Sinkhole Closes North-South Link in Municipality of Pontiac

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Thomas Soulière

A vital north-south artery connecting highways 148 and 366 linking the municipalities of Pontiac and La Peche was closed down last Friday after a sinkhole opened up on the north-bound lane of chemin Eardley-Masham.

The sinkhole, less than a meter in diameter and around 3 feet deep, is located between du Camp Gatineau and Sincennes roads near a recently replaced culvert.  While the road surrounding the crater appears to be solid, there is a high volume of water draining through the culvert which could make the road unstable for traffic.

The duration of the closure is listed as indeterminate as of 11pm last night as posted on Québec511.info.  TMDETQ Spokesperson Isabelle Gagné has told Pontiac2020.ca that the highway was closed immediately after the cavity was discovered on April 15th.  Engineers are still assessing the damage and are determining the best course of action to repair and reopen the road

In the meantime, motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes on highways 303 at Centre street in Shawville, or highway 5 via Chelsea.






 

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Kate Aley

Once more the Quyon Lions' Club Santa Claus Parade, held Saturday December 9, was a great success. Warmly-dressed families lined the streets to enjoy the decorated floats, horses and of course, St. Nick himself. As the Beach Barn is conspicuously absent this year, the parade's normal route was reversed, with participants gathering at the Ste. Marie's Catholic church parking lot and walking down the hill to the intersection with Clarendon. From there, the parade continued to the Onslow Elementary School gym where hot food and drinks were served as kids lined up to speak to Santa about a few important matters.

Slippery sh*t: unidentified effluent causes accident

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Kate Aley

A serious single-vehicle roll-over was caused early morning on December 4 by a deep slick of some kind of waste matter spilled on Highway 148 near Parker Road in Luskville. Pools of what appeared to be septic waste or liquid animal manure were at least two or three meters in length and possibly 4 cm in depth, according to witnesses.

Christmas House Tour lights up the night

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Kate Aley

The houses on the Quyon Pastoral Charge Christmas House Tour warmly received 150 visitors this year. Five family homes in Quyon and Luskville were decorated to perfection to the appreciation of all. Above, the Draper homestead in Luskville.

Scheer in Pontiac: We shouldn’t let the politics of envy divide one group of Canadians against another

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Thomas Soulière

SHAWVILLE — The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada spent the first day of December visiting the federal riding of Pontiac with stops in Campbell’s Bay, Fort Coulonge and Shawville to speak to farmers, small business owners and voters about the CPC’s position on the Liberal government’s tax policy and to show the Conservative’s strong support of supply management.

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.

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