‘Oh Canada’ – a patriarchal anthem?

Added: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:26am

Ottawa Liberal MP Mauril Belanger recently announced his intention to take a second stab at changing the lyrics to the national anthem ‘Oh Canada’ in order to make it more gender neutral by changing the line “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command”. read more »

Waste less – a belated resolution?

Added: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:37am

In general, holidays are a time of excess – we eat too much, spend too much, and waste too much. read more »

There should be more to Christmas than gifts

Added: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:01pm

Hello again dear readers! As the Pontiac Journal returns from our annual holiday season reprieve, I hope everyone enjoyed the seasonal festivities and I wish everyone a happy and fruitful 2016. read more »

Where should their loyalty lie?

Added: Sat, 12/19/2015 - 1:41pm

After over a year of debates and
discussions, the 18 Pontiac mayors decided to move forward with the commercial
zoning of zone 501 of the TNO during the Council of Mayors (CoM) meeting at the MRC, November 25. read more »

Terror tactics don’t achieve desired results

Added: Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:05pm

At the beginning of November, over 70 schools in the Outaouais and Ottawa were evacuated after they received a threatening message, signed by a party identifying itself as the “Red Sceptre”, which spoke out against the actions of unionized teachers
in Quebec and Ontario and threatened to bomb schools, CEGEPs and buses if
negotiations were not reached with the read more »

Simmer down Pontiacers!

Added: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:44pm

Amidst the new expansion at the MRC Pontiac building in Campbell’s Bay,
residents seem to be keeping a very read more »

Over to you, Will Amos

Added: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:10pm

Congratulations readers, you made it through the 78 days of the longest federal election campaign period in Canadian
history since 1872. Hopefully the vast majority of you exercised your right to vote. Congratulations also to Will Amos the new Member of Parliament for the Pontiac
However, even though all of the fuss read more »

Giving thanks

Added: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:08am

Our Canadian Thanksgiving has a few different origins. Long before the first Europeans arrived in North America,
farmers in Europe held celebrations at
harvest time to give thanks for their good fortune and the abundance of food; when they came to Canada, they brought this
tradition with them. read more »

It’s almost show time!

Added: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:11pm

The longest and most expensive federal election campaign in Canadian history – except for the 1872 election period where voting occurred over an 89-day period – will soon come to an end after 78 days of official campaigning. The election will take place October 19, with advance polls from October 9-12. read more »

Success in in the eye of the beholder

Added: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 11:28am

Success seems to be everyone’s goal today. We’ve all had our moments of success in one thing or another, and we all continue seeking it – who wants to fail! – but there are many definitions of success. 
To some, success means only their careers: “I will be successful when I am read more »