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Fort-Coulonge girl joins Gee-Gees hockey team

24 July 2024 à 12:47 pm

Updated on 24 July 2024 à 2:28 pm

Jane McGuire, a young woman originally from Fort-Coulonge was recently named to the uOttawa hockey team, the Gee-Gees. The winger is coming off a successful season with College Universel out of Gatineau, leading the North American Prep Hockey League in points. She said that its been a long-time goal of hers to join the university’s […]

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MRC Pontiac signs new garbage contract with Centre FilloGreen

22 July 2024 à 1:51 pm

On July 18, officials from MRC Pontiac met with representatives of the company Centre FilloGreen to sign a new contract for household waste collection and transport, beginning August 19 (Full text of the: contract, call for tenders and addenda). The company, based in Litchfield, was awarded the contract at the MRC Pontiac council meeting on […]

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Shawville Lions Country Jamboree honours long-time former attendee

22 July 2024 à 1:34 pm

Updated on 22 July 2024 à 3:18 pm

The official opening of the Shawville Lions Country Jamboree took place on Friday (July 19), with greetings from several local dignitaries including Pontiac MP Sophie Chatel, Warden Jane Toller, Shawville Mayor Bill McCleary and Clarendon Mayor Ed Walsh. The annual festival is in its 11th year with the Lions at the helm, and saw roughly […]

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Three youths arrested for break-in at Luskville school, police seeking information

18 July 2024 à 3:19 pm

MRC des Collines police are seeking information from the public following the arrests of three youths, aged 12-13, in relation to a break-in at the Notre-Dame-de-la-Joie building of l’École de la Vallée-des-Voyageurs in Luskville on April 13. The arrests took place separately over the previous months, with the most recent taking place this week. Two […]

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New lighting, signage for Campbell’s Bay waterfront

17 July 2024 à 2:06 pm

If you’re down by the docks in Campbell’s Bay after dark, you may notice a different ambiance, as the town has recently installed new strip lighting on the municipal docks and boat launch. In addition to the 220 feet of waterproof LED lighting, the municipality also added some tourism signage for amphibious visitors to the […]

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Pump track officially opened in Fort-Coulonge

16 July 2024 à 3:14 pm

On Saturday morning (July 13), the Municipality of Fort-Coulonge held the opening of their new pump track on rue Baume, attended by several local officials and plenty of local youth. In a French-language interview with CHIP 101.9, Mayor Christine Francoeur spoke about the creation of the track, which was built with the help of a […]

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Farm Lake public boat launch closed due to spread of Eurasian Milfoil

15 July 2024 à 2:29 pm

The Municipality of Otter Lake announced on Thursday last week (July 11) that they would be closing the public boat launch on Farm Lake due to the growth of a patch of an invasive plant species, Eurasian Milfoil. The municipality held a public meeting in May to educate residents on how to curb the spread […]

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Government extends $18,000 bonuses to Pontiac imagery techs

15 July 2024 à 1:34 pm

Updated on 15 July 2024 à 3:51 pm

Late last week, the Quebec government announced that it had come to an agreement with the APTS, the union representing imagery technicians in the region, to extend bonuses of $18,000 to technicians working in the Pontiac region. The bonuses are equivalent to the ones offered to staff at the Maniwaki Hospital, however, are $4,000 less […]

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Local officials meet with Hydro-Quebec, suggest solutions to Upper Pontiac outages

12 July 2024 à 3:32 pm

Earlier this week, a delegation of local officials met with representatives of Hydro-Quebec to discuss the electrical situation in the Upper Pontiac, which has been plagued with frequent outages for years. The delegation was made up of local mayors, Pontiac MNA André Fortin as well as municipal and MRC staff, while the utility was represented […]

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Chapeau Regional Gallery to host Christmas in July events

12 July 2024 à 1:03 pm

The Chapeau Regional Gallery is hosting a series of Christmas-themed events this month as part of their “Christmas in July” promotion. The gallery sits next to St. Alphonsus Church, at 106 rue Saint-Jacques. Ashlyn Mulvhill, a summer student at the Gallery, explained that they would be holding a number of different activities over the coming […]

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