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Nouvelles Local dans la Municipalité de Pontiac - Local news in the Municipality of Pontiac

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


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


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


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



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



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


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


(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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Election 2015


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.


Eddie McCann

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

Live music.

Light lunch will be served.

Thank you,

Eddie McCann

Quyon Ferry Delayed One More Week


Don McColgan and his hard working team have been fustrated once more with another blow to their hopes of being able to launch the Quyon Ferry today..  After much careful planning, hard work, tears and even blood — the mission to bring Quyon's iconic ferry into modern service has been pushed back for perhaps another week.

Started around 1885, the first ferry between Quyon and the shores of Ontario near Fitzroy Harbour was horse-driven.  Then in 1916 horse power was replaced by a gasoline engine aboard a new paddle-wheel ferry.  Around 1956 Ed McColgan, Don's father, took over operation of the ferry and ran it until the next year when he took over ownership.  That year Ed McColgan built a new ferry on the shores of Pontiac, powered by an outboard diesel engine which cut crossing times by more than half.  Since then, the ferry has been a labour of love for the McColgan family, a pillar of the Pontiac.

Despite today's setback, Don and his crew are determined to bring another new ferry to the Municipality of Pontiac to meet the damands of our growing community.   And the community stands behind their hard work.

The projected opening of Quyon's Ferry service is next Friday, June 20th.  -t.s.

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Shawville Pontiacs Anthony Rea Recieves Algonquin College Award for Excellence


Following the distribution of diplomas, a number of special awards were handed out during Algonquin College on the Ottawa Valley's 44th convocation ceremony.

The Robert C. Gillett Leadership Award, presented to the graduate who demonstrates exemplary volunteer leadership to contribute to the overall Algonquin College student experience, went to Anthony Rea of the Social Service Worker program.

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Pétition pour améliorer les soins de santé dans les Collines


ICI RADIO CANADA — La ministre responsable de l'Outaouais et député de Gatineau, Stéphanie Vallée, vient d'hériter d'une pétition de 9000 signatures, dont l'objet est l'amélioration des services de santé dans la MRC des Collines.

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