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Local weightlifting siblings hoist medals at Canadian Championships

24 May 2024 à 1:33 pm

Two weightlifting siblings from Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Xavier and Naomie Lusignan, took part in the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in Halifax Nova Scotia over the weekend, taking home some hardware in the process. Xavier, having won the competition last year in the 96 kg weight class, moved up to the 102 kg class this year and once […]

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Fort-Coulonge/Mansfield Country Festival returning for 7th edition

14 May 2024 à 12:07 pm

Updated on 14 May 2024 à 3:56 pm

The Fort-Coulonge/Mansfield Country Festival is returning for the seventh time to the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs from May 30 to June 2. Organizer Phil Denault explained that they were expecting more than 300 campers to descend on the site for the weekend, with a full lineup of entertainment from Thursday to Sunday. He thanked […]

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Second annual Maurice Beauregard 3-pitch tournament coming May 24-26

13 May 2024 à 3:05 pm

The second annual ball tournament in memory of Maurice Beauregard will take place from May 24 to 26 in Campbell’s Bay at the park named in his honour. This is the second annual tournament held in memory of the town’s former mayor, who died of cancer in October 2022. His wife, Kelly McMahon-Beauregard, said that […]

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Village en fête changing locations, adding “touch-a-truck”

9 May 2024 à 2:05 pm

Updated on 15 May 2024 à 9:22 am

The annual Village en fête celebration in Fort-Coulonge is once again returning on June 8, with a few changes from years previous. Organizer Claudee Galipeau explained that this year they were moving their location from rue Baume to rue Bryson. She added that the activities would be similar to previous iterations, but they were adding […]

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This year’s Pontiac Cup 3v3 brings in $25,000 for Fort-Coulonge arena

26 April 2024 à 3:49 pm

Members of the Fort-Coulonge arena committee recently announced that this year’s Pontiac Cup 3v3 hockey tournament, which took place on April 12 and 13, brought in $25,000 for the Centre des Losisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite. The arena committee thanked all the volunteers who helped out, as well as the tournament’s founders and organizers […]

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Pontiac Cup 3v3 tournament returning to Fort-Coulonge for 11th year

10 April 2024 à 3:53 pm

The 11th edition of the Pontiac Cup 3v3 hockey tournament will take place at the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite in Fort-Coulonge this weekend (April 12-14). The founders of the tournament, cousins Joel and Danick Boisvert, stopped by CHIP 101.9’s studio to talk about this longstanding community event. There will be more […]

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First Pontiac Seedy Saturday a success

8 April 2024 à 3:13 pm

The TCRA Hall in Ladysmith was packed on Saturday (April 6) for an exchange of seeds and knowledge among Pontiac’s gardening and environmental community. Called “Seedy Saturday”, the event drew 22 vendors to the hall selling food items and various products, as well as environmental groups offering information on local issues. Organizer Carrie Ann Watson […]

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Record turnout for Quad Club’s Big Wow Poker Run

8 April 2024 à 1:24 pm

The parking lot of the Shawville arena was filled with the revving engines of all-terrain vehicles on Saturday morning (April 6) as more than 100 participants turned out for the Pontiac Quad Club’s annual Big Wow Poker Run. Organizer Diane Barrette said that they had just under 150 registrations, making this year’s iteration their biggest […]

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Norway Bay pier committee formed, swim lessons to go ahead with new docks

3 April 2024 à 2:56 pm

With the future of the Norway Bay pier under discussion following an engineer’s report that condemned it as unsafe, a new committee has been formed to analyze the options going forward and pursue various funding avenues. The pier is a focal point of the cottaging community and was well used in the summer months. The […]

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Fort-Coulonge arena committee hosting business expo, burlesque night

1 April 2024 à 11:45 am

The committee in charge of the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite in Fort-Coulonge is hosting several upcoming events to fundraise for the facility’s refrigeration system. Committee member Heidi Newberry explained that they were soliciting local entrepreneurs to showcase their wares and services at their upcoming business expo on Saturday May 4 from […]

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