Pontiac council adopts 2020 budget

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 – Over the coming days, the Pontiac SADC (Community Futures Development Corporation) will be able to start deploying over $1 million to local businesses to help them cope with the difficult realities COVID-19 has created.
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People from across the Pontiac have been out walking “at their own place and time” to raise funds for Kidney Foundation of Canada. Pictured is local walk organizer Randy Russell holding a sign in memory of long-time friend and kidney recipient Laureen Bureau who died earlier this year.
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Campbell’s Bay water treatment plant. Darlene Pashak CAMPBELL’S BAY – The municipality issued residents a water non-consumption notice and advised them to purge their residential water systems on May 19 after discovering chlorine used at the water treatment plant was potentially contaminated with an…
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC – Seven Outaouais high-speed internet projects will receive funding through the provincial “Connected regions” program to connect 4,630 households to “quality high-speed internet services at a price comparable to those offered in urban areas.” Connexion Fibre Picanoc,…
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The Otter Lake and Thorne fire departments responded to an Otter Lake bush fire on May 6. Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC AND MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – The Otter Lake and Thorne fire departments responded to a bush fire that affected about two acres in Otter Lake, May 6.
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Darlene Pashak MRC PONTIAC – This past winter, the MRC Pontiac’s Council of Mayors created a committee comprised of five local fire chiefs and Julien Gagnon, MRC Public and Civil Security Coordinator, to review regional regulations for open air fires in order to create one all-encompassing by-law fo…
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Darlene Pashak MRC PONTIAC – Like all services under the Covid-19 regime, women’s shelters and support services are experiencing higher call volumes and changes in procedures.
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MP William Amos accompanied by the Executive Directors the Pontiac riding’s SADCs, Rhonda Perry (Pontiac), Mélissa Bergeron (Papineau-Collines) and Pierre Monette (Vallée-de-la-Gatineau) during a previous announcement in June 2019.
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Allyson Beauregard LITCHFIELD – Appointment scheduling for the SAAQ license bureau in Litchfield changed as of April 24 to simplify the process for residents. Those wanting to visit the point of service can now call 819-648-5689 and dial 0 to book an appointment for Wednesdays and Fridays until furt…
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Mo Laidlaw MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Council held their monthly meeting by teleconference, April 14. Richard Groulx, director of the fire department, has resigned. Fire Captain Kevin Mansey will be acting director until a replacement is hired. Public Works contracts awarded TGC Inc. had the lowest c…
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A border check point in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes over the Easter weekend. Darlene Pashak OUTAOUAIS – Quebec Public Health’s mandate to curtail non-essential travel is confusing for many local residents, so the Journal reached out to Sûreté du Québec (SQ) information officer, Marc Tessier, for clarifica…
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Rising water levels near the Quyon Community Centre. Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC AND PONTIAC – With the annual flood season started as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board (ORRPB) reassured the population that the situation isn’t as worrisome as in past year…
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC AND PONTIAC – With the province locked down to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Québec government issued an advisory in early April asking for the cancellation of all sporting and cultural events until August 31.
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Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC – The MRC Pontiac’s Council of Mayors are still meeting monthly amid the COVID-19 epidemic, but instead of gathering at the MRC’s headquarters, members teleconference from home. On April 15 the meeting included local media, 16 of the 18 mayors and Warden Jane Toller.
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Over 6,000 litres of milk is “poured down the drain”. Allyson Beauregard MRC PONTIAC AND PONTIAC – Fluctuations in the demand for Canadian milk has sent thousands of litres literally down the drain across the country as farmers deal with unforeseen highs and lows due to Covid-19.
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Police check point in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. Allyson Beauregard & Darlene Pashak OUTAOUAIS – On April 1, the province announced the Outaouais would be locked down to prevent the spread of Covid-19, given that it has considerably fewer cases than other regions of Québec.
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Allyson Beauregard Premier Francois Legault’s announcement on March 23 put the province on hold with all “non-essential” businesses closed until at least May 4. In addition, the Outaouais’ borders were closed to non-essential travel on April 1 (see page 2), and all businesses in Quebec will be close…
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CARL HAGER CAMPBELL’S BAY – TransporAction Pontiac, an organization that provides collective and adapted transportation to the MRC Pontiac, continues to offer their services during the Covid-19 crisis.
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Darlene Pashak MRC PONTIAC – Business is not quite as usual at the region’s food bank and free thrift shop due to Covid-19. Despite the changes however, Bouffe Pontiac (BP) continues to serve between 500 to 600 people per month, with numbers already on the rise.