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 »

Update on OLF and the Journal Language Police continue to enforce segregation of languages

Added: Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:50am

The Journal would like to thank all our readers who have written letters opposing the arbitrary ruling that
the Office québécois de la langue français  (OLF) has enforced upon
this newspaper, regarding linguistic read more »

Language police target the Journal

Added: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:15pm

As editors of the French, English and bilingual sections of the Pontiac Journal, we are deeply shocked that the l'Office de la Langue Française (OLF) has enforced regulatory practices similar to those of the
Middle Ages. read more »

Confessions of a new parent

Added: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:14pm

Being a parent can be one of the greatest joys in life, but it is also one of the most difficult, time-consuming, thankless, and overwhelming jobs anyone can ever take on - particularly for first-time parents who must simultaneously endure the learning curve. read more »