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 »

Pokemon Go misses the Pontiac

Added: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:32pm

Since it first launched in Canada in July, the Pokemon Go app has received a lot of media attention: robbers using some of the game’s functions to lure victims to certain locations; accidents caused by distracted drivers or pedestrians; parents leaving infants unattended in order to play; Pokestops (locations for players to obtain supplies needed to play the game) placed in inappropriate loc read more »

Once more, it’s time to nominate your favourite Pontiac businesses

Added: Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:27pm

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Lend a helping hand … but not in my backyard!

Added: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:05am

Autonhomme Pontiac, which is now able to provide temporary accommodation to Pontiac men experiencing problems at home or those suffering from controlled addictions or mental illnesses, among other things, invited the public to tour their facility and ask questions about the services they offer, June 27 (read more page 3).  read more »

Does transparency exist behind closed doors?

Added: Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:07pm

The City of Ottawa defines transparency as conducting business in an
accessible, clear, and visible manner and having activities open to examination by
stakeholders. It’s a popular campaign buzzword that almost all candidates will claim they stand by in some form or other, but how does the term move from being simply a platform slogan to being put into action?  read more »

Was anyone really to blame?

Added: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:15pm

After the weekend of May 28, when the story of a young boy who climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo, ended with the gorilla shot by zoo staff to save the boy, the internet exploded with comments from people who were suddenly transformed into parenting specialists, psychics, animal psychologists and experts at running zoos. read more »

Give the lady a break!

Added: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 9:36pm

In an interview with the French read more »

Can ATV’s co-exist with pedestrians and cyclists?

Added: Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:27pm

During April’s Council of Mayors meeting, a five-mayor committee was formed to look into the possibility of allowing ATVs to travel on both back roads and the shoulder of the PPJ trail; the group agreed to meet with stake holders in the issue such as the Pontiac Quad Club, the Ministry of Transport, the Sûreté du Quebec, and others to discuss the issue further. read more »