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Calumet gearing up for Saint-Jean-Baptiste

18 June 2024 à 3:21 pm

The community of l’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet is preparing to celebrate Quebec’s Fête nationale this Sunday June 23 at the municipal RA grounds (138 chemin des Outaouais) starting at noon. Organizer Tyler LaSalle explained that new this year there would be a maple syrup contest among the producers on the island. Admission is free and there will be […]

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Overnight closures on Chenaux bridge next week

18 June 2024 à 10:24 am

Ontario Power Generation is advising motorists that the interprovincial bridge near the Chenaux generating station in Portage-du-Fort will be closed overnight twice next week. The bridge will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (June 26 and 27). The statement notes that these dates are subject to change, and drivers […]

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Advocacy groups also denounce lack of imagery tech bonuses in Pontiac

14 June 2024 à 3:59 pm

Updated on 17 June 2024 à 10:01 am

In an echo of yesterday’s press conference by elected officials, two advocacy groups gathered outside the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville on June 14 to denounce the recent decision by the provincial government to grant bonuses to imagery technicians in all regional hospitals except for Pontiac and Wakefield. Local citizens group Pontiac Voice were joined by […]

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Local officials decry imagery tech bonuses that exclude Pontiac Hospital

13 June 2024 à 4:34 pm

Updated on 14 June 2024 à 3:40 pm

Pontiac’s representative in the National Assembly, André Fortin, held a press conference with other elected officials this afternoon (June 13) outside the Pontiac Hospital calling on the provincial government to offer bonuses to employees at all the region’s hospitals. As reported in Le Droit yesterday, the province announced that bonuses they had been paying to […]

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Maxim Dubé of Fort-Coulonge drafted to Gatineau Olympiques

13 June 2024 à 3:15 pm

A teenager originally from Fort-Coulonge was drafted to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this past weekend, selected 12th overall in the first round by the Gatineau Olympiques. Maxim Dubé’s hockey career has taken him all over, from the Fort-Coulonge arena to southern Ontario to New York most recently, playing for the Long Island Gulls […]

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First four recipients of new nursing bursary announced

12 June 2024 à 2:16 pm

Updated on 12 June 2024 à 3:35 pm

Just a few months after it was announced, the MacLachlan family bursary‘s first recipients met on June 11 to celebrate the contribution to local nursing students. The $100,000 fund, administered by the Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation, will go towards four bursaries of up to $5,000 each per year, with the stipulation that the student must […]

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Mansfield en fête celebrating 175 years

11 June 2024 à 1:59 pm

Mansfield en fête will be marking Canada Day as well as the municipality’s 175th anniversary at the end of the month, taking place from June 28 to July 1 at Parc Amyotte. Martin Leguerrier, president of the  organizing committee, explained that there would be performances from a number of local musicians including Gail Gavan, BackTrak […]

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Baby bundle program for local mothers takes off

10 June 2024 à 4:04 pm

Local mothers have access to a free basket of essential goods for newborns via a baby bundle program started earlier this year. A collaboration between food bank Bouffe Pontiac and Les Amis du Pontiac, a local charity group, the program has distributed items to seven mothers since it started in January. Laura Ray of Les […]

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Bridge repaving closes part of rue Front in Campbell’s Bay

10 June 2024 à 10:17 am

Updated on 10 June 2024 à 3:45 pm

Quebec’s Ministry of Transportation is advising motorists that a section of rue Front in Campbell’s Bay will be completely closed this week. The portion between rue Pontiac and rue Ringrose will be closed from Monday to Friday this week (June 10 to 14). On the ministry’s website, the reason given for the closure is the […]

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SOS Outaouais: coalition formed to press provincial government for health care improvements

7 June 2024 à 1:59 pm

A new effort by a coalition of groups to improve the health care situation in the region, called SOS Outaouais, was launched on Thursday (June 6) in Gatineau. The group’s spokesperson Jean Pigeon explained that the idea was based on the SOS Montfort movement, where Franco-Ontarians rallied to stop the closure of the Montfort Hospital […]

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