire Desjardins of Fort-Coulonge announced that its offering a free skating for everyone this Sunday December 11 between 3 and 5 PM. Hot dogs and soft drinks will also be available! 

The Quyon Santa Claus parade will take place this Saturday

The Quyon Santa Claus parade will take place on December 10th. It will start at Onslow School at 2 pm and finish at the Quyon Community Center (Lion’s Club) with refreshments and a chance to meet Santa Claus. For more information or to reserve your float, please contact Adam Bernier at 819-230-6090. 

The application period for Canada 2017 Summer Jobs is now open!

The application period for a 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (NPO, Business, etc.) is from December 7, 2016 to January 20, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit Canada.ca/jobs-canada 

The Caisse Populaire donates $ 895 to Bouffe Pontiac from vouchers collected at the Christmas Market

The Christmas Market held last weekend in Mansfield allowed the Caisse populaire de Fort-Coulonge to make a generous donation of $ 895.00 to Bouffe Pontiac.

The overall event was a huge success. During the event, people visited the Caisse Mobile, a high-tech bus providing mobile banking services to the Caisse populaire’s clientele. While inside the bus, people were able to exchange a voucher towards a 5$ donation to Bouffe Pontiac. The Mobile bank received 179 people. All the normal services found in a bank are available on this bus and the mobile bank is expected to return to the Pontiac later this winter.

The Pontiac Bouffe team is very grateful for this donation. The organization thanks the public for their help in alleviating hunger in the Pontiac. 

Assessment of the 4th edition of Génies en herbe

The final 2nd and 3rd round of Genies en herbes 2016 was held last Tuesday evening in front of a capacity crowd in the auditorium of the école secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge. 8 teams from 5 primary schools in the region competed in the fourth edition of the competition.

The winners got a medal and an educational game.

The winners are; For the 5-6 grades,  first place went to the Cowboys branchés of école l'Envolée and 2nd place, to the team the Surprenants chapeaux of Notre Dame du Sacré-Cœur.

For the 3-4 grades, first place went to the Génies étourdis of the école Sainte-Marie and the 2nd place by the Champignons d'or of the école Poupore. Earlier in the evening, there was also the historical exhibition on First World War artifacts presented by high school students. The event attracted many visitors. 

CHIP 101.9 in mourning following the passing of Helen Robinson

Pontiac Community Radio, CHIP 101.9 mourns the passing of Helen Robinson, a volunteer who started in the early years of CHIP back in the early 1980s. CHIP 101.9 President Michel Bélanger says that Helen Robinson and her husband Revell, were an exemplary volunteers who marked the organization.  

Last spring, the contribution of Helen and Revell Robinson was honored during the Volunteer Recognition Night by the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge. 

Pontissoise Cultural Fair at ESSC yesterday

Sieur-de-Coulonge high school welcomed several artists yesterday as part of the Pontissoise cultural fair. One of the organizers of the fair, Émilie Chazelas, explains that the purpose of this year’s fair is for the creation of future fair’s highlighting French culture.

During the fair, students in the 4th 5th and 6th year of elementary school got the chance to familiarize themselves with the secondary school environment.