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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.

Update: Unidentified lying barrels

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Kate Aley

Five metal 44-gallon drums, discovered dumped at the end of Ch. Therien in Luskville weeks ago, are still in place.

Update: On April 12, Jasmine Leduc, strategic communications advisor with the NCC, updated Pontiac2020 on the situation. NCC conservation officers have now visited the site to ascertain whether the barrels are in a suitable state to be removed, which they are.

The officers then worked to identify the contents, finding solvents, paint, oil and resins. Further investigation is needed to determine the specific type of resin, after which the barrels will be removed, at latest by the end of next week.

Falls trail will close again this summer

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Kate Aley

According to Jasmine Leduc, media spokesperson for the National Capital Commission, the Luskville Falls trail will close again for three months this summer. Although many improvements to the car park, picnic area and trail were completed both last year and this spring, work still remains to be undertaken on the trail itself.

New Little Free Library: books are worth a look

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Kate Aley

For some time, there has been a plastic tray of old books on a shelf under the Lotto table, just to the left of the coffee machine at the Luskville Depanneur, number 3000 on Hwy. 148.

I've taken one or two novels from it myself in the past. But now, with the gracious permission of proprietor Elaine Goulet, that tray of books is now a Little Free Library (LFL).

NCC falls trail improvements close to completion

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Kate Aley

I ducked under the locked gate and walked to the Luskville Falls trailhead the other day, before the Return Of The Snow. The new gravel in the car park is lovely and deep and, although there are barriers at the stop of the first step of steps going downhill, they are pushed to one side.

Spring road works in the Municipality

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Kate Aley

Two major on-going road repairs will make getting in and out of the Municiplaity of Pontiac a little slower over the next few months, according to Alain Bourgeois, Director of Infrastructures and Public Works.

Firstly, work on the Mountain Road will continue as soon as the 'half-load' period has passed and heavy trucks can travel again.

TWO (2) MALES ARRESTED CAUGHT RED HANDED IN BREAK AND ENTER

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Sécurité Publique MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais

VLA PÊCHE, APRIL 4 , 2016 — This afternoon, around 13:15 hrs, two (2) 24 year old Gatineau men were caught red-handed as they were just leaving a residence they had burglered on Soulière Crescent, in the Municipality of Pontiac.

ARRESTATION DE DEUX (2) HOMMES EN FLAGRANT DÉLIT D’INTRODUCTION PAR EFFRACTION

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Sécurité Publique MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais

LA PÊCHE, LE 4 AVRIL 2016 — Vers 13 h 15 cet après-midi, sur le Croissant Soulière, dans la municipalité de Pontiac, deux (2) hommes de 24 ans de Gatineau furent pris la main dans le sac alors qu’ils venaient tout juste de quitter une résidence qu’ils venaient de dérober.

Foundation laid for new Notre Dame de la Joie classrooms

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Kate Aley

Construction is well underway for the new building that will house six classrooms at the Luskville campus of La Vallee de la Voyageur school -- Notre Dame de la Joie, situated on Ch. du Village opposite St. Dominique's catholic church.

UPDATE: Entrance to Luskville Falls restricted this spring

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Kate Aley

The access to the Luskville Falls is currently blocked for renovations to the picnic area, the car park, the climbing trail and the access road itself. According to the sign, these areas are actually closed to the public. However the day I was there, several cars were parked along Ch. Hotel de Ville: I assume the people had walked along the road to the falls regardless. In a related topic, the sound of water on rock right now sounds like a passing train.

*UPDATE: I called the NCC today -- third number lucky! -- and have this update. The rehabilitation of the trail is almost complete and  . . .

Pontiac Council Report: Growth Centre is Quyon

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Mo Laidlaw
Heritage Pontiac

PONTIAC – About 30 members of the public attended the regular council meeting in Quyon, March 8, as well as two police officers who were asked to attend in case of disturbances. Councillors Howard and Middlemiss were away as volunteer fire-fighters.

Deux moniteurs de camp d'été accusés d'agressions sexuelles

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Le Presse

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Les deux accusés qui demeurent à Luskville, agissaient en qualité de coordonnateur auprès des jeunes qui se sont trouvés au camp qui appartient à une des soeurs des accusés ainsi qu'à leur mère. Selon nos informations, ces dernières n'ont toutefois rien avoir dans toute cette histoire. Le camp en question existe sous l'appellation actuelle depuis 1999 mais a déjà été connu sous le vocable de Maison de la Visitation.

Quyon ferry is open — let the river crossing begin!

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[From the Quyon Ferry website:]

March hours (21st to 24th) are as follows:

  • Mon- Thurs 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We will update Easter Weekend hours next Thursday.

March Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Good Friday 7:00 a.m. to On Schedule from open to close.

Scheduled Crossings

A ferry leaves a dock every 10 minutes!
Quebec (even)
8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00
Ontario (odd)
8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10

Ex-moniteur d'un camp à Quyon accusé d'agression sexuelle

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Le Droit

Un militaire et ancien moniteur d'un camp Tim Hortons vient d'être accusé d'agression sexuelle sur au moins deux garçons depuis 2005, en Outaouais. Le suspect, qui réside aujourd'hui en Alberta, pourrait avoir fait d'autres victimes, selon ce qu'a appris LeDroit.

Budget 2016

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ADOPTION DU BUDGET 2016 : L’HEURE DU RATTRAPAGEPontiac, le 18 décembre 2015 – Le Budget 2016 a été adopté jeudi le 17...

Manon Labrosse | Prix du Jury au gala les Culturiades en Outaouais

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La Fabrique culturelle

Manon Labrosse reçoit le Prix du Jury, présenté par Télé-Québec, à la 16e édition des Culturiades en Outaouais.

Ce prix vise à souligner la nouveauté, l'originalité et l'audace de sa pratique.

Pontiac : Une résidence détruite par les flammes

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Secteur Quyon – Un violent brasier s’est déclaré vers 5h35, dimanche matin, dans une résidence située au 177 Croissant Bourgeois. Lorsque les pompiers sont arrivés sur place, les flammes s’échappaient par les fenêtres.

Emaciated dog saved in Pontiac

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Meet Treize, the dog found emaciated in Pontiac. He's expected to survive. Friday the 13th is his lucky day!Video by Matea Zeko

Posted by 580 CFRA on Friday, November 13, 2015

580 CFRA

Friday the 13th is a lucky day for a Boxer, who was found near death in the Pontiac.

The SPCA de l'Outaouais says one of their investigators found the emaciated dog at the side of Highway 303 Friday morning and saved his life by bringing him in to get the care he needs.

Lancement d'un nouveau service - Launch of a new service

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La Municipalité de Pontiac est fière de vous annoncer, en partenariat avec le Grenier des Collines, l’implantation d’un...

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