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Ottawa and Coulonge Rivers rising rapidly, flood warning issued

18 April 2023 à 10:17 am

Ottawa River Regulating Committee issued a press release yesterday warning that major flood levels may be exceeded on the Ottawa River in flood-prone areas between Lac Coulonge and Montreal starting tomorrow (April 19). “The major flood level is defined as the level at which one or several streets are beginning to flood, with several houses/buildings […]

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Coulonge River levels under close surveillance today and tomorrow

17 April 2023 à 11:55 am

On Friday (April 14), the Municipalities of Mansfield-et-Pontefract and Fort-Coulonge issued public notices regarding the level of the Coulonge River, which is expected to peak Tuesday. The municipalities are asking their citizens to take the necessary precautions to protect their property and ensure the safety of their families. “Due to the rapid melting of the […]

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Arrest in Mansfield on Saturday evening for speeding and threatening police officers

16 April 2023 à 4:08 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. yesterday (April 15), officers from the Sûreté du Québec came across an SUV with a burnt-out headlight travelling southbound on chemin Thomas-Lefebvre in Mansfield- et-Pontefract. The police captured the SUV at 106 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The vehicle came to a stop in a private driveway on the same road […]

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Risk of minor flooding on the Coulonge River early next week

14 April 2023 à 12:56 pm

The Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract sent out a public notice today (April 14) indicating that the risk of minor flooding is expected on the Coulonge River at the start of the week. The municipality released the following statement regarding the issue: “Due to the rapid melting of the snow, the Coulonge River is continuously rising and […]

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Ceremony to celebrate re-opening of Commonwealth Plywood in Rapides-des-Joachims

13 April 2023 à 11:17 am

The official reopening of the Commonwealth Plywood mill in Rapides-des-Joachims will take place on Wednesday, April 19 at noon, with local elected officials and staff of the facility in attendance. Commonwealth Plywood began operations at the site, which had been closed for more than a decade, over the winter and began its recruitment last fall. […]

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Nearly 1,400 Hydro-Quebec clients still without power in the Pontiac

10 April 2023 à 9:56 pm

Updated on 11 April 2023 à 8:49 am

The major power outages seen across the MRC Pontiac have certainly improved, however there are still approximately 1,400 households in the Pontiac preparing to spend a sixth consecutive night without power. The MRC Pontiac represented more than 60% of customers without electricity in the Outaouais region. According to Hydro-Quebec’s latest update (Info-Panne), Bristol still had […]

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Jane Toller is not satisfied with the work of Hydro-Québec: “We’re not seeing results fast enough” – Jane Toller

10 April 2023 à 10:49 am

The Warden of the MRC Pontiac, Jane Toller, gave an update on the power outages on this Easter Monday, she denounced the current situation. She believes that despite the freezing rain, the number of days without electricity in areas such as Otter Lake, Thorne, Litchfield, Clarendon, Bristol, is far too high. “We’re not seeing results […]

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5 days after freezing rain: the MRC Pontiac now has the highest number of customers without electricity in the Outaouais

10 April 2023 à 8:39 am

Even though the population of the MRC Pontiac is the smallest in the Outaouais, it is in the Pontiac that the number of power outages is the highest in the Outaouais. Despite some improvement, on Easter Monday there were still about 3,000 (2898 at 8:45 am) Hydro-Quebec customers who did not have access to electricity. […]

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Power outages: Authorities urge caution

9 April 2023 à 9:20 am

Power outages in the Pontiac are still present and authorities are imploring Pontiac residents to be careful, especially after the deaths that have occurred elsewhere in Quebec. Pontiac MNA André Fortin insisted on the importance of watching those around you. “It’s sometimes asking how our neighbor is doing, what they may need,” said André Fortin. […]

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Over 30% of Pontiac’s population still without power at Easter: Jane Toller talks about the many communications problems

9 April 2023 à 8:52 am

Even if the number of Hydro-Québec customers without electricity is decreasing in the Pontiac, the 3,950 (update at 7:30 a.m. on April 9), this number represents more than 30% of the population of the MRC Pontiac in this Easter day. It is especially in Clarendon (599), Bristol (854) and Thorne (594) that the reductions in […]

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