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Mayors vote to abandon local incinerator project, still open to “regional solution”

16 May 2024 à 2:43 pm

The MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on Wednesday (May 15) was well attended, with roughly fifty people filling the public seating and spilling out into the hall. One of the hot-button items on the agenda that night was a resolution brought forward by Litchfield council and presented by Litchfield Mayor Colleen Larivière, calling for […]

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Feds announce repair work on Rapides bridge, intermittent closures coming in summer

15 May 2024 à 1:28 pm

Updated on 15 May 2024 à 3:47 pm

Earlier this month, the federal government announced an investment of more than $1.2 million for repairs and upgrades to the interprovincial bridge between the far-flung municipality of Rapides-des-Joachims and Rolphton Ont. The crossing over the Ottawa River is the sole access point for the small island community, and construction is expected to begin on May […]

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Agendas released for May 15 MRC meeting, waste incinerator resolution from Litchfield mayor

14 May 2024 à 3:22 pm

The agendas for the TNO and MRC monthly public meetings, scheduled for May 15 at 6:30 p.m., were released earlier today. The meeting will take place in the Elsie Gibbons room at the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay, but will also be streamed live to the MRC’s Facebook page. Of note is a resolution put […]

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Fortin requests provincial health commission meet in Outaouais, address staffing crisis

14 May 2024 à 2:58 pm

Pontiac MNA André Fortin is calling on the provincial health and social services commission to meet in the Outaouais, so they can get a close up look at the staffing crisis in local health facilities. Several high-ranking doctors within the regional health authority CISSSO have recently issued public appeals for aid, anticipating there will be […]

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Fort-Coulonge/Mansfield Country Festival returning for 7th edition

14 May 2024 à 12:07 pm

Updated on 14 May 2024 à 3:56 pm

The Fort-Coulonge/Mansfield Country Festival is returning for the seventh time to the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs from May 30 to June 2. Organizer Phil Denault explained that they were expecting more than 300 campers to descend on the site for the weekend, with a full lineup of entertainment from Thursday to Sunday. He thanked […]

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Second annual Maurice Beauregard 3-pitch tournament coming May 24-26

13 May 2024 à 3:05 pm

The second annual ball tournament in memory of Maurice Beauregard will take place from May 24 to 26 in Campbell’s Bay at the park named in his honour. This is the second annual tournament held in memory of the town’s former mayor, who died of cancer in October 2022. His wife, Kelly McMahon-Beauregard, said that […]

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Mental health patient advocates seeking input on potential changes to involuntary hospitalization law

10 May 2024 à 1:20 pm

Updated on 10 May 2024 à 3:33 pm

A non-profit that advocates for people with mental health challenges is holding a public consultation next week in light of the provincial government reviewing law P.38.001, which regulates when and how someone can be hospitalized involuntarily if they are perceived to be a danger to themselves or others. Mélodie Pelletier, a councillor with Droits-Accès de […]

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Village en fête changing locations, adding “touch-a-truck”

9 May 2024 à 2:05 pm

Updated on 15 May 2024 à 9:22 am

The annual Village en fête celebration in Fort-Coulonge is once again returning on June 8, with a few changes from years previous. Organizer Claudee Galipeau explained that this year they were moving their location from rue Baume to rue Bryson. She added that the activities would be similar to previous iterations, but they were adding […]

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MRC Pontiac releases part of incinerator documents, French translation

9 May 2024 à 11:47 am

MRC Pontiac announced on Tuesday (May 9) that they had re-published some of the documents from Deloitte, who they paid $120,000 for a preliminary business case for constructing a waste incinerator in the region. The documents can be found here: English French MRC communications advisor Francis Beausoleil said that they had they had been authorized […]

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Otter Lake battling spread of invasive water plant species

9 May 2024 à 9:37 am

Updated on 9 May 2024 à 3:15 pm

A public meeting was held in Otter Lake on Saturday (May 4) regarding the spread of an invasive species of water plant, Eurasian milfoil. The plant is easily spread and can choke out native species and impede swimming as well as boat traffic. Its decomposition during the winter can lower the oxygen levels in lakes […]

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