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Nature Conservancy of Canada preserving islands in Upper Pontiac

30 November 2022 à 3:13 pm

In the most recent edition of CAA Quebec Magazine, the Nature Conservancy of Canada published an article concerning Fitzpatrick Island, which is situated in the Ottawa River near l’Isle-aux-Allumettes. The western Quebec Director of the NCC, Caroline Gagné, indicated the reasons why the organization was interested in protecting the island. “In particular a particular geology, […]

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More than $30,000 in bursaries for ESSC grads

29 November 2022 à 1:38 pm

The cohort of graduates from Sieur-de-Coulonge High School (ESSC) were awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships from various Pontiac businesses and organizations during a ceremony held last Saturday (November 26).  “On behalf of my school and my students – I wanted to say THANK YOU. Your generosity continues to amaze me year after year. This […]

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Bruno St-Cyr of Énergie Davidson asks the MRC to intervene to obtain supply guarantees

28 November 2022 à 9:58 am

During the most recent public meeting of the MRC Pontiac on November 23, the spokesperson for Énergie Davidson, Bruno St-Cyr, spoke during the public question period to ask that the MRC pressure the Quebec Government to provide access to the public forest for Pontiac mills. The elected officials mentioned that they agree with the principle, […]

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MRC Pontiac adopts $9.5 million budget for 2023

24 November 2022 à 3:50 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (November 23), council approved a $9.5 million budget for 2023, an increase of about $500,000 from 2022. The MRC office’s responsibilities include property assessment, public safety and land use planning. In a press release, they gave a brief overview of this year’s document: Total MRC […]

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Commonwealth Plywood seeking workers to re-open mill in Rapides-des-Joachims

15 November 2022 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:46 pm

Commonwealth Plywood, which recently announced that it would be re-opening its mill in Rapides-des-Joachims, has published several job offers to make that goal a reality. The offers include electricians, electrical mechanics, saw filers and general labourers. Those interested in employment can meet with Commonwealth Plywood officials on-site at 478 chemin du Moulin in Rapides-des-Joachims, contact […]

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Warden: Commonwealth Plywood re-opening site in Rapides-des-Joachims

12 October 2022 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:47 pm

The President of Commonwealth Plywood, Bill (William) Caine asked MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller to announce this morning (October 12) that they would be re-opening their mill site in Rapides-des-Joachims in the coming weeks. Toller said that job offers would soon be posted. CHIP101.9 · Clip – Jane Toller – Rapides mill The factory had […]

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Interview – National Day in Gatineau – Isabel Theriault

7 August 2022 à 10:53 pm

Updated on 20 September 2022 à 7:19 am

It is with great enthusiasm that the programming for the Fête nationale du Québec in Gatineau has been announced! The event is free and open to everyone! Among others, Louis-Jean Cormier and Ariane Moffatt will be performing on June 23. More details in interview with Isabel Thériault. All the information on

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MRC Pontiac seeking an economic development commissioner for agriculture

1 September 2021 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:47 pm

MRC Pontiac is searching for an economic development commissioner to focus on agriculture. A job offer posted on August 27 states that the full-time, permanent position will “work closely with community partners and provides strategic advice to foster agricultural and agri-food development in the Pontiac.” Applicants will require a degree or work experience in an […]

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Pontiac MP William Amos announces a program to fund jobs for young people in agriculture

12 May 2021 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:44 pm

The MP for Pontiac Will Amos is pleased to announce an investment of up to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund about 2,000 jobs for youth in the agriculture sector. “Now more than ever, young Canadians need support to launch their careers. Through the Youth Employment and Skills […]

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David Cyr, the new consultant whose mandate will be to attract businesses to the Pontiac

22 March 2021 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:53 pm

The MRC Pontiac has hired a consultant whose mandate will be to attract businesses to the region. David Cyr was selected to fulfill these functions. Coming from the business world, Mr. Cyr has worked in the public and private sectors for nearly 30 years before joining the municipal world in economic development. He founded six […]

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