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 »

Public consultation required before Zone 501 zoning changes

Added: Fri, 09/11/2015 - 11:46am

Since last fall when a local outfitter first made a request to have Zone 501 of the TNO zoned commercially to allow him to build a camp on Lac Pepin the Council of Mayors have repeatedly expressed their opinions about the matter:  some are in favour, citing promoting tourism and improving the economy, while others are against commercially re-zoning an area that has been free to the public sin read more »

Voters and candidates have tough questions to ask and answer

Added: Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:19am

Now that the federal election date has been officially announced for October 19, campaigning has begun in full force. Well, it actually began months ago as a result of a fixed-date election system, but now the
parties have definitely kicked it up a notch! read more »

Support local businesses; cast your votes in the 3rd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Added: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:33am

Two Pontiac organizations, the Pontiac Journal and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce, are once again giving Pontiac residents the opportunity to nominate their favourite businesses or businesspeople to recognize them for hard work, dedication and exceptional service.  What better way to highlight and reward local businesses and businesspeople for a job well done and thank them for their hard wo read more »

Summer vacations are for relaxing!

Added: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:44am

Over the next two weeks, the Pontiac Journal team will take their annual summer vacation before returning to our regular
bi-weekly publication schedule on August 12. Many people choose to take a break now; what a beautiful time for some much needed rest and relaxation, right in the heart of summer.
Unfortunately, many of us have a read more »

Struggle creates strength and a generous heart

Added: Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:23am

With a world population of over read more »

Flawed logic in higher fishing and hunting license fees

Added: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:30am

Now that the weather is getting warmer, come Friday, and especially on long weekends, the highway, gas stations, and corner stores are filled with vehicles towing boats and other gear as they depart for weekend fishing and camping excursions. This will also be the case in the fall when moose and deer season opens. Although the number of sportsmen appears to be plentiful, look read more »

Time to clean up our acts!

Added: Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:54pm

A few times a week - weather and time permitting – I walk with my son along the same gravel road in Litchfield. Aside from an opportunity for us to get some fresh air, the walk allows me to take a break and get some exercise while enjoying some of the landscape the Pontiac prides itself on, as well as some of its wildlife. read more »