Fabulous fall fair

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Kate Aley

Despite a damp start, the first day of the 4th annual Pontiac Country Fall Fair, held at the base of the Luskville falls, was well attended. Almost 40 exhibitors, including artists, gardeners and cooks happily invited visitors to sample their wares in huge white tents lined up in the park. The Fair continues tomorrow (Sunday 8th) and Thanksgiving Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here are some of the local creators and businesses present: come out and support them!

Agriculture represented by our local UPA branch: Katie Hickey and Ron Belisle with some black and white beauties.

Quyon's creative spirit Cheryl Dolan.

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​Garlic god Claude Boileau of Luskville.

Claude's Garden, ​819 455 2460

Bright light, Linda Bergeron Baril of Luskville

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A man who knows his vegetables, the remarkable Serge Sini of Quyon

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For the love of watercolour: free art class with Therese Andre of Luskville.

thereseandere2016@gmail.com

Soup is superb at Demeter Catering, operated by Luskville's Sheila McCrindle.

sheila@demetercatering.ca

Knitted delights by Val Wilkins from Lac des Loups, the far northern corner of this huge municipality.

819 431 3291

Finger-snapping sounds from the lively Sweet Potato String Band.

Unique and beautiful copper jewelry by Tanya McCormick of Luskville.

ibeadtanya@gmail.com

Fun with horses with the Pontiac Equestrian Association and Luskville's Jeanette Schevers, Parelli riding instructor.

www.jeanetteschevers.com
 

 

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Riding in style: massive upgrade to Pontiac bus route

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Kate Aley

It's smooth and it's quiet with internet access, a 36" flat screen TV and reclining seats and it leaves Allumette Island at 10 minutes to 5 am every day. This is the new coach that runs Route 148 and you can be on it. This week, riders taking the Campeau Bus Line to the city were treated to a brand-new luxury coach, a demonstration vehicle in service before the permanent vehicle becomes available in about a weeks time.

Slipping back: background facts

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Kate Aley

Welcome back. While I wait for my file on the accident (December 4) to be retrieved by the MRC des Collines police, I placed calls to two local people, experts on the trucking of manure. For those who are coming in late to this, see my previous "slippery" stories archived here.

Slippery story: the update

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Kate Aley

On Monday December 4, a serious accident was caused by some kind of slippery fluid being splashed all over the highway in Luskville. Many people commented on the unexpectedly deep puddles, the effort it took to stay on the road and the horrible stink of it. There was so much, a snow plow was called in to strip it off the road. What was that stuff? Where did it come from? I managed to find someone to talk to from the MTQ within two days. But as yet, my attempts to get information about this incident from the MRC des Collines police have been unproductive. 

Warming up for Christmas at the Santa Claus Parade

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Kate Aley

Once more the Quyon Lions' Club Santa Claus Parade, held Saturday December 9, was a great success. Warmly-dressed families lined the streets to enjoy the decorated floats, horses and of course, St. Nick himself. As the Beach Barn is conspicuously absent this year, the parade's normal route was reversed, with participants gathering at the Ste. Marie's Catholic church parking lot and walking down the hill to the intersection with Clarendon. From there, the parade continued to the Onslow Elementary School gym where hot food and drinks were served as kids lined up to speak to Santa about a few important matters.

Slippery sh*t: unidentified effluent causes accident

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Kate Aley

A serious single-vehicle roll-over was caused early morning on December 4 by a deep slick of some kind of waste matter spilled on Highway 148 near Parker Road in Luskville. Pools of what appeared to be septic waste or liquid animal manure were at least two or three meters in length and possibly 4 cm in depth, according to witnesses.

Christmas House Tour lights up the night

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Kate Aley

The houses on the Quyon Pastoral Charge Christmas House Tour warmly received 150 visitors this year. Five family homes in Quyon and Luskville were decorated to perfection to the appreciation of all. Above, the Draper homestead in Luskville.

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