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 »

Pontiac is under assault . . . over to you!

Added: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:59pm

If any of us felt our beautiful Pontiac has hit the bottom with virtually its entire economy shut down, well, the nightmare is just beginning.  Our defenders, so we foolishly thought, election after election, the Quebec Liberals, have announced they are in effect closing rural areas down.  read more »

A gift for your town

Added: Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:18pm

Editorials are usually thought-provoking in reference to the big issues and ideas of the day.  This one is about shopping.
Shopping is big. Where we purchase, especially for Christmas, is one of the very rare means we have to
personally intervene in our region’s economic well-being.   read more »

The mommy bug

Added: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:09pm

A friend of mine once asked if all women are born with an innate desire to have children. My answer? No – some know from a young age that parenthood isn’t for them and decide to focus on other aspects of life instead. Until a few decades ago, it was widely assumed women would marry and, soon after, have children. read more »