Remembrance Day 2017 at the Quyon cenotaph

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Kate Aley

Despite torrential rain, the people of Pontiac again stood in respectful silence at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Quyon Cenotaph on November 5th.

Although the damp knocked out the PA system, Cal Cummings MCed the event and read "In Flanders Fields". Special recognition was made for Father Michael Costello, who died this year after decades of selflessly serving the community here. Prayers were said by Catholic Deacon Bob Farmer and United Church student minister Eric Hebert-Daly. Wendy Desabrais opened the ceremony, singing "O Canada".

A detachment of soldiers from RCR2 in Petawawa formed the honour guard for the event.

One of the flag bearers, standing motionless as water poured down his face and doubtlessly inside his uniform, providing a moving example of endurance.

Mayor Roger Larose laying a wreath on behalf of the Municipality of Pontiac.

Drummer from the the Highland Mist Pipe Band during the two minutes silence.

Frank Renaud lays a wreath in honour of Korean War veterans.

Lest we forget.

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Pontiac : Introduction par effraction au Dépanneur Marcotte

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Secteur Quyon – Une introduction par effraction s’est produite au dépanneur Marcotte, du secteur Quyon, dans la nuit de lundi, le 28 octobre. Un ou des individus se sont introduits à l’intérieur du commerce et se sont emparés de billets de loterie, de cigarettes, ainsi que d’argent comptant.

Danse d'Halloween et Noël pour adolescent

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Parents bénévoles seront sur place pour la surveillance.  Pas de sortie à l'extérieur, sauf pour la retour à la maison.  Une cantine sera offerte.

Pour les jeunes de la 6ième jusqu'à moins de 18 ans.  (Carte d'indetité obliqatoire)

Le vendredi 1er november et 6 decembre de 19h00 à 22h00 au Centre communautaire de Luskville.  Coût: 2$ par personne.

Danse Halloween: Prix pour le meilleur costume !!

Halloween and Christmas Dance for Teenagers

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Volunteer parents will be present for supervision.  No exit outside the hall unless for departure.  A canteen will be available.

For youth Grade 6 to less than 18 yrs old.  (ID card required)

On Friday November 1st and December 6th from 7:00 - 10:00pm at the Luskville Community Center.  Cost: $2 per person.

Holloween dance: Prize for Best Costume!!!

UPDATED: All-Candidates Meeting Wards 4, 5 & 6

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Thomas Soulière

UPDATED: Questions from the public >

The second of two All Candidates Meetings took place last Sunday at the Luskville Community Centre for candidates running in wards 4, 5 and 6.

The candidates representing Ward 4 were incumbent councilor Inès Pontiroli and newcomer James Eggleton; for Ward 5, incumbent Brian Middlemiss and newcomer Pierre Gervais; and in ward 6 veteran councilor Bill Twolan.  Incumbent councilor Jean Amyotte did not participate.

André Fortin vainqueur de l'investiture du PLQ

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André Fortin, qui est originaire de Quyon, et habite maintenant le secteur Aylmer, se dit bien placé pour comprendre les enjeux de cette vaste circonscription.

S'il est élu, M. Fortin promet de travailler à "diversifier" l'économie du Pontiac «en aidant les entrepreneurs», et à améliorer l'accès aux médecins de famille pour les résidents d'Aylmer.

Question 4: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac what is the first thing you would immediately begin to change?

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Inès Pontiroli  (Ward 4)

During the last mandate I noticed that it happened that we lost sight of the projects that were underway because there is a lot of moving pieces happening in the Municipality. 

I would like to see is implementation of a Project Management System which will track all the projects that are underway.  We’ll be able to see exactly what the status is, what are the issues going on with each of the projects, have a bit of control of the costs and the risk management aspect of it.

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