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Environment Canada: snow starting Thursday evening

11 January 2023 à 11:17 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Pontiac region, as a low pressure system is intensifying and heading for the province. “More sustained snow will gradually start on Thursday evening over Southwestern Quebec before reaching the remaining areas of Central and Eastern Quebec on Friday morning,” it reads. “Significant amounts of snow […]


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Fire causes severe damage at Autobus LaSalle garage in Shawville

9 January 2023 à 2:46 pm

Updated on 9 January 2023 à 3:47 pm

On Friday evening, a fire tore through the Autobus LaSalle garage on West Street in Shawville, causing heavy damage to the building and several buses that were in the garage at the time. Shawville Clarendon Fire Chief Lee Laframboise said that they were called out around 8 p.m. on January 6, and responded with around […]


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Upper Pontiac Hydro Outage yearly report: Best year since 2009

9 January 2023 à 1:52 pm

Updated on 9 January 2023 à 3:02 pm

In the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, David Gillespie, a local farmer, has been keeping detailed statistics on the number of Hydro Quebec power outage for over 14 years (since 2009). In his yearly update to CHIP 101.9, Gillespie revealed that the number of power outage for 2022 went down once again to 32 power outages, as […]


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Fortress mill in Thurso receives financial aid of up to $8.2 million

9 January 2023 à 1:07 pm

The Government of Quebec has announced a new investment of up to $8.2 million for the Fortress mill in Thurso, which has been closed since 2019. This is not the first time that the Legault government has injected funds in this plant, which had received $8 million in 2019. The aid granted to Fortress, which […]


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Prosecutor discusses verdict in Fort-Coulonge murder trial

7 January 2023 à 10:03 am

Updated on 7 January 2023 à 12:26 pm

As CHIP 101.9 previously reported, the first-degree murder trial of Johan Mitchell Blake MacLennan in the bludgeoning death of his landlord, Harold Plugowsky, ended on December 14 with the verdict that MacLennan was not criminally responsible due to mental illness. MacLennan was charged with the first-degree murder of Plugowsky, 61, who was found with severe […]


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L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet hires Tracey Hérault as new Director General

6 January 2023 à 11:39 am

Updated on 9 January 2023 à 2:58 pm

During a special council meeting Thursday, January 5, 2023, the mayor of the Municipality of L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Jean-Louis Corriveau, announced that they have  officially hired Tracey Hérault as the municipality’s new director general. Hérault is the former Director General in Bryson, and will officially be stepping into her new role on the Island January 6. This […]


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Martin Bougie will take his leave as Director of l’Associaiton des radios communautaires du Québec in 2023

4 January 2023 à 11:02 am

Martin Bougie, the director general of the association that oversees all 37 community radio station in Québec (l’Associaiton des radios communautaires du Québec (ARCQ)), which includes CHIP 101.9, will take his leave as director in 2023 after more than 20 years with the organization. Over his time as director, Bougie has been a leading the […]


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Statistics Canada 2021 Census: MRC Pontiac Population increases for first time in over 15 years

3 January 2023 à 3:58 pm

The latest Statistics Canada’s Census for 2021, recently made public, shows that the population in the MRC Pontiac has increased for the first time in 15 years. The population has increased from 14,251 in 2016 to 14,764 (2021), i.e. 513 additional residents. This is still far removed from statistics in the 90s, where the MRC […]


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Pontiac Chamber of Commerce invites Pontiac entrepreneurs to its Black Tie Gala on Feb 18

3 January 2023 à 10:05 am

The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce will hold a Black Tie Gala on February 18 at the Pontiac Conference Center, 204 rue Principale in Fort-Coulonge. You can buy your tickets online for $75 ($84.62).  The Chamber of Commerce is hoping the Gala brings together business people from across the region. This is the first gala the […]


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The Outaouais first baby of the year; a 5.6 lbs little girl born 1h23 into the new year

3 January 2023 à 10:04 am

The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais has officially announced the Outaouais region’s 2023 first baby of the year. Èva-Rose Vachon, was born at 1:23 a.m. New Year’s day, she weighs 5.6 pounds (2.27 kg) and the CISSS de l’Outaouais says both the mother and child are in great shape. […]


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