Mise à jour / Update

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Thomas Souliére

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Thomas Souliere

À la suite d'une rencontre très positive et productive entre Pontiac2020.ca et la municipalité de Pontiac, nous sommes très heureux d'annoncer que l'administration de la municipalité était à la fois réceptive et favorable à nos préoccupations.

Nous souhaitons remercier le directeur général, Benedikt Kuhn, sous-directeur général et directeur des communications, Dominic Labrie, d'avoir initié cette réunion afin de résoudre ce malentendu.

Pontiac2020.ca est confiant et rassuré que la municipalité est sincère dans son désir de travailler avec tous les médias locaux et est authentique dans son soutien à notre travail pour notre communauté.

Nous sommes très optimistes à mesure que nous avançons, nous continuerons à bâtir sur notre relation déjà amicale avec l'administration et le personnel de la municipalité de Pontiac.

Nous sommes également profondément reconnaissants pour le soutien et les commentaires touchants de nos lecteurs et membres de notre merveilleuse communauté. C'est très profondément apprécié.

Pontiac2020.ca


Following a very positive and productive meeting between Pontiac2020.ca and the Municipality of Pontiac, we are very pleased to report that the administration of the municipality was both receptive and supportive of our concerns.

We wish to thank the Director General, Benedikt Kuhn, Assistant Director General and Director of Communications, Dominic Labrie, for reaching out to us and making this meeting possible.

Pontiac2020.ca is confident and reassured that the municipality is sincere in its desire to work together with all local media as well as is genuine in its support of our work for our community.

We are very optimistic that moving forward, we will continue to build on our already amicable relationship with the administration and staff of the Municipality of Pontiac.

We are also deeply grateful for the support and kind words from our readers and members of our great community.  Your encouragement means a lot to us.

Thank you

Pontiac2020.ca

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Celebrating weeds (not weed)

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Look what I found in a particularly weedy part of my garden: the first Monarch caterpillar I've seen a very very VERY long time.

Please

let

your

milkweed

grow.

I found that chubby little fellow lurking on a blade of grass so I moved him to this leaf, where he lay like a slug for quite a long time. Then I saw that he'd done a neat u-turn. Then I saw he'd eaten a patch of the leaf and taken off like a maniac. No idea where went. Looked everywhere. So I assume he's out there.

Let your milkweed grow. 

Creative summer art classes

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Kate Aley

Get some colour into your life this summer with bright new art courses at the Pontiac School of the Arts in Portage du Fort. This year, classes include watercolour painting, printmaking, screen writing and floor cloths (a durable painted canvas mat). 

Now in it's 14th year, the Pontiac School of the Art's mission is to inspire creative discovery in everyone.

For Over 8 MONTHS We’ve Had NO Emergency Route

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Ashley Graveline

 


PHOTO: KATE ALEY

As someone who lives on Baie road and heads up to Quyon often, it really starts to hit how long Alary road has been washed out — and how annoying it is to detour around to head up to Quyon, Shawville etc.

The beginning of everything: "Origins" watercolour show opens

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Kate Aley

You are invited to an extraordinarily moving exhibition of new work by renowned Luskville painter, Ruby Ewen.

Entirely painted in watercolour, the pieces immerse the viewer into multiple magical realms of creationism, imagination and classic myth.

Show runs: Friday, June 22 (opening event, 6 -- 8 p.m.) to July 22, 2018

Site: Stone School Gallery, 28 Mill St., Portage du Fort.

Cooking meets trucking at new restaurant

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Kate Aley

After two years of extensive renovations, Au Coin du Camionneur, also known as Trucker's Corner, opened in Luskville on Sunday June 17. 

Owners Benoit Galipeau and Robert Bergeron have completely reconfigured the building at the corner of the Eardley-Masham Road and Highway 148. New lighting, comfortable seating and large windows that open onto a breezy patio create an inviting ambience.

Building a new future for Pontiac with slaughterhouse project

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Kate Aley

After five years of planning, construction has now started on the Les Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac. Set on five acres on the outskirts of Shawville, the slaughterhouse is the brainchild of Quyon entrepreneur Alain Lauzon and three partners, Sofian Elktrousie, Ibrama Diagne and promoter Gilles Langlois.

“We are aiming to be open by end of October,” said Lauzon last week, as he watched forms being set for more concrete to be poured.

Turtle S.O.S.: Save Our Shells!

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Trouble in paradise.

It's June and that means those crazy turtles are once again roaming dirt side roads and busy highways alike; intent on finding mates, water and good nesting places as they have always done, paying no mind to the deadly wheels zooming past. I stop for a lot of turtles at this time of the year and so far we have all lived to fight another day. However I have never seen a turtle stuck in the bone-dry and baking-hot rink at the Luskville Community Centre before. Bad turtle terrain for sure.

Open letter to the Municipality of Pontiac recognizing the work of our municipal firefighters

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Sandra Barber

To whom it may concern:

Re: Recognition of volunteer Firefighters

While sitting at our dining table enjoying our first coffee of the day on Sunday, May 20 at 6 a.m., my husband and I both heard a very loud “thunk” and wondered what the heck it was. Curiosity motivated my husband to investigate further; he checked our basement, nothing amiss. Checked the living room located on a lower level, noticed a man sitting outside on the guard rail.

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