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Oktoberfest Ladysmith kicks off this Friday

26 September 2023 à 2:42 pm

The streets of Ladysmith will soon be buzzing with people and draped in German flags for the annual Oktoberfest celebrations starting this Friday (September 29). The area is home to a large population of German settlers, and an organization was formed to host local Oktoberfest celebrations in 1985, a tradition that has continued to the […]


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More than $11,000 raised at 5th Pontiac Kidney Walk

25 September 2023 à 3:10 pm

On Sunday afternoon (September 24), dozens of people turned out to the Shawville fairgrounds for the fifth annual Pontiac Kidney Walk. Participants gathered in the Homecraft Hall, before setting off on a marked course around a section of the grounds. Each walker was equipped with a sack of kidney beans, and dropped one into the […]


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Pontiac mayors pay tribute to late colleague Doug Rousselle

21 September 2023 à 2:39 pm

Updated on 21 September 2023 à 4:11 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on September 20, the opening of the meeting featured a tribute to the late Doug Rousselle, the former mayor of Rapides-des-Joachims. Rousselle was elected mayor of the small island municipality back in 2021 and passed away on September 11 at the age of 73 after a battle […]


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Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi to hold third annual virtual job fair in October

19 September 2023 à 4:08 pm

On October 18, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac will be holding their third annual virtual job fair. Jessica Kelly, an intervention services coordinator with the CJEP explained that while they had made adjustments to hold their event during the pandemic, they found that holding the fair virtually made it easier for both employers and job […]


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Luke Murphy announces release date, front cover of new novel

19 September 2023 à 10:57 am

Shawville author Luke Murphy is currently in the final stages of releasing his seventh novel, “The Cradle Will Fall”, and has just announced its release date and front cover. The book will be available Saturday September 30. Murphy spoke with CHIP 101.9 about the new book back in August and said that he decided on […]


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TransporAction Pontiac celebrates volunteers at dinner

18 September 2023 à 3:59 pm

Dozens of volunteers and staff of local public transit non-profit TransporAction Pontiac gathered a the Forest Inn in Bryson on Thursday evening for a dinner in their honour. This year, Guylaine Marcil, Lise Pleau, Linda Smart, Lois Smith and Gisèle Peck Beaudin were all recognized for 10 years of service. The group’s Director General Sylvie […]


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Weekly grief support group starting soon in Campbell’s Bay

13 September 2023 à 2:46 pm

A free support group for people dealing with grief is set to get underway in Campbell’s Bay later this month. Ali-John Chaudhary, a psychotherapist who is spearheading the meetings explained that they are for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one, or for people looking to help someone dealing with grief. Though the group […]


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Pontiac Pride holds second annual festival at Esprit Rafting

12 September 2023 à 4:02 pm

More than 50 people turned up to Esprit Rafting in Davidson on Sunday (August 10) for the second annual festival put on by the Fierté Pontiac Pride committee. Committee President Michele Gagnon explained that the group had planned their festival to take place in June during pride month, but the event had to be postponed […]


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Chapeau RA cuts ribbon on new splash pad

11 September 2023 à 1:56 pm

On Saturday afternoon, members of the Chapeau Recreation Association gathered during the town’s annual family ball tournament to inaugurate their new splash pad. RA President Karie Bissonnette explained that the project had been a long time coming, as their initial grant application in 2020 was turned down. Bissonnette said that the project cost just shy of […]


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Participants sought for Christmas variety show fundraiser

5 September 2023 à 3:47 pm

Participants are being sought for a Christmas variety show in support of the Fort-Coulonge Knights of Columbus. Organizer Lise O’Reilly explained that she was looking for anyone with talents such as singing, dancing or acting to volunteer for the event. O’Reilly, whose husband is a musician, said that she had some experience putting on a […]


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