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Quebec Budget 2023: FQM believes citizens could see municipal tax increases

23 March 2023 à 2:15 pm

Following the release of the Quebec budget earlier this week, the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), which represents MRC Pontiac and its 18 municipalities, noted the government’s plan to reduce taxes, but stated that that this budget only partially responds to the concerns of Quebec municipalities. “Our fellow citizens will welcome the announced tax relief. […]

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Benedikt Kuhn named Director of Territory Development for MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais

21 March 2023 à 1:55 pm

The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais council of mayors have announced the nomination of Benedikt Kuhn, the former DG of the Municipality of Pontiac, to the role of Director of Territory Development for the MRC, effective April 17. Kuhn will succeed Benoît Gauthier, who occupied the role for the past three years and now serves as the […]

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MRC issues call for development projects

17 March 2023 à 2:18 pm

Today, MRC Pontiac issued a call for projects aimed at “improving the quality of life of citizens” as part of the second component of the FRR funding program. In this call, there is $189,339 available for a wide variety of community organizations, non-profits, or municipalities. Applicants must meet with a representative of the Economic Development […]

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29 revitalizations projects will be completed thanks to a new $ 2,5 million Investment in the MRC Pontiac

10 March 2023 à 12:52 pm

Several organizations and politicians met yesterday at the Lions Club in Bryson to unveil the various projects in the new $2.5 million agreement slated for vitalization and development in the MRC Pontiac. A sum of $2,623,469.64 to be exact was granted  to support 29 vitalization projects in the MRC Pontiac. The MNA for Pontiac, André […]

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Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and the Chambre de commerce de Gatineau call for better government efficiency amid the Feds tabling the 2023-24 budget

7 March 2023 à 4:27 pm

A few hours before the tabling of the budget in Ottawa, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and the Chambre de commerce de Gatineau called for better government efficiency. “For the FCCQ and the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce (CCG), the 2023-2024 federal budget should aim to restore the effectiveness of government action, […]

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The Caisse Desjardins des Rivières de Pontiac’s Mansfield office construction has begun

7 March 2023 à 12:25 pm

After years of waiting, the construction of the Caisse Desjardins des Rivières de Pontiac new  building in Mansfield kicked off Wednesday (March 1). The director of the Caisse, Stéphane Labine, was visibly happy to see that the firm CAMA was finally getting the new location’s construction underway. “It’s going really well, and I think our […]

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Ski at School hosting March break outings in Bristol

1 March 2023 à 2:03 pm

Updated on 1 March 2023 à 3:06 pm

Regional non-profit group Ski at School will hosting several events in Bristol for March break, providing cross-country ski equipment and training for everyone to enjoy. Ski at School provides training sessions and equipment in schools across the Pontiac region and beyond in order to promote exercise as well as exploration of the trails and terrain […]

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National Bank spokesperson discusses relocation of Shawville branch

27 February 2023 à 3:07 pm

Following the recent news that the National Bank will be relocating their branch in Shawville, from downtown at the corner of rue Centre and rue Main, to the strip mall along Hwy. 148, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Alexandre Guay, a senior public affairs advisor with the bank to learn more about the move. He explained […]

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Residents of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes denounce shoddy landline service

23 February 2023 à 10:10 am

In addition to the ongoing issues with electricity service and cellular coverage in the Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, there is also the longstanding issue of shoddy landline service in certain sectors as well. Residents of the Raymond Line area on the island have been having interruptions to their service every spring for the past few years. […]

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Pavilion to be erected at Amyotte Park and Pont Blanc beach in Mansfield, available for rentals

22 February 2023 à 1:08 pm

A pavilion will be installed by the Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract at Amyotte Park for the Mansfield en fête celebrations, before being moved to the Pont Blanc beach. Rentals for the summer months are currently available. As municipal leisure agent Louis Harvey explained, it is possible to rent directly by calling the municipal office or the […]

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