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 »

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

Added: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:36pm

A recent measles outbreak in parts of the United States and Canada has created a heated debate across the nation regarding the importance of vaccinating read more »

Socio-economic impact of Bill 10

Added: Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:45pm

The MRC Pontiac was settled in the 1800’s for the exploitation of the forests and the development of agriculture. It remains mostly Anglophone with a Francophone population of 45%; it is the poorest MRC in Quebec. The area read more »

“Dying with Dignity” deserves a dignified re-design

Added: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:56pm

Twenty-two years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Sue Rodriguez, a British Columbia woman suffering from ALS, could not have a doctor help her commit suicide, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled, February 6, that competent adults with grievous and
irremediable medical conditions can ask a doctor to help them die.
The ban on doctor-assisted read more »

We can do better!

Added: Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:12pm

In our last issue, we covered several events that occurred over the weekend of February 6-8. The Journal’s pages included several pictures of children and families participating in an array of events and activities; contrary to the read more »

You get what you pay for

Added: Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:17pm

Before the holidays, I experienced the implications of living in a rural area when I wrote off my 2014 Chevy Cruze after colliding with a deer. Although nobody was injured, the accident sparked a month-long debate with my
out-of-town insurance company over the definition of replacement value; a definition we learned was completely different from that of local insurance brokers. read more »

Out with the old, and in with the new

Added: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:22am

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, signalling the start of a new year it is often greeted with mixed emotions as people reflect on the year gone by and think about the one ahead. read more »

Into the new year !

Added: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:04pm

With this issue, the Pontiac Journal begins its 2015 publishing year.  Twenty-nine years ago I penned the first editorial for the Pontiac’s first read more »