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Choisir d’exploiter la ferme laitière familiale, malgré les défis

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ICI Radio-Canada

Cette semaine, des producteurs de lait ont fait la route de Québec à Ottawa à bord de leur tracteur pour participer à une manifestation organisée devant le parlement fédéral. Dans le cadre de la série les Travailleurs du samedi, nous avons fait la route Ottawa-Luskville pour rencontrer un jeune producteur laitier.

Borrowing bylaw for new Beach Barn

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Kate Aley

At the May 17 council meeting, a draft bylaw was passed, proposing to borrow $1.5 million in order to finally replace the aging “Beach Barn”, the Lions Hall on Ch. Ferry in Quyon. 

Pontiac 2020.ca asked communications agent for the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP), Dominic Labrie some more questions about the bylaw and the amended plans for the much-needed community center.

High hopes for Pontiac Hops

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Kate Aley

Spring time means gardeners are busy planting, planning and pruning … and the employees of Pontiac Hops, based in Luskville, are no exception.

The business, owned by James and Anthony Nugent, is in its third year of operation and is currently preparing to add a new three-acre field to the farm. The first year the pair put in 3,000 plants; now the count is close to 8,700.

Family Centre cuts back hours to compensate for funding cutbacks

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Kate Aley

Everyone understands austerity: paring back luxuries and comforts to the bare essentials in order to make it through hard financial times.

But what does it mean when essential services that help some of our most vulnerable population must endure reduced funding?

School starting to look cool

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Kate Aley

The construction of the extension to Notre Dame de la Joie elementary school in Luskville is coming along very nicely. The structure for the top story is complete and materials for the walls, windows and roof are being delivered. I hope there will be a grand opening. I love a good ribbon-cutting, as quite a lot of you know.

Add a Q to the PPJ? ATV group hopes to gain access to bike trail

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Kate Aley

Since it's inception, the Pontiac Pacific Junction (PPJ) trail was a place bikes and hikers could travel with no fear of meeting another kind of vehicle, not even a horse. But now a group of Quad Clubs are asking for that to change.

Eardley-Masham Road ready to reopen

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Kate Aley

 

Rejoice! Today, the Quebec Ministry of Transport reported that the Eardley-Masham Road should be officially re-opened by tomorrow afternoon, Friday May 20.

Martine Therriault, communications officer for the MTQ, confirmed that repairs on the sinkhole-prone area of the road, approximately 11 km from the intersection with the Hwy. 148, would be complete this week. 

UPDATE - McCann Off Council

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Thomas Souliére

As of 4pm on May 11th, Pontiac2020.ca has learned that Edward McCann has been removed from serving as councilor in Quyon ward in the Municipality of Pontiac.  McCann, who previously served as a councilor and mayor of Pontiac up to the election in 2013, had won a by-election in ward 2 after councilor Denis Dubé was forced to resign to focus on personal family matters.  McCann served since his election to the ward until today's judgement.

This leaves ward 2 in Pontiac's historic Quyon without a representative for the second time since 2014 and will most certainly force yet another by-election for one of Pontiac's important areas.

I heard it through the grapevine: new winery in Pontiac

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Kate Aley

Not just a line from a song: at long last, much-anticipated bottles from Quyon's Domaine de Pontiac Village's first vendage (harvest) are on sale now.

Owners Maude-Emmanuel Lambert and Pavel Kohl planted their first vines on their 50 acre property on Ch. Cemetary in 2007 and have been adding plants and varieties since then. The vineyard now covers approximately three and a half acres. 

Transport Canada to inspect sunken trailer in Ottawa River

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CBC News | Ottawa

Transport Canada says it will inspect a sunken trailer in the Ottawa River to determine whether it qualifies under law as an "obstacle," but the question of who will remove it remains open.

The abandoned camper trailer was used as an ice fishing hut last winter, but became mostly submerged when the ice melted. 

The top of the trailer can be seen from the end of Chemin Terry Fox, which separates Gatineau from the Municipality of Pontiac. It sits about 100 metres from shore, roughly on the border between the two jurisdictions.

Have your say: planning for housing subdivision by Luskville falls

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Kate Aley

Approximately 15 people gathered at the Luskville Community Centre on April 29th to take part in a public consultation meeting regarding the future Domaine des Chutes subdivision.

And chickens for all: poultry for hire makes small-scale farming even easier

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Kate Aley

Nothing comes without it's own set of unique complications. Take owning chickens for example. How will you feed them? How will you house them? How will you stop the first passing fox from making a pleasant meal of them? Enter Dave Rene de Cotret, who believes that the joys and benefits of having chickens in your garden does not have to be a traumatic experience.

Playing ball to benefit park

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Kate Aley

Twenty teams took part in a three-day fundraising ball tournament at the Luskville Recreation Park on April 22, 23 and 24.

Made up of players from across the region who use the ball fields thoughout the playing season, the event was created to help the Municipality of Pontiac maintain and improve the park.

Mysterious barrels have been removed

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Kate Aley

As of about 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, I can confirm that the five unidentified barrels left on a slope at the end of Ch. Therien in Luskville have been removed, along with the two unmarked wooden barriers that implicitly restricted access to the area. 

It's simply quackers: Quyon Lionettes duck race tickets now on sale

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Kate Aley

So ask yourself: do you feel ducky? Well, do you?

If so, find yourself a member of the Quyon Lionettes who can sell you a ticket for the annual Duck Race, to be held on June 5th.

MTQ describes Eardley-Masham Rd. closure as "indefinite"

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Kate Aley

The small but deep sinkhole discovered on the Eardley-Masham Road in Luskville on Friday April 15 will keep that thoroughfare closed for an indefinite length of time, according to a spokesperson from the Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ).

Sinkhole Closes North-South Link in Municipality of Pontiac

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Thomas Soulière

A vital north-south artery connecting highways 148 and 366 linking the municipalities of Pontiac and La Peche was closed down last Friday after a sinkhole opened up on the north-bound lane of chemin Eardley-Masham.

Wakefield Earth Day program offers green development insights

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Wakefield Earth Day has an interesting program this year for those interested in green development. It takes place Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th at Wakefield Centre, 38 chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield.

Some highlights (courtesy of Mari Wesche):

Friday, April 23:

5:30 - 7 p.m. -  Discussion of green development in Wakefield South by C. Minnes and architect D. Cardinal

7 - 9 p.m.  -  WIFF screening of Avi Lewis' (+ Naomi Klein's) film, This Changes Everything, plus discussion with local green entrepreneurs. (Tickets available on-line, $10)

Saturday, April 23:

We got frogs: welcome back WCF

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Kate Aley

You can hear them as you cruise along with your windows down: the brisk "rrrk! rrrk!" call of the Western Chorus frog.

Considered a threatened species due to habitat loss, Pseudacris triseriata is a snazzy little fellow, all greeny-brown with 'go-faster' stripes; but you are never going to see one, no matter how quietly you creep up. They are astonishingly good at falling silent at the slightest footstep.

En état d’ébriété, il cause un accident sur la 148

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Urgence 07 — 15 avril, 2016

Secteur Luskville – Les services d’urgence furent appelés pour un accident avec blesses, survenu vers 18h50, face au 3000 Route 148, dans la municipalité de Pontiac. Le conducteur d’un camion de type «pick up» serait entré en collision avec un motocycliste qui s’apprêtait à effectuer un virage.

Pontiac2020.ca est honoré d'annoncer...

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... l'ajout de Kate Aley à l'équipe en tant que rédactrice en chef!

Kate est une bénévole communautaire bien connue et dédiée au Pontiac, une artiste talentueuse et une écrivaine engagée.

Son enthousiasme contagieux et son énergie apparemment sans fin ont laissé leur marque sur la municipalité. Elle est dédiée à la préservation et la promotion du Pontiac et de sa riche diversité historique et culturelle.

L'esprit indubitable de Kate peut déjà se faire sentir à Pontiac2020.ca, car elle travaille fort pour garder notre communauté à jour sur les actualités importantes.

Pontiac2020.ca is honoured to announce...

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... the addition of Kate Aley to the team as Editor-in-Chief!

Kate is well-known as a dedicated community volunteer in Pontiac, a talented artist and an engaged writer.

Her infectious enthusiasm and seemingly endless energy have left their mark on the municipality. She is dedicated to preserving and promoting Pontiac’s rich history and cultural diversity.

Kate’s indubitable spirit can already be felt at Pontiac2020.ca, as she works to keep our community up-to-date on important current affairs.

Got news? Contact Kate at editor@pontiac2020.ca

Thomas Souliere
Publisher

La municipalité de Pontiac adopte un plan d’implantation et d’intégration architecturale pour le Domaine des Chutes

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Chip FM 101.7

Le conseil municipal de Pontiac a adopté mardi une première, soit l’imposition d’un Plan d’implantation et d’intégration architecturale (PIIA) afin de réglementer l’aspect général du projet immobilier du Domaine des Chutes dans le secteur Luskville.

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