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Opening of cheese factory in Litchfield planned for late next year

3 November 2023 à 2:17 pm

Updated on 3 November 2023 à 4:06 pm

Some local entrepreneurs are planning the opening of what would be the Pontiac’s first cheese factory, Formagerie La Drave, in Litchfield late next year. It was recently announced that the project was selected for $100,000 in funding through the FRR stream 4 in order to purchase equipment. CHIP 101.9 spoke with one of the project’s […]

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Important meeting for CISSSO users’ committee in Pontiac on November 7

3 November 2023 à 11:32 am

After two years of waiting, the Pontiac will finally see a users’ committee set up within the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO), which had been looking for several months to fill this position. The CISSSO selected Pierre Saint-Cyr, who has already managed to set up resident committees within the […]

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Free winter clothing available in Shawville this Saturday

2 November 2023 à 8:56 am

With the cold weather arriving,  a group of volunteers in the Shawville area is gathering winter clothing for those in need, and will be distributing it free of charge  this Saturday. Reverend Susan Lewis of the Anglican Parish of West Quebec explained that they started the winter clothing drive several years ago and it has […]

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Environmental writer Katharine Fletcher retires column after 34 years

31 October 2023 à 3:00 pm

Earlier this year, Katharine Fletcher, a Pontiac environmentalist and writer, announced that she would be stepping back from writing columns for several local publications after 34 years in the business. Most recently, her column “Our Environment” was published in the Pontiac Journal, Aylmer Bulletin and West Quebec Post, covering environmental issues both local and international. […]

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Nicolas Brodeur discusses Pontiac forestry industry 15 years after Smurfit-Stone closure

30 October 2023 à 1:03 pm

This month, the Pontiac region marks a bleak milestone with the 15th anniversary of the closure of the Smurfit-Stone mill in Litchfield, which was the area’s largest private employer at the time. The shuttering of the pulp mill in October 2008 resulted in the direct loss of more than 200 jobs and had a disastrous […]

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Strike day November 6: school boards notify parents of plans

30 October 2023 à 11:41 am

With a possible public sector strike day looming on November 6, the region’s school boards are notifying parents of their plans if the strike is not averted. The Centre de services scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais (CSSHBO) has confirmed that it has received strike notices from support staff unions, professionals and teacher for this day. “Currently, various […]

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Mayors approve energy from waste proposal from Deloitte in split vote

26 October 2023 à 3:20 pm

A special sitting of the MRC Pontiac council of mayors took place October 25 at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay. The sole item on the agenda was a resolution concerning a business plan the MRC had mandated the company Deloitte to produce for a proposed energy from waste facility. The council passed an initial […]

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Students learning firefighting basics in new class at ESSC

24 October 2023 à 2:47 pm

Students at École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge will now be able to select firefighting as one of their elective courses, due to a collaboration with MRC Pontiac and local fire departments. Over the course of two school years, students will be able to complete their Firefighter 1 course, which covers the basics of the trade and would […]

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Special sitting of the council of mayors on Wednesday, waste incinerator on agenda

24 October 2023 à 9:32 am

Yesterday afternoon (October 23), MRC Pontiac officials notified the public of a special sitting of the council of mayors to be hold on Wednesday October 25 at noon in the Elsie Gibbons room at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay. The only item on the agenda is listed as: Energy from Waste file:  Business plan, […]

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No Bristol Dryland Races in 2023

23 October 2023 à 4:13 pm

The Bristol Dryland Dog Races, which have been held annually for almost 10 years, will not take place this year. Race organizer Denis Rozon told CHIP 101.9 that he would be taking the year off in order to evaluate the internal structure of the event to ensure a succession within his organization. Rozon said he […]

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