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 »

Has your lawn become a raccoon and skunk buffet?

Added: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:00am

This year, many homeowners have declared war against skunks and raccoons who have left lawns in ruins throughout the summer. Turned up sod, uprooted flower beds and gardens, and countless small holes have become a      too-familiar site. read more »

Shopping locally is worth every penny

Added: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:42am

In the last edition’s editorial, I noted that many Pontiacers shop across the border and suggested why they may be doing so:  they think it saves money.  I promised to share a story of shopping locally that saved me          thousands. read more »

Shopping local – discourage community assassination

Added: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56am

In their book titled, “13 ways to kill your community,” authors Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer describe thirteen ways small communities like our own can limit their success, and ensure they crumble into ruins. “Let's suppose you have a really ambitious goal in life - you want to kill your community! read more »

Let our Pontiac businesses shine

Added: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:19am

Recently, two Pontiac organizations, the Pontiac Journal and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce, have once again given Pontiac residents the opportunity to nominate their favourite businesses or businesspeople to have them awarded for their hard work, dedication and exceptional service. read more »

It’s a matter of perspective...

Added: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:15am

An opinion is defined as one’s judgement, belief or conviction with regard to a particular subject. Opinions include views or judgements formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or know-ledge. read more »

Is it a LOL matter?

Added: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:09am

According to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Canadians exchange about 270 million text messages and 2.2 million        multimedia messages every day. read more »