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Québec solidaire MNA Vincent Marissal visits the Pontiac

14 January 2023 à 11:48 am

Québec solidaire MNA for Rosemont and second opposition critic for health Vincent Marissal was in the riding of Pontiac to tour health care facilities in the region. He told CHIP 101.9 that he wanted to see what the situation was like on the ground and meet with staff. Marissal visted the Pontiac Hospital as well […]

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Budget 2023: Clarendon keeps mill rate steady amid increasing expenses

12 January 2023 à 1:37 pm

Updated on 16 January 2023 à 10:14 am

Note: Some of the audio clips below have been edited for length and clarity. The Municipality of Clarendon is keeping with a longstanding efforts to keep its mill rate at 60 cents per $100 of evaluation, the same as it’s been for years. Mayor Ed Walsh and Director General Patricia Hobbs spoke with CHIP 101.9 […]

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Candidates for Fort-Coulonge council seat 1 have until January 27 to register

12 January 2023 à 1:32 pm

Starting tomorrow (January 13), candidates interested in council seat 1 in Fort-Coulonge are able to submit their candidacy for election. The deadline for citizens of the municipality to put their name forward is January 27 at 4:30 p.m. The advance poll for the by-election will take place on February 19 between noon and 8 p.m. […]

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New by-law concerning laying hens in the Municipality of Pontiac

11 January 2023 à 2:59 pm

Since December 22, the Municipality of Pontiac has adopted a new by-law allowing citizens of the entire municipal territory (Quyon, Onslow, Luskville, Eardley, Breckenridge) to have laying hens, under certain conditions. This new regulation stipulates that laying hens must be for personal use and it is permitted to keep a maximum of five (5) hens […]

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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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Jean-Louis Corriveau

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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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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Municipality of Mansfield promotes Public Safety Canada’s 72hrs disaster guide to residents

2 January 2023 à 8:50 am

The Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract is promoting a new emergency preparedness guide, published by the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. As a preventative service and to avoid unexpected disaster like the floods in 2017 and in 2019, the municipality is inviting citizens to consult this guide, which is intended to help families prepare for the first […]

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Jane Toller announces the return of the MRC’s youth council

29 December 2022 à 1:54 pm

In a public address before the holidays, the Warden of the MRC Pontiac Jane Toller announced that the MRC Pontiac’s Youth Council will return and hold its inaugural meeting on Monday, January 16. “I am also very pleased to announce that the new MRC Pontiac Youth Council will hold its inaugural meeting on Monday, January […]

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Mansfield Mayor and DG discuss 2023 budget

28 December 2022 à 10:57 am

Updated on 10 January 2023 à 10:56 am

Over the past few weeks the municipal councils across the Pontiac have developed their budgets for 2023. CHIP 101.9 will be discussing with officials about the process of developing these documents within the realities of their municipalities. First up is Mansfield-et-Pontefract Mayor Sandra Armstrong and DG Éric Rochon.  Armstrong explained that the first order of […]

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