An un-payable debt?

Added: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:49pm

Canadians were outraged after news reports revealed that convicted serial killer Karla Homolka had been volunteering at her children's school in Montreal. read more »

Keep calm and enjoy the summer!

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:57pm

With the summer approaching, one hot news item is the increase in the number of  blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) in Canada, and consequently, the possible rise in Lyme disease cases. Infected ticks have even been discovered right in our own backyards (see page 2). read more »

A herculean effort

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:11pm

In the last several weeks, rising waters and heavy rainfall left many Pontiac
residents residing along the river's edge facing a tremendous battle to save their homes, properties, and belongings. It was a problem faced province-wide, both in Quebec and Ontario. In Quebec alone, more than 170 municipalities were read more »

Information via the internet doesn’t reach everyone

Added: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:07pm

Connexion Fibre Picanoc recently submitted a $10 million funding request to two Quebec programs in order to connect 5,000 more residents in the Pontiac and Vallee-de-la-Gatineau MRCs to high-speed internet (see page 8). read more »

Celebrating the many volunteers of the Pontiac

Added: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:35pm

This year from April 23 to 29, people nationwide are invited to celebrate and recognize the backbones of our society; those who work tirelessly in the background, dedicating hours of their time – for free! – for the betterment of their communities (and society as a whole) and for the benefit of residents. read more »

Paid hospital parking inevitable – where will the money come from?

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:14pm

In response to an online survey published by Pontiac Voice asking “Do you think [our] municipalities and hospital employees should pay for parking [at the Pontiac Community Hospital]?”, out of 517 responses, 515 people said “no”. read more »

This Earth Day, be green all year long!

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:45pm

By 2020, the Quebec government is requiring municipalities to eliminate
organic waste going into landfills – compostable materials like leaves, grass, household food scraps, etc. The MRC Pontiac and MRC-des-Collines, as well as the individual municipalities, have already been taking steps to conform to the
government's demand (see page 30). read more »

Are governments targeting the media?

Added: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:35pm

I’ve worked with newspapers for over 20 years and have seen many changes. When I began in 1996 we were still doing paste-up of the pages onto “flats” and
racing to meet a bus that would deliver them to the printer.  Sending files digitally was a huge and positive change. A recent change, though, is the mistaken read more »

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Added: Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:08pm

The Pontiac's rural location is often regarded as one of its major challenges. Remote communities often experience a lack of access to services coupled with unfavourable economic and employment realities. Sadly, these deficiencies are often where we focus our attention, so much so that we tend to overlook and take for granted the benefits our region has to offer.  read more »

No hands in this pocket!

Added: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:53pm

With the planned implementation date for paid parking at the Pontiac Community Hospital (PCH) quickly approaching, Pontiac residents are continuing various efforts to pressure the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) to change their decision; attending CISSSO board read more »