Fabulous fall fair



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.


​Garlic god Claude Boileau of Luskville.

Claude's Garden, ​819 455 2460

Bright light, Linda Bergeron Baril of Luskville


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


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


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


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

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

Unique and beautiful copper jewelry by Tanya McCormick of Luskville.


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



Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

UPDATED: Quyon Community Centre


●PUBLISHER'S NOTE: It was discovered after this update was published that the Municipality of Pontiac and the builder, Lalonde Cantin Construction (LCC), are locked in a dispute the full nature of which is unclear at this time. Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the Municipality, clarification of the causes of the dispute, as well as the dispute's influence on the completed project's delivery date or when the new community centre will open have not been forthcoming, and are therefore unknown. We continue to follow this story and we will bring you any updates as they become known.

Originally published on October 14th, 2018
under the headline
Work continues on Quyon Community Centre
by: Kate Aley

Everyone is watching the beautiful new Quyon Community Centre nearing completion with equal amounts of impatience and excitement. Final touch-ups on paint and drywall were being done as of last week, including finishing the stairs to the Mezzanine level.

Perfect waste management



Sheila McCrindle

There is an old saying among environmentalist “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”  This applies whenever solutions to environmental problems are being devised. Especially solutions involving human behaviour.  It means that just because a solution is not perfect does not mean it is not good.  Dealing with household organic waste is just such an example.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 3



Kate Aley

Get Art teacher Tanya McCormick, wearing some of her unique copper jewelry

Believe it or not, all of us have a naturally creative streak and these free art classes, hosted by the Municipality of Pontiac, are the perfect opportunity to dig into it. Next in our roster of Get Art teachers is Tanya McCormick who will be teaching on Saturday, October 27th at the Luskville Community Centre.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 2



Kate Aley

Get Art, the travelling art school based in the Pontiac, is fortunate to be able to offer all-ages classes again this year. Thanks to funding from the Municipality of Pontiac, the four classes across our three communities are absolutely free of charge for residents. 

Today we meet Luskville's Chantal Dahan who will be teaching printmaking in Breckenridge on Saturday, October 20th.

Free art classes for the municipality: meet the teachers



Kate Aley

Thanks to the generosty of the Municipality of Pontiac, four art classes are being offered to our community, absolutely free of charge. Details of the classes can be found in your fall activities bulletin, delivered in your mail box last week. Pontiac2020.ca interviewed the four teachers to find out more about the classes and the artists.

A Tale of Two Approaches



Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady

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The MRC des Collines de Gatineau is comprised of 7 municipalities. The smallest Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is small enough to be exempt from complying with the Provincial Residuals Strategy. The two most densely populated, Cantley and Chelsea, have respectively 83 and 60 people per square kilometre. These two municipalities also have the highest median household income by a considerable margin.