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Accused in the death of Sylvain Bégin detained for allegedly violating conditions

3 April 2023 à 2:58 pm

Emily Rumleskie, accused of drug-impaired driving in the collision that caused the death Sylvain Bégin, has been detained for allegedly not respecting the conditions of her release. On Thursday April 13, she will appear before a judge to determine whether or not she remains in custody. The date of her trial for the impaired driving […]

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Freezing rain anticipated Wednesday

3 April 2023 à 11:20 am

Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for the Pontiac region, as freezing rain is anticipated across the western Quebec on Wednesday. “A warm front associated with a low pressure system from Colorado will move into the province of Quebec Wednesday,” the statement reads. “Along the front, an area of freezing rain could leave significant […]

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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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Centraide Outaouais appoint Cédric Tessier as new Director General

10 March 2023 à 12:52 pm

The chair of Centraide Outaouais’ board of directors, Élaine Dupras, announced that Cédric Tessier would be appointed as the organization’s new executive director. Tessier had at the helme of the organization as Acting Director since November. In making the announcement, Dupras emphasized the confidence the Board has in Tessier ability to run the organization effectively: […]

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Crisis at the SAAQ; MRC Pontiac asks clients to be patient as delays are rampant

9 March 2023 à 12:07 pm

As is the case elsewhere in Quebec, the Société Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ) in Campbell’s Bay is currently experiencing a lot of growing pains, causing sometimes significant delays in its service. According to the MRC Pontiac’s Strategic communications advisor and media contact, Colleen Jones, the delays are due to the major system update that […]

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March is Fraud Prevention Month; SQ calls for vigilance

8 March 2023 à 5:13 pm

The 19th edition of Fraud Prevention Month is back under the theme « Flairez l’arnaque » meaning to sniff out the scam, like a police dog sniffing for explosives. The Sûreté du Québec is collaborating with the Bank of Canada, the Autorité des marchés financiers and several of the Fraud Prevention Forum partners, and co-chaired by the […]

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Landline issues on Allumettes: Bell technician interrupts live interview

23 February 2023 à 10:54 am

After being cut off from all means of communication during the intense cold in early February, residents of Isle-aux-Allumettes are still experiencing problems with the communications infrastructure. Between Monday and Wednesday (February 20 to 22) the landline for the Raymond Line sector was down. During a French-language live interview with the local farmer David Gillespie, […]

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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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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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Evening celebrating fur traders at ferme Northfork in Chapeau

2 February 2023 à 3:52 pm

La ferme Northfork, located in the Upper Pontiac, is organizing a dinner this Saturday (February 4) with a theme French Canadian fur traders (coureurs des bois). Organizer Caroline Coombs explained how they chose the theme. “The coureurs des bois is something I find so interesting because of the history of this area,” she said (translated). “They […]

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