Another Battle Royal Saturday Night for Vegas

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SHAWVILLE — For the first time since anyone can remember, the Pontiacs will be having a Saturday night home game instead of on Friday, when the Crew from the 'Frew hits Shawville in this season's third game between this fan-favourite match up.

Coming off two spectacular comeback games, the ShawVegas Pontiacs regained their 3rd place position after a brief foray at 4th, with rock solid performances against the Gatineau Mustangs and the Ottawa Canadians.  Renfrew's Timberwolves however, have slipped into 2nd after starting the season at the top.  Looking for a third straight win, Vegas will be aiming to take some more points away from the Wolves to increase the distance between themselves and the bottom three teams in the EOJHL Valley division standings.

Always a potential barn-burner, games between these two clubs are anything but boring.  If you like hockey and you're looking for something to do this Saturday night then the Shawville Arena is the place to be.

Renfrew fronts a team of big players who rely on brute force to move the puck down the ice, whereas the Pontiacs are a much more maneuverable and tactically proficient unit, and contests between these two clubs are always heated.  The Crew has the tendency to tilt the sheet down on Vegas’ side with its weight, and it’s something to watch the Pontiacs skate their way uphill, around and past some of the Wolves benders and tripods.

The puck burns at 8pm, at the Shawville Arena and fans will be in for some top-shelf hockey when these two titans will tear up the ice as the Pontiacs charge towrds the trifecta.

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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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