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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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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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Bruno St-Cyr of Énergie Davidson asks the MRC to intervene to obtain supply guarantees

28 November 2022 à 9:58 am

During the most recent public meeting of the MRC Pontiac on November 23, the spokesperson for Énergie Davidson, Bruno St-Cyr, spoke during the public question period to ask that the MRC pressure the Quebec Government to provide access to the public forest for Pontiac mills. The elected officials mentioned that they agree with the principle, […]

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Otter Lake mayor named to MRC HR committee

25 November 2022 à 12:01 pm

At the most recent MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 23, it was announced that Otter Lake Mayor Terry Lafleur would be joining the MRC’s Human Resources committee, filling the position left by the late Campbell’s Bay Mayor Maurice Beauregard, who passed away in October. According to the MRC’s website, the other members […]

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MRC Pontiac adopts $9.5 million budget for 2023

24 November 2022 à 3:50 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (November 23), council approved a $9.5 million budget for 2023, an increase of about $500,000 from 2022. The MRC office’s responsibilities include property assessment, public safety and land use planning. In a press release, they gave a brief overview of this year’s document: Total MRC […]

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MRC employees hold first strike day, management agrees to return to the table

24 November 2022 à 2:34 pm

The unionized employees at MRC Pontiac held their first strike day on Wednesday afternoon (November 23), coinciding with the council of mayors’ budget meeting. The employees, along with representatives from the SFPQ union blasted music, waved flags and spun noisemakers in a not-so-subtle signal that they wish to be heard by MRC management. SFPQ Regional […]

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Animal Aide Pontiac receives $10,000 from MRC Pontiac

24 November 2022 à 1:59 pm

Updated on 25 November 2022 à 10:42 am

At the MRC budget meeting on November 23, Warden Jane Toller invited the leaders of local animal welfare group Animal Aide Pontiac to discuss the work they do in the community. The group spays and neuters hundreds of stray cats in the area every year, as well as offering group discounts for the same services […]

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Interview – National Day in Gatineau – Isabel Theriault

7 August 2022 à 10:53 pm

Updated on 20 September 2022 à 7:19 am

It is with great enthusiasm that the programming for the Fête nationale du Québec in Gatineau has been announced! The event is free and open to everyone! Among others, Louis-Jean Cormier and Ariane Moffatt will be performing on June 23. More details in interview with Isabel Thériault. All the information on

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Dispute over Shawville’s waste management contracts

10 March 2022 à 12:00 am

Updated on 22 November 2022 à 2:49 pm

Residents of Shawville were caught off-guard on Tuesday as their garbage bags hadn’t been taken from the curb by the end of the day. The cause was a contract dispute between the town and the contractor they hire for waste and recycling disposal, Brandon Smith. Municipal workers have taken over the collection in the mean […]

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