• Campbell’s Bay unveils 60 foot long mural

  • The MRC Pontiac search for Head Development Planner

  • MP Will Amos putting on his skis to speak with residents

  • Strap on your skates, the Patro channel open this weekend!

  • Raymond Durocher addresses Media over waste collection contract

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Campbell’s Bay unveils 60 foot long mural

Over 100 People were in attendance for the unveiling of a mural highlighting how the heart of the municipality looked in the 1950s. According to the Tim Ferrigan Campbell’s Bay Municipal Councilor the 60 foot long fresco was a group effort.

It was never in question as to the theme of the mural.

The 60 foot fresco is located in downtown Campbell’s Bay at the intersection of rue Ringrose and rue Front. 

The MRC Pontiac search for Head Development Planner

The MRC Pontiac has posted on its website last Wednesday the job position of Head Development Planner. Duties include regular meetings with the General Director; this person will have the responsibility to coordinate and participate in the progress of various portfolios in the MRC.  

Anyone interested should contact the MRC Pontiac and apply before next February 16, noon, to the attention of Gabriel Lance. 

MP Will Amos putting on his skis to speak with residents

This Wednesday Pontiac MP Will Amos will meet with residents who wish to discuss topics such as national priorities and the Standing Committee on environment and sustainable development issues. Will Amos will make the Keogan run at Gatineau Park, the only caveat is that he will be skiing between 8 pm and 9.30 pm during any discussions.  

On 15 February, the MP will be present at a Chile supper at the Club de golf Larrimac located at 1148 Highway 105 in Chelsea between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. People attending will be able to get the latest information on new initiatives for the Pontiac.  

MP for Mont-Royal Anthony Housefather and Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer Greg Fergus should also be in attendance. The cost is $ 10 per person and children get in for free. 

Strap on your skates, the Patro channel open this weekend!

The Patro’s canal opens the Sunday, February 14 for a skating challenge. The canal will be open this weekend to for skating.  
According to Arnaud De la Salle, the skating challenge is a family activity.

Cross-country skiing in forest trails will also take place on February 20 next in the Patro’s nature park. This activity is one hour and will end with a campfire. 

Raymond Durocher addresses Media over waste collection contract

Fort Coulonge Mayor Raymond Durocher has recently attended a media Scrum Organized by CHIP Radio in conjunction with the Pontiac journal. During the course of the conversation Raymond Durocher has responded to more than 40 questions in a 50 minute time span addressing the recent awarding of the waste collection contract to Martin Lalonde and the rumors surrounding the decision.  

When asked about the allegations over bribes, Raymond Durocher said that he is a hairbreadth away from going after the people who deform himself and those elected who Mr. Durocher as mayor represents, reputations.  

The full conversation between Raymond Durocher, CHIP and the Pontiac Journal’s Arnaud de la Salle is available on the CHIP Website under the French audio section. 

André Fortin appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of finance

The MNA for the Pontiac André Fortin was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Finance Minister Carlos Leitao. The representative of the Pontiac National Assembly thanked Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and noted on his Facebook page that he supported the vision put forward by the Minister for a prosperous economy and the sound management of public finances. 

4 teens escaped the ice on the Ottawa River near Luskville

Four teenagers are feared for their lives after they fell in the Ottawa River, near Luskville, yesterday afternoon at the height of the path of the Outardes.

Their snowmobiles fell through the ice.

Two of the four teenagers, two girls, spent 15 minutes in water and suffering from hypothermia.

The four did not sustain any long term damage from the cold water exposure. None of them sustained any injuries. 

The Sûreté du Québec Caution Snowmobilers

The Sûreté du Québec issued a press release stating that they want to remind snowmobilers some safety tips to prevent incidents during the winter season. Despite the low amount of snow in some areas of Quebec, 8 snowmobilers have lost their lives since the start of the season.

It is important to recall the regulation;

Snowmobile traffic is prohibited on public roads unless exception, including through a path in the space provided by signage.

The maximum speed limit is 70 km/h in the trails.

Snowmobilers are subject to the same laws as motorists with respect to the ability to drive impaired by drugs, alcohol or both. 

Pembroke SnoSpree 2016

SnoSpree in Pembroke kicked off on Wednesday with a midday free public skate at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Yesterday Soup Sensation Competition/Fundraiser for First Step options was held at St. Johns Lutheran church on Mill street.

The festivities continue this evening, with the Rotary Club Skating Party, FREE Public Swim, a Trivia Night and the SnoSpree Family Movie Night showing Minions free of charge at festival hall.

More great events are going on this weekend like SnoSpree Family Breakfast, Downtown HockeySpre, Giant Euchre Tournament, Sliding party, Polar Bear Dip, kids bingo and a fireworks show.


Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day at Festival Hall this Weekend

Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day is coming to Festival Hall as part of SnoSpree. This Sunday at 2PM come to festival hall and enjoy this great theatrical production.

Alexandra Lent, the Artistic Director of the To Be Determined Theatre Company says that the show is great for the whole family.

Tickets are $10 for children under 18 and $15 for Adults.  Go to festhall.ca for all the details.