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Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac

Spring floods: what happened and what comes next?

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Kate Aley

The traumatic crisis is over; the exhausting clean-up now begins.

Pontiac2020.ca asked Municipality of Pontiac's communications officer Dominic Labrie five quick questions about the flood and what we can expect to happen next.

Above: Sand bags packed and ready at Quyon Fire Station, Tuesday morning.

Pontiac2020.ca: What was the first day you realized that people with houses along the river were going to be in trouble?

Calling history buffs and drama lovers! Theatre Wakefield is coming to Pontiac

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Peter MacGibbon

Dear friends in the Pontiac,

Theatre Wakefield’s newest play, A Summer… A Fair, is bringing the heritage of the Outaouais to life in the Pontiac this summer.

The one-hour cabaret-style show – written by renowned Chelsea musician and playwright Ian Tamblyn – combines history, amusing stories and characters from our rural past with rousing songs and music.

Red Cross prepares for second stage of flood relief

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Kate Aley

By coincidence or possibly serendipity, this week was the Canadian Red Cross's emergency preparedness week.... And we are all very grateful for the help from Red Cross.

As of this afternoon, (May 10), over $1.7M was raised by the public via the Red Cross to support those affected by this years flooding.

Pontiac2020.ca spoke to Quebec's regional vice president of the Red Cross, Pascal Mathieu. 

Des évacuations obligatoires à Pontiac

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ICI - Ottawa-Gatineau

Les évacuations obligatoires ont commencé samedi après-midi dans la municipalité de Pontiac.

En entrevue à Radio-Canada, le maire de la municipalité, Roger Larose, a affirmé que rien ne va plus dans sa municipalité, puisque les inondations durent depuis maintenant trois semaines. Les dizaines de millimètres de pluie supplémentaires qui devraient tomber d'ici dimanche lui font craindre le pire.

Red Cross help available for flood victims

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Kate Aley

Assistance is available for Pontiac residents forced to leave their homes as a result of the dangerously high water level on the Ottawa River.

The Canadian Red Cross are at the Luskville Town Hall to help displaced people find temporary accommodation, plus offering free water and food.

Red Cross agents will be at the community centre from 3 pm to 10 pm tonight (Thursday) and Friday, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

État d'urgence à Pontiac

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Julien Paquette
Le Droit

L'état d'urgence localisé a été déclenché dans la municipalité de Pontiac. Une quarantaine de résidences font l'objet d'un avis d'évacuation sur les rues Dion, Bord-de-l'eau et du Ruisseau.

Eva Baldi: rising star

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Kate Aley

Eva Baldi of Beechgrove is only 16 years-old but her eyes are already fixed on the bright stage lights of the future. The grade 10 student recently performed a major role in the Broadway musical play In the Heights at Philemon Wright High School (PWHS) in Hull. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the story is set in a Hispanic community in New York City that is facing familial change and economic challenges. Eva played the role of Camilla Rosario.

Improved access to food security here, where we live

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Kate Aley

As of last month, the Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) is the new host of the Sharing Store, a place for people who are experiencing food-related problems to get discounted groceries

The new site is a step forward for the Store, which has been operating from a small room in the corner of the Beach Barn, that was proving ineffective in a number of ways.

A new old park for the MoP: municipality takes over Quyon Ensemble property

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Kate Aley

A historic handover occurred on April 7: the official transfer of ownership of the Quyon Recreation Park by community group Quyon Ensemble (QE) to the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP). The land, worth approximately $322,000, was symbolically sold by QE to the MoP for a dollar. "For the last couple of years we've been in negotiations," Roger Larose, mayor of the MoP, explained. "As a municipality, we've been wanting to have a recreation park in Luskville and one in Quyon. Through negotations, they [QE] were open to sit down and talk about it."

Deer danger and how to contact the MTQ

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Kate Aley

Trouble in Paradise

I live on the highway in Luskville between Parker Rd. and Nugent Rd. which is Deer Death Central at this time of the year. A few years ago, I rang the Ministere de Transport Quebec (MTQ) and after being transferred six times (I'm not joking), we had extra "deer crossing" signs installed here and there.

"Cash for cans" machine arrives at Marcottes

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Kate Aley


Marcottes Grocery in Quyon has made it even simpler to get your cash back on plastic and aluminum drink containers. Last week, owner Joanne Marcotte installed an automatic can and soft drink bottle counting machine in a small room to the left of the grocery, in part of the area that was once a laundromat.

"Good vision is not a luxury": discount glasses for Pontiac residents

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Kate Aley

Life becomes limited if you can't see properly.... Can't see the chalkboard, can't cross the street, can't read warnings, can't drive a car.

With this in mind, Catherine Beaudet, Director General of la Maison de la Famille Quyon, has organized a visit from a team of optometrists working with Bonhomme a Lunette, a Montreal-based organization specializing in low-cost eye ware.

Recensement d'oiseaux, lundi le 2 janvier 2017

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Mo Laidlaw

 

Bonjour! Bonne année !

I hope you have had a Merry Christmas!

Encore une fois c’est le temps pour notre recensement locale (Breckenridge-Dunrobin). Si vous avez une mangeoire d'oiseaux (avec nourriture) dans votre cours arrière, svp recensiez les oiseaux présents le 2 janvier. Vous n'avez que indiquer à la fin de la journée le nombre total d'individus (maximum) de chaque espèce présente en même temps. Vous pouvez communiquer vos résultats par courriel à moi, avant 17h.

Anti-Corruption Unit Opens Investigation in Pontiac

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Thomas Soulière Pontiac2020.ca Investigative Report

Luskville sector — Six members of the Province’s permanent anti-corruption unit (UPAC) descended on the Municipality of Pontiac last Thursday after material was submitted to the unit concerning the activities of a former contract employee temporarily assigned to head the Public Works division.

Quyon library Christmas sing song

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Kate Aley

Be wise like These Three Kings and head to the Quyon library at 6:30 pm on Wednesday Dec. 21st for carol singing, snacks and maybe a little "cadeau". Onslow students will also present a small play. (These particular Kings are, from left, Thomas Alary, Rolly Bernier and Caden Provost in the Quyon United Church Christmas pageant, held last Sunday)

It's beginning to look a lot like breakfast: family pancake event feeds all

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Kate Aley

On a chilly and overcast Saturday morning, what could be better than a meal of piping hot pancakes to start the day? Eating those pancakes with 150 or so of your neighbours, that's what!

Christmas craft fair filled with fun and festivity

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Kate Aley

The annual Christmas bazaar and craft sale, held at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 20th was a huge success once again. The event, now in its' 35th year, is hosted by the Cercle Socio-Culturel group, a creative social group that meets at the Center every Wednesday.

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

Build it and they will come: Luskville recreation area make-over plans

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Kate Aley

Eight people representing various user demographics gathered at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 5 to discuss ways the recreation area on Hwy. 148, (#3206) could be refurbished and improved. Led by the Municipality of Pontiac’s (MoP) community development officer Meghan Lewis, the group defined ways in which the area could be come more accessible and useful to the people of the municipality.

Pontiac2020.ca asked Lewis to summarize the ideas brought to the meeting.

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.

McCann Pleads Guilty (Revised)

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Thomas Soulière | Pontiac2020.ca Investigative Report

Former Mayor and deposed ward 2 councilor Edward McCann entered a plea of guilty in absentia Monday the 26th of September, in Provincial Court in Campbell’s Bay relating to a financial report that was not filed on time concerning the November 3rd 2013 election in the Municipality of Pontiac.  Mr. McCann was fined $664 by the Director General for Elections in Québec (DGE) for having filed the mandatory financial report late.

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