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Scooters Bar and Grill holding grand opening Sunday

29 March 2023 à 3:39 pm

There’s a new bar in town for residents of Otter-Lake, as Scooters Bar and Grill opened up at the beginning of the month. After working out the kinks with a soft opening, they will be holding a grand opening this Sunday April 2. Owner Scott Gauthier said that after working in construction and settling back […]

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Atom and Midget Comets win their divisions

27 March 2023 à 2:01 pm

Updated on 28 March 2023 à 8:47 am

Update: this story has been updated with more details from U18 Manager Tim Ferrigan.  Two teams from the Fort-Coulonge Minor Hockey Association took home first place in their respective divisions over the weekend. In the Atom (U11) age group, the Comets won their game against Petawawa by a landslide 5-0, taking first in the B […]

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Volleyball tournament raises more than $900 for Fort-Coulonge Fire Department

27 March 2023 à 1:26 pm

Updated on 27 March 2023 à 3:16 pm

On Friday (March 24) a volleyball tournament took place at  l’École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge to raise money for the Fort-Coulonge Fire Department. With a DJ on site, as well as activities like a 50/50, a grand total of $920 was raised. Organizers Suzie Labine and Danika Newberry thanked all the participants, volunteers, spectators and sponsors. Proceeds […]

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Pontiac Quad Club hosting “Big Wow” Poker Run this Saturday for Bouffe Pontiac

23 March 2023 à 11:35 am

The Pontiac Quad Club is hosting its third “Big Wow” Poker Run this Saturday (March 25), starting at the Shawville arena. Club representative Diane Barrette explained that this event would be in support of local food bank Bouffe Pontiac. “Yes, this is going to be our third edition, what we call the BIG WOW Poker […]

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Flying Elbows tournament returns to Shawville next weekend

22 March 2023 à 10:44 am

The Flying Elbows Hockey Tournament is returning to the Shawville Arena next week from Thursday to Saturday (March 30, 31 and April 1). Games will be in the afternoon and evening on Thursday and Friday, and will be all day Saturday. Organizer Will Armitage explained some of the history behind the longstanding tournament, which has […]

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Impératif français critical of government’s French ads

21 March 2023 à 3:22 pm

The President of French-language advocacy group Impératif français, Jean-Paul Perreault, severely criticized the Quebec government’s advertising campaign for the promotion of French (video below). In an interview with CHIP 101.9 on Journée internationale de la francophonie (March 20), Perrault stated that the campaign wasn’t meeting its goals. “Well, subject to criticism, yes, but, you know […]

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Preliminary results from snowmobile races: 700 attendees and ~$16,000 raised

16 March 2023 à 3:40 pm

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 […]

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Initial finals games scheduled for Fort-Coulonge Minor Hockey

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 […]

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Outaouais Athletes bring home 33 medals at the Jeux du Québec in Rivière-du-Loup

14 March 2023 à 1:39 pm

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 […]

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The Patro hosts Easter activities on April 10

14 March 2023 à 12:44 pm

The  Fort-Coulonge Mansfield Patro is inviting the public to an Easter Celebration activity on April 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Patro’s Suzie Lavigne gave more details during an interview with of CHIP 101.9’s Nathalie Vasiloff. Exactly, we are doing a treasure hunt on the Patro trails this year. So people are also […]

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