• The solidarity Cooperative hops Pontiac honoured as part of coop week

  • Properties available on Grand Calumet Island

  • Otter Lake Halloween parade

  • The Fort-Coulonge Arena ready for the winter season

  • Books for children as part of cooperation week

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The solidarity Cooperative hops Pontiac honoured as part of coop week

The Coopérative de solidarité Houblon Pontiac Hops Cooperative received an awarded yesterday as part of CO-OP week.

The Foundation for the development of cooperatives in Outaouais and the Outaouais-Laurentides regional development cooperative awarded the Pontiac based COOP yesterday as part of a celebration that was taking place at the Moore farm in Hull.

This award was handed to the Houblon Pontiac Hops Cooperative with a check worth $7000. There check is an important for this Pontiac cooperative, that may become a strong economic engine in the Pontiac. 

Properties available on Grand Calumet Island

The municipality of Grand Calumet Island has several lots available located near the shoreline Grand marais. The lot sizes varying between 4.5 to nearly 6 square Kilometres. They are located close to the municipal beach. The land available has already spurred some new residential development over the past months. More details are available by contacting the municipality of Grand Calumet island. 

Otter Lake Halloween parade

With Halloween around the corner, many different municipalities will celebrate the spirit in many different ways. This year, Otter Lake has come up with something different; at the end of this month they will hold their first Halloween parade. Parade organizer Crystal Dubeau describes how the event got underway and the award categories.

The parade starts at 2PM on Sunday October 30th. 

The Fort-Coulonge Arena ready for the winter season

Ice skaters, the ice of the Leisure Centre in Fort-Coulonge is now open to the public.

There will be a family skate between 6:30 and 8PM this Saturday. The cost is $ 3 per skater. The Commets have also started their ice activities, two of which will take place on Saturday and two others on Sunday. 

Books for children as part of cooperation week

The Caisse Populaire Desjardins of Fort Coulonge will distribute educational books to almost 240 students of the école Poupore primary school of Fort-Coulonge today, as part of cooperation week. Paul Boisvert from the Caisse Desjardins says that their doing this to encourage success:

This operation is part of a broader strategy on behalf of the Caisse Desjardins. Paul Boisvert says that 1.8 million is being invested as part of cooperation week:

The full interview with Paul Boisvert is available through chipfm.com under the French audio section. 

Zero waste Month: reduce your waste

As part of the zero waste month, Josey Bouchard tells CHIP listeners the five words you need to keep in mind; Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycles and Compost:

Environmental chronique is broadcast on CHIP and is available on chipfm.com under the French audio section. 

Renovations to the Bryson House

The Gallery of the George Bryson cultural House is undergoing renovation work. This is part of the many renovation’s initiated by the municipality of Mansfield to this heritage building in order to fix the appearance and to avoid more damage caused by the passage of time and weather ware. 

Read with me: it’s story time at school

During the Read with me week, which took place from 1 to 9 October 2016, the teachers of l’Envolée school of Campbell's Bay decided to celebrate this event in a very special way on Friday, October 7, "day of stories". For this occasion, the students were invited to come to school dressed in their pajamas and bring their favorite Children’s story book.  

Students in Mme. Françoise kindergarten classes, Mme. Élisabeth grade 1 and 2 class and Mme. Mélanie 5th and 6th year class witnessed an hour of literary magic together. The oldest had chosen a children's book that they read to a group of several different children. Reading the same book more than once, students became experts in its narrative. In their own way, each exploring different facets of the book: they questioned students about images, ask students to predict the end and asked them about known words, etc.  

Students from Mme. Lyzanne grade 2nd and 3rd class and Mr. Gaston grade 4 and 5 students have taken a trip to the Centre Picabou in Campbell's Bay where they read a story to children aged 0 to 5 years old. This activity was very appreciated by children, a rewarding activity for all and a great way to celebrate reading. 

Students are experimenting with Robotics

For four weeks, students from 5th and 6th grade have been experimenting with Robotics with the use of Lego Mindstorms EV3. They first built their robot, the Rover Riley, then they learned the basics of programming using the software and follow the correct procedures. Finally, they got different challenges.  

Through this project, students have developed their ability to solve problems using mathematical and scientific methodology. 

Raymond Durocher hammers his messages at the last public meeting of the MRC Pontiac

MRC Pontiac Warden Raymond Durocher delivered his report yesterday at the public meeting of the MRC. On the agenda was governance, the biomass valorization project and also putting in place of a wider plan in regards to the 20/20 Vision. Regarding municipal organization and governance, the Warden was clear, he said that, as for consideration of the status quo, the reality is that we cannot remain the same, that the elected must make a difference:

During the discussions following the Mayor's report, the question was put forward about the ability of the region to preserve its schools and businesses. Population decline appears to be the main concern. The Warden keep some mayors on an optimistic track, saying that solutions exist such as immigration which is a file that the Warden has worked on himself:

He gave as an example of a success  story the Senegalese comedian, humorist and biologist Boucar Diouf who moved to Rimouski.   The full interview with Raymond Durocher is available on chipfm.com under the French audio section.