Pontiac council report - Recovering legal fees

Added: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:40pm

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The regular council meeting was held April 11 at the Luskville community centre. About 16 members of the public attended.
Recovery of legal fees. read more »

Pontiac Tourism looks forward to continued growth

Added: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:39pm


Jane Toller, Tourism Pontiac President.

Deborah Powell read more »

First meeting: Pontiac’s “swat” team hits the road running

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:22pm

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL'S BAY – Pontiac’s recently formed economic development “swat” team met for the first time at the MRC building, March 27. The group of about 40 included business representatives, more than a dozen government organizations, plus elected officials, including Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin and MRC Pontiac Warden Raymond Durocher. read more »

Some fire halls to merge MRC eyeballs all fire services

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:21pm

Allyson Beauregard

MRC PONTIAC – In response to soaring costs for fire safety services and to improve their efficiency,  MRC Pontiac’s 18 municipalities have funded a study on the region's fire services. Richard Lefebvre, former director of fire safety in Rouyn-Noranda, is conducting the study, expected to cost about $24,000; the  province will cover 50%. read more »

Art lovers raise funds – by dancing!

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:21pm


“They got rhythm...and they ain't singing the blues”:  band members Keith Glass, Alistair Dennett, and Mike Turenne play to a packed dance floor at the Stone School Gallery’s Celebrating Our Volunteers fundraiser, April 1st.

Cheryl Dolan read more »

Meurtre d’Angela Distasio, Accused denies premeditated murder

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:20pm

Sophie Prévost
(tr. AB)

Alain Gascon, 52, of Quyon, faced charges of premeditated murder at the opening of his trial for the murder of Angela Distasio, April 5. He pleaded not guilty, insisting that the actions that led to the death of his ex-wife were not premeditated. The defense will try to convince Justice Catherine Mandeville that the act was manslaughter. read more »

Journal’s editorial pages, community pages win judges’ nod 20 award nominations for local papers

Added: Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:20pm

Sophie Prévost

The Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) released the shortlist for
its provincial Better Newspaper Awards, March 20, with multiple nominations for the Pontiac Journal and sister papers, the Bulletin d’Aylmer, and West Quebec Post. read more »

Plan to store nuclear waste along Ottawa River raises concerns

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:52pm

Laurent Robillard-Cardinal &
Allyson Beauregard read more »

Public meeting on loss of local health services

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:52pm

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Over 150 people concerned about local health-care services attended a meeting with Jean Hébert, CEO of the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSSO), organized by Pontiac Voice and the MRC Pontiac, at the Jack Graham Centre in Bristol, March 20. read more »

MRC mayors’ meeting

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:52pm

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – The monthly MRC Council of Mayors met March 21, to discuss partnerships for TNO waste management and free access to ZECs by tax-payers, a study of Pontiac's private businesses, and funding for the Bois Franc Road, and other items.
TNO garbage to local dumps read more »