Quartier/ Ward 4 Luskville

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

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?

Garden enemy number one: the rose chafer

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Kate Aley

The first time I saw a rose chafer flying past me, I was actually charmed. So small, so funny, bumbling through the air with an almost velvet-like olive coloured carapace contrasting nicely with comically splayed-out shiny orange legs. That was then.

 

Dine in style at Chez Sylvie

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Kate Aley

Snack shacks and highway burger joints can be dime-a-dozen so it takes something special to make one stand out. Fresh food and friendly staff are a great start. Add some cool 50's-themed decor and now you have Chez Sylvie in Luskville. Sylvie Biron and Mark Gricken, both of Luskville, have owned the Casse-Croute at 3000 Hwy 148 for nearly two years. 

Choisir d’exploiter la ferme laitière familiale, malgré les défis

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ICI Radio-Canada

Cette semaine, des producteurs de lait ont fait la route de Québec à Ottawa à bord de leur tracteur pour participer à une manifestation organisée devant le parlement fédéral. Dans le cadre de la série les Travailleurs du samedi, nous avons fait la route Ottawa-Luskville pour rencontrer un jeune producteur laitier.

1.5 MILLION — CENTRE COMMUNAUTAIRE A QUYON

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Chers contribuables,

Je vous envoie ce petit mot afin d’assurer que vous soyez informés du fait que le conseil municipal a voté en faveur d’un règlement d’emprunt de $1.5 million pour la construction d’un nouveau centre communautaire dans le secteur de Quyon (Règlement 05-16).

Cet emprunt vous coûtera $18 de plus en taxes pour chaque tranche de $100,000 d’évaluation de vote propriété. A prime abord ça ne semble pas beaucoup d’argent mais les dépenses s’accumulent; à l’automne 2015 un règlement d’emprunt de 2 Millions pour la préparation du chemin de la Montagne, en mai 2016 un règlement de 2 millions pour la réparation du ch. des Dominicains et autre divers chemins.  Si on additionne le tout, voici l’impact approximatif sur votre portefeuille:

A sad little tiny golden gift

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Alas, alas.

Our windows are festooned with hanging decorations on the inside (and smeared with eight months of filth outside) but neither of these visual cues stopped this little lovely from ending her life against the glass. I am so sad. She's a Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) as far as I can tell. Larger birds have bumped into our windows, shaken their heads for a bit and flown away but I guess this golden tiny was too tiny. All I can do is share her perfection.

School starting to look cool

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Kate Aley

The construction of the extension to Notre Dame de la Joie elementary school in Luskville is coming along very nicely. The structure for the top story is complete and materials for the walls, windows and roof are being delivered. I hope there will be a grand opening. I love a good ribbon-cutting, as quite a lot of you know.

Young trees, sure to please

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Kate Aley

Two hundred trees were given away at the Town Hall on Friday, May 20 to mark tree-planting month. Or something like that.

Red pines, red oaks and sugar maple saplings were on offer, grown by the Ministry of Natural Resources and sourced by the MRC des Collines. Director Ben Kuhn (pictured here with a tray of pines ... it was very bright that day) and communications officer Dominic Labrie were on hand to hand out the free trees. 

Imagine the future: planning begins for new seniors housing co-op project

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Kate Aley

Gathering to help the dream become reality, a group of approximately 17 people met at the Luskville Community Centre on May 9. The meeting was a starting point for planning new housing for seniors in the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP).

Have your say: planning for housing subdivision by Luskville falls

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Kate Aley

Approximately 15 people gathered at the Luskville Community Centre on April 29th to take part in a public consultation meeting regarding the future Domaine des Chutes subdivision.

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