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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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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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Women’s Institute advocates for road-side warnings about farm equipment

23 November 2023 à 2:32 pm

Updated on 24 November 2023 à 3:35 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, several members of the Pontiac County Women’s Institute were present to advocate for some new signage on the region’s highways warning of slow-moving farm equipment. The Women’s Institute is an international community organization that was founded in 1897, and has advocated for numerous reforms, […]

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MRC Pontiac council approves $9.8 million budget

23 November 2023 à 1:35 pm

At the MRC Pontiac’s monthly council of mayors meeting last night (November 22), council approved a budget of $9.8 million for 2024. In a press release, the MRC noted some highlights from this year’s document: Total MRC Pontiac expenditures: $9.8 million Grants and revenues from services: $5.5 million Expenditure by department: • Administration: $1,970,209 • […]

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Future of Pontiac agriculture discussed at public consultation

23 November 2023 à 9:56 am

On Wednesday morning around 50 people turned out to the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a consultation on the future of agriculture in the Pontiac region. The event was the first of several public meetings to update the plan de développement de la zone agricole (PDZA), a document that sets the region’s agricultural […]

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Front Commun workers begin 3-day strike

21 November 2023 à 3:40 pm

Picket lines were plentiful throughout the Pontiac, as public sector workers in health, education and social services began a three-day strike this morning (November 21). Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province held their first strike day on November 6, kicking off one of […]

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Nurses across Quebec begin two-day strike

8 November 2023 à 3:52 pm

A union representing 80,000 nurses, respiratory technicians and other health care workers in the province has initiated a two day strike that started this morning (November 8). Members of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé (FIQ) gathered outside the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville, voicing their demands for increased salaries and better working conditions. The union […]

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Front Commun strike: workers mobilize at picket lines throughout the Pontiac

6 November 2023 à 3:34 pm

Picket lines outside schools and health care facilities dotted the Pontiac this morning (November 6), as public sector workers took part in one of Quebec’s largest labour actions in recent history. Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province, started their strike action as […]

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Lucie Rivet Paquette elected mayor of Rapides-des-Joachims

3 November 2023 à 4:56 pm

There’s a new mayor in the Swisha, as Lucie Rivet Paquette was elected by acclamation this afternoon (November 3). She was the only citizen to submit their candidacy, and was declared the winnner after the deadline of 4:30 p.m. passed. The position has been vacant since the death of former mayor Doug Rousselle, who passed […]

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