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

Allyson Beauregard read more »

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 »

Celebrating the backbones of society

Added: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:26pm

This coming Sunday, May 8, people around the world will pay tribute to those we owe our very existence to – our mothers. Most people make a big deal out of Mother’s Day, as they should. Without them, where would we be? 
Mothers are the people who work in the background, occupying sometimes read more »

The Journal loves getting letters!

Added: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:47pm

Lately, I have been pleasantly surprised to receive more letters from the public to be printed in our “letters” section on page 5 of every issue. In fact, there have been instances where the letters had to be carried over to a second page, and sometimes to the next issue due to space constraints. This is the level of participation we like to see! read more »

Support local initiatives and reap benefits

Added: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:06am

In a recent edition of the Pontiac Journal (March 23, page 40), Pontiac Chamber of Commerce President Mireille Alary spoke about the problems the Chamber has been facing in terms of local business participation. In fact, they had to cancel a member’s general meeting earlier this year due to a lack of participants. read more »