Agriculture dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Agriculture and farming in the Municipality of Pontiac
Both country folk and city slickers came out for the 15th edition of the L'Union Producteur Agricole (UPA) Open Doors event on Sept 10. Luskville's La Riveraine, the only site within the Municipality of Pontiac, welcomed well over 100 visitors. They were able to tour the farm which dates from 1905, enjoying old machinery, tiny ponies and proud peahens, not to mention sampling some delicious pancakes.
Written by the wonderful Ian Tamblyn and brought to life by the equally wonderful Theatre Wakefield, A Summer... A Fair is a short play that will stay in your memory forever.
Part historical drama, part musical comedy and 100 percent heart, the play takes place in 1944 at the famed Cantley Picnic.
You know that it Must Have Rained A Lot when you acquire a spontaneous pond (Mountainview Turf, 5th Concession, Quyon) and a huge blue heron immediately turns up.
He didn't look all that happy to be there, but still: Nice Heron.
As with almost everything else, honey is best when it's grown locally. Large companies usually blend honey from many places; only really local honey has all the delicious freshness of home.
There is fresh and there is local... and then there is something that elevates the concept one step beyond. Audrey Lapointe (above) is all of these things and more. The young entrepreneur, based in Gatineau, is growing seasonal crops including garlic, potatoes, herbs and a variety of vegetables from her half-acre plot based at Élevage Fabie in Quyon.
I know, I do understand. You're zooming down the 148 on your way to work or the cottage or the depanneur or something and then...
There's some massive agricultural --- THING ---- in front of you... Doing something like 2 km/hr... And...
CAN'T HE MOVE IT?
Or GET OFF THE ROAD?
A hops party, hosted by Pontiac Hops in Luskville, gave visitors a chance to learn a little more about this successful new commercial enterprise.
Above, Pontiac Hops co-owners Anthony (right) and Jimmy Nugent.
A new couple is digging deep to grow food for the people of the Pontiac. Welcome Maxime L'Heureux and Sandrine Lariviere (above), proud co-owners of the Chêne Blanc market garden.
Jetez un coup d'oeil à votre boîte aux lettres. Une nouvelle impression de la carte de la municipalité de Pontiac sera en circulation dans quelques semaines, montrant tous les quartiers et les détails compliqués des routes et des chemins de notre municipalité, avec les chemins existants le long des plages. Cette carte a été créée pour remplacer l'ancienne version qui n'est plus à jour.
Watch your mail boxes! A brand new map of the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP) will be on its way you within the next few weeks. Showing the entire area of the municipality as well as details of the more complicated street systems in villages and along the beaches, the map was created to replace a much older black and white version that had become obsolete.