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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, holding food drive on December 7

30 November 2023 à 3:21 pm

With the holidays approaching, local food bank Bouffe Pontiac is gearing up for their busiest period of the year. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Director General Kim Laroche to discuss how their their preparations for the Christmas are going. She said that while they still haven’t fully compiled their data for 2023, they’ve seen 23 new […]


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Front Commun strike reaches third consecutive day, joined by other unions

23 November 2023 à 4:14 pm

Unionized public sector workers continued their historic strike today (November 23), with hundreds of thousands of education and health care workers taking to picket lines across the province. The Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 420,000 members, was joined today by several other unions outside its umbrella, such as the FIQ, FAE […]


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Front Commun workers begin 3-day strike

21 November 2023 à 3:40 pm

Picket lines were plentiful throughout the Pontiac, as public sector workers in health, education and social services began a three-day strike this morning (November 21). Members of the Front Commun, a coalition of unions representing more than 400,000 public sector workers across the province held their first strike day on November 6, kicking off one of […]


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Big turnout at breakfast in support of Centraide Outaouais

20 November 2023 à 4:04 pm

On Monday morning (November 20) more than 100 people gathered at the RA Hall in Campbell’s Bay for a fundraising breakfast organized by Warden Jane Toller in support of Centraide Outaouais (known as the United Way in English). Toller invited several speakers up on stage to discuss the impact that Centraide has had on their […]


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Free winter clothing available in Shawville this Saturday

2 November 2023 à 8:56 am

With the cold weather arriving,  a group of volunteers in the Shawville area is gathering winter clothing for those in need, and will be distributing it free of charge  this Saturday. Reverend Susan Lewis of the Anglican Parish of West Quebec explained that they started the winter clothing drive several years ago and it has […]


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Environmental writer Katharine Fletcher retires column after 34 years

31 October 2023 à 3:00 pm

Earlier this year, Katharine Fletcher, a Pontiac environmentalist and writer, announced that she would be stepping back from writing columns for several local publications after 34 years in the business. Most recently, her column “Our Environment” was published in the Pontiac Journal, Aylmer Bulletin and West Quebec Post, covering environmental issues both local and international. […]


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Murder Mystery fundraiser for two local organizations

23 October 2023 à 3:15 pm

On November 4, amateur gumshoes from around the Pontiac will gather at the Shawville Lions Hall for a a dinner theatre production that will feature an evening of food, drink and intrigue. Val Twolan-Graham, vice-president of the Pontiac Community Players, said that the idea was to put on something a little different to bring people […]


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Dave Gillespie elected President of Regional Association of West Quebecers

12 October 2023 à 1:17 pm

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) has a new president who hails from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Dave Gillespie. The RAWQ is a non-profit organization that supports the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Gillespie is a farmer who is involved in many community organizations and initiatives, from documenting the shoddy electrical service in the upper Pontiac to […]


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Pontiacers mark Truth and Reconciliation Day in Mansfield

3 October 2023 à 9:50 am

The Pontiac Native Community hosted a gathering at the Healing garden in Mansfield on Saturday afternoon to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Around a dozen people gathered at the garden, located on chemin de la Chute, for a smudging ceremony as well as some short speeches by the organizers in both English […]


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Charity calendar features Pontiac’s women firefighters

28 September 2023 à 4:28 pm

A group of female firefighters from across the Pontiac are putting out a charity calendar to raise funds for the family of a fallen comrade. Tracey Moore, a member of the Kazabazua-Danford Lake Fire Department, explained that Sonya Rivington of the Mansfield Fire Department was the one who came up with the idea earlier this […]


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