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Nouvelles dans le quartier 4 dans la municipalité de Pontiac - News in ward 4 in the Municipality of Pontiac

Spring floods: what happened and what comes next?

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Kate Aley

The traumatic crisis is over; the exhausting clean-up now begins.

Pontiac2020.ca asked Municipality of Pontiac's communications officer Dominic Labrie five quick questions about the flood and what we can expect to happen next.

Above: Sand bags packed and ready at Quyon Fire Station, Tuesday morning.

Pontiac2020.ca: What was the first day you realized that people with houses along the river were going to be in trouble?

Calling history buffs and drama lovers! Theatre Wakefield is coming to Pontiac

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Peter MacGibbon

Dear friends in the Pontiac,

Theatre Wakefield’s newest play, A Summer… A Fair, is bringing the heritage of the Outaouais to life in the Pontiac this summer.

The one-hour cabaret-style show – written by renowned Chelsea musician and playwright Ian Tamblyn – combines history, amusing stories and characters from our rural past with rousing songs and music.

Red Cross prepares for second stage of flood relief

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Kate Aley

By coincidence or possibly serendipity, this week was the Canadian Red Cross's emergency preparedness week.... And we are all very grateful for the help from Red Cross.

As of this afternoon, (May 10), over $1.7M was raised by the public via the Red Cross to support those affected by this years flooding.

Pontiac2020.ca spoke to Quebec's regional vice president of the Red Cross, Pascal Mathieu. 

Red Cross help available for flood victims

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Kate Aley

Assistance is available for Pontiac residents forced to leave their homes as a result of the dangerously high water level on the Ottawa River.

The Canadian Red Cross are at the Luskville Town Hall to help displaced people find temporary accommodation, plus offering free water and food.

Red Cross agents will be at the community centre from 3 pm to 10 pm tonight (Thursday) and Friday, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Jacob Gendron: living the wild life

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Kate Aley

23 year-old Jacob Gendron was born and raised in Luskville and has always loved the outdoors. He took that love to the Cégep in St. Felicien near Lac St. Jean to study environment and wildlife management for three years. Now he is back to work for us.

État d'urgence à Pontiac

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Julien Paquette
Le Droit

L'état d'urgence localisé a été déclenché dans la municipalité de Pontiac. Une quarantaine de résidences font l'objet d'un avis d'évacuation sur les rues Dion, Bord-de-l'eau et du Ruisseau.

Mighty maple

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Everyone loves fresh syrup, but Sucrerie Alary (#3242, opposite #3239, Route 148) have taken the notion of 'super-size' to a whole new level.

The sugarhouse is open every weekend from about 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m., with hot tire sur neige (taffy on snow) being served after 12 noon.

Call for information at 819 455 2572 or go to www.sucreriealary.ca

Sign up for spring sport

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Kate Aley

The 2017 season for community sports is coming soon! Sign up for softball, ball hockey and soccer on Tuesday, April 4th at the Luskville elementary school (Notre Dame de la Joie, a.k.a. Vallee de la Voyageurs) opposite the church on Ch. du Village in Luskville between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Anti-Corruption Unit Opens Investigation in Pontiac

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Thomas Soulière Pontiac2020.ca Investigative Report

Luskville sector — Six members of the Province’s permanent anti-corruption unit (UPAC) descended on the Municipality of Pontiac last Thursday after material was submitted to the unit concerning the activities of a former contract employee temporarily assigned to head the Public Works division.

It's beginning to look a lot like breakfast: family pancake event feeds all

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Kate Aley

On a chilly and overcast Saturday morning, what could be better than a meal of piping hot pancakes to start the day? Eating those pancakes with 150 or so of your neighbours, that's what!

Christmas craft fair filled with fun and festivity

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Kate Aley

The annual Christmas bazaar and craft sale, held at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 20th was a huge success once again. The event, now in its' 35th year, is hosted by the Cercle Socio-Culturel group, a creative social group that meets at the Center every Wednesday.

Better, brighter: NCC celebrates completed work at Luskville Falls

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Kate Aley

Members of the National Capital Commission (NCC), the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP) and the local community gathered on Nov. 15 to acknowledge the completion of renovations to the Luskville Falls trails and picnic area.

Above, speaker Patsy Lusk with Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the NCC (left) and Roger Larose, mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac

Build it and they will come: Luskville recreation area make-over plans

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Kate Aley

Eight people representing various user demographics gathered at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 5 to discuss ways the recreation area on Hwy. 148, (#3206) could be refurbished and improved. Led by the Municipality of Pontiac’s (MoP) community development officer Meghan Lewis, the group defined ways in which the area could be come more accessible and useful to the people of the municipality.

Pontiac2020.ca asked Lewis to summarize the ideas brought to the meeting.

St. Dominique's columbarium consecrated

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Kate Aley

In a remarkably short period of time, the columbarium - a free-standing wall designed to store funeral ashes in a cemetery - has been installed at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville. Following mass on October 16, Father Andre Picard and the congregation proceeded into the cemetery to bless and consecrate the columbarium, after which a cloud of coloured balloons were released in a silent celebration.

Happy harvesters at Lavender Ridge vendage

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Kate Aley

Many hands made light work at Lavender Ridge winery's 6th annual vendage: also rapidly becoming known as the best harvest party ever. Excluding 2015 when a late frost meant no harvest at all, Lavender Ridge owners Joanne Labadie and Doug Briden have laid on a massive feast for their willing workers every year. October 9th was no exception, with harvesters aged from six to over 60 happy to get into the grapes.

Rampe d’accès à la rivière sur chemin Tremblay fermee

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Rampe d’accès à la rivière (Chemin Tremblay) La rampe d’accès à la rivière au bout du chemin Tremblay sera dorénavant...

Posted by Municipalité de Pontiac / Municipality of Pontiac on Monday, October 3, 2016

Breakfast time! Volunteers sought for important role at school

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Helene Belilse

Are you an early riser? Do you like to work as a team? Do you adore milk mustaches and jam on little fingers? Then you must join us as a volunteer at the Breakfast Club at Notre Dame de la Joie school in Luskville.

It makes everyone feel good!

For more information, call Hélène Bélisle, volunteer co-ordinator, at 819 455 9416 or email helenebelisle9@hotmail.com

Official opening of Pontiac Farmer's Store

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Kate Aley

Although the doors have actually been open for months, Le Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer’s Store in Luskville celebrated its Grand Opening on September 17 with a free BBQ, giveaways and snacks for all.

Jasmin Gibeau, general director for Agrodor’s Outaouais region, was on hand to welcome customers both new and established.

Stargazers unite: free telescopic events coming up

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Kate Aley

If you have ever stared at the illuminated night sky and wondered what all those tiny intense points of light are REALLY like, you should meet Astro Pontiac.

The Aylmer-based organization is holding a series of evening events, the next being this Friday, September 23rd, in order to give star-gazers of all kinds a chance to try out a telescope.

The events will be held at the parking area of the Luskville falls in Luskville. Go to www.astropontiac.ca for more information and further dates.

Luskville Falls trail renovation complete

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Kate Aley

Repairs made to the Luskville Falls area - which required the closure of both the trail and the parking area this spring and summer - are now complete, according to National Capital Commission (NCC) spokesperson Jasmine Leduc. 

"All the work that was planned had been completed," she told Pontiac2020.ca this morning. "All the areas of the trail are fully open."

Luskville church to build columbarium

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Kate Aley

This years memorial mass and graveyard service at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville featured a very special moment. During mass, a donation of $3,013.59 was made by the Golden Eagles Hunting and Fishing Club towards building a columbarium (a special wall to store cremated ashes) within the cemetry grounds.

Bright spotlight on young top model

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Kate Aley

Winning a modeling contest might seem like a dream, but for one young local, the dream is now officially a reality.

14 year-old Sophie Fortin of Luskville won the overall prize at the Top Model Search Canada competition in Toronto on August 21.

Organizing kids activities is no child's play: under-5's community group celebrates first year

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Kate Aley

From left, some of the members of the PMP and Comite 0-5 ans: Mark Bradley with Maxim Beaufort-Bradley, Myriam Pipon, Sylvie L'Heureux, Sophie Hunter and Camille Bradley with Tianna Beaufort-Bradley.

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the Parents de la Municipalite de Pontiac (PMP) are determined to create and support that village. The group, backed by a number of provincially-funded groups as well as other local community partners, held their first Annual General Meeting on August 4 at the Community Centre in Luskville.

Launched mid-June in 2015, the PMP's activities have included dancing lessons, workshops on body image and healthy eating, as well as a story-telling hour and a picnic event. PMP organizers estimate at least 40 to 50 families have been part of this years activities.

A true Eagle

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Romeo Belisle has been hassling me about getting the Golden Eagles Hunting and Fishing Club into the news ever since I started working for one of our local publications, probably 2003. This year is the 40th and last year of the Golden Eagles. My hat is off to this remarkable man for his endless hard work, insight, foresight and truly extraordinary determination.

More to come . . .

Rocking the recreation park

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Kate Aley

Last week, a series of large, gray boulders were placed along the perimeter of the road leading up the east side of the Luskville Recreation Park in an effort to keep cars in the parking lot and off the grass. A double row of boulders was also added on both sides of the driveway that enters the park directly from the Hwy. 148 across a small causeway. 

Municipal electoral boundaries changed to reflect population

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Kate Aley

It was announced at June’s council meeting that the electoral boundaries had been changed for the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP). Pontiac 2020 asked MoP communications officer Dominic Labrie some more questions about the changes.

P2020: Why was it necessary to change the boundaries?

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