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 »

An unwanted love affair

Added: Wed, 10/19/2016 - 8:44pm

Allyson Beauregard

“Life was much easier when apples and blackberries were just fruit,” reads a popular internet meme. To some extent, the statement is true: while digital
technology has in many ways simplified our lives (the ability to keep in touch with friends and family effortlessly, make calls and access emails on the go, access read more »

Will we all suffer through universal suffrage?

Added: Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:26pm

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There’s more to justice than punishment

Added: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:31pm

On September 2, Brock Turner, convicted on three accounts of sexual assault for assaulting an unconscious woman at a party on Stanford’s campus, was released from prison after serving three months of his six month sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky. read more »