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 »

Funds for new long term care jobs

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm


From left are mayors John Armstrong (Clarendon), Bill Stewart (Campbell's Bay), Colleen Lariviere (Litchfield), Andre Fortin, and Sandra Murray (Shawville) at the Pontiac Reception Centre.

Jamie Cameron & Allyson Beauregard read more »

Over $150,000 for Pontiac snowmobile and ATV clubs

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:50pm

Allyson Beauregard

LITCHFIELD – Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin, on behalf of Laurent Lessard, Minister of Transport, awarded $152,802 to three Pontiac snowmobile and ATV clubs, March 17, at the Pontiac Quad Club office. read more »

Quorum finally reached - Discord at Municipality of Pontiac council

Added: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:50pm

Laurent Robillard-Cardinal and
Allyson Beauregard

After almost two months of cancelled meetings due to a lack of quorum, the Municipality of Pontiac (MunP) was able to proceed with its regular March council meeting. read more »