Infected ticks discovered in Bristol

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:03pm

Allyson Beauregard

BRISTOL – Pontiac residents are advised to take extra precautions to avoid being
bitten after blacklegged ticks (deer ticks) infected with Lyme disease were discovered in an unconfirmed location on Keon Road in Bristol last year. read more »

Newspaper awards celebrate community press Journal sweeps a category, wins golds, silvers, bronzes!

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:02pm


From left: Lily and Sophie Ryan accept the Lindsay Crysler Award for outstanding achievement in the community newspaper industry, from Steve Bonspiel, president of QCNA and publisher of the Eastern Door. Photo: Lily Ryan

Fred Ryan read more »

Two long-awaited roadwork projects to begin soon Marchand Bridge and Hwy 148

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:01pm

Allyson Beauregard

MANSFIELD, FORT- read more »

Bug woes continue at McDowell

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:00pm

Jamie Cameron & Allyson Beauregard

SHAWVILLE – After closing and exterminating the school on May 3 and then conducting a massive clean-up over the May long weekend, the bug infestation problems at McDowell Elementary School are persisting. Several more bites were reported the week of May 29. read more »

Pontiac council report - Mayor vetoes water tax

Added: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:00pm

Mo Laidlaw

MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC –  A special council meeting was held May 16 at the Luskville community centre, replacing the regular meeting that was postponed because of the flooding emergency. About 16 members of the public attended.
Public input read more »

Mayors say no to MRC funding hospital parking

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:15pm

Allyson Beauregard read more »

Thorne vs Thorne agreement reached

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:15pm

Allyson Beauregard

THORNE – A lengthy legal battle between the municipal council and the Thorne Community Recreation Association (TCRA) concerning the ownership of the TCRA building and property may be coming to an end now that initial agreement papers were signed at the beginning of May. read more »

MRC Meeting - Electric car study, composting survey, renewed Transcollins agreement

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:14pm

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL'S BAY – The 18 MRC Pontiac mayors met at the MRC building, May 16, for the monthly Council of Mayors (CoM) meeting. One of the hotly debated topics was the MRC's decision to not fund visitor parking at the Pontiac Community Hospital (see page 2). read more »

Pontiac Job Fair presents endless possibilities

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:13pm


Representatives of Heritage College, Greg Graham, Alain Beauparlant, Sandra Ricci and Michele Charlebois, explained the training opportunities the college has to offer to interested visitors at the Pontiac Job Fair.

Allyson Beauregard read more »

Bug infestation continues at McDowell

Added: Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:12pm

Jamie Cameron

SHAWVILLE – About a third of students at McDowell Elementary didn't attend classes from May 17-19 after a number of insect bites were reported again after the school was closed and exterminated, May 3. Although the school was deemed safe, many parents refused to let their children attend classes. read more »