Les questions économiques - Economic issues
"If you’re a smart rural community, start with what your residents are already spending their money on."
Eardley Escarpment in the Municipality of Pontiac, Québec
By Michael H. Shuman
At a time when daily headlines bring worse and worse news about the plight of rural economies, it's worth reminding ourselves that success is possible.
Last autumn, Marian Burros of the New York Times wrote a piece about how the 3,000-person community of Hardwick, Vermont, has prospered by creating a new "economic cluster" around local food. Cutting-edge restaurants, artisan cheese makers, and organic orchardists turning fruit into exquisite pies are just some of the new businesses that have added an estimated 75-100 jobs to the area in recent years. A new Vermont Food Venture Center hopes to accelerate this creation of enterprises.
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CBC News Ottawa - Jun 03, 2015
A Montreal-based mineral exploration company has returned to Grand Calumet Island in the Pontiac this week to drill for a rare, precious metal.
Sphinx Resources is on Grand Calumet Island, near Shawville, Que., taking new samples for palladium, a platinum-like precious metal used in the emissions systems of cars.
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This week : The War on Wheat @cbcmarkkelley takes a hard look at the movement that is changing the way we eat http://t.co/loddDFH1Pb— the fifth estate (@cbcfifth) February 23, 2015
This week : The War on Wheat @cbcmarkkelley takes a hard look at the movement that is changing the way we eat http://t.co/loddDFH1Pb
GATINEAU, QC, le 17 févr. 2015 /CNW Telbec
La Financière agricole du Québec dresse un portrait de l'assurance récolte 2014 pour la région de l'Outaouais. Ainsi, La Financière agricole a versé, en date du 9 février 2015, aux 43 entreprises ayant subi des pertes indemnisables, des sommes totalisant 197 000 dollars dont près de 178 000 dollars pour les céréales, le maïs et les protéagineuses. Pour l'année d'assurance 2014, 368 entreprises agricoles de la région étaient assurées au programme pour des valeurs représentant 19 millions de dollars.
André Durocher, the driving force behind the Pontiac Airpark, recently announced that he has ended the project.
The 550 acre residential fly-in community was slated to have included not only a large number of home lots, but also a club house, two runways and a seaplane base on the Ottawa River. There is also an existing equestrian facility next door.
Ralph C. Martin, PhD, P.AgGuelph Mercury
The Statistics Canada 2011 Census of Agriculture shows that farm youth are still leaving their farms. About 20 years ago, almost 20 per cent of farmers were under 35 and by 2006, less than 10 per cent of farmers qualified for this distinction. In 2011, only 8.2 per cent of farmers were in this energetic age category of enhanced mental acuity and physical stamina.
Let’s be clear that we’re not only talking about fewer farmers as farms increase in size. The point to emphasize is that as the overall population of farmers declines, young farmers are disappearing even faster.
As the invasion of U.S. retailers continues and as the Internet increasingly becomes the marketplace and the research centre of consumers, some Quebecers are getting unpleasant surprises: some companies have blocked access to their websites here either because they have voluntarily complied with the French Language Charter or because they have received a notice from the Office québécois de la langue française.
L’équipe du Centre Local de Développement des Collines-de-l'Outaouais et la municipalité de Pontiac vous invitent à vous rassembler et échanger sur les enjeux, les priorités et les projets qui vous touchent.
La consultation publique aura lieu le 27 novembre 2014 de 19h30 à 21h30 à la salle du Club Lions, 2, chemin Ferry, Pontiac (secteur Quyon).
Venez donner votre opinion sur l’avenir de l’économie de votre municipalité. Nos actions pour les cinq (5) prochaines années doivent refléter vos besoins et vos attentes.
The Centre local de développement des Collines de l'Outaouais team and the Municipality of Pontiac invite you to gather and discuss the issues, the priorities and the projects that affect you.
The public consultation will take place November 27, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quyon Lions Hall, 2 Ferry Road, Pontiac.
Come give your opinion on the future of your community’s economy. Our plan for the next five (5) years should reflect your needs and expectations.
Don PittisCBC News | Canada
If you knew there was a very safe Canadian investment that skyrocketed by 20 per cent last year, you'd probably say that was a good thing.
But when the thing that's going up in value is farmland, Christie Young says it's a crisis in the making.
The latest survey by Farm Credit Canada shows the price of farmland in Quebec rose by a staggering 19.4 per cent last year. Nationally, Canadian farmland from coast to coast has risen by an average of 12 per cent a year since 2008. That's more than five times the rate of inflation.
by Mo LaidlawAction Pontiac
Pontiac (municipality) is still above average. (ie "better").
ITINÉRANCE . Les campeurs qui avaient installé leurs pénates le long du ruisseau de la Brasserie devront se trouver un autre lieu où habiter, au cours des prochaines heures. C’est que le démantèlement des lieux se fera au cours de la journée aujourd’hui, a appris TC Media.
Les itinérants qui campaient sur les lieux ont été avisé du démantèlement il y a plus d’un mois, assure la conseillère du district, Denise Laferrière. «On ne s’attend pas à des difficultés majeures», avance-t-elle.
Mathieu BélangerLe Droit
La Ville de Gatineau veut raffiner son système de « frais de croissance » actuellement unique au Québec. Elle songe à taxer encore plus la croissance sur son territoire et à soulager certains organismes publics de ce nouveau type de fardeau fiscal.
Depuis un peu plus d'un an, Gatineau réclame aux promoteurs 9,92 $ pour chaque mètre carré de nouveau développement sur son territoire, qu'il soit résidentiel, commercial ou industriel. Seuls la construction sur l'Île-de-Hull et les nouveaux logements sociaux échappent pour l'instant à cette logique. Le dossier fait d'ailleurs l'objet d'une bataille juridique entre l'Association des professionnels de la construction et de l'habitation du Québec (APCHQ), qui conteste ces frais, et la Ville de Gatineau.
by Thomas Soulière
LUSKVILLE SECTOR — It was a busy Thanksgiving Monday for Linda Sauvé and daughter Sandra Mankala, owners of le Casse-Croûte FastLane, as the community came out in force to support raising funds for the Quyon Family Center’s snowsuit fund, bringing in $560.00 to help provide to families in need. By the end of the day, every delicious bite of the four turkeys donated by Jack and Janet Deschênes of Depanneur Poirier, and the exquisite locally baked pumpkin pies donated by Joanne Labadie and Doug Briden of Ferme Lavender Ridge, had been eagerly devoured by generous patrons.
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L’Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) et Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie ont récemment signé le protocole qui entérine la seconde révision de l’entente entre les deux organisations sur le passage des lignes de transport en milieux agricole et forestier.
Il faut rappeler que les producteurs agricoles et forestiers bénéficient depuis 1986 d’une entente négociée entre l’UPA et Hydro-Québec. Cette entente vise à optimiser la localisation des lignes de transport d’électricité et des postes sur les terres, à réduire les impacts lors de la construction de ces infrastructures et lors des travaux d’entretien, et à compenser équitablement les désagréments et pertes de récolte occasionnés par l’implantation d’un projet donné sur les propriétés.
September 25th, 2014 — Linda Sauvé couldn’t imaging Pontiac without that familiar spot where locals and visitors have been coming to for years. “This place has been here forever, how could we let it shut down?” But shut down it did when the tremendous burdens of dealing with a chronic illness in the current economy overwhelmed the prior owners, leaving them with the heartbreaking task of closing their business and leaving a hole in the life of the entire community.
That’s when Linda and daughter Sandra Mankala decided to re-ignite the flame and get one of Pontiac’s hotspots back on track. “We couldn’t just let it go down like that. People come from as far away as Rockland to come here and it’s always been a favorite spot for drag racers and spectators from the Luskville Dragway. Even the Mayors eat here!”
Non ce n'est pas le sud de la France ... c'est le Pontiac!
Chez Vignoble Lavender Ridge.
No this is not the south of France... It is the Pontiac!
At Lavender Ridge!
I don’t mean to alarm you, farmers, but your job is in danger.
Career Cast, a job-hunting site, recently released its “Most Endangered Jobs for 2014” with the role of farmer listed in the No. 2 position, faring only slightly better than the much-beleaguered mail carrier. Two things: this is not shocking, nor necessarily negative. Let me explain.
Canada's performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis, William B.P. Robson.
Government of Canada/Public Works — July 10, 2014
QUYON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - Gordon O'Connor, Member of Parliament for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today celebrated the official re-opening of ferry operations between Quyon, Quebec, and Mohr's Landing, Ontario.
The Government of Canada allocated up to $2,818,000 to the Mohr's Landing & Quyon Port Authority for the construction of the two ferry docking terminals. Of this amount, Canada Economic Development provided $1,518,000, while FedDev Ontario provided $1,300,000, both non-repayable contributions.
La 148 est OUVERTE dans le Pontiac! Highway 148 is now OPEN in Pontiac!— André Fortin (@AvecAndreFortin) July 4, 2014
La 148 est OUVERTE dans le Pontiac! Highway 148 is now OPEN in Pontiac!
Luskville Sector — Ministry of Transport Québec officials are hopeful that the bypass road being built alongside the washed-out portion of Highway 148 will be ready to go into service later this afternoon, relieving local residents and visitors to the Municipality of Pontiac from the one-and-a-half hour plus detour in effect since Tuesday afternoon.
The bypass lane will accommodate one lane of traffic at a time, alternating directions by way of temporary traffic lights that will be put in place on each end of the newly created bypass lane.
Mayor Roger Larose and Pontiac’s MNA André Fortin were both onsite monitoring the MTQ’s progress and speaking to concerned citizens.
The Ministry of Transport Québec officials advise motorists to monitor the MTQ website for the exact time of the bypass lane opening.
MTQ Website in EnglishSite web du MTQ en français
ICI Ottawa Gatineau
Transports Québec devrait terminer vendredi l'aménagement d'une voie de contournement autour du trou de 10 m de diamètre sur la route 148 près de Luskville.
Le nouveau chemin de déviation sera beaucoup plus court que celui que devaient emprunter les automobilistes jeudi, un détour de près d'une heure.
Ottawa CitizenAndrew Nguyen
Stephan Paape remembers seeing the twinkle in his daughter’s eye after she discovered the bumpy surface of the moon through a telescope lens.
To peer into the “inky black background of space really puts our own place and the Earth’s place in the universe into perspective,” he said.
Paape, the president of the not-for-profit AstroPontiac, hopes to raise $12,500 by mid-August to build one of the first astronomy parks in the national capital region. The park is expected to be located in Pontiac, Que., roughly a 30-minute drive northwest of Ottawa.
Luskville Sector — Following yesterdays Canada Day tornado microburst that left dozens of Pontiac homes damaged, the Municipality was dealt a new blow when another section of Highway 148 was washed out near the Luskville Recreation Park effectively cutting east and west Pontiac off from each other.
The collapse occurred in the eastbound lane on the south side of the highway around midday and there were no reported injuries related to the washout. Ministry of Transport Québec officials are on scene assessing the damage and have not yet worked out a timetable for the length of the repairs. Motorists coming from the east-end of Ottawa are being advised to detour north via Highway 5 to Wakefield, then take the 366 through Masham to chemin d’Eardley, continuing towards chemin Eardley-Masham to the 148 in South Onslow, ward 3 in the Municipality of Pontiac.
Drivers coming from Ottawa’s West-end are advised to avail themselves of the new Ferry in Quyon to reach wards 1,2 and 3. Unfortunately, the very badly warn-out logging road between Pontiac and lac La Pêche is the only northerly route available to detour around the current road closure. The Municipality has literally been cut in two by a small section of road and the excruciatingly arduous and dangerous detours caused by this closure — the latest in a string of similar road collapses that have plagued the Municipality of Pontiac for several years.
Sources say that the Municipality had known of the potential for problems with the culvert passing under the highway and had brought the matter to the attention of the MTQ again last week. Coupled with yesterdays tornado storm, Pontiac’s first responders are very busy ensuring the public’s safety and cleaning up the mess brought on by the fierce storm. Today’s Road closure only adds to Pontiac’s woes.
With the arrival of the summer season, area businesses will no doubt be hurt by the disruptions created by this vital artery being severed once again.
À TOUS LES RÉSIDENTS, GENS D’AFFAIRES ET ASSOCIATIONS DU SECTEUR DE LUSKVILLE (QUARTIER ÉLECTORAL # 4) DE LA MUNICIPALITÉ
Monsieur le maire Roger Larose et votre conseillère Madame Inès Pontiroli vous invitent cordialement à une rencontre.
Cette rencontre a pour but de réunir tous les citoyens du quartier, à se rencontrer et échanger dans une atmosphère conviviale et informelle avec leur maire et leur conseiller.
Venez partager avec nous vos besoins, demandes, idées ou suggestions pour le développement et le mieux-être de notre beau quartier.
Centre communautaire secteur Luskville (2024 Route 148) le jeudi, 26 juin 2014 à 19:30 heures
TO ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESS PEOPLE AND ASSOCIATIONS OF THE LUSKVILLE SECTOR (WARD #4) OF THE MUNICIPALITY
The mayor, Mr. Roger Larose and your councillor Mrs Inès Pontiroli, cordially invite you to a meeting.
The purpose of this meeting is to gather the citizens of ward 4 to meet and exchange ideas with their mayor and councillor in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Come share your needs, requests, ideas or suggestions for the development and welfare of our beautiful community.
Luskville community centre (2024 Route 148) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26th 2014
Sea trials may begin at anytime. If you see the ferry crossing, this does NOT indicate we are open (this will be no earlier than the 17th) . We will announce when we are open.
Safe Boating Tips at the Quyon Cable Ferry . . .