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Federal minister discusses agricultural issues in Shawville

3 June 2024 à 4:07 pm

On May 31, a group of agricultural producers gathered at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a discussion with Pontiac MP Sophie Chatel and Minister of National Revenue Marie-Claude Bibeau about issues facing rural communities. The majority of questions directed at Bibeau were about farming, as she previously served as the minister of […]


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Hundred of trees distributed as part of annual forest celebration

31 May 2024 à 3:54 pm

Hundreds of young trees were up for grabs at the MRC Pontiac’s office in Campbell’s Bay on May 31 as part of the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources’ “Mois de l’arbre et des forêts” which takes place every year in May. MRC Territory Director Jason Durand explained that they had five varieties available: sugar maple, […]


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Mayors vote to abandon local incinerator project, still open to “regional solution”

16 May 2024 à 2:43 pm

The MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on Wednesday (May 15) was well attended, with roughly fifty people filling the public seating and spilling out into the hall. One of the hot-button items on the agenda that night was a resolution brought forward by Litchfield council and presented by Litchfield Mayor Colleen Larivière, calling for […]


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MRC Pontiac releases part of incinerator documents, French translation

9 May 2024 à 11:47 am

MRC Pontiac announced on Tuesday (May 9) that they had re-published some of the documents from Deloitte, who they paid $120,000 for a preliminary business case for constructing a waste incinerator in the region. The documents can be found here: English French MRC communications advisor Francis Beausoleil said that they had they had been authorized […]


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Otter Lake battling spread of invasive water plant species

9 May 2024 à 9:37 am

Updated on 9 May 2024 à 3:15 pm

A public meeting was held in Otter Lake on Saturday (May 4) regarding the spread of an invasive species of water plant, Eurasian milfoil. The plant is easily spread and can choke out native species and impede swimming as well as boat traffic. Its decomposition during the winter can lower the oxygen levels in lakes […]


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Diving into Pontiac’s garbage situation

7 May 2024 à 1:49 pm

Updated on 8 May 2024 à 3:31 pm

With the MRC’s proposed waste incineration project in the political spotlight at the moment, there have been many questions from the public regarding efforts to reduce the overall waste tonnages that the region produces. CHIP 101.9 set out to quantify the amount of household waste the Pontiac is sending to landfill, and look at the […]


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MRCs given funding to inventory, reduce greenhouse gas emissions

6 May 2024 à 2:29 pm

Updated on 6 May 2024 à 3:37 pm

The Quebec government has provided funding to municipal bodies to quantify their greenhouse gas emissions and implement a plan to reduce them. The program to accelerate the local climate transition (ATCL), as it is called, is an investment of $500 million from the province as part of their 2030 green economy plan. At the MRC Pontiac […]


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Heated special MRC meeting on incinerator newsletter, resolution voted down 16-1

30 April 2024 à 9:53 am

Updated on 30 April 2024 à 1:04 pm

Around two dozen members of the public attended a special meeting of the MRC Pontiac council of mayors Monday morning (April 29) at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay. The special sitting had been called by Warden Jane Toller for the purposes of appropriating $3,000 for the distribution of a newsletter on a proposed waste […]


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Ottawa River levels forecasted to rise this week

15 April 2024 à 3:07 pm

The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board is advising residents that the river’s levels will rise this week, with the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas. In a press release issued on April 14, the board notes that heavy rain in the upper portions of the watershed between April 11 and 13 have caused an increase […]


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Deloitte, Ramboll incinerator reports removed from MRC Pontiac website

14 April 2024 à 5:31 pm

Updated on 15 April 2024 à 3:48 pm

This story has been updated from its original version to include a response from MRC Pontiac. Less than 24 hours after being uploaded to the MRC Pontiac website, links to two reports on a proposed waste incinerator project in the region have been removed. The documents were produced by consulting company Deloitte and subcontractor Ramboll, […]


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