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Following the news last week that imagery technicians at the Pontiac and Wakefield Hospitals wouldn’t be receiving bonuses of around $20,000 offered to staff at other hospitals in the region, roughly half of the local technicians have applied to jobs elsewhere. The development was first reported in Shawville’s English-language newspaper The Equity. Health authority CISSSO’s […]

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) hosted a presentation in Aylmer on June 18 that featured the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Raymond Théberge. The RAWQ is a non-profit that supports the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Théberge opened the meeting with remarks about the current climate of official language relations in Canada, […]

The community of l’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet is preparing to celebrate Quebec’s Fête nationale this Sunday June 23 at the municipal RA grounds (138 chemin des Outaouais) starting at noon. Organizer Tyler LaSalle explained that new this year there would be a maple syrup contest among the producers on the island. Admission is free and there will be […]

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists that the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux generating station in Portage-du-Fort will be closed overnight twice next week. The bridge will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (June 26 and 27). The statement notes that these dates are subject to change, and drivers […]


14 June 2024 à 3:59 pm

Updated on 17 June 2024 à 10:01 am

In an echo of yesterday’s press conference by elected officials, two advocacy groups gathered outside the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville on June 14 to denounce the recent decision by the provincial government to grant bonuses to imagery technicians in all regional hospitals except for Pontiac and Wakefield. Local citizens group Pontiac Voice were joined by […]

13 June 2024 à 4:34 pm

Updated on 14 June 2024 à 3:40 pm

Pontiac’s representative in the National Assembly, André Fortin, held a press conference with other elected officials this afternoon (June 13) outside the Pontiac Hospital calling on the provincial government to offer bonuses to employees at all the region’s hospitals. As reported in Le Droit yesterday, the province announced that bonuses they had been paying to […]

A teenager originally from Fort-Coulonge was drafted to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past weekend, selected 12th overall in the first round by the Gatineau Olympiques. Maxim Dubé’s hockey career has taken him all over, from the Fort-Coulonge arena to southern Ontario to New York most recently, playing for the Long Island Gulls […]

12 June 2024 à 2:16 pm

Updated on 12 June 2024 à 3:35 pm

Just a few months after it was announced, the MacLachlan family bursary‘s first recipients met on June 11 to celebrate the contribution to local nursing students. The $100,000 fund, administered by the Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation, will go towards four bursaries of up to $5,000 each per year, with the stipulation that the student must […]

Mansfield en fête will be marking Canada Day as well as the municipality’s 175th anniversary at the end of the month, taking place from June 28 to July 1 at Parc Amyotte. Martin Leguerrier, president of the  organizing committee, explained that there would be performances from a number of local musicians including Gail Gavan, BackTrak […]

Martin Leguerrier, president of the Mansfield en fête organizing committee, talks about this year’s celebrations.