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CISSSO announces expansion of Pontiac Hospital oncology unit

23 May 2023 à 2:25 pm

On Friday (May 19), regional health authority CISSSO held a press conference announcing the expansion of the Pontiac Hospital’s oncology unit. The expanded room now allows for the addition of two more chairs for a potential total of nine, which was made possible through an investment of nearly $30,000 by the Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation, […]

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Knights of Columbus brings back Traditional Bazaar Supper on June 18

19 May 2023 à 10:05 am

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7221, is hosting its Traditional Bazaar Supper on June 18 at the Knights of Columbus Community Hall, 525 Baume Street in Fort-Coulonge. One of the organizers, Pierre Raymond, told CHIP 101.9 that they are taking on a hybrid approach this year, orgnaizing the Bazaar compartively to past events while taking […]

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Otter-Lake presents plans for splash pad, RA upgrades

15 May 2023 à 2:51 pm

On Saturday morning (May 13), the Municipality of Otter-Lake held a public gathering to reveal their plans for a splash pad and numerous upgrades to their Recreation Association grounds. The municipality plans to have the splash pad, which was an initiative started by the RA committee last year, installed this summer, as well as paving […]

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School bus drivers picket at Pavillon Poupore in Fort-Coulonge

11 May 2023 à 2:52 pm

More than thirty school bus drivers on strike since the beginning of the month demonstrated in front of the Pavillon Poupore de l’École primaire des Petits-Ponts this morning (May 11). The drivers wanted to make parents, who currently have to bring their children to school, aware of their union requests. Jacques Masseau, a driver with […]

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Jardin Éducatif gears up for another growing season

4 May 2023 à 3:09 pm

With the soil thawing and green shoots sprouting up around the region, CHIP 101.9 spoke with Martin Riopel, the director general of the Jardin Éducatif to discuss the organization’s plans for the coming season. He said that one of the biggest changes coming this year would be the way they sell their produce. They will […]

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Shawville mayor warns of possible door-to-door scams

20 April 2023 à 1:28 pm

On Tuesday the Municipality of Shawville issued an alert through their Telmatik automated messaging system warning residents of door-to-door salespeople in the area. “The Municipality does not condone the door-to-door salespeople. They did not notify the municipal office inspector,” the message reads. “Therefore we recommend to be very wary of what you sign.” Mayor Bill […]

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Coulonge River levels under close surveillance today and tomorrow

17 April 2023 à 11:55 am

On Friday (April 14), the Municipalities of Mansfield-et-Pontefract and Fort-Coulonge issued public notices regarding the level of the Coulonge River, which is expected to peak Tuesday. The municipalities are asking their citizens to take the necessary precautions to protect their property and ensure the safety of their families. “Due to the rapid melting of the […]

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Over 30% of Pontiac’s population still without power at Easter: Jane Toller talks about the many communications problems

9 April 2023 à 8:52 am

Even if the number of Hydro-Québec customers without electricity is decreasing in the Pontiac, the 3,950 (update at 7:30 a.m. on April 9), this number represents more than 30% of the population of the MRC Pontiac in this Easter day. It is especially in Clarendon (599), Bristol (854) and Thorne (594) that the reductions in […]

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Pontiac Cup 3v3 tournament returns to the Fort-Coulonge arena

5 April 2023 à 2:18 pm

This weekend, the Pontiac Cup 3v3 hockey tournament is returning to the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs Century 21 Élite in Fort-Coulonge for the first time since the pandemic. There will be plenty of action on the ice from Friday to Sunday (April 7-9) , as well as DJs Martin Leguerrier and Paul Leblanc playing […]

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School closures in the Pontiac tomorrow (April 5)

4 April 2023 à 9:26 pm

Earlier in the evening today, the Centre de services scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais (CSSHBO) and the Western Quebec School Board announced that they had made the decision to suspend transportation and close schools and the administrative center. ” Due to the expected weather and road conditions, our schools and centres located in the Outaouais region, including […]

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