• A blow to the private Pontiac forest company

  • Repairs on Highway 148

  • A third candidate ad

  • Excessive speeding on Highway 148

  • Lansdowne: TD Place is ready for touchdowns

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A blow to the private Pontiac forest company

Pontiac forestry group request to the Ministry of Forest, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) to maintain investments in private forests and immediately review the budget shared between regions.

Victim of serious economic problems since the closure of the Smurfit-Stone in 2008, the forest sector in the Pontiac suffered another blow last week when they learned when studying the budget of the Ministry of forest, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP), that investments for private forests in the Outaouais would be reduced by 33% compared to the 2013 season. This is a loss of 570,000 dollars for the Outaouais and 182 000 dollars for the Pontiac.
Martin Boucher, Director General of Forestry Group of Pontiac, said he was very worried about this late announcement, long after the beginning of the season operations and hiring staff required depending on the budget in April. All this after learning increases investment in the public forests.
In the case of the MRC, the poorest in Quebec, there are several forestry workers who will be laid off and many of them may no longer qualify for employment insurance.
Martin Boucher added however that the budget cut is still difficult to understand when we know that the Outaouais and more particularly the Pontiac has never received its fair share of the provincial budget. Although private forest companies of the Outaouais represent 9% of private forest areas in Quebec, she received 3.9% of the provincial budget to invest in the Pontiac.

Repairs on Highway 148

The replacement of a culvert on Highway 148 should begin shortly.
According to Karine Sauvé, regional spokesman for the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec, the repairs of that portion of the only road linking the region to the Outaouais urban area.
In addition, the bypass path, currently used by the road users will not be paved and will therefore remain in its current state, that is to say in gravel.

A third candidate ad

Official and diplomat Rory Nisan of Chelsea has been added to the list of stakeholders to wear the colors of the Liberal Party of Canada (DFC) in the County of Pontiac.
After seven years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and one year as Canada's representative to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Nisan has chosen to enter politics. He wishes to defend the interests of small communities in the different municipalities in his riding.
Rory Nisan wants push for investment in infrastructure and "strategic investments" to support community projects and small businesses.
The name of Rory Nisan thus added to those of Will Amos and Josey Bouchard, who have already announced that they would be candidates for the Liberal nomination in the riding of Pontiac.
The owner of the Mill in Wakefield, Lynn Berthiaume, would also have an interest, but has not confirmed her candidacy.

Excessive speeding on Highway 148

Shortly before 6 o'clock yesterday morning, the Sûreté du Québec stopped a vehicle for excessive speeding on Highway 148 East, near Vinton. The suspect was traveling at over 140 km / h in an area of 90 km / h.
The 22 year old man from Bryson received a ticket for $ 732 and lost 10 demerit points on his license, which is also the subject of a suspension for a period of 30 days.

Lansdowne: TD Place is ready for touchdowns

The new stadium of the football team of Ottawa, the RedBlacks will be inaugurated tonight.
TD Square is part of the revitalization of Lansdowne Park whose costs are estimated at $ 400 million. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, representatives of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), which will manage the park, and those of the TD will attend the event.
More than 20,000 people are expected to TD Square to mark the first home game of the RedBlack, on July 18.Tune in to CHIP tomorrow night at 10:00 pm and listen to the live broadcast of the RedBlacks football team right here on CHIP 101.7.

The online shopping site now recognizes Kijiji Gatineau

A decision that pleased the President of the Imperative French movement, Jean-Paul Perrault, who had asked the City of Gatineau to intervene in this matter.
Since the creation of the website, the Gatineau section was a sub title to the Ontario and Ottawa section because of the limited supply available in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

NDP MP Pontiac, Mathieu Ravignat is stating the slow construction of the new bridge that connects Allumettes Island and Ontario, near the town of Pembroke

According to Mathieu Ravignat, the current bridge, 50 years old, is outdated and the government has done little since the announcement of its renewal in 2011. Ravignat hopes that the construction will accelerate.

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In addition, he hopes that the region's workers will be hired to build the new bridge, which is essential to our economy:
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In 2011 the Conservative government promised hundreds of millions of dollars for the construction of the new bridge.

DJ rock was again a success according to organizer

The event was held from June 27 to 29 a the Amyotte Park Mansfield and drew a very big crowd according to Stéphane Durocher, CEO of the Pontiac youth center:
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According to Mr. Durocher, some changes were made to the program, helped to complete this weekend activity.
According to organizers, the event should take place again next year.

BBQ benefit for Opération Enfant Soleil will be held at the pharmacy Pavlina Zhivkov shortly

On July 17 th, from 11:30 to 1:30, a lunch will be held in the parking lot of the pharmacy located at 240 Highway 148 in Mansfield. And as Line Giguère, pharmacy technician said, you never know when our children will need an operation

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Other events, whose proceeds will be handed to Opération Enfant soleil will be organized by the pharmacy Pavlina Zhivkov during the course of the year.

The available budget for the next year reached a total of $ 402,475

The list of selected project in the rural pact of the MRC can be found on our website.
The various projects are already added such as transportation to work as well as various projects of regional orders. Also note that the projects main street for municipalities of Fort-Coulonge, Mansfield, Chichester and the Allumette Island also received funding. The full interview with Benjamin Hiard is available in the audio section.
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