Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac
The second painter hailing from the Municipality of Pontiac on the Pontiac Artists' Associations' studio tour this year is Cheryl Dolan. She welcomed visitors to her charming Quyon home studio this weekend as part of the unique opportunity for the public to see where art is made.
A popular Tour stop, Pontiac2020.ca asked Cheryl a few questions.
It's sunny, the grass is green and the park is calling! Pack up your picnic basket and come to the third annual Parents of the Municipality of Pontiac (PMP) children's picnic on Saturday at the Luskville Community Centre. (The above image is from last year evidently!)
A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. And, every day across Canada, volunteers assemble at elementary schools at 6:30 a.m. to make sure young students get that best start.
On June 6, Le Club des petits déjeuners (The Breakfast Club) volunteers from Notre Dame de la Joie in Luskville and Ste. Marie in Quyon gathered to be rewarded with a breakfast of their own. But first they served breakfast for the kids of course!
Our municipality has many hidden treasures and some of those brightly coloured gems are our visual artists.
Pontiac2020.ca asked new Artists Studio Tour member, Marcel Renaud of Breckenridge, about opening his creative space to the public for the first time.
A great big thanks to the Municipality of Pontiac, the Quebec Ministry of Public Security, the Canadian Red Cross and our wonderful military for their long hours of very difficult work during the recent flood. I was very impressed with the way in which they handled the devastation it caused.
C'est avec regret que le Journal 2020 confirme la fermeture du magasin Dollar Général de Luskville,situé au bout du quatre voie de la route 148.Depuis quelque temps le magasin reste au trois-quart vides,des boites s'accumulent et les espaces sur les tablettes restent vides.
À partir du mois de juin,vous pourrez observez sur la route aux abords du chemin Wilson à Luskville une nouvelle signalisation touristique.Cette signalisation installé pour la préparation de la nouvelle initiative touristique historique,pour le nouveau Chemin d'Eau se fera le 19 juin.
Sharp-eyed road sign readers will have noticed these new additions to our highway, this one opposite Chemin Wilson in Luskville. They have been erected in preparation for the launch of a new historical tourist initiative, Chemins d'Eau, on June 19.
With great regret, Pontiac2020.ca must confirm the imminent closing of the Dollar General store, situated at the end of the four-lane part of the Highway 148 in Luskville. Already the store is three-quarters empty, cardboard boxes and barren shelf space now gaping in the once well-stocked business.
At last! The new smokehouse restaurant at the corner of the highway and Des Peres Dominicains (#1862, the old Le Spot location) is open!
Voila ! Le nouveau resto de viande fumée situé au coin de la route 148 et des Peres Dominicains (# 1862, l'ancien Fastlane) est maintenant ouvert au public.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
En direction du nord le long du chemin du Ferry en direction de la rue Clarendon
Images gracieuseté de Linda Mankala Sauvé
Julien PaquetteLe 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 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.
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 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."
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.
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.
I spoke to Don McColgan yesterday and he told me there's still too much ice on the river to safely operate the ferry... but they're working on it.
"Watch the website," he suggested.
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.
A reader in the municipality contacted Pontiac2020.ca this week to alert us to a litter problem along Stanley Road near the Village of Quyon in ward 3 of the Municipality of Pontiac.
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.
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.