The assets of Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac located at 65 Rte. 148 in Shawville are for sale. According to a public notice from the firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, the assets consist of the building located in Shawville and 4 lots of equipment including machinery, equipment and tools, cold room, office furniture and computer equipment. […]
Regional health authority CISSSO announced in a press release on February 29 that they had acquired a new ultrasound machine for the ER at the Mansfield CLSC. The statement notes that the machine was purchased with the support of the Fondation du CLSC du Pontiac and donors, who raised $40,000 for the equipment. “For the […]
The weather system that passed through Quebec on the evening of February 28 left numerous Hydro Quebec customers without power throughout the Outaouais, but the vast majority in MRC Pontiac have had their electricity restored as of noon on February 29. According to Hydro Quebec’s website, by the early afternoon there were 11 interruptions resulting […]
Action Santé Outaouais, a non-profit group dedicated to advocating for citizen’s rights when it comes to health care, recently released a report on a series of discussion groups that they hosted in rural parts of the region in November 2023, including one in Bristol. Mathieu Charbonneau, the group’s director, explained that they tried to focus […]
Mathieu Charbonneau, the director of Action Santé Outaouais discusses a recent report they published on the subject of rural health services in the region.
On February 22, Autonhomme Pontiac hosted a get together for local farmers at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon, featuring live music and frank discussions about mental health. AutonHomme Director Tyler Ladouceur and Kim Laroche, the group’s head of mental health services, said that they wanted to host an event with a focus on […]
Kim Laroche and Tyler Ladouceur of AutonHomme Pontiac talk about a get together that they hosted for local farmers at the Little Red Wagon Winery in Clarendon on February 22.
At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on February 21, Shawville Mayor Bill McCleary put forward a resolution requesting that council vote on whether to open their plenary sessions to the public. The plenary meetings take place a week prior to the public meetings, and typically last most of the day. McCleary said that […]
At the MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting on February 21, council approved the posting of two job positions on the MRC’s management team, one for an Assistant Director General and one for the position of engineer. The engineer position has been posted twice already, but didn’t attract any qualified candidates. MRC Director General Kim […]
Regional health authority CISSSO announced on February 21 that the long-anticipated replacement of the CT scan at the Pontiac Hospital will get underway shortly. The installation of the machine will begin on March 11 and it will take roughly two months to install, calibrate and train staff. During the installation process, a mobile machine will […]