• A man seriously injured in a snowmobile accident

  • Québec solidaire supports the Algonquins of Lac Barrière

  • Find a new name for Pontiac Primary Educational Institution contest

  • L'Homme Panache will be in Fort-Coulonge tonight

  • An elected by universal suffrage Warden officially confirmed

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A man seriously injured in a snowmobile accident


Shortly after 2 pm last Wednesday, police officers from the Sûreté du Québec, from the Pontiac MRC, were informed that a man on a snowmobile collided with a tree on a trail in the area of ​​chemin du Dix Milles in Rapides-des-Joachims.  

According to early reports, the snowmobiler reportedly struck a tree that was on the trail while driving with two other snowmobilers. The victim, a 56-year-old man from Sudbury, was 48 km from chemin du Dix Milles and had suffered injuries sever enough that he had to be stabilize and transported by SQ helicopter. which arrived at the scene at around 8:30 pm to transport the victim.  

He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to a hospital in the Ottawa area to treat major injuries, including an open fracture, which was non-life threatening. 

Québec solidaire supports the Algonquins of Lac Barrière


The spokesman and president of Québec solidaire Andrés Fontecilla, visited the Algonquin community of Lac-Rapide in the Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve on Wednesday, focusing on the Algonquin reserve of Barriere Lake in the federal riding of Pontiac.  

The president of Québec solidaire gave an interview to CHIP 101,9, explaining the difficulties of this community in its fight against mining that weighs heavily on the first nation, who may lose territory as a result of laws put forth by the Liberal Government:

The interview with the spokesperson and president of Québec solidaire Andrés Fontecilla is available at chipfm.com under the French audio section. 

Find a new name for Pontiac Primary Educational Institution contest


A contest was launched to find a new name for the group Francophone primary schools, covering the entire territory of the Pontiac, consisting of several schools. The name should represent the Pontiac, the students ranging from pre-school 4 years to the 6th year, also including specialized classes. The five municipalities/villages where the schools are located are Chapeau, Fort-Coulonge, Campbell's Bay, Otter Lake and Grand Calumet Island. The name should relate to the rural living.  
The deadline is April 21. The winner will receive $ 50.
Submissions can be sent to the following address: denis.rossignol@cshbo.qc.ca.  

 *** CONTEST RULES ***
The contest to find a name for our establishment that will represent the Pontiac is ongoing: - Francophone primary school covering the entire territory of the Pontiac that represent; - Preschool 4 to 6 years and specialized classes; - 6 schools in all located in 5 different villages (Chapeau, Fort-Coulonge, Campbell's Bay, Otter Lake and Grand Calumet Island); - a Rural environment, hunting and fishing area  

1. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO: all the students of schools or group-class schools; All school staff members; All the parents and families of the students.

2. SUGGESTIONS SHOULD TAKE ACCOUNT OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS of the clientele served by the historical context of the territory: socio-demographic (climatology, topography, environment, flora, fauna, etc.) and cultural

3. SUGGESTIONS MUST NOT REFER TO LIVING PERSONS

4. EACH SUGGESTION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A JUSTIFICATION

5. IT MUST BE A FRENCH NAME

6. SUBMISISSIONS SHALL INCLUDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON WHO IS THE AUTHOR; FOR STUDENTS OR GROUPS OF STUDENTS, PUTTING THE CLASS AND THE SCHOOL; FOR PERSONNEL, ADD SCHOOL.

7. YOUR SUGGESTION MUST BE E-MAILED: To: denis.rossignol@cshbo.qc.ca with the Subject Line: COMPETITION FOR A NEW NAME EPP  

PRIZE: - $ 50 to the winner - 2 $ 20 participation prizes will be drawn from all participants 

L'Homme Panache will be in Fort-Coulonge tonight


This evening from 7 pm hunter and TV personality L'Homme Panache, Réal Langlois, will be in Fort Coulonge at the Bryson's Bistro du Bûcheron. Réal Langlois says that he will be explaining trick and techniques tonight:

Tickets will be sold at $ 30 at the door and $ 15 for those under 13 years old. Admission is free for women who will be accompanied by a man. 

An elected by universal suffrage Warden officially confirmed


Last Tuesday, the regular public meeting of the MRC Pontiac was held and the mayors of the MRC decided to elect future Wardens by universal suffrage officially. This comes as a result of the vote that took place two weeks ago, were 13 of the 18 mayors voted in favour of an elected Warden.  

The five mayors who voted against are: Donald Gagnon of Chichester, Gilles Dionne, councillor of Mansfield-et-Pontefract municipality, Lynne Cameron of Portage-du-Fort, Terrence Murdock of Thorne and David Rochon of Waltham. The process for MRC Pontiac residents to elect their Warden can now get underway.  

The MRC Pontiac becomes the 16th jurisdiction in Quebec and the 2nd in the Outaouais (after the Gatineau Valley) to elect its Warden by universal suffrage. 

Management of the public forests of the Outaouais. YOUR OPINION COUNTS!


The Pontiac MRC received a mandate from the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, through the Sustainable Forest Management Program, to organize and conduct a public consultation in the region. During this consultation, the MRC invites all the people of the Outaouais to express their concerns regarding the announced change in roles and responsibilities.  

The 18 days consultation period begins on 28 March and ends on 14 April. You can consult the document concerning this derogation and make your comments online on the website of the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife And Parks no later than April 14th at 4:30 pm.  
http://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/forets/consultation/consultation-amenagement-outaouais-pafit-fevrier-mars-2017.jsp
For more information on this consultation, please visit the Regional Table of Integrated Resource Management for the Territory of the Outaouais (TGIRTO).   

Pontiac CFP; Courses start soon


The dates of the various courses offered by the Pontiac Vocational Training Center (Pontiac CFP) will be locked down in the coming weeks. Only a few registrations are required to start the Secretarial / Accounting and Personal health care assistant courses. The Cooking course registration is also open.  

The Pontiac CFP Director emphasised the extremely importance for those interested in registering to do so as soon as possible to start the program. Interested individuals can register or get more information by calling 819-683-1419. 

CISSSO meeting; A useful meeting according to CEO Jean Hébert


Following the meeting in Bristol last Monday night, the Chief Executive Officer of the CISSS de Outaouais Jean Hébert, described the meeting as useful and added that conversations with the Pontiac public were cordial and respectful. He spoke about their meetings to date and that he is expecting to see more people during future dialogs. Jean Hébert:

The full interview with the CEO of the CISSS de l’Outaouais Jean Hébert is available via chipfm.com under the French audio section. 

A new prevention and screening service for STBBI in the Pontiac


Le Centre intégré de santé et de service sociaux de l’Outaouais announces the creation of a new service for the prevention and detection of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) for young people 14 to 25 years of age.  

From today onwards, traveling clinics will be offered every first Wednesday of the month, alternating in between the communities of Chapeau, Fort-Coulonge, Shawville and Quyon. 

Cégep Heritage College Foundation announces six new student bursaries


Last week the Cégep Heritage College Foundation announced 6 new bursaries that will be available for students starting or returning to school for the 2017-2018 school year. Nicole Lefebvre, Manager of the Cégep Heritage College Foundation, spoke with CHIP 101.9 about the bursaries:

The deadline for bursary applications is March 28th. To apply, please visit www.heritagecollegefoundation.org. 
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