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Restaurant Francoeur Pizza bar will close its doors February 11

30 January 2023 à 12:20 pm

Updated on 30 January 2023 à 2:24 pm

A community institution in Mansfield-et-Pontefract will close its doors for good on February 11. Restaurant Francoeur, which used to be located at the lights on Hwy. 148, recently moved to their current location on rue Hérault, rebranding as the Restaurant Francoeur Pizza bar. The owners announced earlier this month that they would be closing their […]

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Candidates announced for Fort-Coulonge council seat 1

30 January 2023 à 9:27 am

Two candidates will by vying for the Fort-Coulonge council seat left vacant following the death of Lucie Bertrand. Freeda Bechamp Graveline, who lost by only four votes to Philippe Ouellette (council seat 2) in the 2021 elections has put her name forward. She will face Dave Herault, a citizen involved in several causes around town. Advance […]

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Ducks Unlimited Canada announces purchase of properties in l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet and l’Isle-aux-Allumettes

27 January 2023 à 1:53 pm

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) announced in a press release that they have recently purchased six properties in the Pontiac area totaling more than 80 hectares of wetland. The properties in question are located in l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet and l’Isle-aux-Allumettes. DUC is a non-profit group founded in 1938 that works to conserve wetlands across the country. “The different […]

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Snowshoe walk and race in support of Manoir St. Joseph

26 January 2023 à 3:56 pm

On Saturday February 4th, the public is invited to participate in a charity snowshoe walk and race in support of local seniors’ residence Manoir St. Joseph in Campbell’s Bay. The event will take place at the Brauwerk Hoffman Brewery property, located at 1298 Hwy. 148. Organizer Dani Boivin explained that participants will be able to […]

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Budget 2023: slight increase to Litchfield’s mill rate, plans for new fire hall

26 January 2023 à 1:47 pm

Updated on 27 January 2023 à 3:04 pm

As part of its coverage of budget season throughout the Pontiac region CHIP 101.9 spoke with Litchfield Mayor Colleen Larivière about what was on the agenda for her municipality. Revenue The mill rate for the municipality increased slightly, from 61 cents per $100 evaluation to 63. The municipality appropriated $236,004 of surplus to balance the […]

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Community gym at ESSC will now be open on weekends.

26 January 2023 à 1:47 pm

The community gym created through a partnership between l’École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge (ESSC) and the Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract will be extending their hours to weekends. Municipal leisure coordinator Guillaume Lavoie-Harvey explained how the change came about. “Yes, well, precisely, we made the announcement on our member page just last week. We were very happy to be […]

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Bryson celebrates 150 years with February Winter Carnival

25 January 2023 à 3:07 pm

The municipality of Bryson is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with series of activities for the whole family. Under the Bryson Winter Festival, the municipality is hosting a Carnival, a ball hockey tournament, an ice fishing derby, community breakfasts, and dances, among many other activities held throughout the month of February. In an interview […]

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Western Quebec Literacy Council seeking volunteers

25 January 2023 à 3:03 pm

The Western Quebec Literacy Council (WQLC) is currently seeking volunteer tutors to help with their goal of improving literacy, numeracy and computer skills among English speakers in the Outaouais. Executive Director Greg Graham explained that the pandemic was hard on their volunteer base and they are currently in the process of building it back up. […]

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Sortir du Bois holds open house

24 January 2023 à 4:27 pm

Pontiac organization Sortir du Bois held an open house today (January 24) at their location along Hwy. 148 in Campbell’s Bay. Councillor Émilie Demers explained that they’re an organization that helps people re-integrate into the labour market. She said that they were hoping to increase the number of participants. She said that their target is […]

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Révolution TV show winners feted in Pontiac

24 January 2023 à 10:33 am

A Pontiac dancer and her partener, who recently won the reality TV dance competition Révolution, were celebrated at a party on Saturday night (January 21) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fort-Coulonge. Marie-Josée Corriveau, originally from Litchfield, and her partner Jason Morel were welcomed by more than 150 people at the celebration. Corriveau said […]

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