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Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events in the Municipality of Pontiac

Un bel honneur pour Edmond Leblanc

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Avec son éternel sourire aux lèvres, Edmond Leblanc a reçu fièrement les félicitations de ses amis du secteur d'Aylmer en obtenant le prix Denis Foran, hommage aux bâtisseurs dans le secteur d'Aylmer.

Bénévole depuis plusieurs décennies, Edmond Leblanc est une figure connue de la communauté du secteur d'Aylmer pour son travail auprès de la Société St-Vincent-de-Paul, entre autres.

CONCERT DE NOËL - CHRISTMAS CONCERT

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Bulletin de Pontiac

CHORALE DE LUSKVILLE ... CONCERT DE NOËL
À l’Église St-Dominique, chemin du Village à Luskville le 8 décembre 2013 à 14h00 – Gratuit - Denrées non-périssables seraient grandement appréciées.


Bulletin of Pontiac

LUSKVILLE CHOIR ... CHRISTMAS CONCERT
On December 8th, 2013 at 2pm at St-Dominic's Church in Luskville on du Village road – Free of charge - Non-perishable foods would be greatly appreciated.

LE DÉFILÉ DU PÈRE NOËL DE GATINEAU - GATINEAU SANTA CLAUS PARADE

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Le Défilé du père Noël s’avère une tradition qui gagne en popularité! Venez vous amuser en famille. Joignez-vous à la foule venant des quatres coins de la région. Départ à 19 h du coin des rues Front et Principale du secteur Vieux Aylmer de Gatineau.


A tradition growing in popularity, the Santa Claus parade attracts crowds from across the region. Come share in family fun. Departure at 7 pm from the corner of Front and Principale in the old Aylmer sector of Gatineau.

Shawville Pontiacs square off against Stittsville Royals at home tonight

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Thomas Soulière

The Pontiacs are returning home tonight to face off against the Stittsville Royals in Shawville at 8pm after coming away from a 5-3 upset against the Golden Knights last night at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa.

Ottawa West took an early lead ten seconds into the game in what quickly became a back and forth battle.  Shawville came back when Danick Genest drove home a rebound from Matt Labrosse, but the Knights quickly retook the lead adding 2 goals to finish off the 1st period up 3-1 over the Pontiacs.

The 2nd period continued unchanged until Matt Labrosse,...

Fundraiser for paralyzed Shawville hockey player

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A freak on-ice accident has left a Shawville Pontiacs hockey player paralyzed from the neck down.

Brett Nugent, 19, suffered a devastating spinal cord injury after crashing head-first into the boards in a collision with a Perth Blue Wings player during a game on Oct. 27.

Brett has already had two surgeries, and doctors say it’s too early for a long term prognosis...

Sortez tuques, foulards et mitaines, le Père Noël descend à Gatineau!

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Gatineau, le 13 novembre 2013. – Petits et grands se réjouiront de savoir que le père Noël arrivera dans le secteur d'Aylmer pour son traditionnel défilé sur la rue Principale le vendredi 29 novembre prochain. Cette activité gratuite est organisée par la Corporation du défilé du père Noël de Gatineau en collaboration avec la Ville de Gatineau.

Aylmer se souvient

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Des centaines de personnes ont pris place autour du cénotaphe du parc Commémoratif, ce monument élevé pour honorer la mémoire de ceux qui sont tombés au combat. Malgré la neige fondante et le vent, ils sont demeurés debout tout au long de la cérémonie. Les dignitaires se sont succédé pour déposer une couronne florale au son des cornemuses.

VENTE DE PÂTISSERIES ET ARTISANATS DE NOËL - 5TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

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Samedi 9 nov. 2013, 9h00 à 14h00 à l’école Onslow, 850 rue Clarendon, Quyon. Artisans locaux, produits divers, pâtisseries maison, léger goûter servi.

Contactez Stacy au (819) 458-3657 stacyjohnston30@hotmail.com pour réserver une table.

Campagne de financement pour le comité de parents de l’école Onslow


Bulletin of Pontiac

Sat. Nov 9th, 9am - 2pm, Onslow Elementary, 850 Clarendon St. Quyon. Showcasing local artisans, various local services, Home Baking, Light lunch served.

To reserve a table contact Stacy at stacyjohnston30@hotmail.com or (819) 458-3657.

Fundraising activity for Onslow Home and School Association
 

AVIS PUBLIC - endroits de votation - scrutin du 3 novembre 2013

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Voici les endroits de votation pour le scrutin du 3 novembre 2013.
À noter que les endroits de votation n’ont pas changé sauf pour la division du quartier 1 qui a maintenant une section de vote à Luskville, soit à l’est du chemin Kennedy (inclus).

PUBLIC NOTICE - polling locations for the upcoming elections on November 3, 2013

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The following indicates the polling locations for the upcoming elections on November 3, 2013. Please note that these locations have not changed, with the exception of the division of ward 1 which now has a polling division in Luskville, that is, East of Kennedy road (Kennedy included).

Danse d'Halloween et Noël pour adolescent

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Parents bénévoles seront sur place pour la surveillance.  Pas de sortie à l'extérieur, sauf pour la retour à la maison.  Une cantine sera offerte.

Pour les jeunes de la 6ième jusqu'à moins de 18 ans.  (Carte d'indetité obliqatoire)

Le vendredi 1er november et 6 decembre de 19h00 à 22h00 au Centre communautaire de Luskville.  Coût: 2$ par personne.

Danse Halloween: Prix pour le meilleur costume !!

Halloween and Christmas Dance for Teenagers

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Volunteer parents will be present for supervision.  No exit outside the hall unless for departure.  A canteen will be available.

For youth Grade 6 to less than 18 yrs old.  (ID card required)

On Friday November 1st and December 6th from 7:00 - 10:00pm at the Luskville Community Center.  Cost: $2 per person.

Holloween dance: Prize for Best Costume!!!

UPDATED: All-Candidates Meeting Wards 4, 5 & 6

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Thomas Soulière

UPDATED: Questions from the public >

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.

Questions from the Public

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*Please note that candidates did not have the right of rebuttal as per the parameters that were set up by the organizers.

Question 1

Inès, in the past council term you voted against a committee which consists of a group of interested citizens whose mission it is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in our community by working closer with our Municipal elected Council.  All of the Councilor Candidates at last Saturday’s meeting stated that they would work with the committee. 

Question 4: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac what is the first thing you would immediately begin to change?

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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.

That would be the thing I would do.

Question 3: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac how do you intend to communicate with and inform the community about the decisions that you make?

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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.

To communicate, I would propose to Council to examine the feasibility of creating a website accessible by all residents.  They could go in, and by completing specific fields, provide details as to their question or issue.  If appropriate, it would be brought to council for consideration and voted on.

Question 2: As Councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac in what ways would you encourage and support economic growth in the area?

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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.

All-Candidates Meeting Wards 4, 5 & 6 — Opening Statements

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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.

La ferme Lavender Ridge de Luskville présentera quelques vins, produits comestibles au Casino du Lac-Leamy

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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 ...

200th Anniversary of Chief Tecumseh

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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:

http://allangregg.com/tecumseh/

 

All-Candidates Meetings

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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.

Take step back in time as you “Savour the Pontiac”

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2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s passage up the Ottawa River in search of navigable waterways and this is being commemorated at the 6th edition of the local producers fair, Savour the Pontiac.

The event will see the Quyon waterfront and Lions Hall transformed into a 17th century marketplace where local business owners, artists, artisans and producers will be dressed in period costumes.

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