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Mansfield municipal office to close for move to Maison Bryson

7 December 2023 à 1:20 pm

The Mansfield-et-Pontefract municipal office will be closed temporarily on Friday December 8 and Monday December 11 while they move to a temporary location at the George Bryson Cultural House. Mayor Sandra Armstrong told CHIP 101.9 that municipal services will be available at their new location, at 314 rue Principale, on December 12. “We, the office […]

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Future of Pontiac agriculture discussed at public consultation

23 November 2023 à 9:56 am

On Wednesday morning around 50 people turned out to the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a consultation on the future of agriculture in the Pontiac region. The event was the first of several public meetings to update the plan de développement de la zone agricole (PDZA), a document that sets the region’s agricultural […]

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Front Commun strike: workers mobilize at picket lines throughout the Pontiac

6 November 2023 à 3:34 pm

Picket lines outside schools and health care facilities dotted the Pontiac this morning (November 6), as public sector workers took part in one of Quebec’s largest labour actions in recent history. Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province, started their strike action as […]

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Opening of cheese factory in Litchfield planned for late next year

3 November 2023 à 2:17 pm

Updated on 3 November 2023 à 4:06 pm

Some local entrepreneurs are planning the opening of what would be the Pontiac’s first cheese factory, Formagerie La Drave, in Litchfield late next year. It was recently announced that the project was selected for $100,000 in funding through the FRR stream 4 in order to purchase equipment. CHIP 101.9 spoke with one of the project’s […]

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Nicolas Brodeur discusses Pontiac forestry industry 15 years after Smurfit-Stone closure

30 October 2023 à 1:03 pm

This month, the Pontiac region marks a bleak milestone with the 15th anniversary of the closure of the Smurfit-Stone mill in Litchfield, which was the area’s largest private employer at the time. The shuttering of the pulp mill in October 2008 resulted in the direct loss of more than 200 jobs and had a disastrous […]

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Special sitting of the council of mayors on Wednesday, waste incinerator on agenda

24 October 2023 à 9:32 am

Yesterday afternoon (October 23), MRC Pontiac officials notified the public of a special sitting of the council of mayors to be hold on Wednesday October 25 at noon in the Elsie Gibbons room at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay. The only item on the agenda is listed as: Energy from Waste file:  Business plan, […]

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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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$1,700,000 in funding for 18 projects across MRC Pontiac

23 October 2023 à 3:13 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors public meeting on October 18, a resolution was passed approving the recipients of the FRR stream 4, a large funding envelope provided through the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH). The fund was for projects that promote “economic vitalization” in the region. There were 35 submissions […]

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Pontiac Chamber of Commerce hosts presentation from CFIB

20 October 2023 à 4:08 pm

On Thursday evening (October 19), the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce held a 5 à 7 at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon that featured a presentation from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The presentation touched on a number of issues facing business owners, particularly in the Outaouais region. Speaking after the meeting, […]

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Pontiac tourism project nominated for marketing award

16 October 2023 à 11:25 am

One of MRC Pontiac’s tourism projects has been nominated for the City Nation Place Awards in the Best Communication Strategy category. The nomination is for the “Route 148 – Your Best Vanlife In The Outaouais” promotion, which was entered by Visages régionaux, the marketing company the MRC hired to spearhead the project. City Nation Place […]

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