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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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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.

Kickin' it: Pontiac youth get into soccer

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Kate Aley

Some might say that young people are glued to their screens all day and all night. But that's harder to say when so many bright young people are running, kicking, playing and laughing in Luskville every Monday evening.
Community soccer classes started up on Tuesday, May 1st at the Luskville Recreational Park. The two- to four year-olds play in the softball field. The older group, aged five and up, play on the soccer field to the north.

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

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Kevin Brady

Current Situation:

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.

Get ready, get set, get out: disaster preparedness in a bag

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Kate Aley

Remember this?

As the Pontiac watches epic levels of flooding in both New Brunswick and B.C. and considers our own possible return to inundation, it's time to let paranoia rear its helpful head and get ready to get out of the house. The concept behind having a so-called Go Bag is to have ready everything you might need to survive, out-of-doors, for about 72 hours... until help arrives or the zombies get you.

Salon Chez Hélène celebrates 40 years in business

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Kate Aley

Hélène Belisle, owner of Salon Chez Hélène in Luskville, summarizes her work career as “forty years of doing what I like.”

Born and raised in Luskville, Belisle trained and gained work experience in Hull before opening her own salon in her home in 1978. However, her experience in hairdressing dates back to her childhood.

Pontiac Community Players put on fundraising play

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Kate Aley

A hilarious one-hour play called Maid to Order was presented in Shawville April 13 and 14 by local theatre troupe, the Pontiac Community Players (PCP). Sold-out on both evenings, the profits will go towards the Pontiac High School restoration project to update lighting, sound and add a 20-foot electronic screen to be used for both school and community movie screenings. Further improvements to seating and ventilation are planned.

Above, hapless police officers Craig Young (left) and Neil MacIntosh (right) ask the slightly-shady Charles Cambin (Richard Armitage) to explain himself.

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.

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