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Mobile vaccination clinics coming to Pontiac

16 October 2023 à 10:44 am

Updated on 16 October 2023 à 11:44 am

Regional health authority  CISSSO has announced that they will be hosting mobile vaccination clinics for respiratory diseases throughout the Pontiac territory over the coming weeks. According to the CISSSO’s website, vaccination against influenza as well as COVID 19 is recommended for the following groups: People living in residential and long-term care centers, private seniors’ residences […]

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Next week’s closures on the Chenaux Bridge extended by several hours

13 October 2023 à 3:28 pm

The evening closures of the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux Generating Station in Portage-du-Fort next week have been extended by several hours. The bridge will now be closed on October 16 and 17 between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. The bridge will also be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on November 13, 14, […]

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Pontiac Chamber of Commerce holding 5 à 7 next Thursday

13 October 2023 à 1:44 pm

The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce is inviting local businesspeople to a 5 à 7 on Thursday October 19 at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon. Chamber President Sébastien Bonnerot, explained the gathering was organized as part of Canadian Small Business Week. The events featured speaker is from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “We […]

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Tentative end to weekend service breaks at Pontiac Hospital

12 October 2023 à 4:09 pm

Updated on 13 October 2023 à 3:17 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO announced in a press release this afternoon (October 12) the end to weekend breaks in some services at the Pontiac Hospital, though they cautioned that the situation “remains precarious”. In late July, the CISSSO announced the Pontiac Hospital would be suspending some services in their ER and ICU on weekends due […]

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Dave Gillespie elected President of Regional Association of West Quebecers

12 October 2023 à 1:17 pm

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) has a new president who hails from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Dave Gillespie. The RAWQ is a non-profit organization that supports the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Gillespie is a farmer who is involved in many community organizations and initiatives, from documenting the shoddy electrical service in the upper Pontiac to […]

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Preliminary inquiry in Emily Rumleskie case to take place February 2024

11 October 2023 à 12:46 pm

The preliminary inquiry in the case of Emily Rumleskie, who is accused of impaired driving causing the death of Sylvain Bégin in 2020, will get underway at the end of February 2024, CHIP 101.9 has learned. According to the Department of Justice, a preliminary inquiry “is a judicial hearing that is used in serious criminal […]

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Union boss visits Outaouais for World Teachers’ Day

6 October 2023 à 2:08 pm

Updated on 6 October 2023 à 4:02 pm

The head of one of Quebec’s largest trade unions, the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), was in the Outaouais yesterday (October 5) to mark International Teachers’ Day. CSQ President Éric Gingras was invited to Maniwaki by one of the group’s affiliated unions, the Syndicat du personnel de l’enseignement des Hautes-Rivières (SPEHR-CSQ), which represents teachers […]

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Masks mandatory in Outaouais health facilities

5 October 2023 à 3:03 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO has announced that starting Tuesday, October 10, procedural masks will be mandatory in all health facilities, including hospitals, CLSCs, long-term care facilities and La Ressource Rehabilitation Center. The statement notes that the decision was made due to a recent increase in the circulation of respiratory diseases in the region. “The priority […]

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Fire destroys barn in Clarendon

3 October 2023 à 11:48 am

At around 6 p.m. Monday (October 2), fire crews were called to a building fire on C390 chemin de Campbell’s Bay in Clarendon.  When they arrived, they found a barn was fully engulfed in flame. Shawville Clarendon Fire Chief Lee Laframboise said that they responded with about 19 firefighters and the Campbell’s Bay Litchfield Department […]

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More closures planned on Chenaux Bridge

3 October 2023 à 11:00 am

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists of several upcoming closures of the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux Generating Station in Portage-du-Fort. On October 16 and 17, the bridge will be closed between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The bridge will also be closed overnight (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) on the following dates: November 13, […]

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