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Bye bye, Bryson Theatre

KATE ALEY Equity Editor On Aug. 21, 1952, THE EQUITY proudly reported the glorious opening of the “Pontiac’s most modern theatre” in Bryson. The premiere night featured “Branded”, an ‘action technicolour western’ starring Alan Ladd and Mona Freeman. But on Oct. 15, 2014, this piece of local history became a mass of scorched wood and …

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Liberal candidates face-off in Low

CHARLES DICKSON Equity Publisher Five candidates seeking nomination as the Liberal standard-bearer for the federal riding of Pontiac were presented to Party members in Low, QC on Monday evening. The event was staged just five days ahead of the vote that will determine which of them will represent the Liberals in the federal election slated …

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Fire chief thankful for community help with training centre

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Building their own training centre may have saved the Shawville/Clarendon Fire Department (SCFD) thousands of dollars. According to Fire Chief Lee Laframboise, the initial quote for this type of building sat around $25,000. Now, after the building is nearly complete, they’ve managed to cut down on costs through help from the …

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Heritage hall hosts haunting tales

KATE ALEY Equity Editor It was perfect weather on the evening of Saturday Oct.18 to sip a cup of hot apple cider in a century old building and talk of spirits, legends and high tech recording machines that whir in the night. Bristol’s Coronation Hall, in conjunction with the Bytown Paranormal Society and Luc Heede, …

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Pontiacs steal Almonte’s Thunder

THOMAS SOULIERE Equity Contributor Going into last Friday’s game, the Shawville Pontiacs wanted to put some distance in the points between themselves and the Almonte Thunder who were nipping at their heels in the number four spot.  The Thunder had other plans though, needing a win to turn around their 3-and-5 record.  With so much …

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Luskville Falls fall fair

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Crisp air, the sound of rushing water over stone and the unparalleled beauty of the fall leaves provided the perfect setting for the Fall Rhapsody fair last Saturday at the Luskville Falls in Pontiac. The event continued on Sunday and Monday. Hosted by the Municipality of Pontiac in collaboration with the …

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