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Drunk driver arrested in Shawville Monday night

2 July 2024 à 1:38 pm

Updated on 2 July 2024 à 3:34 pm

At around 7 p.m. Monday evening (July 1), Sûreté du Québec officers pulled over a vehicle on John Street in Shawville, as the driver wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. After conducting checks, officers arrested the driver, a 47-year-old man from Shawville, as his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. A statement from police […]


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Speed limit lowered to 50 km/h in Mansfield as of July 2

2 July 2024 à 1:18 pm

Motorists cruising through Mansfield-et-Pontefract on Hwy. 148 should take heed that the speed limit has been lowered to 50 km/h as of today (July 2). In a French-language interview, MTQ representative Jeanne Séguin-Laflamme gave CHIP 101.9 more details about the change. The full (French-language) interview with Séguin-Laflamme is available here.


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MRC announces new Land and Flavours Route

28 June 2024 à 2:01 pm

MRC Pontiac just unveiled a new tourism route for the Pontiac, the Land and Flavours Route highlighting agricultural businesses throughout the region. Stephanie Hébert-Potter, with the MRC’s economic development department, explained that the newly announced route features a wide variety of agritourism operations across the Pontiac. The full interview with Hébert-Potter (4m) is available here.


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Land-based salmon farming project looking to make a splash in Pontiac

27 June 2024 à 3:03 pm

Samonix, a start-up based out of Chelsea, is looking to create a land-based Atlantic Salmon farming operation in the Pontiac region. At the most recent MRC Pontiac meeting, the project received a letter of support from council, specifically for their application to Hydro-Quebec and the provincial government for a 12 MW electrical hookup. Rémi Bertrand, […]


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Allumettes Mayor asks residents to file complaints with Hydro-Quebec following outages

26 June 2024 à 2:29 pm

Updated on 26 June 2024 à 3:35 pm

Residents of the Upper Pontiac are no strangers to hydro issues but were hit by a series of outages during last week’s heat wave and again over the weekend, leaving many upset with the state of the region’s electrical infrastructure. L’Isle-aux-Allumettes Mayor Corey Spence estimated that there are about 3,400 people affected by the outages, […]


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Swisha opens new splash pad in honour of late mayor

25 June 2024 à 3:04 pm

On Saturday (June 22) residents of Rapides-des-Joachims gathered at the municipal park for the inauguration of their new splash pad, named in honour of late mayor Doug Rousselle. Rousselle was elected mayor of the small, far-flung municipality of around 150 year-round residents back in 2021 and passed away from cancer in September 2023. The new […]


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André Fortin discusses announcement of new Gatineau Hospital location

21 June 2024 à 1:13 pm

Pontiac MNA André Fortin came by CHIP 101.9’s studio on June 20 to discuss the big regional news of the day, which was the announcement of a new location for the proposed hospital in Gatineau. The federal government will be transferring the Asticou Centre, located on Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes to the province for the […]


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MRC contracts out HR services to help choose new Assistant Director

21 June 2024 à 12:07 pm

Updated on 21 June 2024 à 1:25 pm

At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on June 19, a resolution was approved to contract the Federation of Quebec Municipalities (FQM) for “support services in human resources and labour relations” to aid their selection of a new Assistant Director General. The price range of these services is between $135 and $215 per hour. […]


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Pontiac imagery technicians apply for jobs in city due to new bonuses

20 June 2024 à 3:31 pm

Following the news last week that imagery technicians at the Pontiac and Wakefield Hospitals wouldn’t be receiving bonuses of around $20,000 offered to staff at other hospitals in the region, roughly half of the local technicians have applied to jobs elsewhere. The development was first reported in Shawville’s English-language newspaper The Equity. Health authority CISSSO’s […]


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English advocacy group hosts language commissioner, discusses misconceptions of Anglos

19 June 2024 à 2:55 pm

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) hosted a presentation in Aylmer on June 18 that featured the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Raymond Théberge. The RAWQ is a non-profit that supports the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Théberge opened the meeting with remarks about the current climate of official language relations in Canada, […]


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