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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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.

Question 3: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac how do you intend to communicate with and inform the community about the decisions that you make?

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Pierre Gervais (Ward 5)

As stated earlier, my number one priority is to provide a voice to the residents and ensure that there issues are brought to council.  Just as important is communicating back to them the final outcome.

Question 2: As Councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac in what ways would you encourage and support economic growth in the area?

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Bill Twolan (Ward 6)

First of all, to encourage economic growth and development would be to encourage new businesses to set up in the Pontiac.  It’s very difficult right now with the way its set up for commercial property; there’s some in Quyon, there’s a little patch here, and a little patch there.  What we need is an industrial park in the east end, closer to the nucleus of Gatineau and Ottawa.  This is very important also for our population - our young people - to get jobs and find long-term employment.

All-Candidates Meeting Wards 4, 5 & 6 — Opening Statements

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James Eggleton (Ward 4)

Hello everyone, my name is James Eggleton.  I’m here to represent Ward number 4. 

It’s been since ’79 that I’ve been coming to this area and I think it’s an absolute gem.  It reminds me of my youth.  I always lived in Québec, my family took off to Ontario.  I seemed to be the only one to really appreciate the culture that comes with Québec.

Y a-t-il des titres miniers sous votre maison?

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voir aussi Acheter des titres miniers pour protéger sa propriété

La plupart des Québécois ignorent qu'ils ne sont propriétaires que de la surface de leur terrain. Certaines compagnies peuvent détenir à leur insu des droits sur les ressources contenues dans le sous-sol. Souvent, les citoyens l'apprennent au moment où une compagnie vient leur demander si elle peut entreprendre des travaux dans leur cour. Le reportage de Claude Bouchard.

Un message de Eddie McCann

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Bonjour à tous.

Je suis fier de présenter ma candidature afin de me faire réélire en tant que maire de cette municipalité. Au cours des deux termes précédents, nous avons effectués d’énormes gains quant à l’avancement de cette région et en faisant de cette municipalité un endroit où les gens sont heureux de vivre et d’élever leurs familles dans un contexte rural.

Je me suis présenté au conseil pour la première fois en 1980, et la présente élection revêt une importance particulière, dû au fait que les contribuables doivent cette année répondre à une question déterminante. 

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