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Histoire régionale, québécoise et canadienne - Regional, Quebecois and Canadian History

Better, brighter: NCC celebrates completed work at Luskville Falls

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Kate Aley

Members of the National Capital Commission (NCC), the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP) and the local community gathered on Nov. 15 to acknowledge the completion of renovations to the Luskville Falls trails and picnic area.

Above, speaker Patsy Lusk with Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the NCC (left) and Roger Larose, mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac

Lest we forget: Quyon remembers

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Kate Aley

Warm weather and bright sunshine enticed a satisfactory number of the community to the Quyon war memorial on Sunday Nov. 5 for the annual Remembrance Day event. A detachment from 3RCR Airbourne from Petawawa and the pipe band Highland Mist helped ensure spectators, young and old, fully understood the importance of the ceremony. More than 40 wreaths were laid by those representing family members or organizations, including Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin.

Les clés de l'histoire régionale

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Le Droit

« L'Outaouais compte un très grand nombre de gens qui arrivent de l'extérieur et ils n'ont souvent pas les clés pour bien comprendre la région. J'ai voulu les rendre accessibles. »

En publiant prochainement l'ouvrage L'autre Outaouais, Guide de découverte du patrimoine, l'historienne Manon Leroux n'offrira pas que des clés, mais bien un trousseau complet, une véritable bible du patrimoine régional de 400 pages à l'intérieur de laquelle aucun village de l'Outaouais n'aura été ignoré.

 

La mémoire de Quyon

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Le Droit

CHRONIQUE / Si vous voulez tout connaître de ce qui se passe à Quyon, arrêtez-vous jaser un instant chez Mae McCann.

Malgré ses 80 ans passés, Mae a conservé toute sa vivacité d'esprit. La dame sait tout ce qui se passe dans son patelin du Pontiac où elle habite depuis... quand au juste ?

Join the Marathon of Hope this Sunday

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Kate Aley

In 1977, Terry Fox lost his right leg to osteosarcoma; it had to be amputated six inches above his knee.

In 1980, Terry started his Marathon of Hope, dipping his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean off the Newfoundland coast. And we know how the rest of the story goes.

This year, Shawville's Terry Fox Run celebrates it's 36th year.

Big bang theory

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I'm a generally hopeful kind of person and tend to believe that good-will prevails and truth and beauty win out. But I feel quite sure that if the Sandy Hook killings did nothing to change the way Americans can get guns, the Orlando nightclub slaughter won't either. Sorry.

Remembrance Day Service 2015

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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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La Coopérative de solidarité de la Ferme Moore signe une entente avec la CCN

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Dans les plans depuis quelque temps, la Coopérative de solidarité de la Ferme Moore est officiellement devenue locataire de l'édifice patrimonial appartenant à la Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN).

La CCN tente depuis de nombreuses années de trouver une vocation pour la ferme Moore après avoir investi quelques millions $ pour la rénover. En 2011, une entente avait été annoncée avec Agrodor, mais ne s'est jamais concrétisée.

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Ferme Stépido

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La famille Alary est propriétaire de la Ferme Stépido depuis quatre générations. Bruno, Stéphane et Justin Alary nous parlent de leur vision du métier d'agriculteur.
Vidéo réalisée par Pixie Cram dans le cadre du projet de média intergénérationnel de la Table autonome des aînés des Collines.

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From vivid landscapes to vibrant history, the wild west springs alive in southern Alberta

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Katharine Fletcher

“Did you know that the Sundance Kid worked here at Bar U Ranch?” While driving a team of black Percheron horses around the National Historic Site, an hour-and-a-half south of Calgary, Dan Wilson regaled a wagonload of visitors with stories. “Whenever the Northwest Mounted Police would drop by, The Kid would disappear, saying something about a fence to fix.”

At the turn of the last century, Bar U was internationally renowned for its purebred Percheron draft horses and cattle. Today, the sprawling ranch commemorates the heritage of the Canadian ranching industry.

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La Révolte du Chef Pontiac

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Pontiac, également appelé Pondiak ou Pondiag par les Français et Obwandiyag par les Outaouais, est un personnage historique important dans l'histoire de l'Amérique du Nord. À cette époque où la Nouvelle-France, conquise, déchue et abandonnée, semblait perdue à jamais, un seul homme semblait être encore prêt à se battre pour elle. Cet homme, c'est le célèbre chef Pontiac.

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Québec's Fête nationale: No Chasse Galérie This Time, Just Stephen Harper Being Mean

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Practically everything is closed in Quebec today, except pharmacies and a few corner stores. St. Jean Baptiste Day, the Fête nationale, is one of the two or three holidays when this province shuts down. There will be parades, open air shows (despite a forecast of rain) and many local parties.

But no MPs from Quebec will be here to join in the festivities because they're all stuck in Ottawa, . . .

Irish Counties in Fitzroy Harbour Mission Marriage Records, 1852-1856

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by M.C. Moran • 11 June 2014

From 1852, there was a Catholic Mission at Fitzroy Harbour (Carleton Co., Ontario). A stone church (St. Michael’s) was built in 1861;1 but the mission did not become the independent parish of St. Michael until 1917.2 The Fitzroy Harbour Mission served Catholics in the Fitzroy Harbour area, of course, but also, in its early years, Catholics from across the river in the Quyon, Onslow area of Québec.

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Review: The Map Thief

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Jonathan Crowe

E. Forbes Smiley III was a well-known and well-connected map dealer, an expert who helped build the Slaughter and Leventhal map collections. Then in 2005 he was caughton videotape — stealing maps from Yale University’s Beinecke Library. Libraries he had frequented scrambled to check their own holdings and found additional maps missing. Smiley, who cooperated with the authorities, would eventually be sentenced to 3½ years for stealing nearly 100 maps from the British, Boston Public, New York Public, Harvard and Yale libraries, among others. The libraries believed he stole many more.

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Heritage Pontiac

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Anyone interested in the culture, history, politics, nature or other information on the Pontiac should check out the Heritage Pontiac blog, last updated November 4.  There's also a section on Action Pontiac, a blog by the residents of Pontiac.  There's local histories, info on bicycle trails etc.  Worth a look.

http://www.heritagepontiac.ca/

The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee: Gavan's Hotel

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Sixty-seven years and counting... For all of those years, this venerable old hotel -the “Gateway to the Pontiac”, a phrase coined by Lennox Gavan as quoted in Mick Armitage’s book - has provided a venue for an untold number of performers to showcase their talents and entertain their fans. It’s impossible to name everyone who has graced its stage over all of these years, but a great many of them went on to become members of The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame; names like Ward Allen, Mac Beattie, Buster Brown, Joe Brown and The Family Brown, Ralph Carlson, Ted Daigle, Gaetan Fairfield, Gail Gavan, Donnie Gilchrist, Lloyd Grant, Howard Hayes, Reg Hill, Ron McMunn, Charlie Muldoon, Don O’Neill, Michael O’Reilly, Orval Prophet, Wayne Rostad, Garnie Scheels, Shirley Sinclair, Joe Teevens, Edie Thomas ...

L'Outaouais d'avant, en images

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L'historien Marcel Paquette nous offre L’Outaouais, le cœur à l’ouvrage, un panorama contenant 180 photos d'archives commentées couvrant la période 1860 à 1960.

Les photos proviennent de la collection de l’auteur, des Archives publiques du Canada, des Centres d’archives de Montréal et de Québec de BAnQ et surtout des collections du Centre d'archives de l'Outaouais de BAnQ.

Pourquoi avoir choisi ce titre?

«Le titre provient de la grande capacité des gens de l’Outaouais de se relever rapidement des grandes catastrophes: gigantesques conflagrations comme à Hull en 1900, incendies qui détruisent de nombreuses maisons, explosions meurtrières, inondations... Dans les archives, on constate que rapidement les gens relèvent leurs manches, reconstruisent, reprennent le travail, ne se laissent pas abattre. La force de leur caractère, de leur courage et de leur travail démontre tout le «cœur à l’ouvrage» dont ils témoignent quotidiennement...

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