Big-brains in the Pontiac

Dispatches from the 148 by Fred Ryan Years ago, the then-chief of Canada Manpower in Campbell’s Bay expressed his surprise at the number of PhDs in the Pontiac. His comment was something like, “there are more brains here per square kilometre than most cities in Canada!” Not our usual image.
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Allyson Beauregard SHAWVILLE – The lack of a surgeon extended the 21-day service interruption in the Pontiac Community Hospital’s (PCH) obstetrics (OBS) department from January 3 to January 6 despite the province announcing in November that they signed an agreement with the Québec Federation of Spec…
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Lionel Tessier January Public dissatisfaction with the performance of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) led to an investigation by the Ministry of Health and the appointment of Sylvain Gagnon as a special agent to produce a report on the state of health servi…
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Mo Laidlaw MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The Pontiac municipal council met on December 18 at the Luskville Community Centre to adopt the 2020 budget. Director General Pierre Said and Finance Director Ginette Chevrier Bottrill attended as well as 12 members of the public.
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC – The MRC Pontiac announced on November 22 that Danielle Newman, their Director of Economic Development, will be leaving her position as of January 10, 2020, just over a year after she was hired. Newman cited personal reasons for leaving a function she said she continu…
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC & PONTIAC ­– During the 10th annual Volunteer Recognition Awards for Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) held at the National Assembly on November 20, François Bonnardel, Minister of Transport, confirmed that 10 Outaouais snowmobile and ATV clubs will receive $504,281 in financial…
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Eric O’Brien CAMPBELL’S BAY – About ten local businesses attended an information session organized by the MRC Pontiac, SADC Pontiac, and multiple Québec ministries as part of a business information tour of the Outaouais region, November 15 at the RA Hall.
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Allyson Beauregard On Election Day, October 21, 49% of eligible Pontiac voters elected Liberal incumbent William Amos to a second term representing the Pontiac riding in the House of Commons.
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Allyson Beauregard L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES – With two months left in 2019, there has already been 86 power failures in the L’Isle-aux-Allumettes area, which exceeds the 75 experienced in 2016, the decade’s former top contender. David Gillespie, a L’Isle-aux-Allumettes farmer, has been tracking the out…
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An eight-dog team races down the track at Timberland Tours. Jamie Cameron BRISTOL – About 300 teams from all over the globe participated in the tenth annual Bristol Dryland Canadian National Championship dog races at Timberland Tours from October 25-27.
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Monday, October 21, 49% of eligible Pontiac voters elected Liberal incumbent William Amos to a second term representing the Pontiac riding in the House of Commons. In second place came David Blackburn, Conservative, with 17% of the vote; Jonathan Carreiro-Benoit came third with 16%; and the NDP’s De…