Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events in the Municipality of Pontiac
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The second of two All Candidates Meetings took place last Sunday at the Luskville Community Centre for candidates running in wards 4, 5 and 6.
The candidates representing Ward 4 were incumbent councilor Inès Pontiroli and newcomer James Eggleton; for Ward 5, incumbent Brian Middlemiss and newcomer Pierre Gervais; and in ward 6 veteran councilor Bill Twolan. Incumbent councilor Jean Amyotte did not participate.
*Please note that candidates did not have the right of rebuttal as per the parameters that were set up by the organizers.
Inès Pontiroli (Ward 4)
During the last mandate I noticed that it happened that we lost sight of the projects that were underway because there is a lot of moving pieces happening in the Municipality.
I would like to see is implementation of a Project Management System which will track all the projects that are underway. We’ll be able to see exactly what the status is, what are the issues going on with each of the projects, have a bit of control of the costs and the risk management aspect of it.
Pierre Gervais (Ward 5)
As stated earlier, my number one priority is to provide a voice to the residents and ensure that there issues are brought to council. Just as important is communicating back to them the final outcome.
Bill Twolan (Ward 6)
First of all, to encourage economic growth and development would be to encourage new businesses to set up in the Pontiac. It’s very difficult right now with the way its set up for commercial property; there’s some in Quyon, there’s a little patch here, and a little patch there. What we need is an industrial park in the east end, closer to the nucleus of Gatineau and Ottawa. This is very important also for our population - our young people - to get jobs and find long-term employment.
James Eggleton (Ward 4)
Hello everyone, my name is James Eggleton. I’m here to represent Ward number 4.
It’s been since ’79 that I’ve been coming to this area and I think it’s an absolute gem. It reminds me of my youth. I always lived in Québec, my family took off to Ontario. I seemed to be the only one to really appreciate the culture that comes with Québec.
Les épicuriens et gastronomes sont conviés au 17e salon de la gastronomie, des vins et des spiritueux de Gatineau, le Rendez-vous des saveurs du Casino du Lac-Leamy du 18 au 20 octobre.
La ferme Lavender Ridge de Luskville, mieux connue pour ses produits de beauté à base de lavande, présentera quelques vins de son cru.
En plus des vins, Lavender Ridge propose des produits comestibles faits de ...
October 5 was the anniversary of the Battle of the Thames in southern Ontario. During the battle the great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh was killed, trying to repel an American invasion into Canada. He was a truly great warrior, leader and spokesperson for First Nations people during the early part of the nineteenth century. He died defending our country.
To learn more about this forgotten figure click on the link below:
Mark your calendars for Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 20.
Did you know that 2013 is the year of the voter?
To provide an opportunity to citizens of the Municipality of Pontiac to know more about the candidates who have put their names forward for positions of mayor and councillors, all-candidates meetings are currently being planned for Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 20, 2013. The meetings will be organized by members of Action Pontiac, along with other partners.