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Feds announce repair work on Rapides bridge, intermittent closures coming in summer

15 May 2024 à 1:28 pm

Updated on 15 May 2024 à 3:47 pm

Earlier this month, the federal government announced an investment of more than $1.2 million for repairs and upgrades to the interprovincial bridge between the far-flung municipality of Rapides-des-Joachims and Rolphton Ont. The crossing over the Ottawa River is the sole access point for the small island community, and construction is expected to begin on May […]

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TransporAction Pontiac sees increase in usage for 2023, in need of volunteers

25 April 2024 à 1:36 pm

Updated on 25 April 2024 à 3:41 pm

Local public transportation non-profit TransporAction Pontiac held their annual general meeting on April 25 at their office in Campbell’s Bay. The group has busses and vans that make regular runs as well as a host of volunteer drivers who take individuals to their appointments, known as adapted transport. Director Sylvie Bertrand explained that they’d seen […]

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Shawville plans to go ahead with unauthorized crosswalk signage near PHS

22 April 2024 à 11:30 am

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on April 17, the public heard from a local youth, Sid Sharpe, about a long-standing safety issue at a busy pedestrian crossing. In Shawville, what’s known as rue Centre is also a provincial highway, Rte. 303 N, a high-traffic route transecting the entire town. Its intersection with […]

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Ontario man could face several charges following highway crash

2 April 2024 à 3:12 pm

A young man from North Bay is expected to face several criminal charges following a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 148 outside of Quyon on Sunday afternoon. According to a social media statement from MRC des Collines Police, at around 6:20 p.m. on March 31 emergency crews were called to a crash on the highway near […]

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Snow predicted starting Wednesday

2 April 2024 à 10:08 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Pontiac region, as a mix of snow and rain is predicted to begin tomorrow (April 3). “A low pressure system developing over Colorado will intensify over the next few days and affect the province of Quebec beginning Wednesday afternoon,” the statement reads. “Precipitation will be […]

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Quyon Ferry set for earliest opening in recent history

5 March 2024 à 3:10 pm

With this year’s mild weather thawing out the Pontiac, the Quyon Ferry will be resuming voyages across the Ottawa River later this week, the earliest opening in recent history. Co-owner Ralph McColgan said that they were aiming to start Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 a.m., but would make the final confirmation via their website on […]

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Water main break in Shawville affecting section of Centre Street

12 December 2023 à 10:58 am

Updated on 12 December 2023 à 3:31 pm

Residents of Shawville woke up this morning (December 12) to news that parts of Centre Street and the business plaza on Hwy. 148 were without water due to a main break. Mayor Bill McCleary explained that the breach affects everyone on Centre Street from Bristol Street to Hwy. 148, John Street, as well as some […]

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Man arrested for allegedly shoving fire chief at accident scene

4 December 2023 à 3:23 pm

A man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly shoving the chief of the Pontiac North Fire Department near the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Rte. 303 N. Emergency crews were called just before 10 a.m. on Sunday (December 3) after a truck towing a camper trailer went into the ditch between Otter Lake and […]

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Women’s Institute advocates for road-side warnings about farm equipment

23 November 2023 à 2:32 pm

Updated on 24 November 2023 à 3:35 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 22, several members of the Pontiac County Women’s Institute were present to advocate for some new signage on the region’s highways warning of slow-moving farm equipment. The Women’s Institute is an international community organization that was founded in 1897, and has advocated for numerous reforms, […]

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More closures planned on Chenaux Bridge

3 October 2023 à 11:00 am

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists of several upcoming closures of the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux Generating Station in Portage-du-Fort. On October 16 and 17, the bridge will be closed between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The bridge will also be closed overnight (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) on the following dates: November 13, […]

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