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Impératif français critical of government’s French ads

21 March 2023 à 3:22 pm

The President of French-language advocacy group Impératif français, Jean-Paul Perreault, severely criticized the Quebec government’s advertising campaign for the promotion of French (video below). In an interview with CHIP 101.9 on Journée internationale de la francophonie (March 20), Perrault stated that the campaign wasn’t meeting its goals. “Well, subject to criticism, yes, but, you know […]

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New truck for the Mansfield Fire Department

20 March 2023 à 10:38 am

Updated on 20 March 2023 à 1:57 pm

The Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fire Department recently purchased a new truck for their fleet. Chief Patrick Bertrand explained that the investment would improve the service that they offer to the region. “It helps fight the fire much faster, especially when it comes to vehicle fires,” he said (translated). “Besides, the new truck, well, it has a bigger […]

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Preliminary results from snowmobile races: 700 attendees and ~$16,000 raised

16 March 2023 à 3:40 pm

The snowmobile drag races in Fort-Coulonge recently held their 25th edition on March 4, and were a great success according to the organizers. CHIP 101.9 spoke in-studio with organizer Pierre Laporte as well as Mansfield/Fort-Coulonge leisure coordinator Guillaume Lavoie-Harvey.  Laporte said that this edition brought out their highest number of racers, as well as about […]

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Centraide Outaouais appoint Cédric Tessier as new Director General

10 March 2023 à 12:52 pm

The chair of Centraide Outaouais’ board of directors, Élaine Dupras, announced that Cédric Tessier would be appointed as the organization’s new executive director. Tessier had at the helme of the organization as Acting Director since November. In making the announcement, Dupras emphasized the confidence the Board has in Tessier ability to run the organization effectively: […]

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Crisis at the SAAQ; MRC Pontiac asks clients to be patient as delays are rampant

9 March 2023 à 12:07 pm

As is the case elsewhere in Quebec, the Société Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ) in Campbell’s Bay is currently experiencing a lot of growing pains, causing sometimes significant delays in its service. According to the MRC Pontiac’s Strategic communications advisor and media contact, Colleen Jones, the delays are due to the major system update that […]

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Revenu Québec help low and modest income individuals and families file their taxes

7 March 2023 à 4:28 pm

Revenu Québec wants to make their taxe services better known and help low-income individuals and families take advantage of this tax season. As a government body that is qualified as an indispensable ally for citizens in fulfilling their tax obligations, Revenu Québec says it is in the best position to answer any questions people may […]

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MRC Pontiac holds public meeting on daycare services

28 February 2023 à 5:02 pm

Last night (February 27), MRC Pontiac held a public consultation on daycare services in the region at their office in Campbell’s Bay. Three members of the public attended in person, along with a handful more via Zoom. The meeting was led by Warden Jane Toller, along with Pontiac MNA André Fortin. Fortin laid out the […]

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CHIP director pens letter in Le Devoir marking World Radio Day

13 February 2023 à 2:39 pm

To mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day on February 13, CHIP 101.9’s Director General François Carrier, who also serves as the President of the l’Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ), penned a letter in the newspaper Le Devoir highlighting the contributions of community radio in Quebec. “Today, 250 employees work within the 37 member stations […]

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MRC Pontiac to hold public consultation on daycare services

6 February 2023 à 1:16 pm

The MRC Pontiac has announced that a public consultation regarding daycare services in the Pontiac will take place on Monday February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay (602, Route 301 Nord). “Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac, invites members of the public to attend a town hall meeting to […]

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Maisons des jeunes reopen locker room at Mansfield Rink February 2 at 3 p.m.

2 February 2023 à 3:31 pm

The Maisons des jeunes du Pontiac just announced that they will be reopening the locker room building at its hockey rink in Mansfield. In a news release posted on Facebook, the Maisons des Jeunes wrote: “We are happy to inform you that the locker room will be open today, February 2 2023, at 3 pm. […]

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