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Big turnout at breakfast in support of Centraide Outaouais

20 November 2023 à 4:04 pm

On Monday morning (November 20) more than 100 people gathered at the RA Hall in Campbell’s Bay for a fundraising breakfast organized by Warden Jane Toller in support of Centraide Outaouais (known as the United Way in English). Toller invited several speakers up on stage to discuss the impact that Centraide has had on their […]

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Art Pontiac holding special meeting on November 9

7 November 2023 à 2:17 pm

Local artist collective Art Pontiac is inviting the public to a special meeting this Thursday November 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stone School Gallery in Portage-du-Fort. Doors with open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served, though it’s possible to participate in the meeting via Zoom as well. Claire Taillefer, […]

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Free winter clothing available in Shawville this Saturday

2 November 2023 à 8:56 am

With the cold weather arriving,  a group of volunteers in the Shawville area is gathering winter clothing for those in need, and will be distributing it free of charge  this Saturday. Reverend Susan Lewis of the Anglican Parish of West Quebec explained that they started the winter clothing drive several years ago and it has […]

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No Bristol Dryland Races in 2023

23 October 2023 à 4:13 pm

The Bristol Dryland Dog Races, which have been held annually for almost 10 years, will not take place this year. Race organizer Denis Rozon told CHIP 101.9 that he would be taking the year off in order to evaluate the internal structure of the event to ensure a succession within his organization. Rozon said he […]

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Murder Mystery fundraiser for two local organizations

23 October 2023 à 3:15 pm

On November 4, amateur gumshoes from around the Pontiac will gather at the Shawville Lions Hall for a a dinner theatre production that will feature an evening of food, drink and intrigue. Val Twolan-Graham, vice-president of the Pontiac Community Players, said that the idea was to put on something a little different to bring people […]

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Newly renovated multi-use courts open at Pontiac High School

23 October 2023 à 2:38 pm

On Friday morning (October 20) representatives of Pontiac High School as well as several community groups and municipalities gathered to celebrate the renovation of the school’s outdoor courts. PHS physical education teacher Darcy Findlay explained that the project had been in the works for the past two years, with the objective of resurfacing the court […]

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Fundraising nearly complete for PHS bleachers, nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame

16 October 2023 à 4:47 pm

Earlier this year, staff at Pontiac High School announced that they would be fundraising for a set of retractable bleachers in their gymnasium and the community has been generous with their support. PHS physical education teacher Darcy Findlay said that the process has been going well, and with the school posting thank-you messages to donors […]

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Dave Gillespie elected President of Regional Association of West Quebecers

12 October 2023 à 1:17 pm

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) has a new president who hails from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Dave Gillespie. The RAWQ is a non-profit organization that supports the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Gillespie is a farmer who is involved in many community organizations and initiatives, from documenting the shoddy electrical service in the upper Pontiac to […]

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Oktoberfest Ladysmith kicks off this Friday

26 September 2023 à 2:42 pm

The streets of Ladysmith will soon be buzzing with people and draped in German flags for the annual Oktoberfest celebrations starting this Friday (September 29). The area is home to a large population of German settlers, and an organization was formed to host local Oktoberfest celebrations in 1985, a tradition that has continued to the […]

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More than $11,000 raised at 5th Pontiac Kidney Walk

25 September 2023 à 3:10 pm

On Sunday afternoon (September 24), dozens of people turned out to the Shawville fairgrounds for the fifth annual Pontiac Kidney Walk. Participants gathered in the Homecraft Hall, before setting off on a marked course around a section of the grounds. Each walker was equipped with a sack of kidney beans, and dropped one into the […]

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