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Chapeau RA cuts ribbon on new splash pad

11 September 2023 à 1:56 pm

On Saturday afternoon, members of the Chapeau Recreation Association gathered during the town’s annual family ball tournament to inaugurate their new splash pad. RA President Karie Bissonnette explained that the project had been a long time coming, as their initial grant application in 2020 was turned down. Bissonnette said that the project cost just shy of […]

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Proposed Shawville daycare project currently in limbo

11 September 2023 à 10:25 am

Updated on 11 September 2023 à 3:07 pm

A proposed expansion of daycare services in the Shawville area is currently in limbo and Pontiac MNA André Fortin says the issue will be top of mind as he heads back to Quebec City for the fall legislative session. Fortin explained that CPE 1-2-3 Picabou, a local daycare provider, had purchased land in Shawville as […]

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SADC Pontiac showcases new building, new services

8 September 2023 à 2:18 pm

SADC Pontiac held an open house on Thursday (September 7) at their newly renovated office in downtown Fort-Coulonge. Funded by Economic Development Canada, the organization offers a broad range of services to businesses in the region, from loans to marketing advice to workshops with subject matter experts. The local branch used to be based in […]

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Digging into Quyon’s history

6 September 2023 à 3:03 pm

A group of non-profit organizations focused on the region’s history are hosting a series of hands-on archeological digs near Quyon later this month. Audrey Lapointe, a local teacher who also sits on the board of the Outaouais Historical Society, explained that the idea for the event had originated with a bicycle trip that some students […]

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Participants sought for Christmas variety show fundraiser

5 September 2023 à 3:47 pm

Participants are being sought for a Christmas variety show in support of the Fort-Coulonge Knights of Columbus. Organizer Lise O’Reilly explained that she was looking for anyone with talents such as singing, dancing or acting to volunteer for the event. O’Reilly, whose husband is a musician, said that she had some experience putting on a […]

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Brigitte Sabourin of Shawville found in good health

2 September 2023 à 1:25 pm

Updated on 5 September 2023 à 9:38 am

The Sûreté du Québec announced that Brigitte Sabourin, 42, of Shawville, who had been missing since August 30, was located and found in good health last night (September 1). The Shawville resident was the subject of a search by the SQ, which had asked for the help of the public and the media. Public assistance had […]

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Charity walk for CHEO concludes at Shawville Fair opening, more than $25,000 raised

1 September 2023 à 4:10 pm

While the opening of the Shawville Fair on Thursday evening (August 31), served as the beginning of another Labour Day weekend packed with activities, it also served as the finale of one man’s walk for charity. Russell Mackay, whose trek to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has taken him across the […]

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Meeting on “vital public services” in Chapeau later this month

31 August 2023 à 2:58 pm

A public meeting on “vital public services” with a variety of officials will take place in the Upper Pontiac in mid-September. The region was hit hard by power outages during a cold snap in February that also knocked out the area’s landlines. Combined with the spotty cell service in certain sectors, the event highlighted the […]

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Police seek help finding Brigitte Sabourin, 42, of Shawville

31 August 2023 à 8:47 am

Updated on 31 August 2023 à 3:04 pm

The Sûreté du Québec is seeking the public’s help in finding Brigitte Sabourin, 42, of Shawville. She was last seen on August 30 at around 6:30 p.m. near rue Argue in Shawville. Police say they have reason to fear for her health and safety. Description Height : 1.63 m (5’3″) Weight : 86 kg (191 […]

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Allumettes traffic stop leads to impaired driving charge, seizure of drugs and “burglary tools”

29 August 2023 à 2:02 pm

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday August 25, Sûreté du Québec officers from the MRC Pontiac detachment intercepted a vehicle that had just turned off Hwy. 148 into the parking lot of a licensed establishment on L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. SQ spokesperson Sgt. Marc Tessier said that the traffic stop was initiated due to a burned out headlight. […]

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