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Protéger les terres et défendre les droits des producteurs : un devoir pour l’Union des producteurs agricoles

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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.

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le Fast Lane Grand Opening Today

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Thomas Soulière

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!”

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Sorry, Farmers, You’re Soon to Be out of a Job. Urban Shepherd, Anyone?

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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.

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BUSINESS INVESTMENT HITS UNPRECEDENTED LOWS IN QUEBEC AND ONTARIO: C.D. HOWE INSTITUTE

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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.

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The Ferry Between Quyon, Quebec, and Mohr's Landing, Ontario, Resumes Service

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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.

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UPDATE: Highway 148 Detour Progress

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Thomas Soulière

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 English
Site web du MTQ en français

Affaissement de la 148 : une voie de contournement sera complétée aujourd’hui

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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.

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