Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac
If you have ever stared at the illuminated night sky and wondered what all those tiny intense points of light are REALLY like, you should meet Astro Pontiac.
The Aylmer-based organization is holding a series of evening events, the next being this Friday, September 23rd, in order to give star-gazers of all kinds a chance to try out a telescope.
The events will be held at the parking area of the Luskville falls in Luskville. Go to www.astropontiac.ca for more information and further dates.
Thanks to funding from the MRC des Collines, three free art classes are on offer for residents of the Municipality of Pontiac.
« 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.
Repairs made to the Luskville Falls area - which required the closure of both the trail and the parking area this spring and summer - are now complete, according to National Capital Commission (NCC) spokesperson Jasmine Leduc.
"All the work that was planned had been completed," she told Pontiac2020.ca this morning. "All the areas of the trail are fully open."
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 ?
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.
Les employés du service des travaux publiques de la municipalié de Pontiac ont été informé par écrit mercredi que à compter de 16h30 mardi prochain, ils seront mis à pied pour une période indéterminée. Cette action vient plus tôt dans l'année que d'habitude et ne comprend habituellement pas tous les employés du service. La geste inhabituel a été fait à la suite du départ du chef de division Michel Trudel, dont sa démission a été acceptée par le Conseil lors d'une réunion spéciale le 16 août.
Posted by Pontiac2020.ca on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Employees of the Municipality of Pontiac’s Public Works department were informed in writing Wednesday this week that, effective next Tuesday (September 6), all workers currently with the department will be laid off at 4:30 p.m. This action comes earlier in the year than is usual and seasonal lay-offs do not usually include all of the Public Works employees. The unusual move was made in the wake of the departure of Division Head Michel Trudel, whose resignation was accepted by Council at a special meeting on August 16.
This years memorial mass and graveyard service at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville featured a very special moment. During mass, a donation of $3,013.59 was made by the Golden Eagles Hunting and Fishing Club towards building a columbarium (a special wall to store cremated ashes) within the cemetry grounds.
Photo courtesy of the McIntyre Family
Tom McIntyre was not an athlete before he lost his leg. But the former trucker and present-day farmer hopes to undertake a full marathon this fall, if he can.
McIntyre, based in Renfrew, Ont., explained this transition to Pontiac2020.ca by phone last week.
Winning a modeling contest might seem like a dream, but for one young local, the dream is now officially a reality.
14 year-old Sophie Fortin of Luskville won the overall prize at the Top Model Search Canada competition in Toronto on August 21.
Those who love summer veggies know that raised gardens are easier to tend and that heavy mulching with straw helps to keep weeds down and hold precious moisture in the soil… but what happens when you build your raised beds with straw? This year Siri Ingebrigsten, of Avant-Garde Equestrian Farm in Luskville, found out. Pontiac 2020.ca asked her about her horticultural adventure.
From left, some of the members of the PMP and Comite 0-5 ans: Mark Bradley with Maxim Beaufort-Bradley, Myriam Pipon, Sylvie L'Heureux, Sophie Hunter and Camille Bradley with Tianna Beaufort-Bradley.
They say it takes a village to raise a child and the Parents de la Municipalite de Pontiac (PMP) are determined to create and support that village. The group, backed by a number of provincially-funded groups as well as other local community partners, held their first Annual General Meeting on August 4 at the Community Centre in Luskville.
Launched mid-June in 2015, the PMP's activities have included dancing lessons, workshops on body image and healthy eating, as well as a story-telling hour and a picnic event. PMP organizers estimate at least 40 to 50 families have been part of this years activities.
Seeking an easily-managed crop with minimal waste and a long shelf life, Quyon farmers Anny Bourret and Christian Legere chose to grow garlic and the results have been delicious. The couple now produce seven kinds of garlic on their 50 acre farm, which they purchased 12 years ago and renamed Ranch de la Vallée.
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J’ai reçu quelques commentaires au sujet de la description du dernier développement dans le dossier de M.McCann
Alors que ton site par d’une décision d’appel, cela n’est pas tout à fait juste. Tel qu’on peut voir sur les documents de cours et le jugement, l’enjeu était une « Requête en suspension de l’ordonnance de l’exécution provisoire nonobstant appel »
Cette requête a été rejette et en même temps on a annoncé la date de l’audience sur l’appel. La validité de l’appel ne faisait pas partir des plaidoyers (seul l’avocat de M. McCann a plaidé d’ailleurs avant que le juge prenne sa décision), seulement la validité de la requête pour suspendre le jugement de mai (donc la suspension du jugement le rendant inhabile à siéger) … Nous avons vérifié avec notre avocat qui a confirmé que M.McCann avait automatiquement droit à un appel
Benedikt Kuhn, B.A, DESS
Directeur général / Director General
Municipalité de Pontiac
2024, route 148, Pontiac (Québec), J0X 2G0
(819) 455-2401 poste 129
Created this year, the Friday evening farmers' market in Bristol is a great way to get your greens, as well as many other delicacies all grown or produced in the Outaouais.
Generally considered a pleasing wildflower at best and an annoying and insidious weed at worst, common North American Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is about to be reborn as a profitable, wild-harvested crop. What hasn’t changed is its indisputable role as the single food source for the incredible and tenacious Monarch Butterfly.
Bringing about this renaissance in the Outaouais is a new non-profit organisation, Nature Atout (NA), based in Wakefield.
Guess what I saw by the side of the road in Wakefield this afternoon? I don't know it's Giant Hogweed for a fact, but it has all the signs: purple blotches on the stem, large ragged leaves and a truly menacing head of thick white flowers.
In short, no.
The massive invasive toxic weed we are supposed to fear and loathe is Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).Originally from eastern Europe and imported as a decorative garden accent, if you can believe it, Giant Hogweed grows to about five meters tall and is filled with noxious sap that burns skin deeply.
It's the height of summer and turtles are getting all maternal. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are raising awareness of these beautiful creatures' seasonal need to crawl around on the side of the road -- and occasionally lurch their way across it -- with their Carapace initiative. Visit carapace.ca to learn about how to report the sighting of a turtle - live or dead -- along the highway. The NCC uses this information to identify what kind of turtles live in the area and to plan ways to protect them. Pick up a sticker at your local depanneur and help educate your friends and neighbours.
Yves Lepin, general manager of Autobus Campeau in Gatineau, says the company is planning to make their take-over of the 148 route as trouble-free as possible.
"There will be no break in service, that is our goal," Lepin told Pontiac2020 today. "At this time, it's anticipated that Thom Transport will run its last service on August 5th and we will start service the next day. It is our goal that the customers are well served."
Last week, a series of large, gray boulders were placed along the perimeter of the road leading up the east side of the Luskville Recreation Park in an effort to keep cars in the parking lot and off the grass. A double row of boulders was also added on both sides of the driveway that enters the park directly from the Hwy. 148 across a small causeway.
Late this afternoon, Pontiac2020.ca was able to verify that a new bus company will take over the Fort Coulonge to Ottawa route from Thom Transport Ltee. Thom had been forced to cancel the service when it was unable to maintain a profit, a move that caused distress for those using it travel the long distance from towns along Hwy. 148 to the city each day.
It was announced at June’s council meeting that the electoral boundaries had been changed for the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP). Pontiac 2020 asked MoP communications officer Dominic Labrie some more questions about the changes.
P2020: Why was it necessary to change the boundaries?
The Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) held its Annual General Assembly on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm at their building on Clarendon Street in Quyon. As usual, director general Catherine Beaudet wrote a beautiful foreword to the AGM notes. Here it is in full.
Congratulations Kate Aley for this wonderful human-interest story!
The first time I saw a rose chafer flying past me, I was actually charmed. So small, so funny, bumbling through the air with an almost velvet-like olive coloured carapace contrasting nicely with comically splayed-out shiny orange legs. That was then.