Mise à jour / Update

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Thomas Souliére

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Thomas Souliere

À la suite d'une rencontre très positive et productive entre Pontiac2020.ca et la municipalité de Pontiac, nous sommes très heureux d'annoncer que l'administration de la municipalité était à la fois réceptive et favorable à nos préoccupations.

Nous souhaitons remercier le directeur général, Benedikt Kuhn, sous-directeur général et directeur des communications, Dominic Labrie, d'avoir initié cette réunion afin de résoudre ce malentendu.

Pontiac2020.ca est confiant et rassuré que la municipalité est sincère dans son désir de travailler avec tous les médias locaux et est authentique dans son soutien à notre travail pour notre communauté.

Nous sommes très optimistes à mesure que nous avançons, nous continuerons à bâtir sur notre relation déjà amicale avec l'administration et le personnel de la municipalité de Pontiac.

Nous sommes également profondément reconnaissants pour le soutien et les commentaires touchants de nos lecteurs et membres de notre merveilleuse communauté. C'est très profondément apprécié.

Pontiac2020.ca


Following a very positive and productive meeting between Pontiac2020.ca and the Municipality of Pontiac, we are very pleased to report that the administration of the municipality was both receptive and supportive of our concerns.

We wish to thank the Director General, Benedikt Kuhn, Assistant Director General and Director of Communications, Dominic Labrie, for reaching out to us and making this meeting possible.

Pontiac2020.ca is confident and reassured that the municipality is sincere in its desire to work together with all local media as well as is genuine in its support of our work for our community.

We are very optimistic that moving forward, we will continue to build on our already amicable relationship with the administration and staff of the Municipality of Pontiac.

We are also deeply grateful for the support and kind words from our readers and members of our great community.  Your encouragement means a lot to us.

Thank you

Pontiac2020.ca

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Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Pontiac Community Gym hopes to open by end of year

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Kate Aley

Despite some setbacks and delays, work continues on the building on Clarendon Street that will house the Pontiac Community Gym. Coordinator Rachelle Dinelle gave Pontiac2020.ca an update.

Dedicated volunteer recognized with Governor General's medal

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Kate Aley

Luskville's Hélène Belisle (above) has been an extraordinary force for good in the Pontiac for decades. She has served as councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac, as a school board commissioner for the Commission scolaire des portages-de-l'Outaouais (CSPO), instigated and still facilitates the breakfast club at Notre Dame-de-la-Joie in Luskville, all while operating her own small business, Salon Chez Hélène. On September 11, Belisle was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, which recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians through the office of the Governor General of Canada.

How do rural communities comply with Quebec's Organic Strategy?

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Kevin Brady

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The Québec residual materials management strategy includes a progressive reduction and an eventual a 'ban' of organic material from municipal landfills by 2020. Municipalities that comply with the policy are eligible for funding to help offset the costs. As with the Municipality of Pontiac, many municipalities have chosen to pass resolutions to initiate door-to-door collection, with costs paid for by the residents.

Another community hub lost: Depanneur Poirier closes down

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Kate Aley

Depanneur Poirier, at the intersection of the highway and Ch. des Pères-Dominicains, has closed. The last day of business was Thursday 22 but the owners, Janet and Jack Deschenes have been emptying shelves for weeks.

Bunny fun: Luskville playgroup celebrates Easter

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Kate Aley

Spring is here we're told, but it's still so gray and cold outside. Where can you take your under 5's when you have exhausted all the DVD options? To the free playgroup in Luskville, of course.

Above from left, Comité 0-5 animator Lisa Corrigan with personal friend Helga the rabbit and an ardent admirer at the Luskville playgroup's Easter event.

Walk right in: renovations to Family Centre ensure better, safer service

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Kate Aley

Better than a new welcome mat, a shining floor now greets visitors to the Maison de la Famille in Quyon, thanks to funding from the Ministère de la Famille. A new epoxy surface was poured last week, creating a seamless floor running though out the reception area, the Clothing Counter, kitchen and laundry.

André Fortin nominated as Liberal candidate for Pontiac

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Kate Aley

The auditorium of Onslow Elementary School was filled with supporters of MNA for Pontiac André​ Fortin on Saturday March 10. The gathering marked the re-nomination of Fortin to represent the Liberal party in the upcoming provincial elections. Community members, councilors for the Municipality of Pontiac and MRC Pontiac mayors and wardens, both past and present, were in attendance.

Community coffee: church offers warm drinks and warm reception

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Kate Aley

It is indisputably still cold outside, baby.  Éric Hébert-Daly, the new student minister at Quyon United Church, has a new idea to warm all of us up. 

On Monday 12, and on every Monday from now, Hébert-Daly will be opening the doors of the church at 1088 Clarendon Street in Quyon (next to the Post Office) between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to offer warm drinks at no charge.

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