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SADC Pontiac marks 39 years at annual general meeting

6 June 2024 à 4:04 pm

SADC Pontiac held their 39th annual general meeting at the Raymond Johnston Community Centre in Otter Lake on June 5. SADCs are federally funded non-profits that promote economic development in Quebec’s rural regions. Director Rhonda Perry explained that this past year they have programs targeted to help businesses improve their digital presence, as well as […]

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Warden discusses recent FQM conference, meeting with health minister

4 June 2024 à 3:57 pm

MRC Pontiac Warden Jane Toller stopped by CHIP 101.9’s studios this week to discuss her recent attendance at a meeting of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) and the issues that were discussed. She highlighted a short meeting that took place between the wardens of the Outaouais and Quebec’s Health Minister Christian Dubé regarding short-staffing […]

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Village en fête is this Saturday June 8, reserve your helicopter tour now

4 June 2024 à 3:47 pm

The next edition of Village en fête in Fort-Coulonge will take place on June 8. In the CHIP 101.9 studio, organizer Claudee Galipeau said they just got the confirmation that the highly anticipated helicopter tours will be returning again this year. Participants are now being asked to reserve their spots before Saturday. Helicopter tours details; […]

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Mark Buzan seeking the federal Conservative nomination for Pontiac-Kitigan Zibi

3 June 2024 à 4:09 pm

Updated on 4 June 2024 à 2:25 pm

There’s another candidate seeking the nomination of the Conservative Party of Canada for the Pontiac-Kitigan Zibi riding, Plateau resident Mark Buzan. The owner of a consulting business for non-profit organizations, Buzan said that his motivation to enter federal politics was because “something in Canada is fundamentally wrong”. With a long history in conservative circles, Buzan […]

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Federal minister discusses agricultural issues in Shawville

3 June 2024 à 4:07 pm

On May 31, a group of agricultural producers gathered at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon for a discussion with Pontiac MP Sophie Chatel and Minister of National Revenue Marie-Claude Bibeau about issues facing rural communities. The majority of questions directed at Bibeau were about farming, as she previously served as the minister of […]

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Hundred of trees distributed as part of annual forest celebration

31 May 2024 à 3:54 pm

Hundreds of young trees were up for grabs at the MRC Pontiac’s office in Campbell’s Bay on May 31 as part of the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources’ “Mois de l’arbre et des forêts” which takes place every year in May. MRC Territory Director Jason Durand explained that they had five varieties available: sugar maple, […]

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New bed and breakfast Circa opens in Shawville

31 May 2024 à 2:53 pm

Earlier this week, Shawville resident Emma Judd announced the long-awaited opening of her bed and breakfast Circa, located at the corner of Main Street and Campbell Street. The home is a well-known one in town, having been built in 1898 and housing several doctors over the decades, before sitting empty for quite some time before […]

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Jim’s Lake Road closed June 5 for culvert replacement

30 May 2024 à 3:28 pm

MRC Pontiac issued a press release on May 30 announcing that chemin du Bois Franc (known locally as the Jim’s Lake Road), will be closed to traffic at kilometer 87 for several hours on Wednesday June 5, as crews replace a culvert. The statement notes that the work will start in the morning and circulation […]

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$37k available for local students through Pontiac Scholarship Fund

30 May 2024 à 11:47 am

Updated on 30 May 2024 à 3:39 pm

Pontiac students pursuing post-secondary education can get a little boost in their finances through the Pontiac Scholarship Fund, which is distributing 37 $1,000 bursaries this year. Long-time president of the fund Robert Pelletier explained that the program started back in 1989 and has grown significantly since its inception. The bursaries are funded through donations from […]

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Mental health advocates hear from patients about involuntary hospitalizations

28 May 2024 à 3:45 pm

Earlier this month, a group advocating for people with mental health issues held a public consultation with patients who have been involuntarily hospitalized when deemed a threat to themselves or others. Mélodie Pelletier, a councillor with Droits-Accès de l’Outaouais, explained that they held the consultation in light of the provincial government’s review of law P.38, which regulates […]

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