Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac
I can't tell you how how impressed I am at the way the extension to Notre Dame de la Joie building is coming along. Worth a detour along Ch. du Village to admire it.
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.
Man, that is some map.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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:
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.
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.
... 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.
... 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 email@example.com
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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.
As the snow finally recedes and grass - however ragged and dry - reappears, we rejoice... until we catch a glimpse of the state of the ditches and roadsides of Pontiac.
This is what it currently looks like near my house.
We've all got one... maybe more then one. A formal evening gown, lovingly folded into a zippered bag and hung right at the back of the wardrobe: exquisite and about three sizes too small.
Size EIGHT? No way!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
Mo LaidlawHeritage 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.
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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.
[From the Quyon Ferry website:]
March hours (21st to 24th) are as follows:
We will update Easter Weekend hours next Thursday.
A ferry leaves a dock every 10 minutes!
8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00
8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10
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.
Les tensions sont vives au conseil de la municipalité de Pontiac. Les divergences entre les élus ont culminé dans les dernières semaines, alors que des recours ont été entrepris pour invalider l'élection du conseiller et ex-maire Edward McCann.