• Arrests relating to drugs in Mansfield-et-Pontefract

  • RS Ranch Rodeo

  • PPJ Color Race Tomorrow

  • Real estate fair and renovation in l'Isle-aux-allumettes

  • Zec of the Rapides-des-Joachims for Fort McMurray

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Arrests relating to drugs in Mansfield-et-Pontefract

The Sûreté du Québec major crimes investigations unit seized more than 410 Cannabis plants on the Chemin de la Chute in Mansfield. The three men between the ages 31 and 34 were arrested and released on promise to appear in court.  

They face charges of possession with intent to traffic. The men will appear in court on August 2 in Campbell's Bay. The Sûreté du Québec stated that public information led to the arrests.  

The Sûreté du Québec reminds anyone with information about illegal activities to contact them confidentially at 1-800-659-4264. 

RS Ranch Rodeo

Following the Rodeo organized by the RS Ranch last weekend, Suzie Carrier wants to thank volunteers and participants who were there last weekend.

Although the RS Rodeo was not as popular this year, Mme. Carrier still feels it was a success due to the help from the participants;

Mme. Carrier said that she does not know if there will be a rodeo again next year. 

PPJ Color Race Tomorrow

Claudee Galipeau, organizer of the PPJ color race taking place in Mansfield this Saturday at 9 a.m., spoke to CHIP about the importance of the community’s involvement.

The registration for the event was closed on May 22 but for those who missed that opportunity, registration has been reopened, you can still register online but you must do so by 8PM.

For those already registered, you must check in at 9 a.m. to receive your number.

Registration cost is $ 20 for adults and free for children under 8 years old accompanied by an adult who has registered. 

Real estate fair and renovation in l'Isle-aux-allumettes

This Saturday there is a real estate and renovation fair taking place for West Pontiac from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Chapeau Arena.  

The organizers especially invite those who renovate, sell or buy a property. Those who need advice in real estate law or who intended to increase the value of their home are encouraged to drop by.  

During the event, real estate agents and private sellers, entrepreneurs in renovations, landscapers, notaries, surveyors and inspectors will be present at the fair. 

Zec of the Rapides-des-Joachims for Fort McMurray

Zec des Rapides-des-Joachims employees organized a fundraising for victims of the fire in Fort McMurray. They raised a total of $ 870 which will be deposited at the caisse populaire shortly. Employees of the Zec wish to thank all who have donated. 

Law to strengthen the fight against smoking

Now, it is forbidden to smoke on all grounds and parking facilities of Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de l‘Outaouais. It is forbidden to buy tobacco for a minor or smoking within a radius of 9 meters of all doors or windows. The rules also apply to electronic cigarettes.  

Several changes have been made to smoking regulations and the promotion and advertising of tobacco products, as well as prohibiting other aromas and flavors than tobacco and even an increase in fines will vary between $ 250 and $ 750. 

Climatic conditions make mosquitoes treatments less effective than last years

As a result of biological treatment for biting insects, several residents of the area of Fort-Coulogne and Mansfield questioned the effectiveness of the efforts of the company GDG environment. Some residents have said that the treatment did not have the desired effect. Interview with CHIP, GDG environment’s Director Richard Vadeboncoeur explained that the treatment was not as effective as last year. Richard Vadeboncoeur says that they are in agreement with those who complain, and the he puts a lot of pride in his work and hopes that the treatments are more effective:

The Director GDG believes that the next few days they should have better results in the elimination of mosquitoes. The full interview with Richard Vadeboncoeur is available via CHIP FM.com under the French audio section 

Esprit Rafting after the fire

Last Friday, Esprit Rafting lost their main building to a fire. In a conversation with CHIP 101.7 Jim Coffey, the owner of the Davidson based Ecotourism business says that its due to a resilient staff that there was no interruption for their regular tours that where held last weekend:

Another reason for the business’ ability to keep running in spite of loss of the building is their online systems.

Mr. Coffey added that it is still too early to determine what caliber of building will replace the old one.

At this moment, the cause of the fire remains unknown .The full interview with Jim Coffey is available on our website under the English audio section. 

Golf tournament for the benefit of the Opération Enfant Soleil

Marthe Drolet, one of the organizers of the Golf Tournament to benefit Opération Enfant Soleil, which took place at Mansfield last weekend, gave a positive assessment on the outcome of the tournament saying that they raised $6026.84.

Last year, they had raised only two thousand five hundred dollars. Mme. Drolet’s family of will present the amount raised at the 29th edition of the Opération Enfant Soleil telethon to be aired on the TVA network:

Opération Enfant Soleil telethon will be held June 4 and 5. 

Club Quad Pontiac wants access to the bicycle for ATV

Club Quad Pontiac has placed a series of petitions in various places including convenience stores through the MRC Pontiac. They are encouraging people in the region to sign petitions to accept all-terrain vehicles on the PPJ bike trail.  

The president of the Club Quad Pontiac Patrick Amyotte said that less and less cyclists use the path and that many investments have been made to the path infrastructure in recent years.  

Mr. Amyotte believes that by accepting the ATV on the PPJ, businesses like gas stations or restaurants in the the Pontiac will benefit economically. He also stated that Club Quad Pontiac could do the maintenance of the track and that cyclists will not be affected by the change.  

An MRC Committee will focus on this issue.