Affaires et le commerce dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Business and commerce in the Municipality of Pontiac

Margay Karts and Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ) Karting Seek Dealers Across Canada


Following Margay’s successful rebirth into the Canadian karting market over the past two seasons, Margay Racing and Le Circuit Quyon (LCQ) Karting are looking to expand their reach across the country by attracting new product dealers.

With LCQ operating in Canada’s Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau), dealers are being sought for the remainder of Ontario and the Eastern provinces. There is also interest in having Margay represented in Western Canada.

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


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



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


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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AstroPontiac aims to build astronomy park in Pontiac


Ottawa Citizen
Andrew 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.

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Pontiac Severed



Thomas Soulière

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.

Ferme JAE Farm Presents our “Let Them Eat LAMB” Special



Mainly because it TASTES GREAT.

But also because... It is good for you, It is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, it was raised without hormones or antibiotics; it was raised humanely, it is raised locally.

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Avis Public Quartier 4 - Public Notice Ward 4



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


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


Academics Review: Selling the Fear of Organic Marketing


Rob Wallbridge

It’s been a little over four years since I joined Twitter and a year since I started blogging. What I originally considered a way to share information about my farm has evolved into something that feeds my passion for informed discussion and logical debate. The farmers, scientists and bloggers I’ve encountered have radically altered the way I view the world and certain issues, GMOs in particular. Yet every once in a while, I am reminded that to be human is to be subjective, and that bias can lead people to accept flaws in one argument that they would not tolerate in another.

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Traversier de Quyon: date prévisionnelle d'ouverture maintenant le 13 juin 2014


Depuis notre dernière mise à jour, nous avons surmonté plusieurs obstacles, de fournitures électriques encore notre retard principale.

Nous avons eu une étape importante samedi dernier que le câble est maintenant relié à la borne de l'Ontario. Nous avons couru le câble à l'aide du McColgan II qui dispose désormais de deux unités d'entraînement. L'unité d'entraînement de la McColgan I a été transplanté sur l'Arc de McColgan II.

Tous les panneaux électriques ont été montés et beaucoup de fil a été courir à travers l'ensemble du ferry. Beaucoup de lumières et panneaux sont raccordés par jour.

Toute la plomberie est terminée et toutes les pompes de cale ont été câblé.

Personne ne veut traverser la rivière plus que nous. Merci pour votre patience.

Site Web de Originaires

Quyon Ferry: Projected Opening Date now June 13, 2014


Since our last update we have overcome several hurdles, with electrical supplies still our main delay.

We had a major milestone last Saturday as the Cable is now attached to the Ontario terminal.

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Quyon Ferry still closed, may not open until mid June


Delays in obtaining electrical equipment for new ferry to blame

CBC News

The Quyon Ferry, which operates on the Ottawa River between Quyon, Que., and Fitzroy Harbour in the west end of Ottawa, may not open until mid June, according to its owner.

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Comité de développement économique - Economic Development Committee


Comité de développement économiquede la municipalité de Pontiac
Présentation des services du CLD des Collines-de-l’Outaouais 


Le Comité de développement économique de la Municipalité de Pontiac vous invite à participer à sa prochaine rencontre du 26 mai 2014 à 19h30 au Centre communautaire de Luskville, 2024, route 148, Pontiac, Qc.

Lors de cette rencontre, Mme Louise Marchildon du CLD des Collines-de-l’Outaouais fera une présentation des services qu’offre le Centre local de développement, qui œuvre pour le développement de projets d’affaires sur le territoire de la MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais en offrant, entre autres, des subventions, prêts et de l’aide technique.

Nancy Maxsom
Échevin, Quartier 1

The Municipality of Pontiac Economic Development Committee
Presentation of CLD des Collines-de-l’Outaouais’ services 

The Municipality of Pontiac Economic Development Committee invites you to participate in its next meeting on May 26th, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Luskville community centre, 2024, route 148, Pontiac, Qc.

At this meeting, Mrs. Louise Marchildon of the CLD-des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais will give a presentation on the services offered by the Centre local de développement (Local Development Center) which works for the development of business projects on the territory of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais through, amongst other things, grants, loans and technical support. 

Thank you
Nancy Maxsom
Councilor, Ward 1

De moins en moins de fermes au pays


Alors que le nombre de fermes diminue au Canada, leur taille augmente et leurs exploitants se font de plus en plus âgés, révèle un rapport rendu public mardi par Statistique Canada.

L'agence, qui se fonde sur les données du Recensement de l'agriculture de 2011, a répertorié 205 730 fermes en 2011 au pays, ce qui représente un déclin de 74 000 exploitations agricoles en vingt ans.

Pendant ce temps, depuis 1991, la superficie agricole moyenne a augmenté pour passer de 198 à 778 acres

Un des auteurs du rapport et analyste en agriculture, Martin Beaulieu, a expliqué qu'une des raisons de cet accroissement de la taille des fermes est la mise en commun des terres à mesure que les agriculteurs prennent leur retraite.

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Walmart and Organic Food: Help or Hype?


by Rob Wallbridge
The Fanning Mill

According to a news release published yesterday and widely parroted around the web, Walmart is poised to takes its “lowest price is the law” approach to some of its organic offerings, promising to make organic food “affordable” to all. According to their own research, 91% of its shoppers would buy organic food if the price were the same. By partnering with the Wild Oats organic food brand, they plan to introduce a line of organic products priced the same as non-organic equivalents.

On the surface, it sounds do-able. As I’ve pointed out before, the organic premium is largely a factor of economies of scale in transportation, processing, marketing, and distribution, as well as the laws of supply and demand that allow all players in the food chain to earn a little extra along the way (whether they’ve incurred all that extra cost or not). This also means that the premium paid to the grower is rarely directly reflected in the retail price.

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Taste of Pontiac: Maple Syrup from Muddy Hands Winery


Spring is officially here, and the sap has started flowing!

Maple Syrup is available at Muddy Hands Farm & Winery, located at 1965 Route 148 -- at the two lanes in Luskville.

Watch for our signs on the 148.

$11 for 1/2 Litre
$20 for 1 Litre.

Guaranteed to be free of any contaminents, and completely lead free -- which is commonly present in most "backyard" maple productions.

Government tested and inspected.

This year, we've extended our Maple syrup production significantly -- partnering with a local company that boils off the sap and packages it for us with all the necessary (and legal) nutritional information.

As always, our products are of high quality.

Who are we?

The name of our farm, Muddy Hands Farm & Winery, is named from the simple belief that amazing things come with passion, love, and hard work(tm).  We continue to strive to provide amazing quality products for your family -- directly from ours.

We know you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Many are aware that we've been selling quality farm related products here for a couple years -- fresh eggs, organic turkey and chickens, honey, beeswax candles, etc.

We've also planted our first vineyard in the spring of 2013, and you can expect some very interesting surprises from us in the coming years.  Pay attention, because something very exciting is coming to the Pontiac!

Please note: our store front hasn't been built yet, and the products are sold from the farm gate -- directly from our home.

Le projet de parc technologique ne verra pas le jour dans le Pontiac


Exclusif - La région du Pontiac peut dire adieu à l'ambitieux projet de 5 milliards de dollars, annoncé à l'automne 2011, qui devait transformer l'économie de la région. Le promoteur américain derrière cette idée est incapable d'obtenir le financement recherché.

L'homme d'affaires Michael Bartlett devait transformer des terrains à l'ouest de Mansfield-et-Pontefract en parc technologique, en investissant d'importantes sommes pour construire des laboratoires de recherche, des logements et un aéroport.

L'Américain, qui avait fondé le parc thématique Canada's Wonderland, au nord de Toronto, et présidé Expo 86 à Vancouver, avait même rencontré au printemps 2012 le ministre responsable de l'Outaouais à l'époque, Norman MacMillan, et le directeur général de la MRC de Pontiac, Rémi Bertrand.

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Le mauvais temps cause une pénurie d’essence dans l’est du pays


Les compagnies pétrolières ne sont pas en mesure pour le moment de dire combien de stations-services sont affectées ou quand un retour à la normale est prévu. Les gérants de ces stations s'arrangent donc tant bien que mal pour satisfaire leur clientèle.

« [Les consommateurs] sont contents parce qu'il faut qu'on charge le prix du suprême, au prix du régulier », explique Marc André Ladouceur, un employé du réseau Ultramar, dans le secteur d'Aylmer à Gatineau.

Mais quand les cuves des stations-service sont vides, les conducteurs n'ont pas le choix de faire le tour des autres points de vente d'essence. Cette situation est particulièrement gênante au moment où des milliers de Canadiens sont sur les routes pour aller célébrer les fêtes de fin d'année en famille.

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