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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.

St. Dominique's columbarium consecrated

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Kate Aley

In a remarkably short period of time, the columbarium - a free-standing wall designed to store funeral ashes in a cemetery - has been installed at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville. Following mass on October 16, Father Andre Picard and the congregation proceeded into the cemetery to bless and consecrate the columbarium, after which a cloud of coloured balloons were released in a silent celebration.

Happy harvesters at Lavender Ridge vendage

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Kate Aley

Many hands made light work at Lavender Ridge winery's 6th annual vendage: also rapidly becoming known as the best harvest party ever. Excluding 2015 when a late frost meant no harvest at all, Lavender Ridge owners Joanne Labadie and Doug Briden have laid on a massive feast for their willing workers every year. October 9th was no exception, with harvesters aged from six to over 60 happy to get into the grapes.

Rampe d’accès à la rivière sur chemin Tremblay fermee

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Rampe d’accès à la rivière (Chemin Tremblay) La rampe d’accès à la rivière au bout du chemin Tremblay sera dorénavant...

Posted by Municipalité de Pontiac / Municipality of Pontiac on Monday, October 3, 2016

Rip, zip and away: Rebecca's Horse Blanket Repair at your service

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Kate Aley

As all horse-owners well know, to their constant dismay, it takes a determined quadruped a mere moment to pull a buckle off a winter blanket or to completely tear a flysheet apart in the back paddock.

Equine equipment is too expensive to keep replacing, but luckily help is at hand from Rebecca Leblanc, pictured here with Indy, wearing a custom-made neck-piece for the Lope for Hope event last week.

Official opening of Pontiac Farmer's Store

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Kate Aley

Although the doors have actually been open for months, Le Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer’s Store in Luskville celebrated its Grand Opening on September 17 with a free BBQ, giveaways and snacks for all.

Jasmin Gibeau, general director for Agrodor’s Outaouais region, was on hand to welcome customers both new and established.

Stargazers unite: free telescopic events coming up

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Kate Aley

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.

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.

 

Luskville Falls trail renovation complete

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Kate Aley

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."

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.

Les employés des travaux publics mis à pied

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Thomas Soulière

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.

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Souper de la moisson - Harvest Supper

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Posted by Pontiac2020.ca on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Public Works Employees Laid Off

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Thomas Soulière

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.

Luskville church to build columbarium

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Kate Aley

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.

Running strong: amputee shares inspiration from Terry Fox

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Kate Aley


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.

Bright spotlight on young top model

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Kate Aley

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.

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