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Second annual Maurice Beauregard tournament a success

27 May 2024 à 3:31 pm

The second annual Maurice Beauregard Memorial 3-pitch tournament took place this past weekend (May 24 to 26) in Campbell’s Bay at the park named in the late mayor’s honour. Beauregard’s widow Kelly McMahon said that they had a great turnout with 14 teams across two divisions, with dozens of volunteers helping out to keep the […]

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Military training at Davidson Mill, Chenaux Dam this week

27 May 2024 à 8:28 am

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command is advising the public that they will be conducting military training operations near Davidson and Portage-du-Fort on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Operations will be conducted during the day and night near the Davidson Mill on May 29 and near the Chenaux Dam on May 30. Residents may see military […]

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Local weightlifting siblings hoist medals at Canadian Championships

24 May 2024 à 1:33 pm

Two weightlifting siblings from Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Xavier and Naomie Lusignan, took part in the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in Halifax Nova Scotia over the weekend, taking home some hardware in the process. Xavier, having won the competition last year in the 96 kg weight class, moved up to the 102 kg class this year and once […]

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Local officials press CAQ government for action on Outaouais health care staffing

24 May 2024 à 12:30 pm

Local elected officials are urging the provincial government to immediately address the health care staffing crisis that’s anticipated to worsen in the upcoming months. Senior doctors with the regional health authority CISSSO have been sounding the alarm in recent weeks about the difficulty retaining staff in the region and the strain it puts on their […]

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Connexions hosts seminar on Alzheimer’s in Shawville

23 May 2024 à 3:29 pm

On May 23, Connexions Resource Centre held a seminar at St-Paul’s Anglican Church in Shawville on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Connexions is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting health and well-being for the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. The speaker was Dr. André Moreau, a specialist […]

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Forest fires below seasonal average heading into summer

22 May 2024 à 1:45 pm

Updated on 22 May 2024 à 3:41 pm

Despite the early departure of snow this spring, it’s been a quiet start to the season according to Quebec’s forest fire fighting service SOPFEU. Melanie Morin, a communication and prevention specialist with SOPFEU,  explained that while it might be counterintuitive, spring is the period with the most forest fires in Quebec, typically human caused and […]

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Mansfield man charged with dangerous driving after vehicle catches fire

21 May 2024 à 3:33 pm

A Mansfield man is facing several charges after crashing a vehicle that subsequently caught fire early Monday morning. At around 3 a.m. on May 20 officers were called to chemin Trécarré in Mansfield after a vehicle had crashed in the ditch and caught fire.  According to Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Sgt. Marc Tessier, the vehicle […]

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Major water break in rue Mgr Pilon area of Mansfield

21 May 2024 à 3:31 pm

The Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract issued a statement on May 21 advising the public that there had been a “major breakdown” at the water station serving the area of rue Mgr Pilon. In a statement, the municipality asks that everyone in the area use as little water as possible and boil it before drinking. “Our employees […]

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MRC Pontiac launches call for development projects, $600k available

17 May 2024 à 3:10 pm

On May 14, local officials gathered at Brauwerk Hoffman Brewery in Campbell’s Bay to celebrate projects made possible through the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR) components 2 and 4, as well as launch a call for projects for this year’s component 2, which has $600,000 available for community development. Sabrina Ayers, a socio-economic development coordinator […]

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MRC Pontiac to purchase Shawville abattoir

17 May 2024 à 2:21 pm

On May 15, MRC Pontiac announced that they had purchased the Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac in Shawville, after its assets went up for sale earlier this year. The MRC had previously announced in a special meeting on March 13 that they had put forward a bid of $1.6 millionto keep the operation running locally, […]

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