PUTTING FOR RESIDENCE MEILLEUR – Members of the former Chichester Sheenboro Fire Department (now part of the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department) presented the Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac committee with a $4,000 cheque from funds raised during their annual golf tournament on July 29 where about 110 golfers teed off for the cause at the Island Brae (L’Isle-aux-Allumettes) and Pontefract (Mansfield) golf courses. Firefighters served a BBQ supper after the
tournament at St. Paul the Hermit Parish Hall in Sheenboro and Sharon and Terry Picard donated a new barbecue as a door prize.  Pictured is Tom Marcotte hoping to sink his final shot.

Bhakti in the Woods Yoga and Music festival – Over 150 people participated in the fourth annual Bhakti in the Woods Yoga and Music Festival from August 19-21. “The festival is about bringing together emerging leaders in healing, health and those who believe in evolving humanity’s downfalls; we pool our resources and techniques to create a hub for people to go to, where the mission is to uplift humanity,” explained Amanda Porter, who, along with her partners, continues to make the event bigger and better exposed. The event included various vendors, healing sessions, reiki and chakra readings, essential oils, henna designers, and plenty of workshops.

SCFD 3-PITCH TOURNEY – The Shawville Clarendon Fire Department (SCFD) held its first baseball fundraiser from August 18-20 where ten Pontiac teams competed for first place in the A or B Divisions. “The money raised goes back to the SCFD. We purchased a new fire truck recently, so this will help put funds back into the account,” said Julien Gagnon, a fireman and one of the event organizers. The Half Cut team won the A Division while Balls Deep won the B Division and donated their winnings back to the SCFD. Trevor Stewart and Bill McCleary also donated their 50\50 winnings back to the department.

Calumet resignations : “I was accused of stealing, lying, and was yelled at” – ex-mayor Irène Nadeau

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François Carrier
(tr. AB)

ILE-DU-GRAND-CALUMET – On June 8, the mayor of Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Irene Nadeau, submitted her resignation.
A few weeks later, Jacques Mantha, Director General since 1988, also left office, which “sparked curiosity”. Nadeau agreed to be read more »

MRC meeting ATVs and the PPJ, bridge and culvert repairs, and abandoned FSC

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Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – After the summer break, the regular Council of Mayors meeting took place at the MRC building, August 16. The agenda included a presentation by the GreenPPJVerte group, the abandoning of the MRC’s FSC certification, and more. read more »