Official opening of Pontiac Farmer's Store

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Kate Aley

Although the doors have actually been open for months, Le Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer’s Store in Luskville celebrated its Grand Opening on September 17 with a free BBQ, giveaways and snacks for all.

Jasmin Gibeau, general director for Agrodor’s Outaouais region, was on hand to welcome customers both new and established.

From left, marketing and communications agent Nathalie Guimond, Agrodor GD Jasmin Gibeau, clerk Sydney King, store manager Yves Fournier and clerk Christian Marcil.

“We want to be in the Pontiac and develop services for our customers, the farmers,” said Gibeau. “The opening is a chance for people to meet us and find out what we offer.”

The Farmer’s Store was created by the Crevier family and operated at the corner of Mountain Road and the Hwy. 148 until it was purchased by Agrodor in July 2014 and moved to its current site at 2950 Hwy. 148 in Luskville in March this year. Unlike the other Agrodor co-op stores, it has retained the original name.

Agronomist Pierre Oliver, originally from Fort Coulonge but now based in Buckingham, is also part of the Farmer’s Store team.

“Pierre will be on the road to see farmers and visit them on their land to talk about crop health,” continued Gibeau. “We’ve always been a service [offered by Agrodor] but as of this summer, it is now in Pontiac. It’s a priority for us to get someone who can advise farmers on animal health next."

“We want to be close to the people and offer good service and products,” he continued. “It’s because of the staff, when you get to know them and you can trust them. As our relationship increases [with the customer], that increases the confidence in our staff.”

Being a co-operative organization, Farmer’s Store customers can become a member by buying five $10 qualifying shares to gain the maximum discount on products. The shares are redeemable at any time. Being a member also allows customers to attend the Agrodor AGM and have a say in how the company is operated. Of course, membership is not necessary to shop at the store.

The Farmer’s Store currently employs four people; the Agrodor family employs a total of 42 among its four other sites.

La Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer's Store

2950 Route 148

Luskville

 819 455 2334

www.agrodor.com

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Kate Aley


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Thomas Soulière

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A Tale of Two Approaches

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady


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Fun for all: new play equipment at Onslow Elementary

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Kate Aley

If you hear a higher pitch of childhood enjoyment coming from the Onslow Elementary School playground at break time, it's probably due to the exciting new playground equipment installed there last week. Pontiac2020.ca asked Home and School committee representative Stacy Johnston for some details.

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.

Lacing up for the 2018 Terry Fox Run

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Kate Aley

September brings many things, among them cooler weather, fall fairs and the Terry Fox Run.

Regional coordinater John Petty is once again chasing the elusive goal of having 200 participants at this years run on Sunday, September 16.

Petty, along with his late wife Betty and legendary friend Rick Valin, has been facilitating the run practically since there was one.

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