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A Mansfield man in his 60s is facing multiple charges after deliberately striking man on a mobility scooter with his vehicle yesterday afternoon. At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to chemin du Grand Marais in Mansfield following a collision between a vehicle and a mobility scooter. According to police, the victim, also […]

The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) announced last week that Laurence Lefebvre was named the President of the party’s Youth Commission. Lefebvre is a former staffer for Pontiac MNA André Fortin. She joined the party in 2017 and quickly advanced through the ranks, holding various positions with the Youth Commission including regional president for the Outaouais […]

20 March 2023 à 10:38 am

Updated on 20 March 2023 à 1:57 pm

The Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fire Department recently purchased a new truck for their fleet. Chief Patrick Bertrand explained that the investment would improve the service that they offer to the region. “It helps fight the fire much faster, especially when it comes to vehicle fires,” he said (translated). “Besides, the new truck, well, it has a bigger […]

Today, MRC Pontiac issued a call for projects aimed at “improving the quality of life of citizens” as part of the second component of the FRR funding program. In this call, there is $189,339 available for a wide variety of community organizations, non-profits, or municipalities. Applicants must meet with a representative of the Economic Development […]

The snowmobile drag races in Fort-Coulonge recently held their 25th edition on March 4, and were a great success according to the organizers. CHIP 101.9 spoke in-studio with organizer Pierre Laporte as well as Mansfield/Fort-Coulonge leisure coordinator Guillaume Lavoie-Harvey.  Laporte said that this edition brought out their highest number of racers, as well as about […]

The Western Quebec School Board announced yesterday (March 15) in a press release that Director General Mike Dubeau will be retiring. Dubeau has held the position since the start of 2017, and previously served in a variety of senior positions with the board, from Director of human resources to Director of technology. Prior to his […]

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (March 15), a resolution was passed calling on Hydro-Quebec to build an electrical substation in Waltham. The request was another response by the council to an outage that occurred in the Upper Pontiac during a cold snap in the beginning of February, leaving many without […]

A 44-year-old Shawville man is facing charges of drug-impaired driving as well as possession of stolen property following a traffic stop near Pembroke on Saturday morning. According to Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, officers stopped a vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. on March 11, on Greenwood Road in Laurentian Valley Township, […]

15 March 2023 à 10:54 am

Updated on 17 March 2023 à 1:41 pm

The schedule for the initial games of the finals for the Fort-Coulonge Minor Hockey Association has been released. In the U13 (Peewee), U15 (Bantam) and U18 (Midget) categories, the Comets will play in the A finals, and in the U11 (Atom) they will play in the B finals. Here is the schedule for the games […]

According to delegation officials, the athletes representing the Outaouais region performed brilliantly at the 2023 Quebec Games (Jeux du Québec) in Rivière-du-Loup. In total, the Outaouais won 33 medals – 9 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze – 10 medals in cross-country skiing, 6 in diving and 7 in gymnastics. The Outaouais’ men’s curling team […]