Sécurité Publique MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais

LA PÊCHE, LE 4 AVRIL 2016 — Vers 13 h 15 cet après-midi, sur le Croissant Soulière, dans la municipalité de Pontiac, deux (2) hommes de 24 ans de Gatineau furent pris la main dans le sac alors qu’ils venaient tout juste de quitter une résidence qu’ils venaient de dérober.

The State of Kate: To the EC, with love...


I don't know what you do when you listen to radio reports on the situation in Syria and the resulting refugee flood assaulting southern Europe.

Personally, I cry... which probably means I should stop listening to CBC in the car.

Just over the mountain in Wakefield, incredible things are happening: money is flowing into bank accounts and houses are being rented. Volunteers are forming committees and signing their names to forms to sponsor refugee families into the community.

This Omnivore's Dilemma: Pontiac Style


In my younger years I tried to be a vegetarian. I was embracing the back-to-the-land dream of self-sufficiency, earth sheltered houses, that sort of thing. I tried cooking my way through the Moosewood Cookbook and indeed there are delicious recipes in there that I still use. But inevitably I would go to my parents’ for dinner.

Business profile: Dollar General


Dollar General is owned by Marco Larcher and was opened in November 2015.

The store sells a huge array of housewares, toys and craft materials as well as a helium balloon bar with everything you need for a party. There is also a large grocery section with dry and canned goods as well as fresh bread and milk. Dollar General also has a hardware and petfood section.

Foundation laid for new Notre Dame de la Joie classrooms



Kate Aley

Construction is well underway for the new building that will house six classrooms at the Luskville campus of La Vallee de la Voyageur school -- Notre Dame de la Joie, situated on Ch. du Village opposite St. Dominique's catholic church.

This desperately needed expansion was paid for with provincial funding announced by Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin in August 2015. Of the total cost of $5 million, $4.6 was paid for by the Quebec Ministry of Education.


UPDATE: Entrance to Luskville Falls restricted this spring



Kate Aley

The access to the Luskville Falls is currently blocked for renovations to the picnic area, the car park, the climbing trail and the access road itself. According to the sign, these areas are actually closed to the public. However the day I was there, several cars were parked along Ch. Hotel de Ville: I assume the people had walked along the road to the falls regardless. In a related topic, the sound of water on rock right now sounds like a passing train.

*UPDATE: I called the NCC today -- third number lucky! -- and have this update. The rehabilitation of the trail is almost complete and  . . .

Magasin Partage de Quyon 27 avril 2016


Via Jennifer Kingsbury Larose

Posted by on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pontiac Council Report: Growth Centre is Quyon


Mo Laidlaw
Heritage Pontiac

PONTIAC – About 30 members of the public attended the regular council meeting in Quyon, March 8, as well as two police officers who were asked to attend in case of disturbances. Councillors Howard and Middlemiss were away as volunteer fire-fighters.

Deux moniteurs de camp d'été accusés d'agressions sexuelles


Le Presse

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Les deux accusés qui demeurent à Luskville, agissaient en qualité de coordonnateur auprès des jeunes qui se sont trouvés au camp qui appartient à une des soeurs des accusés ainsi qu'à leur mère. Selon nos informations, ces dernières n'ont toutefois rien avoir dans toute cette histoire. Le camp en question existe sous l'appellation actuelle depuis 1999 mais a déjà été connu sous le vocable de Maison de la Visitation.

Quyon ferry is open — let the river crossing begin!


[From the Quyon Ferry website:]

March hours (21st to 24th) are as follows:

  • Mon- Thurs 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We will update Easter Weekend hours next Thursday.

March Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Schedule from open to close.
  • Good Friday 7:00 a.m. to On Schedule from open to close.

Scheduled Crossings

A ferry leaves a dock every 10 minutes!
Quebec (even)
8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00
Ontario (odd)
8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10

Deer Xing



Kate Aley

It's spring in the Pontiac and that means mud, maple and deer trying to get across the road at all times of the day and night.

For every amusing anecdote recalling a group of deer standing obediently at a stop sign looking left and right, there is the gory evidence of those who have evidently not checked for oncoming traffic. Hitting a deer is going to ruin your day, and his as well.

Ex-moniteur d'un camp à Quyon accusé d'agression sexuelle


Le Droit

Un militaire et ancien moniteur d'un camp Tim Hortons vient d'être accusé d'agression sexuelle sur au moins deux garçons depuis 2005, en Outaouais. Le suspect, qui réside aujourd'hui en Alberta, pourrait avoir fait d'autres victimes, selon ce qu'a appris LeDroit.

Welcome to nowhere, you are here


Someone once described the Pontiac region to me as being 'in the middle of nowhere but close to everything', and that is surprisingly true. I can be driving past the RCMP cars and construction vehicles parked on Parliament Hill in almost 30 minutes from my front gate. 

Having both distance from and proximity to not only a major urban centre but the nation's capital is a unique and potentially useful circumstance. Let's take a bit of time to think about how we can get this to work for us.




FPAQ and UPA reaction to the Gagné Report: An unfounded report that will ruin maple syrup producers and destabilize an entire sector


Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (FPAQ) and Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) sharply criticize the Gagné Report for its lack of seriousness, objectivity, analysis, and economic foundation with regard to the future of Québec maple syrup. "The report's recommendations will lead the maple syrup industry to ruin. Mr. Gagné's goal is not to give the industry a boost, but rather to knock the legs from under it," FPAQ president Serge Beaulieu said today at a big meeting in front of the Québec National Assembly. A group of over 1,000 maple syrup producers braved the bad weather in order to say NO to the Gagné Report and YES to prosperity in their sector through their collective development tools.

Rapport Gagné: c’est la fin du plan conjoint


— Clairement, le rapport Gagné possède tous les ingrédients pour détruire le plan conjoint acéricole et rendre inopérants les mécanismes de développement des marchés mis en place par les producteurs, comme la réserve stratégique mondiale de sirop d’érable.

Upcoming events at the Quyon Legion


Upcoming events at the Quyon Legion...Friday, February 19 at 7:00 pm - Texas HorseshoesSaturday, February 20 -...

Posted by Quyon Legion on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Accaparement des terres agricoles : le président de l'UPA inquiet pour l'avenir des régions


ICI Radio-Canada

C'est l'intérêt d'investisseurs d'origine chinoise, selon l'UPA, d'acheter 3300 acres de terres agricoles au Témiscamingue qui a relancé le débat sur l'accaparement dans la région.

Le président de l'UPA estime que « lorsque les terres sont exploitées par des non-résidents, le terme "exploitées" devient encore plus juste, parce qu'ils sont ici pour tirer le maximum de ces terres-là, mais pas pour vivre dans la région. Alors c'est sûr que pour l'occupation régionale et le développement du territoire, ça pose une question sur l'avenir de nos régions. »

“Big Organic”: Threat or Opportunity?


Rob Wallbridge

I’m proud of the growth in the organic sector. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic sales in the United States have increased from $3.6 billion in  1997 to over $39 billion in 2014. This double-digit rate of growth holds true for Canada, too, which is now the fourth-largest organic market in the world.





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Quel avenir pour l’agriculture familiale?


Union des Producteurs Agricoles

Des 8 000 producteurs agricoles québécois de moins de 40 ans, seulement 58 % travaillent à temps plein à la ferme et la situation est encore pire ailleurs au Canada. Beaucoup occupent un emploi à l’extérieur pour compléter le revenu familial, et même, parfois, pour maintenir la ferme à flot. En agriculture, le coût des actifs nécessaires pour générer des revenus rend de plus en plus difficile l’établissement, que ce soit dans les marchés de créneau ou de masse et que l’on soit apparenté ou non. Cette évolution des marchés met à mal la ferme familiale et de plus en plus d’agriculteurs pratiquent leur métier à temps partiel.

Party for Pierre Philippe


The Quyon Legion will be hosting a 'Cheer Up' Party for Pierre Philippe on January 16 at 3:00 pm. Local musicians will...

Posted by Quyon Legion on Monday, January 4, 2016

Budget 2016


ADOPTION DU BUDGET 2016 : L’HEURE DU RATTRAPAGEPontiac, le 18 décembre 2015 – Le Budget 2016 a été adopté jeudi le 17...

Trading Places: Two farmers step out of their comfort zones


Rob Wallbridge

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step across the “conventional/organic divide”? During the first week of December, we (Jen Christie and Rob Wallbridge) did just that. Rob (an organic vegetable grower) had been invited to speak on a social media panel at Agri-trend’s Farm Forum Event in Saskatoon, SK; an annual gathering of hundreds of primarily large-scale Prairie farmers. Jen, (a conventional dairy farmer) attended the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Conference in London, ON, a gathering of a couple hundred farmers from a wide variety of organic and ecological farms, mostly small-scale. A conversation on Twitter afterwards inspired this blog post where we share our thoughts and reflections in more detail.


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