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First business expo raises $5,590 for Centre de loisirs des Draveurs

8 May 2024 à 3:05 pm

The arena committee at the Centre de loisirs des draveurs in Fort-Coulonge held their first ever business expo on Saturday (May 4), raising $5,590 for the arena’s operation. Organizer Heidi Newberry explained that they had 32 vendors this year, ranging from local municipalities and non-profits to construction companies, and estimated that there were several hundred […]


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Chris Judd awarded Medal of the National Assembly

26 April 2024 à 3:37 pm

On Friday morning (April 26), a surprise party was held at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon to celebrate long-standing community pillar Chris Judd, as he received the Medal of the National Assembly from Pontiac MNA André Fortin. Fortin explained that he had recently marked 10 years in the National Assembly and thought it […]


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Outgoing CHIP manager honoured at Chamber’s Black Tie Gala

9 April 2024 à 11:53 am

Roughly 100 people gathered at the Spruceholme Inn in Fort-Coulonge on Saturday night for the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce’s second Black Tie Gala. The event was presented through the partnership of CHIP 101.9, and there was a tribute to outgoing station manager Francois Carrier. After 12 years at the helm of the organization, Carrier recently […]


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Rhonda Perry recognized at L’EntourElle’s Salon des Femmes

5 April 2024 à 3:53 pm

Local non-profit L’EntourElle hosted their Salon des Femmes event last week at the Spruceholme Inn in Fort-Coulonge, and honoured long-time board member Rhonda Perry for more than two decades of service with the organization. The group offers a wide range of free resources for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, from emergency accommodation […]


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Québec Solidaire appeals to CAQ to adopt Bill 198

1 April 2024 à 10:55 am

Opposition party Québec solidaire appealed to the CAQ government on March 28 to adopt Bill 198, which aims to protect elderly tenants in the midst of the current housing crunch. If passed into law, the bill would expand on a law tabled in 2016 by former QS spokesperson Françoise David, which would prevent landlords from […]


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Fundraiser being held for Swisha woman who lost her legs following infection

28 March 2024 à 2:12 pm

The family of a woman from Rapides-des-Joachims who recently had her legs amputated following complications from a bacterial infection is raising funds from the community to help ease her recovery. Crystal Fischer, a 35-year-old mother of three was suddenly hospitalized back on December 17 with pulmonary blood clots that required surgery. Fischer’s sister-in-law, Kelsey Daly […]


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Jardin Educatif du Pontiac seeking applications for summer program

26 March 2024 à 3:09 pm

The Jardin Éducatif du Pontiac is now seeking applications to their newly re-worked summer program for youth from across the region. The Jardin’s Director Martin Riopel explained that they changed the format of the program this year, where there will be a smaller group of participants who will be paid minimum wage to work in […]


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Baby basket now available for Pontiac’s new mothers

25 March 2024 à 2:32 pm

New mothers in the Pontiac region will now have access to a baby basket full of essentials thanks to two local service groups teaming up. Manon Gervais of Bouffe Pontiac explained that the new program is a collaboration with Les Amis du Pontiac, a local charity group. She said that they had been discussing the […]


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Power outages trending down in Upper Pontiac, 2023 best year on record

8 March 2024 à 3:30 pm

Back in 2009, exasperated by the number of power outages in his area, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes farmer David Gillespie started keeping track of the electrical grid servicing the Upper Pontiac, documenting the length and frequency of its failures. After 15 years, numerous discussions with elected officials and Hydro-Quebec representatives, it appears that the numbers are trending in […]


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AutonHomme Pontiac hosts mental health get together for farmers

23 February 2024 à 2:48 pm

On February 22, Autonhomme Pontiac hosted a get together for local farmers at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon, featuring live music and frank discussions about mental health. AutonHomme Director Tyler Ladouceur and Kim Laroche, the group’s head of mental health services, said that they wanted to host an event with a focus on […]


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