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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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Youth council brings in mental health speaker for local high school students

16 February 2024 à 3:32 pm

Motivational speaker David Houle gave the first of two presentations focused on youth mental health to local high school students at École secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge in Mansfield on Thursday afternoon (February 15). Houle is a singer, dancer and choreographer who’s worked with Cirque du Soleil, as well as a host of big musical acts. A second […]

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SQ confirmed at 7:13 this morning that 14-year-old Kyrick Sullivan from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes was found

21 January 2024 à 9:12 pm

Updated on 22 January 2024 à 7:30 am

Updated: 7:22 a.m., Monday, January 22 The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed at 7:13 this morning that 14-year-old Kyrick Sullivan from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes was found. In a notice that was published yesterday, the SQ indicated that Kyrick was last seen in Pembroke, Ontario, around 10 a.m. on January 21. The SQ asked the public for help […]

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Connexions holds community focus groups for English-speakers

18 January 2024 à 1:55 pm

Updated on 18 January 2024 à 3:10 pm

Connexions Resource Centre is holding a series of five focus group meetings for English-speakers across the Pontiac region. Connexions is a non-profit organization serving as a bridge between English-speaking Quebecers in the Outaouais and various health and social services. There were six people in attendance at the meeting in Shawville on January 16, along with […]

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Pontiac Community Players planning first show of 2024

9 January 2024 à 2:27 pm

Local theatre troupe the Pontiac Community Players have a new performance in the works that they’re nearly ready to show the world. Named “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong”, the play follows the misadventures of an amateur theatre troupe who, as the name suggests, have quite the time staging their production. Director Greg Graham explained […]

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Social services groups concerned about impact of Bill 15

21 December 2023 à 3:21 pm

A network representing social service organizations throughout the Outaouais is voicing concerns about Bill 15, a newly created law that will restructure the province’s health care administration. Daniel Cayley-Daoust, the director of the TROCAO, a regional table for independent community organizations, spoke with CHIP 101.9 about his concerns regarding the mammoth piece of legislation, which […]

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New grief support group coming in January

13 December 2023 à 3:54 pm

A free support group for people dealing with loss is set to get underway in Campbell’s Bay early next year. Ali-John Chaudhary, a psychotherapist coordinating the effort, said that this new group comes on the heels of  a grief support group he led earlier this year. He said that while the previous sessions were for […]

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After record-setting fire season, SOPFEU seeks recruits

12 December 2023 à 2:53 pm

Quebec’s provincial forest fire fighting agency SOPFEU is in the midst of its annual recruitment period, following the most destructive summer of wildfires in its recorded history. Melanie Morin, a communications officer in SOPFEU’s western region, said that after a quiet spring, they saw more forest burned this season than the last 20 years combined. Things […]

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Dozens of volunteers turn out for Bouffe Pontiac’s Christmas food drive

8 December 2023 à 3:14 pm

Volunteers were out in force Thursday morning (December 7) at busy intersections throughout the region for the annual “guignolée” or food drive in support of Bouffe Pontiac. Participants were stationed in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Campbell’s Bay and Shawville to collect donations of cash and food items from 6 to 9 a.m. Bouffe Pontiac President Martin Riopel said […]

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Front Commun unions begin week-long strike

8 December 2023 à 2:40 pm

Following the rejection of Wednesday’s new offer from the provincial government, hundreds of thousands of public sector workers across Quebec were back on the picket lines today (December 8) for a full week of strikes. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 public employees in health and education, has already held […]

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