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.

From left, marketing and communications agent Nathalie Guimond, Agrodor GD Jasmin Gibeau, clerk Sydney King, store manager Yves Fournier and clerk Christian Marcil.

“We want to be in the Pontiac and develop services for our customers, the farmers,” said Gibeau. “The opening is a chance for people to meet us and find out what we offer.”

The Farmer’s Store was created by the Crevier family and operated at the corner of Mountain Road and the Hwy. 148 until it was purchased by Agrodor in July 2014 and moved to its current site at 2950 Hwy. 148 in Luskville in March this year. Unlike the other Agrodor co-op stores, it has retained the original name.

Agronomist Pierre Oliver, originally from Fort Coulonge but now based in Buckingham, is also part of the Farmer’s Store team.

“Pierre will be on the road to see farmers and visit them on their land to talk about crop health,” continued Gibeau. “We’ve always been a service [offered by Agrodor] but as of this summer, it is now in Pontiac. It’s a priority for us to get someone who can advise farmers on animal health next."

“We want to be close to the people and offer good service and products,” he continued. “It’s because of the staff, when you get to know them and you can trust them. As our relationship increases [with the customer], that increases the confidence in our staff.”

Being a co-operative organization, Farmer’s Store customers can become a member by buying five $10 qualifying shares to gain the maximum discount on products. The shares are redeemable at any time. Being a member also allows customers to attend the Agrodor AGM and have a say in how the company is operated. Of course, membership is not necessary to shop at the store.

The Farmer’s Store currently employs four people; the Agrodor family employs a total of 42 among its four other sites.

La Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer's Store

2950 Route 148

Luskville

 819 455 2334

www.agrodor.com

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

UPDATED: Quyon Community Centre

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●PUBLISHER'S NOTE: It was discovered after this update was published that the Municipality of Pontiac and the builder, Lalonde Cantin Construction (LCC), are locked in a dispute the full nature of which is unclear at this time. Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the Municipality, clarification of the causes of the dispute, as well as the dispute's influence on the completed project's delivery date or when the new community centre will open have not been forthcoming, and are therefore unknown. We continue to follow this story and we will bring you any updates as they become known.

Originally published on October 14th, 2018
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Work continues on Quyon Community Centre
by: Kate Aley

Everyone is watching the beautiful new Quyon Community Centre nearing completion with equal amounts of impatience and excitement. Final touch-ups on paint and drywall were being done as of last week, including finishing the stairs to the Mezzanine level.

Perfect waste management

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Sheila McCrindle

There is an old saying among environmentalist “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”  This applies whenever solutions to environmental problems are being devised. Especially solutions involving human behaviour.  It means that just because a solution is not perfect does not mean it is not good.  Dealing with household organic waste is just such an example.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 3

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Kate Aley


Get Art teacher Tanya McCormick, wearing some of her unique copper jewelry

Believe it or not, all of us have a naturally creative streak and these free art classes, hosted by the Municipality of Pontiac, are the perfect opportunity to dig into it. Next in our roster of Get Art teachers is Tanya McCormick who will be teaching on Saturday, October 27th at the Luskville Community Centre.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 2

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Kate Aley

Get Art, the travelling art school based in the Pontiac, is fortunate to be able to offer all-ages classes again this year. Thanks to funding from the Municipality of Pontiac, the four classes across our three communities are absolutely free of charge for residents. 

Today we meet Luskville's Chantal Dahan who will be teaching printmaking in Breckenridge on Saturday, October 20th.

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.

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.

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