Éducation/Art

Contenu informatif et éducatif pertinent à la Municipalité de Pontiac - Informative and educational content relevant to the Municipality of Pontiac

New Little Free Library: books are worth a look

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Kate Aley

For some time, there has been a plastic tray of old books on a shelf under the Lotto table, just to the left of the coffee machine at the Luskville Depanneur, number 3000 on Hwy. 148.

I've taken one or two novels from it myself in the past. But now, with the gracious permission of proprietor Elaine Goulet, that tray of books is now a Little Free Library (LFL).

Foundation laid for new Notre Dame de la Joie classrooms

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Kate Aley

Construction is well underway for the new building that will house six classrooms at the Luskville campus of La Vallee de la Voyageur school -- Notre Dame de la Joie, situated on Ch. du Village opposite St. Dominique's catholic church.

Nouvelle parution

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Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert, PhD
DOMAINE DE PONTIAC VILLAGE


Je publie dans le dernier numéro de la Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, sous la direction de Stéphane Castonguay et Dany Fougères, un article découlant de mes recherches doctorales.

L’article s’intitule : « À travers le pare-brise: la création des territoires touristiques au Québec et en Ontario (1920-1945). Il est publié dans la Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, 68, 3-4 (printemps-hiver 2015): 271-299.


This article explores the different ways in which territory has historically been perceived, conceived and practiced through the experience and growth of mobility. Since the 1920s, automobility played a crucial role in tourist stakeholders thought and the creation of tourism regions.

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Writer Katharine Fletcher discovers Manoir Papineau and more in Outaouais’ Montebello village.

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Katharine Fletcher

Ottawa Citizen

“In the isolation of this location, I have been architect, farmer, designer and gardener.” So wrote Louis-Joseph Papineau, who oversaw the construction of Manoir Papineau between 1848-50, now a Parks Canada National Historic Site of Canada. Located on the property of Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the house is available to visit, and various guided tours and events are available.

The Manoir is architecturally interesting because Papineau was influenced by both French and American styles. While the north façade borrows a mid-19th Century North Carolinian antebellum plantation style, the asymmetrical south side is French, featuring two differently-shaped turrets.

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The story of the Ottawa River: Priceless and precarious

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Roy MacGregor
Globe and Mail

"Every day on this river is an adventure.” Judith Flynn-Bedard is speaking from the stern of Pier Pressure II, the small cabin cruiser she owns with her husband, Robert, and she shakes her head at a string of memories.

There was the day a sleek boat with a menacing tiger chained to the deck pulled into the marina. There was the dawn she was awakened by a yacht full of drunks pulling in after a night of wild partying with hired strippers. There was the time she found a frogman checking the hull of her boat – in preparation for the day George W. Bush descended from the sky in the presidential helicopter on a 2007 visit.

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