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Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board first update on 2023 Spring Runoff

14 March 2023 à 1:39 pm

The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board just published its first forecasts for the spring freshet on its website. Although the spring runoff hasn’t started, the Board is now starting to monitor water levels and northern snow levels and water flows. “ Water levels and flows in most places along the Ottawa River are close to seasonal […]

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Interview – Jacob Demers – New protected land in the Pontiac

23 February 2023 à 3:53 pm

Recently, Ducks Unlimited Canada announced the acquisition of properties in Île-du-Grand-Calumet and Isle-aux-Allumettes. In the following interview with CHIP 101.9, biologist and Isle-aux-Allumettes native, Jacob Demers explained the characteristics that motivated Ducks Unlimited Canada to invest in land in the Pontiac.  

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Use of biosolids discussed at MRC Pontiac council

17 February 2023 à 2:09 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (February 15), a resident of Clarendon spoke during the public question period about the the importation of biosolids for agricultural use, referring to reporting done by Radio-Canada late last year. In December, Quebec’s Environment Minister Benoit Charette said that new regulations on the product, which […]

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Boil water advisory ends for Fort-Coulonge and sections of Mansfield

13 February 2023 à 9:55 am

Today, the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge announced that they had lifted the boil water advisory that has been in effect since last week. The advisory affected both the town as well as the St-Camille sector in Mansfield.

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Freezing rain warning for the Pontiac this evening

9 February 2023 à 10:35 am

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the Pontiac region Thursday evening (February 9),  with 2 to 4 millimetres expected. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery,” the alert states. “Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.” More alerts and up to date […]

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Another boil advisory for residents of Fort-Colonge and the St-Camille sector of Mansfield

6 February 2023 à 8:43 am

Another boil water advisory is in effect for residents of Fort-Coulonge and the St-Camille sector in Mansfield. According to the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge, which manages the filtration plant, this notice is due to power outages in recent hours that have affected the Pontiac. “We ask the population of Fort-Coulonge and the Saint-Camille sector to boil […]

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Cold front arriving later this week

1 February 2023 à 12:12 pm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Pontiac region, as an arctic air mass will bring snow squalls and rapidly dropping temperatures starting Thursday. “A vigorous cold front will cause snow squalls to develop on Thursday afternoon over the Abitibi-Témiscamigue before making its way toward Central and Southern Quebec. Strong gusty winds […]

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Ducks Unlimited Canada announces purchase of properties in l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet and l’Isle-aux-Allumettes

27 January 2023 à 1:53 pm

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) announced in a press release that they have recently purchased six properties in the Pontiac area totaling more than 80 hectares of wetland. The properties in question are located in l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet and l’Isle-aux-Allumettes. DUC is a non-profit group founded in 1938 that works to conserve wetlands across the country. “The different […]

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Budget 2023: Municipality of Chichester

16 January 2023 à 12:33 pm

Over the past few weeks, municipal councils across the MRC Pontiac have been developing and adopting their budgets for 2023. CHIP 101.9 will be discussing with municipal officials about their budgets and the realities of their municipalities. Here is a look at: The Municipality of Chichester As one of the MRC Pontiac’s smallest municipalities with 350 […]

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New by-law concerning laying hens in the Municipality of Pontiac

11 January 2023 à 2:59 pm

Since December 22, the Municipality of Pontiac has adopted a new by-law allowing citizens of the entire municipal territory (Quyon, Onslow, Luskville, Eardley, Breckenridge) to have laying hens, under certain conditions. This new regulation stipulates that laying hens must be for personal use and it is permitted to keep a maximum of five (5) hens […]

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