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Hometown heartbreak for Pontiacs

THOMAS SOULIERE Special to THE EQUITY An incredible season of fast-paced, top quality hockey came to a heartbreaking close last Sunday evening as the Timberwolves finished off the series 4-2, eliminating the Pontiacs despite a valiant battle. It was a bittersweet moment for the Pontiacs’ fans as the team left the ice, as they took …

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Warden plans for loss of CRÉO

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Following the adaption of the 2015 fiscal pact in Dec., the MRC is preparing for the end of government-ordained provincial representation for the region. MRC Executive Director Rémi Bertrand has described the Regional Elected Officials Commission (CRÉO) as the region’s conduit to the provincial government. When the Pontiac needed to lobby …

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Information Day filled with wills, wine and song

KATE ALEY Equity Editor With the mandate of showcasing useful facts from local experts, the Pontiac County Women’s Institute (PCWI) hosted 60 people at its annual information day, held at the United Church in Shawville on Feb. 18. After a welcome by PCWI president Helen Routliffe, four speakers each gave an hour-long presentation. The PCWI …

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Telephone outage renews anger

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Local telephone service provider Bell Aliant performed some scheduled line maintenance on Feb. 12 which required suspending phone service for the area for three and a half hours. However, Bell neglected to inform the MRC Pontiac of the total lack of communication via landline, leaving local officials fuming and emergency services …

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Thorne Winterfest Family Day a winner

HAMISH MCKILLOP Equity Reporter The fifth annual Thorne Winterfest Family Day, held last Sunday by the Municipality of Thorne, was a hit for the community. The event, and its summer counterpart, are organized by the municipality in collaboration with the Thorne Community Recreation Association (TCRA) and Ladysmith Oktoberfest. The winter event was facilitated by municipal …

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Doubts raised over cause of car storage facility blaze

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Investigators looking into the Luskville car storage facility fire have ruled out electricity and a vehicle as the cause of the blaze, reports the owner. However, the Pontiac Fire Department is not able to confirm this information. Vincent Perrier, owner of the building, was in the Dominican Republic when a friend …

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