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Bouffe Pontiac food drive brings in more than $11,000

1 December 2022 à 1:55 pm

Updated on 1 December 2022 à 3:47 pm

Local food bank Bouffe Pontiac held their annual Christmas food drive between 6 and 9 a.m. this morning (December 1), bringing in $11,877 and around 215 kg of food items. Checkpoints were set up at several high-traffic areas throughout the region, in Shawville, Campbell’s Bay and L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. Bouffe Director Kim Laroche thanked all the volunteers […]

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More than $30,000 in bursaries for ESSC grads

29 November 2022 à 1:38 pm

The cohort of graduates from Sieur-de-Coulonge High School (ESSC) were awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships from various Pontiac businesses and organizations during a ceremony held last Saturday (November 26).  “On behalf of my school and my students – I wanted to say THANK YOU. Your generosity continues to amaze me year after year. This […]

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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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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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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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Bouffe Pontiac sees large increase in usage

23 November 2022 à 2:13 pm

With the cost of living rapidly increasing across the country, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac has seen a large increase in the number of clients that it serves. Director Kim Laroche estimated that they’ve seen more than 100 new users, on top of the 500-600 that they typically serve each year. She said that while […]

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MRC Pontiac hosts fundraiser breakfast for Centraide Outaouais

23 November 2022 à 9:22 am

Yesterday morning (November 22), the MRC Pontiac hosted a fundraiser breakfast at the Lions Hall in Shawville in support of Centraide Outaouais, which is known more commonly in English Canada as United Way. The breakfast brought out several mayors, public officials and members of community organizations throughout the region. All told, organizer Warden Jane Toller […]

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Shawville and area Angel Tree program kicks off

22 November 2022 à 2:27 pm

With Christmas approaching, the organizers of the Shawville and area Angel Tree program have just kicked off their annual toy drive. One of the organizers, Megan Coleman, explained how she and several other moms from the area took over the program last year from the group that used to organize it. She added that last […]

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