• The labor market deteriorates in the Outaouais

  • The 2014 edition of Foule@action

  • 4 students from CSHBO honored as part of the Quebec Adult Learners Week

  • It's Easter!

  • Increased police surveillance for the weekend

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The labor market deteriorates in the Outaouais


Regional county municipalities (RCM) of the Outaouais are suffering for the third consecutive year of contraction of the labor market, according to the Institute of Statistics of Québec (ISQ).

Although the MRC des Collines de Gatineau has displayed a rate of workers aged 25-64 still higher than that of Quebec, the deterioration in the labor market is very real.
Here in Pontiac, the rate of workers has declined by 0.4% between 2011-2012, while the MRC finds the third RCM with the lowest employment rates.

MRC de la Vallée -de-la-Gatineau is the only region to have grown at 0.2 points higher.

The 2014 edition of Foule@action


The 2014 edition of foule@action took place yesterday in several places in the Pontiac.
At the stroke of eleven, the children of several centers and youth of several primary and secondary schools in the Pontiac danced for the occasion, to the song Elle me dit from the singer Mika.

Foule@action is an initiative aimed at young people in the region and to emphasis on the good habit of being healthy by moving your body.

(Photo ; Young School Sacré Coeur of Gracefield)

4 students from CSHBO honored as part of the Quebec Adult Learners Week


Four students of adult education and vocational training of the Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois de l'Outaouais were honored at a recognition event held in Ottawa as part of the Week of the adult training.

The president of the school board, Diane Nault, attended this annual event, as well as the director of educational resources, Stéphane Rondeau.

Stéphanie Lachance from the Centre de Formation Professionnel Pontiac in Mansfield was also honored during the evening.

It's Easter!


The celebrations for the feast of Easter will take place in the coming hours. St. Peter Parish in Fort -Coulonge, Father Réal Ouellette.

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The interview with Father Réal Ouellette is available in the audio section of www.chipfm.com in the French section of the website.

Increased police surveillance for the weekend


We remind you that during this period between Easter and since April 14 to May 11, all police services are patrolling Quebec, including the Sûreté du Québec in the territory of Pontiac, to a greater extent and will mean findings of offense to road users who commit speeding.

In 2012, Quebec police responded to nearly 620,000 offenses in connection with speeding. Among these interventions, more than 6,800 offenses constituted excessive speeding and about 13,800 offenses were committed in construction zones where fines are doubled.

The police will also give an offense if they find any violation of the Code of road safety.
Remember that speed is the leading cause of fatal and that the risks of being involved in such a collision increases exponentially when the vehicle speed increases.

Arts of paintings of Gerald Trottier exposed at the Ottawa Art Gallery


102 paintings by the well known artist Gerald Trottier, who died in 2005, are on display from April 10 to June 14 at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

It is the largest personal collection to be displayed at the Ottawa art gallery. Denise Trottier, daughter of Mr. Trottier has approved this exhibition.

It should be noted that Mr. Trottier maintained a very special relationship with the arts when he said God gave me this talent and he was not comfortable with selling his art, during his life time he would have given a lot at no charge.

New revitalization coordinator for the Municipalities of Chichester and Allumettes Island


Municipalities of Allumettes Island and Chichester hired last September 2013 Nathalie Demers as coordinator for the revitalization project in partnership with the Fondation rue Principale of Allumtte Island.

A model based on the Fort -Coulonge and Mansfield in order to beautify the municipalities and make them more inviting to citizens but also to entrepreneurs.
Several activities will be organized in the coming weeks with the aim, among other things, to promote the sale of houses in this area. On this, Nathalie Demers, revitalization coordinator :

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Note that Winston Sunstrum Mayor Island Allumette , is now the new President of the Local Development Centre of Pontiac.

The Outaouais shines at the grand prix du tourisme du Québec gala


The Outaouais region will be well represented at the great provincial final of the grand prix du tourisme québécois. The 13 regional winners gave the Outaouais second place, tied with the Eastern Townships, for the number of nominations from all regions of Quebec. A total of 144 finalists from across Canada will compete for honors at a gala to be held May 13 in Laval.

(Photo: Against a background of snow, animals can be easily observed and photographed and it is easy to follow in their footsteps on the ground And more power to move around on snowshoes or cross-country skiing , the park is much less crowded . in winter, and you can move around on snowshoes or cross country skiing . - Paul Simon Photo provided by Omega Park)

Millions to embellish the downtown Gatineau


Gatineau will spend a million dollars in the animation of its downtown , over the next few years, in order to accelerate its revitalization.

Elected officials have asked the Department of Arts, Culture and Humanities prepare their animated five-year plan, accompanied by a financial framework in collaboration with retailers and organizations downtown.

The City has also agreed to pay $ 50,000 to Vision centre-ville for a study on a future neighborhood of artists. The City also confirmed on Tuesday that a new agreement to close a section of Laval Street between Wellington Street and Wright will be signed.

Aubrey Street and a portion of Kent Street will also be permanently closed from May 12 to October 15.

Police chase in Clarendon


Last Friday, shortly before 9 pm, the Sûreté du Québec, attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 148 in Clarendon for an offense under the Highway Safety Code.

The vehicle refused to stop and a short pursuit started.

The driver lost control of his vehicle a few minutes later, in a curve on Stuart Road. He had to be taken to hospital for medical treatment of minor injuries. The other two occupants of the vehicle were not injured.

The driver, a 40 year old man from Shawville, was arrested and released on a summons.  He must appear in court at a later date. He could face charges of dangerous driving, fleeing and driving while on probation.
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