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Fort-Coulonge library to close December 3

2 December 2022 à 12:32 pm

Updated on 2 December 2022 à 3:05 pm

In a statement to residents, Fort-Coulonge Mayor Christine Francoeur declared that the municipal library, which shares a building with the municipal office, was closing its doors, effective tomorrow (December 3). The decision was made during a special council meeting on December 2. Francoeur stated that it was a financial decision and noted that the library […]

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400th episode of Mega Mike’s Mixtape to air tomorrow

1 December 2022 à 5:24 pm

If you’ve tuned into CHIP 101.9 on Friday afternoons, you’re probably familiar with Mega Mike’s Mixtape, a staple of local radio which will air its 400th episode tomorrow (December 2). Host Mega Mike Graham explained that he got his start in the industry doing online radio, starting at a station based in Las Vegas. He […]

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Bouffe Pontiac food drive brings in more than $11,000

1 December 2022 à 1:55 pm

Updated on 1 December 2022 à 3:47 pm

Local food bank Bouffe Pontiac held their annual Christmas food drive between 6 and 9 a.m. this morning (December 1), bringing in $11,877 and around 215 kg of food items. Checkpoints were set up at several high-traffic areas throughout the region, in Shawville, Campbell’s Bay and L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. Bouffe Director Kim Laroche thanked all the volunteers […]

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Pontiac dancer advances to finals of Révolution

30 November 2022 à 3:59 pm

Updated on 1 December 2022 à 1:55 pm

Marie-Josée Corriveau, a dancer from the Pontiac is currently competing on the reality TV dance competition Révolution, which airs on TVA. She and her partner put on a powerful performance in the semi-finals this past weekend, putting them into the finals this coming Sunday (December 4). She explained that they were challenged to base their […]

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Fish Findlay 3 on 3 tournament coming this weekend

28 November 2022 à 3:52 pm

This weekend, the Shawville Arena will be playing host to the annual charity tournament, the Fish Findlay Classic 3 on 3, taking place for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Darcy Findlay, one of the organizers, explained that they have raised money for a variety of causes over the years, but said […]

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Christmas market coming to the Stone School Gallery

25 November 2022 à 12:02 pm

ArtPontiac is hosting a series of Christmas markets at their new boutique at the Stone School Gallery in Portage-du-Fort.  The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for the next three weekends, starting November 26 and finishing on December 11. President Cheryl Beillard explained that around 30 artists […]

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Interview – Marie-Josée Corriveau – Révolution quarter-finals

24 November 2022 à 1:23 pm

Marie-Josée Corriveau’s adventure continues on the reality TV dance competition Révolution, presented on TVA. Last Sunday the quarter-finals took place, and it was another milestone for the local dancer and her partner Jason. She gave CHIP 101.9 her take on her most recent performance and what awaits them for the semi-finals next Sunday.

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Bouffe Pontiac sees large increase in usage

23 November 2022 à 2:13 pm

With the cost of living rapidly increasing across the country, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac has seen a large increase in the number of clients that it serves. Director Kim Laroche estimated that they’ve seen more than 100 new users, on top of the 500-600 that they typically serve each year. She said that while […]

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MRC Pontiac hosts fundraiser breakfast for Centraide Outaouais

23 November 2022 à 9:22 am

Yesterday morning (November 22), the MRC Pontiac hosted a fundraiser breakfast at the Lions Hall in Shawville in support of Centraide Outaouais, which is known more commonly in English Canada as United Way. The breakfast brought out several mayors, public officials and members of community organizations throughout the region. All told, organizer Warden Jane Toller […]

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Shawville and area Angel Tree program kicks off

22 November 2022 à 2:27 pm

With Christmas approaching, the organizers of the Shawville and area Angel Tree program have just kicked off their annual toy drive. One of the organizers, Megan Coleman, explained how she and several other moms from the area took over the program last year from the group that used to organize it. She added that last […]

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