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Pontiacers mark Truth and Reconciliation Day in Mansfield

3 October 2023 à 9:50 am

The Pontiac Native Community hosted a gathering at the Healing garden in Mansfield on Saturday afternoon to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Around a dozen people gathered at the garden, located on chemin de la Chute, for a smudging ceremony as well as some short speeches by the organizers in both English […]

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Charity calendar features Pontiac’s women firefighters

28 September 2023 à 4:28 pm

A group of female firefighters from across the Pontiac are putting out a charity calendar to raise funds for the family of a fallen comrade. Tracey Moore, a member of the Kazabazua-Danford Lake Fire Department, explained that Sonya Rivington of the Mansfield Fire Department was the one who came up with the idea earlier this […]

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Teachers vote overwhelmingly for strike mandate

27 September 2023 à 5:00 pm

Members of the Syndicat du personnel de l’enseignement des Hautes-Rivières (SPEHR),the union representing teachers in the region’s French schools, voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action Monday (September 25). More than 100 of the 300 teachers represented by SPEHR voted 99.11% in favour of strike action at the meeting. Lyzanne Cuddihy, a teacher at Ecole […]

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MRC Territory Director discusses road work ahead of hunting season

27 September 2023 à 4:10 pm

Motorists using the chemin du Bois Franc (commonly referred to as the Jim’s Lake Road) near Mansfield may have noticed some resurfacing work being done in recent days, as crews prepare for hunting season. MRC Pontiac Territory Director Jason Durand said that the work is being done between kilometer 47 and 67 on the road, […]

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Oktoberfest Ladysmith kicks off this Friday

26 September 2023 à 2:42 pm

The streets of Ladysmith will soon be buzzing with people and draped in German flags for the annual Oktoberfest celebrations starting this Friday (September 29). The area is home to a large population of German settlers, and an organization was formed to host local Oktoberfest celebrations in 1985, a tradition that has continued to the […]

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MRC Pontiac to replace old logo on exterior signage

26 September 2023 à 10:17 am

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on September 20, council approved a resolution to replace the old MRC logo, which featured a stylized Indigenous headdress. Warden Jane Toller explained that recently departed communications advisor Colleen Jones had advised the council that they should update the logo to match with their regional branding initiative. […]

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More than $11,000 raised at 5th Pontiac Kidney Walk

25 September 2023 à 3:10 pm

On Sunday afternoon (September 24), dozens of people turned out to the Shawville fairgrounds for the fifth annual Pontiac Kidney Walk. Participants gathered in the Homecraft Hall, before setting off on a marked course around a section of the grounds. Each walker was equipped with a sack of kidney beans, and dropped one into the […]

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Pontiac Kidney Walk returning for its 5th year this Sunday

21 September 2023 à 4:07 pm

The 5th annual Pontiac Kidney Walk will be taking place at the Shawville fairgrounds this Sunday September 24, bringing together members of the community to raise money for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. CHIP 101.9 spoke with organizer Randy Russell to discuss this year’s event. He said that they set their goal at $8,000 for […]

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Pontiac mayors pay tribute to late colleague Doug Rousselle

21 September 2023 à 2:39 pm

Updated on 21 September 2023 à 4:11 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on September 20, the opening of the meeting featured a tribute to the late Doug Rousselle, the former mayor of Rapides-des-Joachims. Rousselle was elected mayor of the small island municipality back in 2021 and passed away on September 11 at the age of 73 after a battle […]

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Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi to hold third annual virtual job fair in October

19 September 2023 à 4:08 pm

On October 18, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac will be holding their third annual virtual job fair. Jessica Kelly, an intervention services coordinator with the CJEP explained that while they had made adjustments to hold their event during the pandemic, they found that holding the fair virtually made it easier for both employers and job […]

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