PRINT DAY IN MAY – Nine printmakers, some coming from as far as Montreal, participated in 'Print Day in May' hosted by ArtPontiac at the Stone School in Portage-du-Fort, May 7. Print Day in May is an international event where printmakers everywhere indulge in their passion for printmaking. Those who attended were asked to make a donation to the Pontiac Artists' Association.

STONE SCHOOL BEGINS YEAR WITH TWO VERNISsAGES – The Stone School Gallery in Portage-du-Fort began the 2017 season, May 6, with two vernissages. In the lower gallery, Carine De Pauw presented 'The Artistry of Recycled Paper' where she transformed bits of paper from a variety of sources including pamphlets, leaflets, advertisements and newspapers into large and colourful paper-maché art pieces. In the upper gallery, local photographers Glen Hartle and Cheryl Dolan presented 'A Dance With Entropy' where they invited viewers to reconsider the place of photography within the arts and to consider whether or not it is in need of an infusion of energy. Both exhibits run the entire month of May.

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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 »