Spring road works in the Municipality

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Kate Aley

Two major on-going road repairs will make getting in and out of the Municiplaity of Pontiac a little slower over the next few months, according to Alain Bourgeois, Director of Infrastructures and Public Works.

Firstly, work on the Mountain Road will continue as soon as the 'half-load' period has passed and heavy trucks can travel again.

"The work will not begin before the thaw period is finished," Mr. Bourgeois told Pontiac 2020. "If we do these kinds of jobs before, it will cost more, much much more." The date for heavy traffic to resume on roadways is generally May 20.

Work on certain sections of the Mountain Road included clearing of ditches, altering drainage and replacing 14 culverts, installing asphalt, reconstruction of shoulders and entrances to residential driveways. The repairs, which were scheduled between October 19th and December 1st by Excavasphalte became delayed last year and were eventually halted when the road froze. Mr. Bourgeois feels sure the contractor will complete the remaining work within four weeks of the thaw restructions being lifted.

"There are penalties if the work is not complete in a certain time which were written into the contract," he said. 

Work is also resuming on the widening of the Hwy 148 near Terry Fox Road near the eastern border of Breckenridge and Aylmer. Bell trucks are beginning to move the telephone lines from the old poles to the new ones, which are a substantial distance away from the current roadway.

Both road work areas will have single lane restrictions while contractors are at work so remember to give yourself more time when travelling on those routes.

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Smile and wave

Be sure to acknowledge the poor 'signalisation' guys as they control the one-way traffic flow. It must be one hell of a job...

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Warming up for Christmas at the Santa Claus Parade

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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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