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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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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