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Nature Conservancy of Canada preserving islands in Upper Pontiac

30 November 2022 à 3:13 pm

In the most recent edition of CAA Quebec Magazine, the Nature Conservancy of Canada published an article concerning Fitzpatrick Island, which is situated in the Ottawa River near l’Isle-aux-Allumettes. The western Quebec Director of the NCC, Caroline Gagné, indicated the reasons why the organization was interested in protecting the island. “In particular a particular geology, […]


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More than $30,000 in bursaries for ESSC grads

29 November 2022 à 1:38 pm

The cohort of graduates from Sieur-de-Coulonge High School (ESSC) were awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships from various Pontiac businesses and organizations during a ceremony held last Saturday (November 26).  “On behalf of my school and my students – I wanted to say THANK YOU. Your generosity continues to amaze me year after year. This […]


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Sandra Murray, Shawville’s first female mayor, has passed away

29 November 2022 à 12:03 pm

Sandra Murray, a former administrator at the Pontiac Hospital and long-serving municipal politician, died on Saturday (November 26). She was Shawville’s first female mayor, serving two terms from 2013 until 2021 and had served as a councillor for many years before that. She had filed her paperwork to run for a third term, but pulled […]


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Frédéric Bisson, formerly of Fort-Coulonge, joins team of Mathieu Lacombe

29 November 2022 à 7:25 am

It was recently announced that Fort-Coulonge native Frédéric Bisson had joined the team of Mathieu Lacombe, Quebec’s Culture Minister and the MNA for Papineau, in the communications department. Bisson has held several different jobs in media, and also received attention during the pandemic for his career change into trucking. In a post on social media, […]


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Drug bust on l’Isle-aux-Allumettes, one arrested

28 November 2022 à 4:02 pm

One man is facing a slew of charges following a drug raid on a home in the Upper Pontiac last week. Last Wednesday (November 23), Sûreté du Québec officers from the MRC Pontiac detachment carried out a raid on a residence on Hwy. 148 in l’Isle-aux-Allumettes, where they seized more than  300 Oxycontin pills, methamphetamine […]


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CISSSO names Nicole Boucher-Larivière head of local service network

28 November 2022 à 1:35 pm

Regional health authority CISSSO announced last week the directors of the different local service networks (RLS) within the Outaouais. Locally, Nicole Boucher-Larivière was named the head of the Pontiac network and Frédéric Parizeau will lead the network in RLS des Collines, both starting January 30. RLS Pontiac : Nicole Boucher-Larivière Ms. Boucher-Larivière has 20 years […]


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Bruno St-Cyr of Énergie Davidson asks the MRC to intervene to obtain supply guarantees

28 November 2022 à 9:58 am

During the most recent public meeting of the MRC Pontiac on November 23, the spokesperson for Énergie Davidson, Bruno St-Cyr, spoke during the public question period to ask that the MRC pressure the Quebec Government to provide access to the public forest for Pontiac mills. The elected officials mentioned that they agree with the principle, […]


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Otter Lake mayor named to MRC HR committee

25 November 2022 à 12:01 pm

At the most recent MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on November 23, it was announced that Otter Lake Mayor Terry Lafleur would be joining the MRC’s Human Resources committee, filling the position left by the late Campbell’s Bay Mayor Maurice Beauregard, who passed away in October. According to the MRC’s website, the other members […]


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MRC Pontiac adopts $9.5 million budget for 2023

24 November 2022 à 3:50 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting last night (November 23), council approved a $9.5 million budget for 2023, an increase of about $500,000 from 2022. The MRC office’s responsibilities include property assessment, public safety and land use planning. In a press release, they gave a brief overview of this year’s document: Total MRC […]


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