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BUSINESS INVESTMENT HITS UNPRECEDENTED LOWS IN QUEBEC AND ONTARIO: C.D. HOWE INSTITUTE

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Canada's performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis, William B.P. Robson.

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Bal des pompiers - Firefighter’s Ball

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SERVICE INCENDIE DE PONTIAC
Bal des pompiers - Une soirée mémorable

Au Centre communautaire de Luskville, 2024 route 148, Pontiac, Qc À 20h, le samedi 20 septembre 2014.

Tous les fonds sont pour de nouvelles bottes de pompier.

Les billets seront vendus pendant les festivités dela fête du Canadaet à l’événement « Savourer le Pontiac ». Les billets peuventégalement être achetés auprès de n’importe quel pompier.


PONTIAC FIRE DEPARTMENT
Firefighter’s Ball – A night to remember

At the Luskville Community Centre, 2024, route 148, Pontiac, Qc at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

All funds are for new fire fighter boots.

Tickets will be sold during Canada Day festivities and the “Savour the Pontiac” event. Tickets can also be purchased through any firefighter.
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The Ferry Between Quyon, Quebec, and Mohr's Landing, Ontario, Resumes Service

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Government of Canada/Public Works — July 10, 2014

QUYON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - Gordon O'Connor, Member of Parliament for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today celebrated the official re-opening of ferry operations between Quyon, Quebec, and Mohr's Landing, Ontario.

The Government of Canada allocated up to $2,818,000 to the Mohr's Landing & Quyon Port Authority for the construction of the two ferry docking terminals. Of this amount, Canada Economic Development provided $1,518,000, while FedDev Ontario provided $1,300,000, both non-repayable contributions.

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A Horrifying Miracle

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Thomas Soulière

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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UPDATE: Highway 148 Detour Progress

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Thomas Soulière

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 English
Site web du MTQ en français

Affaissement de la 148 : une voie de contournement sera complétée aujourd’hui

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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.

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Again with a Sinkhole on the 148

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Jonathan Crowe

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.

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AstroPontiac aims to build astronomy park in Pontiac

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Ottawa Citizen
Andrew 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.

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Pontiac Severed

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Thomas Soulière

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.

La Maison de la famille de Quyon lauréate du Prix Coup de Cœur 2014

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R. Denis Dubé - Conseiller district électoral 2 (secteur Quyon)

Madame Beaudet, les membres du C.A, les membres du personnel et les bénévoles de la Maison de la famille de Quyon

Mes plus sincères félicitations à vous et votre équipe pour votre travail remarquable.
 
Je vous suis extrêmement reconnaissant pour tout ce dont vous faites, avec tant de cœur et d’abnégation pour les gens en besoin de notre communauté.
 
Vous êtes, toutes qui œuvrer à la maison de la famille, une source d’inspiration et un modèle de référence et sachez que nous sommes fiers de vous compter parmi nous.
 
Sans votre travail acharné, jour après jour, la vie de plusieurs personnes ne serait la même si vous n’étiez pas là.
 
Milles Mercis et longue vie à votre organisme!

Les feux à ciel ouvert interdits en forêt

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Le Droit

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.

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Race Report – Races #3 and #4 of the OGKC at Le Circuit Quyon

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(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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