Pontiacs on the Warpath to Renfrew and Arnprior

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After two incredible games last weekend where the Shawville Pontiacs pummeled the Almonte Thunder 11-to-4 before going down to the Ottawa West Golden Knights 2-to-1, Vegas will be on Renfrew home ice this Friday as they take on Valley division 1st place Timberwolves.

After slipping into 4th place in the standings, the Pontiacs spectacularly re-tooled and locked the pieces together and have had an impressive string of wins as they battle their way back to 3rd place.  Still two games behind from scheduling changes, Vegas is poised to close the gap as they play the missing contests and catch up.

The Timberwolves have had a good season thus far winning 16 of 22 games played, and shutting the Pontiacs out of any victories in the three previous games they’ve played against Renfrew.  But if there’s a team in the Valley division that can get the better of the Frew’s Crew, it’s Vegas.

Last year, Shawville earned its way into the playoffs and were pitted against the then 1st place Timberwolves in the first round of the EOJHL playoffs.  The Pontiacs were impressive as they took the series all the way to 6 games yanking the lease tight on Renfrew’s rabid Wolves, who were barely able to take the series from Shawville.  This season Vegas has continued to consistently fortify equally its offense, defense and goaltending, while achieving a fantastic synergy on the ice.  This is the team with the most heart!

And it makes all the difference as you watch them come together and execute breathtaking plays against a sometimes bewildered foe.  Sure to be the true dark horse of the 2014-2015 season, if you haven’t come to see this team you do not know what you are missing.

After taking on Renfrew this Friday at 8pm, Vegas continues on the road to Arnprior next Wednesday at 8pm to battle their main rivals at the moment: the Packers; current residents of the 3rd place perch in the Valley standings.

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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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