Tragédie/Disaster

Accidents, catastrophes naturelles, par négligence, etc - Accidents, natural disasters, negligence, etc.

Letter to the editor: Gratitude for help during floods

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Sandy St. George

Dear Editor,

A great big thanks to the Municipality of Pontiac, the Quebec Ministry of Public Security, the Canadian Red Cross and our wonderful military for their long hours of very difficult work during the recent flood. I was very impressed with the way in which they handled the devastation it caused.

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?

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. 

Des évacuations obligatoires à Pontiac

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ICI - Ottawa-Gatineau

Les évacuations obligatoires ont commencé samedi après-midi dans la municipalité de Pontiac.

En entrevue à Radio-Canada, le maire de la municipalité, Roger Larose, a affirmé que rien ne va plus dans sa municipalité, puisque les inondations durent depuis maintenant trois semaines. Les dizaines de millimètres de pluie supplémentaires qui devraient tomber d'ici dimanche lui font craindre le pire.

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.

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.

Too big

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You are, no doubt, starting to get the idea that I have a 'thing' about fire.

Crazy thing, you see, is this:

During summer - although the grass is sometimes thick and green and the sky is sometimes cool and cloudy - things can seriously burn down anyway. These bonfire flames [seen last week at a lovely local home] were stretching at least 25 feet into the air, all within a spark's access of many tremendously flammable ditches and fields.

Pulling over to see if someone was in danger, I could actually hear the relaxed and appreciative chatter of people sitting happily while they watched. I could also feel the awful heat of the blaze though my car window... from the road, which was at least 20 feet away.

PLEASE please please be careful about what you set fire to until we have an inch of cold, deadening frost. Big thanks.

People, get ready: planning for disaster as a community

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Kate Aley

We all know that being prepared for an unexpected emergency as individuals is vital. How to be prepared as a community seems less clear. I asked communications agent Dominic Labrie about what we now have in place to help keep the people of Pontiac safe.


Pontiac2020.ca: Does the Municipality currently have a disaster plan?

Municipality of Pontiac (MoP): Yes, right now it is in phase 1.

P2020: When was it created?

Sending your love and board games to Attawatpiskat

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Kate Aley

Small stuff for us, big stuff for them.The Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada is seeking supplies and household goods and materials to send to the northern reserve of Attawapiskat, and I am sure I don't need to remind you how desperate and bleak things are up there.

Danger, stranger

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As an Australian, the fire danger safety sign is a holy and unquestionable symbol of authority that stands between the community and unspeakable devastation.

Did you know that, as a result of a number of particularly deadly fires, the state of Victoria now has a 'black' rating?

Red denotes 'extreme'. So, the level of danger the colour black designates?

Spaghetti / Dance Fundraiser For Samantha Prud'homme & Her Family !

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Cruel Loss in Luskville

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Thomas Soulière

Luskville — Tragedy struck last weekend when a home, located on the grounds of Venturing Hill Farm in the Luskville sector of the Municipality of Pontiac, was gutted by fire, taking with it every precious possession belonging to the home’s owner, Lorraine Laframboise. 

More hurtful, Lorraine’s two cherished rescued dogs were also victims, inflicting a deeper wound.

Silent Art Auction

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SUIVI DU DOSSIER - FOLLOW-UP

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Urgence 07: Un incendie suspect ravage l’Entrepôt du Ranch

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Urgence 07

Secteur Luskville – Les pompiers de la municipalité du Pontiac, secteur Luskville, sont intervenus pour combattre les flammes qui se sont attaquées à un hangar-entrepôt, l’Entrepôt du Ranch, dimanche soir au 1927, route 148. Le bâtiment de 20 000 pieds carrés servait à entreposer différents véhicules comme des motorisés, autos, camions, bateaux, etc.

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The End of the Shawville Pontiacs

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To the Pontiac Juniors supporters and fans:  listen; the upcoming 2014-2015 Season may very well be the end of Junior B Hockey in Shawville. The team doesn’t want to go quietly into the night and their fate will rest in YOUR hands.

Team President Ryan Barber has been with the Juniors for three seasons, and this year there is a challenge forming between the Pontiac Juniors and the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL).

Ryan and the Shawville team are on a mission of raising awareness, because plans are in the works where the EOJHL will no longer exist in the 2015-2016 Season. This is a league where the Pontiac Juniors have been a part of it for 29 years. This is a league that has been around since 1966 and is one of the biggest in Canada.

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D’AIDE FINANCIÈRE AUX SINISTRÉS - ASSISTANCE FOR DISASTER VICTIMS

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Suite aux évènements de ce printemps, le gouvernement du Québec a annoncé le programme d’aide financière aux sinistrés de la municipalité de Pontiac pour les dates suivantes:

  1. Inondations entre le 5 avril et le 30 mai 2014
  2. Vents violents et pluies abondantes du 1er juillet 2014

Les détails et les formulaires sont disponibles sur le site Web du Ministère de la Sécurité publique pour les citoyens (en anglais et en français) et les entreprises (français).

www.sécuritépublique.gouv.qc.ca ou contactez le représentant du ministère:  Jhimmy Mital au 1-888-643-2433


Following the events of this spring, the Québec government has announced financial assistance programs for Pontiac Municipality victims of the following disasters:

  1. Flooding occurring between April 5 and May 30, 2014
  2. Violent winds and heavy rains of July 1st, 2014

Program details and forms are available on the Website of the Ministère de la Sécurité Publique for Citizens (in English and French) and for Businesses (in French).

www.sécuritépublique.gouv.qc.ca or contact the Ministry’s representative:  Jhimmy Mital at 1-888-643-2433.

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