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AutonHomme Pontiac hosts mental health get together for farmers

23 February 2024 à 2:48 pm

On February 22, Autonhomme Pontiac hosted a get together for local farmers at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon, featuring live music and frank discussions about mental health. AutonHomme Director Tyler Ladouceur and Kim Laroche, the group’s head of mental health services, said that they wanted to host an event with a focus on […]

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New CT scan to be installed at the Pontiac Hospital next month

21 February 2024 à 3:51 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO announced on February 21 that the long-anticipated replacement of the CT scan at the Pontiac Hospital will get underway shortly. The installation of the machine will begin  on March 11 and it will take roughly two months to install, calibrate and train staff. During the installation process, a mobile machine will […]

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New CISSSO CEO planning to address hiring issues, surgery backlog

19 February 2024 à 1:58 pm

The new CEO of regional health authority CISSSO, Dr. Marc Bilodeau, spoke with CHIP 101.9 as part of a series of interviews with Outaouais media following the start of his four-year mandate on January 22. Bilodeau comes from a long career in health care for the Canadian Armed Forces, starting as a medical officer with […]

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Youth council brings in mental health speaker for local high school students

16 February 2024 à 3:32 pm

Motivational speaker David Houle gave the first of two presentations focused on youth mental health to local high school students at École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge in Mansfield on Thursday afternoon (February 15). Houle is a singer, dancer and choreographer who’s worked with Cirque du Soleil, as well as a host of big musical acts. A second […]

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New ski lending program unveiled in Campbell’s Bay

17 January 2024 à 2:50 pm

A press conference was held at the office of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac on Wednesday morning (January 17) to unveil a new ski lending program that will be run out of a cabin next to their office. The project is a part of Projet Circonflex, an initiative through Loisir Sport Outaouais along with Ski At […]

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Nuclear Safety Commission approves low-level waste dump at Chalk River

10 January 2024 à 12:58 pm

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced yesterday (January 9) their decision to modify the operating license of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) site at Chalk River to allow for the construction of a “near surface disposal facility” (NSDF). The NSDF project has been in the works for years, with CNL having initiated the environmental assessment […]

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Social services groups concerned about impact of Bill 15

21 December 2023 à 3:21 pm

A network representing social service organizations throughout the Outaouais is voicing concerns about Bill 15, a newly created law that will restructure the province’s health care administration. Daniel Cayley-Daoust, the director of the TROCAO, a regional table for independent community organizations, spoke with CHIP 101.9 about his concerns regarding the mammoth piece of legislation, which […]

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New grief support group coming in January

13 December 2023 à 3:54 pm

A free support group for people dealing with loss is set to get underway in Campbell’s Bay early next year. Ali-John Chaudhary, a psychotherapist coordinating the effort, said that this new group comes on the heels of  a grief support group he led earlier this year. He said that while the previous sessions were for […]

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Front Commun unions begin week-long strike

8 December 2023 à 2:40 pm

Following the rejection of Wednesday’s new offer from the provincial government, hundreds of thousands of public sector workers across Quebec were back on the picket lines today (December 8) for a full week of strikes. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 public employees in health and education, has already held […]

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Fortin discusses new health care bill, public sector strikes

5 December 2023 à 2:31 pm

Updated on 5 December 2023 à 3:45 pm

With the last session of 2023 about to finish in the National Assembly this week, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Pontiac MNA André Fortin about Bill 15, the CAQ government’s promised overhaul of Quebec’s health care system. Fortin explained that as the Liberal party’s critic on health care, he’s been going through the bill clause by […]

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