• CHIP 101,7 broadcasts the Montreal Canadian games

  • Garrison Petawawa soldier takes his own life

  • Moisson Outaouais has raised more then $65,000

  • Enterovirus D68 sends 4 children to CHEO

  • The end of the railway in the Pontiac

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CHIP 101,7 broadcasts the Montreal Canadian games

We stared off with some bad news. How about some good news and what some may even call great news.

This morning on Bonjour Pontiac François Carrier General Manager of CHIP 101.7 officially announced that chip 101.7 will now officially broadcast the Montreal Canadian Games for the 2014-2015 season.

Your community radio station will broadcast both pre season, regular season and post season playoff games in French.

Tune into CHIP 101.7 for the first game against their old rivals the Boston Bruins on Tuesday September 23, the puck drops at 7:30PM. 

Garrison Petawawa soldier takes his own life

The Petawawa soldier who was in a 40 hour standoff with police on August 28th tragically took his own life last week. According to a CBC report Master Corporal Denis Demers' body was found near Barron Canyon Road on September 12th. The coroner's office is now investigating but police say foul play is not suspected. Demers was a medical technician with the 2 Field Ambulance. 

Moisson Outaouais has raised more then $65,000

Moisson Outaouais has raised more then $65,000 thanks to their Loto-Moisson. Loto-Moisson is Moisson Outaouais largest annual fund raiser. Even thought it is only the second year of the fund raiser Moisson Outaouais has tripled the amount of funds it made over last years.

All proceeds are going to fulfill Moisson Outaouais mission to of helping to alleviate hunger in the Outaouais region. 

Enterovirus D68 sends 4 children to CHEO

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario has treated four children with enterovirus D68 so far, and expects to treat more in the coming weeks. The four children made full recoveries and were sent home, CHEO said in a news release issued Wednesday. They did not require intensive care.

Symptoms for most children are mild and include fevers, runny noses and coughs, indistinguishable from a regular cold. Some children may have no symptoms at all. CHEO is encouraging concerned parents to bring children with respiratory symptoms to family doctors and walk-in clinics, without siblings and other family members, to help reduce overcrowding and prevent spreading the illness. 

The end of the railway in the Pontiac

Bad news for the MRC of Pontiac, a few days ago the Canadian National started dismantling the railway tracks in the Pontiac.  This case was identified as a priority by the main representatives of the MRC and the regional mobilization that began in August (from last year) 2013. The MRC has subsequently tried to prevent the CN from dismantling the railway in the Pontiac by adopting an interim control in its development plan, but the Superior Court ruled in favor of the CN.

Last April, the appeal of the dismantling of the rails of the railroad Canadian National (CN) in the Pontiac was denied.  Since that time, some people were watching the developments on the ground to try to prevent the dismantling work.  It seems that the MRC has come to the conclusion that nothing can stop them from dismantling the rails in the Pontiac.

It is unclear whether all tracks will be dismantled by the end of winter.

The main economic players in the region had emphasized that the railroad was essential to develop the industrial park. According to information obtained by CHIP 101.7, the MRC will now change its economic development plan and waives any event.

Recall that according to the Vice President of the Canadian Operations of Green Investment Group, Gerry Philippe, head of the industrial park in Portage du Fort, stated that it was an essential infrastructure for the industrial park and economic recovery for the region.

Further details will be reported in future newsletters. 

The Pontiac Juniors are at risk of being dropped from the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey league

The Pontiac Juniors are at risk of being dropped from the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey league due to restructuring. According to Ryan Barber President of the Pontiac Juniors some of the Ontario teams of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey league, they are trying to be affiliated with the current Central Junior A teams to gain better mobility to move players from one team to another.  Unfortunately this means the exclusion of the two teams that are based in Quebec.

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The Pontiac Juniors are looking into an amicable solution but will consider legal action if need be.

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The Pontiac Juniors will hit the ice, October 11, at home for their opening game. 

Two drug seizures in La Pêche

On September 11, in the Municipality of La Pêche, police officers of the Public Security Service of the MRC des Collines-del’Outaouais proceeded with two drug related searches.

One was conducted on the grounds of a residence located on René Levesque Road, where more than 250 cannabis plants, as well as 2.5 lbs in bulk, were found.  Two improperly stored firearms were also seized, one being loaded.  The 60 year old male resident, known to police, was arrested.  Charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking narcotics should be filed against this individual. Following this search and seizure, officers then went to a lot located on Montée Bélisle, where more than fifty cannabis plants were found.  There were no arrests at the second location, the investigation is ongoing. 

Renfrew county winter control budget predicted to be in the red for this year

Renfrew County's Roads department is having to keep a close eye on the winter control budget even before the snow falls. Operations Manager Steve Boland says they expect to finish the year 195 000 dollars over budget. He says that's because last winter just didn't want to quit. 

Also putting stress on the budget are traffic signal detector loop repairs, which were damaged over the winter months due to frost in the pavement.  To help reduce the strain on the bottom line, Boland says they'll be cutting back on some aspects of roadside maintenance such as ditch clearing, by doing only what is necessary.

The time to put your name forward as a candidate to become a town councilor in seats number 3 and 4 or mayor of Sheenboro comes to a close this Friday.  You have until the 19th of September to become or to sign up for public office. The elections will be held on October 19th. The former Mayor Shamus Morris resigned after accepting employment outside the region. 

The Gatineau Olympiques Lost in overtime in the season opener

The Gatineau Olympiques began their season with a 3-2 loss against les Foreurs de Val d'Or but made up for it on Saturday with a win against les Huskies de Rouyn - Noranda 4-2 at the centre Robert Guertin. The Gatineau Olympiques are at home this Friday playing against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. 

County applies for funding for two big projects

It will be February 2015 before the county of Renfrew finds out how much provincial funding it will receive under the Ontario Community Infrastructure fund and Building Canada Fund. However, the county has an idea of what they are going to do with the funds according to operations manager Steve Boland. Two projects will be on the application. One being the Claybank bridge on White Lake road in McNab Breaside. The second project would be Mud Lake road from Pembroke to Whitewater Road which serves as an emergency detour route for Highway 17.