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 »

Another slap in the face to the Pontiac!

Added: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 9:57pm

Allyson Beauregard

Since the news was released about the Centre Intégré de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais' (CISSSO’s) decision to implement paid parking at the Pontiac Community Hospital as of March this year, the issue has been a very hot topic in the Pontiac. read more »

Out with the old!

Added: Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:47pm

This year as the clock struck
midnight, signalling the beginning of 2017, many people were more than
willing to bid farewell to 2016 and usher in the new year. The general
consensus seemed to be that 2016 was an exceptionally tough year with few read more »

Feeding the need for food

Added: Wed, 12/14/2016 - 9:44pm


Allyson Beauregard

MRC PONTIAC – Several volunteers dressed in warm winter attire and florescent vests stood at four intersections across the Pontiac from 6 to 9 am to collect food, toys and monetary donations for Bouffe Pontiac’s annual Christmas food drive, December 8. read more »

Pop-Up Shops in the Pontiac?

Added: Wed, 12/14/2016 - 9:39pm

Allyson Beuregard

With Christmas quickly approaching, vendor sales are plentiful, even in the Pontiac. Take a look at our most recent issues for examples of the many craft and gift sales that have been held recently in most communities! read more »

Are we a herd of baby elephants?

Added: Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:06pm

Allyson Beauregard

In mid-November, a picture went viral of Room 608 at the Hull hospital where Gatineau resident Wayne Istead’s mother was staying. People were shocked at the state of disrepair and unsanitary appearance of the room’s sink area, which resembled something from a third world country. read more »

An alternative solution to the ATV / PPJ study

Added: Wed, 11/16/2016 - 7:55pm

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Pontiac’s health care is at the foundation of our economy

Added: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:31pm

Allyson Beauregard

In the last couple of editions, the efficiency of Quebec’s health system,
particularly for rural residents, was called into question (see “Pontiac Perspectives” page 30 of the September 21 edition and “Is the Quebec hospital system sick?” read more »