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Mansfield en fête celebrating 175 years

11 June 2024 à 1:59 pm

Mansfield en fête will be marking Canada Day as well as the municipality’s 175th anniversary at the end of the month, taking place from June 28 to July 1 at Parc Amyotte. Martin Leguerrier, president of the  organizing committee, explained that there would be performances from a number of local musicians including Gail Gavan, BackTrak […]


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SADC Pontiac marks 39 years at annual general meeting

6 June 2024 à 4:04 pm

SADC Pontiac held their 39th annual general meeting at the Raymond Johnston Community Centre in Otter Lake on June 5. SADCs are federally funded non-profits that promote economic development in Quebec’s rural regions. Director Rhonda Perry explained that this past year they have programs targeted to help businesses improve their digital presence, as well as […]


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Village en fête is this Saturday June 8, reserve your helicopter tour now

4 June 2024 à 3:47 pm

The next edition of Village en fête in Fort-Coulonge will take place on June 8. In the CHIP 101.9 studio, organizer Claudee Galipeau said they just got the confirmation that the highly anticipated helicopter tours will be returning again this year. Participants are now being asked to reserve their spots before Saturday. Helicopter tours details; […]


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New bed and breakfast Circa opens in Shawville

31 May 2024 à 2:53 pm

Earlier this week, Shawville resident Emma Judd announced the long-awaited opening of her bed and breakfast Circa, located at the corner of Main Street and Campbell Street. The home is a well-known one in town, having been built in 1898 and housing several doctors over the decades, before sitting empty for quite some time before […]


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MRC Pontiac launches call for development projects, $600k available

17 May 2024 à 3:10 pm

On May 14, local officials gathered at Brauwerk Hoffman Brewery in Campbell’s Bay to celebrate projects made possible through the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR) components 2 and 4, as well as launch a call for projects for this year’s component 2, which has $600,000 available for community development. Sabrina Ayers, a socio-economic development coordinator […]


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MRC Pontiac to purchase Shawville abattoir

17 May 2024 à 2:21 pm

On May 15, MRC Pontiac announced that they had purchased the Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac in Shawville, after its assets went up for sale earlier this year. The MRC had previously announced in a special meeting on March 13 that they had put forward a bid of $1.6 millionto keep the operation running locally, […]


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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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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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First business expo raises $5,590 for Centre de loisirs des Draveurs

8 May 2024 à 3:05 pm

The arena committee at the Centre de loisirs des draveurs in Fort-Coulonge held their first ever business expo on Saturday (May 4), raising $5,590 for the arena’s operation. Organizer Heidi Newberry explained that they had 32 vendors this year, ranging from local municipalities and non-profits to construction companies, and estimated that there were several hundred […]


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New highway rest stop in Mansfield officially opened

3 May 2024 à 2:46 pm

A host of elected officials and bureaucrats gathered along Hwy. 148 in Mansfield on Friday morning for the official ribbon cutting of a new highway rest stop. The revamped property now features a self-cleaning bathroom, electric car charger, several picnic shelters and a map with tourism information for the entire Pontiac. It sits within view […]


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