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.

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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