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 »

Get out the scissors and save some money!

Added: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:12pm

Statistics Canada reports that the average Canadian household spends $241 per person on food each month. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to avoid paying this bill - we all have to eat! read more »

It’s all about curb appeal!

Added: Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:27am

It is the time of year when homeowners are frantically      scurrying to finish up their renovation projects before the snow flies. A 2013 survey by Houzz home-remodelling website found that 60% of Canadians cited “increasing value” as a key motivation to renovate. read more »

Have something to say? Send it our way!

Added: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:07pm

On page five (and six) of every issue of the Pontiac Journal, we publish the    letters received from the public. Letters to the editor are among the most widely read features in any      newspaper, so these pages are a real opportunity for readers to get their voice heard and their opinions known. read more »

An unwelcome solution

Added: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:20am

Last March, those rallying for a supervised injection site in Ottawa brought their message to Parliament Hill claiming a clean and safe centre for drug users could reduce the spread of disease and       prevent deadly overdoses. read more »