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After some delays, the process to replace the computerized tomography (CT) scan machine at the Shawville Hospital has gotten underway this year. CHIP 101.9 spoke with Zied Ouechteti, the deputy director of diagnostic services with regional health authority CISSSO, who explained that the machine was originally scheduled to be replaced in 2021, but was delayed […]

Following the release of the Quebec budget earlier this week, the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), which represents MRC Pontiac and its 18 municipalities, noted the government’s plan to reduce taxes, but stated that that this budget only partially responds to the concerns of Quebec municipalities. “Our fellow citizens will welcome the announced tax relief. […]

The Félix-Gabriel-Marchand bridge in Mansfield will be temporarily closed to traffic this Friday, March 24 between 9 a.m. and noon, in order to adjust equipment used for the illumination of the structure in the evening. As Louis Harvey of the Phare Ouest organization explained, there are now new colours available for the lighting, which can […]

The Pontiac Quad Club is hosting its third “Big Wow” Poker Run this Saturday (March 25), starting at the Shawville arena. Club representative Diane Barrette explained that this event would be in support of local food bank Bouffe Pontiac. “Yes, this is going to be our third edition, what we call the BIG WOW Poker […]

The 2023 soccer season is right around the corner. Register at the Maison des jeunes du Pontiac on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  

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 […]

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 […]