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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Kickin' it: Pontiac youth get into soccer

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Kate Aley

Some might say that young people are glued to their screens all day and all night. But that's harder to say when so many bright young people are running, kicking, playing and laughing in Luskville every Monday evening.
Community soccer classes started up on Tuesday, May 1st at the Luskville Recreational Park. The two- to four year-olds play in the softball field. The older group, aged five and up, play on the soccer field to the north.

How do rural communities comply with Quebec's Organic Strategy?

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Kevin Brady

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The Québec residual materials management strategy includes a progressive reduction and an eventual a 'ban' of organic material from municipal landfills by 2020. Municipalities that comply with the policy are eligible for funding to help offset the costs. As with the Municipality of Pontiac, many municipalities have chosen to pass resolutions to initiate door-to-door collection, with costs paid for by the residents.

Get ready, get set, get out: disaster preparedness in a bag

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Kate Aley

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As the Pontiac watches epic levels of flooding in both New Brunswick and B.C. and considers our own possible return to inundation, it's time to let paranoia rear its helpful head and get ready to get out of the house. The concept behind having a so-called Go Bag is to have ready everything you might need to survive, out-of-doors, for about 72 hours... until help arrives or the zombies get you.

Salon Chez Hélène celebrates 40 years in business

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Kate Aley

Hélène Belisle, owner of Salon Chez Hélène in Luskville, summarizes her work career as “forty years of doing what I like.”

Born and raised in Luskville, Belisle trained and gained work experience in Hull before opening her own salon in her home in 1978. However, her experience in hairdressing dates back to her childhood.

Pontiac Community Players put on fundraising play

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Kate Aley

A hilarious one-hour play called Maid to Order was presented in Shawville April 13 and 14 by local theatre troupe, the Pontiac Community Players (PCP). Sold-out on both evenings, the profits will go towards the Pontiac High School restoration project to update lighting, sound and add a 20-foot electronic screen to be used for both school and community movie screenings. Further improvements to seating and ventilation are planned.

Above, hapless police officers Craig Young (left) and Neil MacIntosh (right) ask the slightly-shady Charles Cambin (Richard Armitage) to explain himself.

Another community hub lost: Depanneur Poirier closes down

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Kate Aley

Depanneur Poirier, at the intersection of the highway and Ch. des Pères-Dominicains, has closed. The last day of business was Thursday 22 but the owners, Janet and Jack Deschenes have been emptying shelves for weeks.

Bunny fun: Luskville playgroup celebrates Easter

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Kate Aley

Spring is here we're told, but it's still so gray and cold outside. Where can you take your under 5's when you have exhausted all the DVD options? To the free playgroup in Luskville, of course.

Above from left, Comité 0-5 animator Lisa Corrigan with personal friend Helga the rabbit and an ardent admirer at the Luskville playgroup's Easter event.

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