Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac
Breckenridge — Yesterday afternoon I was unfortunate enough to be a witness to another accident on Highway 148 in the Municipality of Pontiac. At around five after five in the afternoon, a frontal collision occurred at the corner of Eardley Road and Terry Fox involving two single occupant vehicles. The impact was so violent; one of the cars was thrown back and spun around.
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La 148 est OUVERTE dans le Pontiac! Highway 148 is now OPEN in Pontiac!— André Fortin (@AvecAndreFortin) July 4, 2014
La 148 est OUVERTE dans le Pontiac! Highway 148 is now OPEN in Pontiac!
Luskville Sector — Ministry of Transport Québec officials are hopeful that the bypass road being built alongside the washed-out portion of Highway 148 will be ready to go into service later this afternoon, relieving local residents and visitors to the Municipality of Pontiac from the one-and-a-half hour plus detour in effect since Tuesday afternoon.
The bypass lane will accommodate one lane of traffic at a time, alternating directions by way of temporary traffic lights that will be put in place on each end of the newly created bypass lane.
Mayor Roger Larose and Pontiac’s MNA André Fortin were both onsite monitoring the MTQ’s progress and speaking to concerned citizens.
The Ministry of Transport Québec officials advise motorists to monitor the MTQ website for the exact time of the bypass lane opening.
MTQ Website in EnglishSite web du MTQ en français
CBC News Ottawa
A powerful storm that ripped through the west Quebec community of Quyon on Canada Day was a microburst and not a tornado, according to a preliminary investigation.
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ICI Ottawa Gatineau
Transports Québec devrait terminer vendredi l'aménagement d'une voie de contournement autour du trou de 10 m de diamètre sur la route 148 près de Luskville.
Le nouveau chemin de déviation sera beaucoup plus court que celui que devaient emprunter les automobilistes jeudi, un détour de près d'une heure.
Beautiful smiles in Quyon!
In June 2011, heavy rains washed out a portion of Route 148 between Luskville and Quyon, forcing traffic to detour along narrow gravel roads for more than two months. At the time I noted that had the washout occured east of Parker Road rather than west of it, no detour would have been possible: westbound traffic would have had to double back to Gatineau, and eastbound traffic would have had to take the Eardley-Masham Road or the Quyon Ferry.
Ottawa CitizenAndrew Nguyen
Stephan Paape remembers seeing the twinkle in his daughter’s eye after she discovered the bumpy surface of the moon through a telescope lens.
To peer into the “inky black background of space really puts our own place and the Earth’s place in the universe into perspective,” he said.
Paape, the president of the not-for-profit AstroPontiac, hopes to raise $12,500 by mid-August to build one of the first astronomy parks in the national capital region. The park is expected to be located in Pontiac, Que., roughly a 30-minute drive northwest of Ottawa.
Check the comments below the article: someone posted a photo of what looks like a funnel cloud near Quyon.
Luskville Sector — Following yesterdays Canada Day tornado microburst that left dozens of Pontiac homes damaged, the Municipality was dealt a new blow when another section of Highway 148 was washed out near the Luskville Recreation Park effectively cutting east and west Pontiac off from each other.
The collapse occurred in the eastbound lane on the south side of the highway around midday and there were no reported injuries related to the washout. Ministry of Transport Québec officials are on scene assessing the damage and have not yet worked out a timetable for the length of the repairs. Motorists coming from the east-end of Ottawa are being advised to detour north via Highway 5 to Wakefield, then take the 366 through Masham to chemin d’Eardley, continuing towards chemin Eardley-Masham to the 148 in South Onslow, ward 3 in the Municipality of Pontiac.
Drivers coming from Ottawa’s West-end are advised to avail themselves of the new Ferry in Quyon to reach wards 1,2 and 3. Unfortunately, the very badly warn-out logging road between Pontiac and lac La Pêche is the only northerly route available to detour around the current road closure. The Municipality has literally been cut in two by a small section of road and the excruciatingly arduous and dangerous detours caused by this closure — the latest in a string of similar road collapses that have plagued the Municipality of Pontiac for several years.
Sources say that the Municipality had known of the potential for problems with the culvert passing under the highway and had brought the matter to the attention of the MTQ again last week. Coupled with yesterdays tornado storm, Pontiac’s first responders are very busy ensuring the public’s safety and cleaning up the mess brought on by the fierce storm. Today’s Road closure only adds to Pontiac’s woes.
With the arrival of the summer season, area businesses will no doubt be hurt by the disruptions created by this vital artery being severed once again.
Secteur Quyon – Les services d’urgence de la municipalité de Pontiac ont été débordés mardi.
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by Marc Gaudet
Canada Day Tornado in the Pontiac, Qc. Flying tree limbs, shattered glass, a canoe [that] flipped over my cottage,
ROUTE 148. Se retrouver à deux doigts de frôler la mort nous rappelle que la vie ne tient qu’à un fil. C’est le constat de Martin Perreault, un cycliste qui a évité le pire de peu.
Jonathan BlouinLe Droit
Une enquête indépendante a été ouverte, vendredi matin, à la suite du suicide d'un agent de la MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais.
Shaamini Yogaretnam & Gary DimmockOttawa Citizen
A 25-year-old rookie officer with the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais shot and killed himself inside the Wakefield police station Friday morning.
Madame Beaudet, les membres du C.A, les membres du personnel et les bénévoles de la Maison de la famille de Quyon
La Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) lance une interdiction de faire des feux à ciel ouvert en forêt ou à proximité, et cela, en raison des conditions qui sévissent présentement.
Cette mesure, qui est entrée en vigueur hier, vise plusieurs régions du Québec.
En Outaouais, l'interdiction ne touche toutefois que le Pontiac et la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau.
(Quyon, QC) Another fantastic weekend of kart racing at Le Circuit Quyon! The weather could not have been better – hot and sunny on both race days! Thanks to everyone that participated in the OGKC double header; twenty-five racers made it to the track for Saturday’s race, and twenty-eight made it out on Sunday.
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L'homme de 53 ans décédé dans un accident de la route, dimanche soir, à Luskville, célébrait son anniversaire.
Yes, you can still see my first solo show, Year of the Horse, which is still on exhibition at The Mud Oven.
Secteur Aylmer – Le Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) désire informer la population au sujet d’une série de vols ayant comme victimes des personnes âgées.
S’il vous plait, veuillez me joindre pour annoncer officiellement mon candidature pour le candidat libéral pour le Membre du parlement dans l`élection fédéral 2015.
Vendredi, le 4 juillet 2014, 19h00
Club Lions de Quyon
1 ch Ferry, Quyon QC
Repas léger sera servi.
Please join me as I formally announce my candidacy for Liberal nominee for Member of Parliament in the 2015 federal election.
Friday, July 4th, 2014, 7PM
Quyon Lions Hall
1 Ferry Road, Quyon QC
Light lunch will be served.
After many delays, the new Quyon Ferry opened for business over the weekend.
Secteur Luskville – Un accident mortel a eu lieu dimanche après-midi sur la route 148.
A couple living in Luskville, Que., built an entire house with materials that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
Sea trials may begin at anytime. If you see the ferry crossing, this does NOT indicate we are open (this will be no earlier than the 17th) . We will announce when we are open.
Safe Boating Tips at the Quyon Cable Ferry . . .