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Bryson celebrating 150th anniversary with week-long summer festival

19 July 2023 à 3:42 pm

The village of Bryson is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year with a host of activities throughout the year to bring people from throughout the region to their small slice of the Pontiac. Meghan Griffin, a volunteer with the 150 committee, explained that they’d had the summer festival in years past, but were reviving it […]

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Shawville Lions Country Jamboree celebrates 10th anniversary later this week

18 July 2023 à 3:50 pm

The Shawville Lions Country Jamboree is back for another year, with dozens of campers set to converge on Armstrong Heritage Farm just outside of town as things get underway later this week. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Shawville Lions President Ed Walsh (who also moonlights at the mayor of Clarendon) to talk about the  preparations for the event. […]

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Pontiac Terry Fox Run seeking new volunteers

11 July 2023 à 3:39 pm

Updated on 12 July 2023 à 8:10 am

After more than 4 decades of work, the organizers of the Pontiac Terry Fox Run are looking to pass the torch on to a new group of volunteers. Rick Valin, one of the founders of the local run, spoke with CHIP 101.9 about its history and what it takes to put on the event every […]

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Bouffe Pontiac sees increase in usage, food prices over past year

3 July 2023 à 8:55 am

Updated on 4 July 2023 à 10:39 am

On Thursday morning (June 29), local food bank Bouffe Pontiac held their annual general meeting in Campbell’s Bay. Director Kim Laroche said that their revenue over the past year was boosted by a grant increase from regional health authority CISSSO, however, they also saw a large increase in both food price and food bank users over […]

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Pontiac Pride Festival rescheduled for September 10

26 June 2023 à 1:38 pm

The second annual Pontiac Pride Festival was postponed earlier this month due to health concerns related to forest fire smoke in the area, but has been rescheduled to September 10 at Esprit Rafting in Davidson. Erica Ouimet, a member of the Fierté Pontiac Pride committee, explained that with the event originally planned for Saturday June […]

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Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac holds AGM

22 June 2023 à 4:16 pm

Updated on 26 June 2023 à 1:51 pm

On Thursday morning (June 22), the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac held their annual general meeting, where they discussed the work done by their staff across several different programs. The organization specializes in helping break down the barriers for youth and adults to find employment, by subsidizing employee training, working with students in schools and even […]

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Updated: Missing 14-year-old found safe

14 June 2023 à 6:41 am

Updated on 14 June 2023 à 10:38 am

UPDATED 10:35 a.m.: Jasmine Heise was found safe this morning (June 14) in Shawville.   The Sûreté du Québec is asking for the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Jasmine Heise of Clarendon. She was last seen on June 11 in the evening in the Heath Road area of ​​Clarendon. Her family has reason to fear […]

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Knights of Columbus Council 7221 award three student bursaries

5 June 2023 à 11:20 am

Last Wednesday, the Knights of Columbus, Council 7221 awarded three scholarships of $500 each to 3 students who have just completed their school year. “These are 3 great careers that give hope to our community. We have a dental hygienist, Billie Desormeaux, a nurse, Mia Beaulieu and an electrician, Antoine Graveline. It was with great […]

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New roof for the Centre Intervalle in Mansfield

1 June 2023 à 12:31 pm

The Centre Intervalle, a facility that provides housing for people with mental health issues situated on Hwy. 148 in Mansfield has a new roof. Director Rosalie Boucher explained that they had been having issues with leaks and water seeping into the building for the past several years. “We’re in the process of redoing the roof, […]

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Jardin Éducatif cancels summer camp due to lack of transportation, hiring issues

25 May 2023 à 1:40 pm

Updated on 25 May 2023 à 3:44 pm

The Jardin Éducatif du Pontiac announced last week that they would not be able to offer their summer camp program this year due to a number of overlapping difficulties. The camp typically hosts around 20 or so at-risk youth from around the Pontiac to learn about operating the garden and also take part in various […]

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