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Maisons des jeunes reopen locker room at Mansfield Rink February 2 at 3 p.m.

2 February 2023 à 3:31 pm

The Maisons des jeunes du Pontiac just announced that they will be reopening the locker room building at its hockey rink in Mansfield. In a news release posted on Facebook, the Maisons des Jeunes wrote: “We are happy to inform you that the locker room will be open today, February 2 2023, at 3 pm. […]

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Fort-Coulonge residents are invited to select books following shuttering of municipal library

2 February 2023 à 11:13 am

The Fort-Coulonge municipal council made the decision last December to permanently close its library and is now inviting citizens to come and take books. Two books can be acquired per person during two evenings, February 7 and 9, at the municipal office. Mayor Christine Francoeur mentioned that these books have been paid for and that […]

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Christine Francoeur talks Fort-Coulonge budget: taxes stable, services increasing

2 February 2023 à 11:05 am

As part of our coverage of municipal budgets throughout the Pontiac, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Fort-Coulonge Mayor Christine Francoeur about what’s ahead for the municipality in 2023. She said that they had done their best not to increase taxes for residents. However, they have increased the cost of services, including waste collection, snow removal and […]

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CJJ Bryson Gym sets February membership at $20 to celebrate its 1 year anniversary

2 February 2023 à 10:36 am

The CJJ Bryson Gym is celebrating its one-year anniversary of being open. The training center, located in the basement of the municipal office in Bryson, relied heavily on the owner, Stéphane Pieschke, who provided all of the equipment, and now accompanies his clientele teaching newcomers and helping regulars with their training regimens. CHIP 101.9’s Francois […]

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Snowshoe race at Brauwerk Hoffman postponed to Sunday

2 February 2023 à 10:33 am

Due to the cold weather anticipated for Saturday (February 4), the organizers of the charity snowshoe walk and race at Brauwerk Hoffman this weekend have moved the date of the event to Sunday February 5. The race is a fundraiser for Campbell’s Bay seniors residence Manoir St. Joseph. The times of the events will remain […]

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Pontiac Agricultural Society announces 2023/24 executive committee

1 February 2023 à 12:13 pm

Last Thursday (January 26) the Pontiac Agricultural Society (organizers of the Shawville Fair) held their annual general meeting. The non-profit organization presented their executive committee for 2023/24: President: Vaughan Bastien First vice-president: Lisa Coles Vice Presidents: Kayla McCann, Holly Campbell, Ralph Lang and Jason Wilson Treasurer: Heather Dale Secretary: Hayley Campbell    

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Cold front arriving later this week

1 February 2023 à 12:12 pm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Pontiac region, as an arctic air mass will bring snow squalls and rapidly dropping temperatures starting Thursday. “A vigorous cold front will cause snow squalls to develop on Thursday afternoon over the Abitibi-Témiscamigue before making its way toward Central and Southern Quebec. Strong gusty winds […]

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Maison des jeunes in Mansfield closes changing room after vandalism

31 January 2023 à 2:39 pm

On January 29, 2023, the Maisons des jeunes du Pontiac announced that they would be closing the indoor changing room at the youth center in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, which has formerly served as warm area to allow youth to strap on their skates and warm up next to the hockey rink. The decision comes after finding vandalism […]

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Local ski hill Mont Chilly opens for the season

30 January 2023 à 2:28 pm

Local ski hill Mont Chilly may be off the beaten path, but it held a successful opening day this past Sunday (January 29), bringing out around 100 skiers to their modest operation. Located at 220 chemin du Lac de la Truite in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, the family-owned hill boasts 7 runs and one t-bar lift. Owner/operator Rick […]

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Pontiac Provincial Bantam/Midget tournament returns to Shawville

30 January 2023 à 2:23 pm

The arena in Shawville was full this past weekend for the Pontiac Provincial Bantam/Midget Tournament, bringing together teams from Ontario and Quebec to compete across four different divisions. Kerry-Lynn O’Connell, a member of the organizing committee, explained that despite some years off due to the pandemic, the tournament is in its sixth year and attracts […]

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