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Overnight closures on the Portage bridge returning next week

7 July 2023 à 8:35 am

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists that the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux Generating station in Portage-du-Fort will be closed overnight from Monday to Thursday for the next several weeks. The bridge will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the following dates: July 10, 11, 12, 13 July 17, 18, 19, 20 […]

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New splash pad unveiled in Danford Lake

6 July 2023 à 11:07 am

On Canada Day the Municipality of Alleyn-et-Cawood inaugurated their new splash pad at Henry Heeney Memorial Park in downtown Danford Lake. Director General Isabelle Cardinal said that the project had been in the works since late 2021, and was made possible through grant funding from MRC Pontiac. The municipality spent some of their gas tax […]

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MRC Pontiac seeking strategic communications advisor

5 July 2023 à 10:43 am

The MRC Pontiac has published a new job offer for the position of strategic communications advisor, currently occupied by Colleen Jones, who will be departing at the end of August. According to the job description, the strategic communications advisor reports to the Director General and, based on the directives, orientations and priorities of the Warden, […]

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Nearly a dozen players confirmed for Senior Comets

4 July 2023 à 8:39 am

Since announcing the return of senior hockey to Fort-Coulonge, the Pontiac Senior Comets have announced via their Facebook page nearly a dozen players under contract with the team for next season. The Comets have already announced the return of their 2019-2020 captain, Darcy Findlay, as well as Matt Warren and local player Connor Romain. Also joining […]

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Celebration for new vineyard, growers association in Bristol

3 July 2023 à 3:06 pm

A new vineyard was christened on the Sixth Line in Bristol this past Thursday (June 29), with a “cinq à sept” attended by local officials and fellow vine growers. Cynthia Case, who co-owns “Le Domaine de la Belle & le Gentleman” with her husband Frédéric Gagnon, explained that they currently harvest organic vegetables on their […]

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Projects sought for FRR Component 4 grant funding

3 July 2023 à 1:39 pm

Updated on 3 July 2023 à 3:25 pm

Last week, MRC Pontiac issued a call for projects under component 4 of the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR). The funding is administered by the MRC through an agreement with the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH), and this round has around $2 million available for projects that promote “economic vitalization” in the […]

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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, food prices over past year

3 July 2023 à 8:55 am

Updated on 4 July 2023 à 10:39 am

On Thursday morning (June 29), local food bank Bouffe Pontiac held their annual general meeting in Campbell’s Bay. Director Kim Laroche said that their revenue over the past year was boosted by a grant increase from regional health authority CISSSO, however, they also saw a large increase in both food price and food bank users over […]

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MRC issues 6 draft bylaws to 18 municipalities

3 July 2023 à 8:52 am

The MRC Pontiac’s public safety committee (CSP) has put together a list of new draft bylaws that were issued to local municipalities in a resolution approved at the last council of mayors meeting on June 21. The committee, made up of several mayors as well as police representatives, proposes county-wide bylaws in order to ease […]

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Fortin will not seek leadership of Quebec Liberals

28 June 2023 à 9:42 am

This morning (June 28) Pontiac MNA André Fortin announced that he would not be seeking the leadership of Quebec’s Liberal Party. “Tough decision, but I will not be running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Québec,” he wrote in a statement on social media. “Tough, because I sincerely believe that my party needs […]

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E-questions phased out at MRC Pontiac meetings

27 June 2023 à 3:20 pm

Updated on 28 June 2023 à 3:16 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on June 21, Warden Jane Toller announced during the section normally allocated to electronically submitted questions that they would no longer be accepting public questions this way going forward. “Because COVID is fortunately not with us, the e-questions, we’re encouraging people to come to speak to us, […]

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