Real sweet stuff: road-side stall sells Pontiac honey

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Kate Aley

As with almost everything else, honey is best when it's grown locally. Large companies usually blend honey from many places; only really local honey has all the delicious freshness of home.

Earl Bottrill (above) has been cultivating bees for over eight years and currently owns about 50 hives. His stall is situated at the corner of Ch. Murray and the 148 in Quyon and is open on Fridays from 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.

"It's wildflower honey so it's made from purple loosestrife, golden rod and later on the blue aster," explained Bottrill. "The bees seem to be doing a little bit better this year. With the rain, farmers haven't been able to cut their hay, so they have been able to take advantage of the mature flowers. Of course when it rains, the bees can't get out either."

Bottrill sells his honey in three sizes: one-, two- and four-cup jars. His prices are, quite frankly, extremely competitive.

And how does the honey taste? "Sweet! That's the one-word description," Bottrill said with a laugh.

 

 

 

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Le 12e conseil de la municipalité de Pontiac se met au travail

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE - Le douzième Conseil élu à Pontiac a tenu sa première réunion publique mardi avec beaucoup de nouveaux visages​ à la suite des élections municipales du 5 novembre.​  Depuis son arrivée au pouvoir, il s'agit de la troisième réunion de la nouvelle équipe: soit une réunion spéciale le 14 novembre, une réunion du caucus pour préparer leur première réunion régulière, et la réunion publique mardi soir.

Municipality of Pontiac's 12th Council Gets to Work in Earnest

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE — Pontiac's twelfth Council conducted its first public meeting Tuesday with many new faces following the municipal election on November 5th.  Since coming into power, this is the new team's third meeting together: a special meeting on November 14th, a caucus meeting to prepare the agenda for their first regular meeting, and the public meeting Tuesday night.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Luskville craft bazaar

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Kate Aley

Slippery driving and chilly weather did not deter participants from attending the annual craft bazaar and breakfast event at the Luskville Community Centre on Sunday, November 19th.

To Paris with paint: Luskville artist invited to French Salon

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Kate Aley

Taking part in any art exhibition can feel exciting yet challenging, But to be part of an international exhibition takes those emotions to a whole new level. Luskville painter Linda Bergeron Baril will be flying to France next month to show three paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre at a show hosted by the Société​ Nationale Des Beaux Arts from December 7 to 10.

Above, Linda Bergeron Baril with the three paintings selected to be in the exhibition.

Le jour du Souvenir 2017 au cénotaphe de Quyon

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Kate Aley

translation: 

Guy Faubert

Malgré les pluies torrentielles, les habitants de Pontiac ont gardé un silence respectueux lors de la cérémonie du jour du Souvenir au Cénotaphe de Quyon le 5 novembre.

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