It's beginning to look a lot like breakfast: family pancake event feeds all

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Kate Aley

On a chilly and overcast Saturday morning, what could be better than a meal of piping hot pancakes to start the day? Eating those pancakes with 150 or so of your neighbours, that's what!

The Parents de la Municipalité de Pontiac 0-5 ans (PMP 0-5 ans) group hosted a marvelous breakfast event at the Luskville Community Centre on Dec. 3, serving pancakes with maple syrup and fruit, yoghourt and juice for Pontiacers of all ages. Above, Lorraine Cousineau (left) and Camille Bradley quickly assemble pancake plates for hungry breakfast-seeking humans. 

Anticipating about 40 pre-registered families, the PMP were gratified by an immense turn-out, with over 130 groups coming through the door. Kids were entertained by tables of Christmas themed crafts. Francine Roch provided face painting and there was even a place to write a letter to Santa, who was kind enough to turn up later that morning. "It's our first event and we are delighted by the result," said PMP member Sylvie L'Heureux. "The Municipality of Pontiac gave us some funding and, at $10 per family, we can cover the costs. It's not a fundraiser so much as a community party."

Even Pontiac's mayor Roger Larose (below) got in on the act, helping serve fruit salad to the crowd.

Another familiar face was that of MP Will Amos, with daughter Paloma, (below), on his first stop of about six community events that day. "I'm really impressed by the sheer number of people here today," Amos commented, watching Paloma make a green and red paper chain which he then proceeded to wear around his neck. "There is a great energy here. The [organizers] are obviously in touch with the families of the area, and when parents are engaged and in touch with each other, that is something we can all celebrate." 

Despite still numbering only five, the PMP committee is already busy planning family-centric events for the coming year.

Stay in touch or give them a hand by visiting the website> http://pmpontiac05.wixsite.com/pmp05
or by sending an email at pmp.05ans@gmail.com

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Celebrating weeds (not weed)

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Look what I found in a particularly weedy part of my garden: the first Monarch caterpillar I've seen a very very VERY long time.

Please

let

your

milkweed

grow.

I found that chubby little fellow lurking on a blade of grass so I moved him to this leaf, where he lay like a slug for quite a long time. Then I saw that he'd done a neat u-turn. Then I saw he'd eaten a patch of the leaf and taken off like a maniac. No idea where went. Looked everywhere. So I assume he's out there.

Let your milkweed grow. 

Creative summer art classes

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Kate Aley

Get some colour into your life this summer with bright new art courses at the Pontiac School of the Arts in Portage du Fort. This year, classes include watercolour painting, printmaking, screen writing and floor cloths (a durable painted canvas mat). 

Now in it's 14th year, the Pontiac School of the Art's mission is to inspire creative discovery in everyone.

For Over 8 MONTHS We’ve Had NO Emergency Route

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Ashley Graveline

 


PHOTO: KATE ALEY

As someone who lives on Baie road and heads up to Quyon often, it really starts to hit how long Alary road has been washed out — and how annoying it is to detour around to head up to Quyon, Shawville etc.

The beginning of everything: "Origins" watercolour show opens

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Kate Aley

You are invited to an extraordinarily moving exhibition of new work by renowned Luskville painter, Ruby Ewen.

Entirely painted in watercolour, the pieces immerse the viewer into multiple magical realms of creationism, imagination and classic myth.

Show runs: Friday, June 22 (opening event, 6 -- 8 p.m.) to July 22, 2018

Site: Stone School Gallery, 28 Mill St., Portage du Fort.

Cooking meets trucking at new restaurant

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Kate Aley

After two years of extensive renovations, Au Coin du Camionneur, also known as Trucker's Corner, opened in Luskville on Sunday June 17. 

Owners Benoit Galipeau and Robert Bergeron have completely reconfigured the building at the corner of the Eardley-Masham Road and Highway 148. New lighting, comfortable seating and large windows that open onto a breezy patio create an inviting ambience.

Building a new future for Pontiac with slaughterhouse project

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Kate Aley

After five years of planning, construction has now started on the Les Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac. Set on five acres on the outskirts of Shawville, the slaughterhouse is the brainchild of Quyon entrepreneur Alain Lauzon and three partners, Sofian Elktrousie, Ibrama Diagne and promoter Gilles Langlois.

“We are aiming to be open by end of October,” said Lauzon last week, as he watched forms being set for more concrete to be poured.

Turtle S.O.S.: Save Our Shells!

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Trouble in paradise.

It's June and that means those crazy turtles are once again roaming dirt side roads and busy highways alike; intent on finding mates, water and good nesting places as they have always done, paying no mind to the deadly wheels zooming past. I stop for a lot of turtles at this time of the year and so far we have all lived to fight another day. However I have never seen a turtle stuck in the bone-dry and baking-hot rink at the Luskville Community Centre before. Bad turtle terrain for sure.

Open letter to the Municipality of Pontiac recognizing the work of our municipal firefighters

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Sandra Barber

To whom it may concern:

Re: Recognition of volunteer Firefighters

While sitting at our dining table enjoying our first coffee of the day on Sunday, May 20 at 6 a.m., my husband and I both heard a very loud “thunk” and wondered what the heck it was. Curiosity motivated my husband to investigate further; he checked our basement, nothing amiss. Checked the living room located on a lower level, noticed a man sitting outside on the guard rail.

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