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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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Free art classes for the municipality: meet the teachers

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Kate Aley


Thanks to the generosty of the Municipality of Pontiac, four art classes are being offered to our community, absolutely free of charge. Details of the classes can be found in your fall activities bulletin, delivered in your mail box last week. Pontiac2020.ca interviewed the four teachers to find out more about the classes and the artists.

100 Homes in Pontiac Hit by Devastating Tornado Plowing Across Outaouais Region

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Thomas Soulière

It was one minute after five o’clock on Friday afternoon when the tornado that made landfall 9 kilometers away in Dunrobin, Ontario crossed Route 148 in the Breckenridge sector of the Municipality of Pontiac.

A Tale of Two Approaches

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady

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The MRC des Collines de Gatineau is comprised of 7 municipalities. The smallest Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is small enough to be exempt from complying with the Provincial Residuals Strategy. The two most densely populated, Cantley and Chelsea, have respectively 83 and 60 people per square kilometre. These two municipalities also have the highest median household income by a considerable margin.

When you live in a place without curbs, does it make sense to have ‘curbside’ collection of compost?

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady


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The Québec residual materials management strategy includes a progressive reduction and eventually a “ban” of organic material from municipal landfills by 2020.  Municipalities who comply with the policy are eligible for funding to help offset the costs.   The Municipality of Pontiac has responded by passing a resolution to initiate door to door collection with costs paid for by the residents. 

Fun for all: new play equipment at Onslow Elementary

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Kate Aley

If you hear a higher pitch of childhood enjoyment coming from the Onslow Elementary School playground at break time, it's probably due to the exciting new playground equipment installed there last week. Pontiac2020.ca asked Home and School committee representative Stacy Johnston for some details.

Pontiac Community Gym hopes to open by end of year

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Kate Aley

Despite some setbacks and delays, work continues on the building on Clarendon Street that will house the Pontiac Community Gym. Coordinator Rachelle Dinelle gave Pontiac2020.ca an update.

Dedicated volunteer recognized with Governor General's medal

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Kate Aley

Luskville's Hélène Belisle (above) has been an extraordinary force for good in the Pontiac for decades. She has served as councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac, as a school board commissioner for the Commission scolaire des portages-de-l'Outaouais (CSPO), instigated and still facilitates the breakfast club at Notre Dame-de-la-Joie in Luskville, all while operating her own small business, Salon Chez Hélène. On September 11, Belisle was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, which recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians through the office of the Governor General of Canada.

Lacing up for the 2018 Terry Fox Run

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Kate Aley

September brings many things, among them cooler weather, fall fairs and the Terry Fox Run.

Regional coordinater John Petty is once again chasing the elusive goal of having 200 participants at this years run on Sunday, September 16.

Petty, along with his late wife Betty and legendary friend Rick Valin, has been facilitating the run practically since there was one.

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