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A Mansfield man in his 60s is facing multiple charges after deliberately striking man on a mobility scooter with his vehicle yesterday afternoon. At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to chemin du Grand Marais in Mansfield following a collision between a vehicle and a mobility scooter. According to police, the victim, also […]

The Flying Elbows Hockey Tournament is returning to the Shawville Arena next week from Thursday to Saturday (March 30, 31 and April 1). Games will be in the afternoon and evening on Thursday and Friday, and will be all day Saturday. Organizer Will Armitage explained some of the history behind the longstanding tournament, which has […]

Organizer Will Armitage talks about this year’s edition of the Flying Elbows Hockey Tournament in Shawville.

The President of French-language advocacy group Impératif français, Jean-Paul Perreault, severely criticized the Quebec government’s advertising campaign for the promotion of French (video below). In an interview with CHIP 101.9 on Journée internationale de la francophonie (March 20), Perrault stated that the campaign wasn’t meeting its goals. “Well, subject to criticism, yes, but, you know […]

The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais council of mayors have announced the nomination of Benedikt Kuhn, the former DG of the Municipality of Pontiac, to the role of Director of Territory Development for the MRC, effective April 17. Kuhn will succeed Benoît Gauthier, who occupied the role for the past three years and now serves as the […]

The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) announced last week that Laurence Lefebvre was named the President of the party’s Youth Commission. Lefebvre is a former staffer for Pontiac MNA André Fortin. She joined the party in 2017 and quickly advanced through the ranks, holding various positions with the Youth Commission including regional president for the Outaouais […]

20 March 2023 à 10:38 am

Updated on 20 March 2023 à 1:57 pm

The Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fire Department recently purchased a new truck for their fleet. Chief Patrick Bertrand explained that the investment would improve the service that they offer to the region. “It helps fight the fire much faster, especially when it comes to vehicle fires,” he said (translated). “Besides, the new truck, well, it has a bigger […]

Today, MRC Pontiac issued a call for projects aimed at “improving the quality of life of citizens” as part of the second component of the FRR funding program. In this call, there is $189,339 available for a wide variety of community organizations, non-profits, or municipalities. Applicants must meet with a representative of the Economic Development […]

The snowmobile drag races in Fort-Coulonge recently held their 25th edition on March 4, and were a great success according to the organizers. CHIP 101.9 spoke in-studio with organizer Pierre Laporte as well as Mansfield/Fort-Coulonge leisure coordinator Guillaume Lavoie-Harvey.  Laporte said that this edition brought out their highest number of racers, as well as about […]

The Western Quebec School Board announced yesterday (March 15) in a press release that Director General Mike Dubeau will be retiring. Dubeau has held the position since the start of 2017, and previously served in a variety of senior positions with the board, from Director of human resources to Director of technology. Prior to his […]