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Fort-Coulonge library to close December 3

2 December 2022 à 12:32 pm

Updated on 2 December 2022 à 3:05 pm

In a statement to residents, Fort-Coulonge Mayor Christine Francoeur declared that the municipal library, which shares a building with the municipal office, was closing its doors, effective tomorrow (December 3). The decision was made during a special council meeting on December 2. Francoeur stated that it was a financial decision and noted that the library […]


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400th episode of Mega Mike’s Mixtape to air tomorrow

1 December 2022 à 5:24 pm

If you’ve tuned into CHIP 101.9 on Friday afternoons, you’re probably familiar with Mega Mike’s Mixtape, a staple of local radio which will air its 400th episode tomorrow (December 2). Host Mega Mike Graham explained that he got his start in the industry doing online radio, starting at a station based in Las Vegas. He […]


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Bouffe Pontiac food drive brings in more than $11,000

1 December 2022 à 1:55 pm

Updated on 1 December 2022 à 3:47 pm

Local food bank Bouffe Pontiac held their annual Christmas food drive between 6 and 9 a.m. this morning (December 1), bringing in $11,877 and around 215 kg of food items. Checkpoints were set up at several high-traffic areas throughout the region, in Shawville, Campbell’s Bay and L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. Bouffe Director Kim Laroche thanked all the volunteers […]


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Pontiac dancer advances to finals of Révolution

30 November 2022 à 3:59 pm

Updated on 1 December 2022 à 1:55 pm

Marie-Josée Corriveau, a dancer from the Pontiac is currently competing on the reality TV dance competition Révolution, which airs on TVA. She and her partner put on a powerful performance in the semi-finals this past weekend, putting them into the finals this coming Sunday (December 4). She explained that they were challenged to base their […]


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Nature Conservancy of Canada preserving islands in Upper Pontiac

30 November 2022 à 3:13 pm

In the most recent edition of CAA Quebec Magazine, the Nature Conservancy of Canada published an article concerning Fitzpatrick Island, which is situated in the Ottawa River near l’Isle-aux-Allumettes. The western Quebec Director of the NCC, Caroline Gagné, indicated the reasons why the organization was interested in protecting the island. “In particular a particular geology, […]


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More than $30,000 in bursaries for ESSC grads

29 November 2022 à 1:38 pm

The cohort of graduates from Sieur-de-Coulonge High School (ESSC) were awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships from various Pontiac businesses and organizations during a ceremony held last Saturday (November 26).  “On behalf of my school and my students – I wanted to say THANK YOU. Your generosity continues to amaze me year after year. This […]


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Sandra Murray, Shawville’s first female mayor, has passed away

29 November 2022 à 12:03 pm

Sandra Murray, a former administrator at the Pontiac Hospital and long-serving municipal politician, died on Saturday (November 26). She was Shawville’s first female mayor, serving two terms from 2013 until 2021 and had served as a councillor for many years before that. She had filed her paperwork to run for a third term, but pulled […]


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Frédéric Bisson, formerly of Fort-Coulonge, joins team of Mathieu Lacombe

29 November 2022 à 7:25 am

It was recently announced that Fort-Coulonge native Frédéric Bisson had joined the team of Mathieu Lacombe, Quebec’s Culture Minister and the MNA for Papineau, in the communications department. Bisson has held several different jobs in media, and also received attention during the pandemic for his career change into trucking. In a post on social media, […]


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Drug bust on l’Isle-aux-Allumettes, one arrested

28 November 2022 à 4:02 pm

One man is facing a slew of charges following a drug raid on a home in the Upper Pontiac last week. Last Wednesday (November 23), Sûreté du Québec officers from the MRC Pontiac detachment carried out a raid on a residence on Hwy. 148 in l’Isle-aux-Allumettes, where they seized more than  300 Oxycontin pills, methamphetamine […]


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Fish Findlay 3 on 3 tournament coming this weekend

28 November 2022 à 3:52 pm

This weekend, the Shawville Arena will be playing host to the annual charity tournament, the Fish Findlay Classic 3 on 3, taking place for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Darcy Findlay, one of the organizers, explained that they have raised money for a variety of causes over the years, but said […]


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