We can breathe now…

Added: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:03pm

After 18 months of Parti Quebecois rule, Quebec experienced a shift in leadership after the recent         elections. The PQ finished with just 30 seats and 25.4% of the popular vote, a 7% drop from the 2012 elections. The Liberals won a majority with 70 seats and 41.5% of the popular vote, an increase of 10% from 2012. read more »

Your genuinely bilingual media

Added: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:56pm

Late last year, the Journal undertook a change to its layout; bilingual pages were added. This replaced the former structure where pages were either strictly French or English. read more »

Cutting off our tongue to spite our face?

Added: Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:07pm

Social media websites are about the free exchange of thoughts and passions between individuals. What about      businesses that have a Facebook page? Are they allowed the same expression and do their pages have an official language? read more »

Better to make a little on a lot?

Added: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:23pm

Late last year, Canada Post announced changes for the new year, which included eliminating door-to-door delivery in urban centres across Canada over the next five years, increasing the price of a stamp from 65 cents to $1, and cutting 6,000 to 8,000 jobs in an attempt to return the Corporation to financial stability by 2019. read more »

There are more victims than we think

Added: Wed, 02/26/2014 - 8:31pm

Over the course of the last few months, several stories of Pontiac residents and businesses losing their belongings to robbery have crossed my desk. The robberies have included everything from woodworking tools, welders, and mechanical tools to gas from   peoples’ parked vehicles (page 8) and food from local food banks. read more »

A cautionary word

Added: Wed, 02/12/2014 - 8:07pm

Many people believe that Valentines Day is a day that sends shivers up men’s spines, and warms women’s hearts. However, are there not countless men who enjoy expressing their love and devotion to their partners and countless women who wouldn’t mind wiping the day off the calendar? read more »

Phil Robertson’s message is aimed at us all

Added: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:09pm

Before the holidays, a continent-wide debate over tolerance and religion was unleashed after popular A&E series ‘Duck Dynasty’ star, Phil Robertson, made several derogatory statements concerning homosexuality in an interview for the January issue of GQ Magazine. read more »

Venturing back to the ‘real world’...

Added: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 7:21pm

Despite Christmas’ dramatic break from reality, many of us return back to the daily world feeling our holiday was too short; we didn’t get the rest, relaxation and recuperation from our busy lives, as we had hoped. Why is that? read more »

Make it a pot-luck Christmas!

Added: Thu, 12/19/2013 - 8:52pm

‘T’is the season to be jolly’? Although the falling snow, thoughts of family members coming to spend time together, enjoying a home cooked meal with loved ones, and exchanging gifts of appreciation may foster the feeling, most people would agree that the Christmas season is actually a very stressful time. read more »

Living in litter has a limit

Added: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:27pm

The photos on pages 8 & 9  displays a reality which none of us can be proud. Where the PPJ Cyclopath trail meets a gate to Pontiac High School in Shawville, mounds of rubbish have taken over the area, and spray-painted vulgarities mark the trail’s pavement. read more »