The reality our graduates are facing

Added: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:30pm

During November’s high school graduation ceremonies,   students sit in front of family and friends to celebrate the accomplishments they have made in obtaining their diploma, and they listen to inspirational speeches about the endless possibilities their futures have in store for them. read more »

Lest we forget?

Added: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:26pm

Have we forgotten the promises made to those “who stand on guard for thee”? The sacrifices made in ensuring our freedom? The pain and suffering caused to the families of those who serve their country? And those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice – losing their lives defending our futures? read more »

How to make your vote count

Added: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 12:54pm

With the upcoming municipal elections, Pontiac residents will be receiving several visits from     candidates looking to present their platforms and secure votes. read more »

A new beginning

Added: Tue, 10/08/2013 - 9:05pm

Dear Readers, read more »

“Where there is unity, there are blessings” ­–––– paraphrase of Psalm 133

Added: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:51pm

Dear Readers,
As I step back from full-time duties here, the Journal is pleased to welcome Allyson Beauregard, who will fill this editorial space with her opinions and reflections beginning with the next issue. Since August 28 when her by-line first appeared, the Journal team has been mentoring this vibrant, hard-working, intelligent young woman. read more »

Pontiac’s crusade for the Holy G’rail

Added: Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:20pm

While a Quebec court decision has given the MRC Pontiac a few weeks reprieve in its battle to keep the train tracks that start (or end) in Litchfield, no worries – some of our mayors, MRC and agency employees, municipal lawyers, and a few dedicated citizens are strategizing new tactics to re-launch their assault against Canadian National Railway Company. read more »

How to get folks to stay in the Pontiac for more than 5 days

Added: Tue, 08/27/2013 - 8:58pm

Last week’s installation of a cell phone tower on Télébec property in downtown Shawville caused quite a stir. Did they have town council’s permission? Was public notice given? What an eyesore! Did the CRTC call for public comments? So ran the gossip. read more »

Ahhh.... sweet summer holidays

Added: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 8:29pm

The Journal staff returned to work last week after our annual two weeks shutdown of production. While a few of us were on call to cover events during this time, a big ‘thank you’ goes out to the public for filling in some of the gaps. read more »

Have the amalgamation discussions gasped their last, dying breath?

Added: Tue, 07/16/2013 - 5:15pm

Since February of this year, every issue of the Journal has published something on the topic of the MRC Pontiac’s study on the possibility of amalgamating some of its municipalities. Whether in the countless articles, letters to the editors, advertisements, and editorials, no other single topic in the Journal’s history has occupied as much newsprint space. read more »

Pontiac’s starvation-size broadband can change

Added: Sun, 07/07/2013 - 4:57pm

Dispatches from the 148 by Fred Ryan, Publisher read more »