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Allyson Beauregard The 2019 budget, dubbed “Investing in the Middle Class” was delivered March 19 by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
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Joe Kowalski spoke about the details concerning the creation of a “national” (provincial) park in the Lafontaine Islands area of the Ottawa River at Garvin’s Chute in Île-du-Grand-Calumet.
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Allyson Beauregard OUTAOUAIS – After announcing on August 29 that nurses and employees working overtime during the long weekend in all hospitals, long-term and CHSLD facilities would be paid double time in order to fill a number of holes in schedules, the Centre intégré de santé et de services socia…
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Allyson Beauregard Dave Blackburn, an associate professor and researcher at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, is running in his first election this year. He has been a board member at the Parole Board of Canada and an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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François Carrier (tr. AB) Denise Giroux, a lawyer by profession, said she became involved in politics to ensure real and progressive politics are implemented in Canada. “My first priority is to achieve a progressive agenda on all fronts.
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC AND PONTIAC – On July 16, the Québec government unveiled the revised version of its special intervention zone map (ZIS) following a series of public consultations, including one in Campbell’s Bay on July 4, where residents and elected officials deemed it inaccurate and…
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC & PONTIAC – Both the Municipality of Pontiac and MRC Pontiac have had to resort to a Plan B for waste management after the company that held their contracts, Tom Orr Cartage (TOC), failed to fulfil its mandate because of mechanical and labour issues.
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Warden Jane Toller stands with Bryson RA members Julie Ryan and Amanda Early-Cameron as well as Bryson’s Mayor, Alain Gagnon. The RA was responsible for having a new RA building constructed in recent years and the revitalization of the municipality’s outdoor rink.
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Allyson Beauregard LITCHFIELD – The Pontiac Sorting Centre, located in the Pontiac Industrial Park, has had another run in with the Ministry of the Environment after Minister Benoit Charette issued an order on May 3 for the business to cease the deposit and landfilling of all types of residual mater…
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Allyson Beauregard SHAWVILLE – For the second time in about a month, the Pontiac Community Hospital (PCH) experienced a temporary general surgery interruption from April 13-15 because an on-call surgeon wasn’t available. This time around, the obstetrics department also experienced an interruption ex…
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Elizabeth Seguin (tr. AB) LITCHFIELD – LiveWell Canada Inc., the company promising to establish a cannabis research center in the Pontiac Industrial Park, recently merged with two other companies: Acenzia Inc., located near Windsor, Ontario, and Vitality CBD Natural Health Products Inc., an American…
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Allyson Beauregard CAMPBELL’S BAY – With 223 items donated by local residents and businesses ranging from baked goods and accessories to boat rides and everything in between, the Friends of St. Joseph’s Manor raised $18,291 for the Manor’s expansion project through an online auction.
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC & PONTIAC – On March 11, the provincial government unveiled the road work projects that will be completed by the Ministry of Transport from 2019-2021. In the Outaouais, the investment totals $160,245,000 over the next three years.
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Allyson Beauregard MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Although the municipality planned to implement door-to-door compost collection by June 2019, the plan has been put on hold as the municipality prepares to extend their current garbage and recycling contract for another year.
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Renowned heart surgeon and Sheenboro native Dr. Wilbert Keon died, April 7, at the age of 83. According to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, he passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Keon founded the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 1976 and served as its CEO until 2004.
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Darlene Pashak MRC PONTIAC & PONTIAC – News of salt shortages and price increases (nearly 40% compared to the usual 5% per year) reported in nearby Renfrew County prompted The Journal to contact local municipalities regarding the impact of this winter on snow removal budgets as well as preparation f…
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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 MRC PONTIAC & MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – On March 1, Mathieu Lacombe, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais Region, announ-ced that nine Outaouais snowmobile and ATV clubs will receive a total of $488,631 in funding through the Ministry of Transport in ord…
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The MRC Pontiac’s Youth Council held their first official meeting and elected their executive board, February 26. / Le Conseil de la jeunesse de la MRC de Pontiac a tenu sa première réunion officielle et a élu son conseil exécutif le 26 février dernier.
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Allyson Beauregard MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Nearly 18 months after the construction of Quyon’s new community centre began, the building still isn’t quite ready to open its doors. After an inspection of the building a few weeks ago, the municipality pinpointed several problems that need to be fixed.