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Mansfield municipal office to close for move to Maison Bryson

7 December 2023 à 1:20 pm

The Mansfield-et-Pontefract municipal office will be closed temporarily on Friday December 8 and Monday December 11 while they move to a temporary location at the George Bryson Cultural House. Mayor Sandra Armstrong told CHIP 101.9 that municipal services will be available at their new location, at 314 rue Principale, on December 12. “We, the office […]

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Front Commun planning week-long strike starting Friday

6 December 2023 à 3:55 pm

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are set to return to their picket lines for a week-long strike starting this Friday if their unions do not come to an agreement with the provincial government. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 workers across the province, has already held four strike […]

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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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Man arrested for allegedly shoving fire chief at accident scene

4 December 2023 à 3:23 pm

A man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly shoving the chief of the Pontiac North Fire Department near the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Rte. 303 N. Emergency crews were called just before 10 a.m. on Sunday (December 3) after a truck towing a camper trailer went into the ditch between Otter Lake and […]

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Home next to Shawville fire hall heavily damaged by blaze

4 December 2023 à 2:31 pm

The Shawville Clarendon Fire Department didn’t have very far to travel when they were called about a house fire on Sunday afternoon. That’s because the home in question was located on Queen Street just a few feet from their station. Chief Lee Laframboise told CHIP 101.9 that he received a call about the blaze 4:50 […]

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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, holding food drive on December 7

30 November 2023 à 3:21 pm

With the holidays approaching, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac is gearing up for their busiest period of the year. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Director General Kim Laroche to discuss how their their preparations for the Christmas are going. She said that while they still haven’t fully compiled their data for 2023, they’ve seen 23 new […]

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MRC Pontiac threatens legal action in response to Facebook commentary

30 November 2023 à 6:55 am

At the most recent MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, council approved a resolution approving potential legal action against a person for making comments on Facebook in October that they say were “defamatory, tendentious and derogatory”. The resolution authorizes the law firm RPGL avocats S.E.N.C.R.L to “take all necessary steps to, among […]

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André Fortin comments on negotiations with public sector unions

29 November 2023 à 9:47 am

In a French-language interview with CHIP 101.9 last week, Pontiac MNA André Fortin said he was eager for an agreement to be reached within the public service, particularly in the field of education, given the complications for parents. “Well, indeed, people organize themselves as best they can when there is a strike at school,” he […]

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Stop lights in Campbell’s Bay, new off-road rescue vehicle among public safety resolutions at latest MRC meeting

27 November 2023 à 3:49 pm

There were a number of public safety resolutions passed at the latest MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, including one requesting a four-way stop light at the intersection of Hwy. 148 and Rte. 301 N in Campbell’s Bay. Along with the resolutions detailed below, council also opted to pay for the next […]

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Front Commun strike reaches third consecutive day, joined by other unions

23 November 2023 à 4:14 pm

Unionized public sector workers continued their historic strike today (November 23), with hundreds of thousands of education and health care workers taking to picket lines across the province. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 members, was joined today by several other unions outside its umbrella, such as the FIQ, FAE […]

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