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Charity walk for CHEO concludes at Shawville Fair opening, more than $25,000 raised

1 September 2023 à 4:10 pm

While the opening of the Shawville Fair on Thursday evening (August 31), served as the beginning of another Labour Day weekend packed with activities, it also served as the finale of one man’s walk for charity. Russell Mackay, whose trek to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has taken him across the […]


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Meeting on “vital public services” in Chapeau later this month

31 August 2023 à 2:58 pm

A public meeting on “vital public services” with a variety of officials will take place in the Upper Pontiac in mid-September. The region was hit hard by power outages during a cold snap in February that also knocked out the area’s landlines. Combined with the spotty cell service in certain sectors, the event highlighted the […]


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Charity walk for CHEO kicks off in Portage

28 August 2023 à 3:42 pm

A Beachburg man in his 80s will be walking 10 km per day throughout the Pontiac this week as part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).  Russell Mackay, 85, affectionately known as “Papa” to his family, is an avid walker with a history of fundraising for health care services. Though […]


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Campbell’s Bay adds horseshoes and shuffleboard to Maurice Beauregard Park

25 August 2023 à 3:25 pm

Updated on 28 August 2023 à 1:00 pm

On Wednesday evening, the Municipality of Campbell’s Bay unveiled the newest additions to Maurice Beauregard Park, two sets of horseshoe pits and a shuffleboard court. Mayor Raymond Pilon explained that they had ordered the material for these additions the previous year and had installed them earlier this summer. The new additions to the community park […]


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Pride flags repeatedly stolen from Shawville-area Anglican churches

18 August 2023 à 2:09 pm

Updated on 18 August 2023 à 3:12 pm

The Pride flags flying outside two local Anglican churches have been repeatedly stolen over the past few weeks. About a month ago, the flag was torn off its frame at Holy Trinity Church in Radford (just outside Shawville). In the following weeks, the flag at St. Paul’s Church in Shawville was stolen three times, and […]


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TransporAction Pontiac seeking volunteer drivers

17 August 2023 à 3:11 pm

TransporAction Pontiac, a non-profit public transit service for the region, is currently seeking volunteers to shore up its roster of drivers. Executive Director Sylvie Bertrand gave a presentation on the subject at the MRC Pontiac public council meeting on August 16, noting that there are certain communities with more need than others. While the organization […]


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Kathleen Kelly named 2023 Shawville Fair Ambassador

16 August 2023 à 2:30 pm

Updated on 16 August 2023 à 3:32 pm

On Tuesday evening (August 15), the Pontiac Agricultural Society held their annual Shawville Fair Ambassador competition. Youth from the local agricultural community compete for the title with short speeches about a chosen subject relating to the fair. There were four competitors this year: Felix Vereyken (Ag Awareness Division, Kathleen Kelly (Sheep Division), Ben Judd (4-H […]


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Papa walks 4 Kids coming to the Pontiac later this month

14 August 2023 à 3:30 pm

A sequel to a successful charity walk will be held in the Pontiac   at the end of August. Russell Mackay, 85, will be walking 50 km throughout the Pontiac region to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). While that might be an ambitious feat for anyone his age, Mackay is also […]


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Pontiac Community Players put a female twist on Robin Hood

11 August 2023 à 3:14 pm

Updated on 17 August 2023 à 4:07 pm

The Pontiac Community Players are gearing up for this season’s summer farce, with an interesting twist on a classic tale. The troupe will be performing the play “Marian” which is a female-led remix of the classic tale of Robin Hood. Tanya Leigh Maguire, a long-time member of the Community Players, will be directing and starring […]


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Dr. Luis Pinelo looks back on more than 25 years in Pontiac medicine

21 July 2023 à 12:48 pm

A long-time local physician, Dr. Luis Pinelo, has retired after more than 25 years of providing care in the Pontiac region. A gastroenterology and endoscopy specialist who also handled a busy family practice, he provided an incredibly diverse range of care and services to the local population. Originally from Argentina, Pinelo studied medicine in Tucumán […]


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