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“Light at the end of the tunnel” for dialysis unit

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter The Pontiac Health and Social Services Centre (CSSSP) has been trying to secure funding for a hemodialysis unit for years. Though it still hasn’t managed to acquire one, it urged the public not to give up hope on the project. Allan Dean, board member at the CSSSP, asked the public to …

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Musical chairs give PAA a leg up

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Gathered in a circle in the centre of the Auberge Mont-Blanc’s dining hall, 47 beautifully crafted chairs were grouped, as if around a campfire in the Pontiac countryside. In a wonderful variety of shapes and colours, each one told its own story and would soon be destined for a new home. …

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Warm hearts take on the big chill

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor “For Margaret” read the letters on the buckets lined up in front of 16 members of the Retired Teachers of Dr. S.E. McDowell. Inside, ice donated by Pontiac Ice bobbed and gleamed in the late summer sun. With Margaret Hodgins herself counting down, the women each grabbed a bucket of …

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Car show supports Heart & Stroke

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter About 80 incredible vehicles filled the parking lot at W.A. Hodgins in Shawville on Sunday for a classic car show to support the Heart and Stroke Fund. “Everything was rolling beautifully,” said organizer Leo Harris of Shawville, who showcased his dark green 1965 Chevrolet Impala at the show. This was the …

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Hockey’s back

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter It’s ice time again. Parents and hockey players from the Shawville and District Minor Hockey Association (SDMHA) filled the arena in Shawville from last Wednesday to Monday for the association’s first ever Hockey Development Camp. The best part: it was free. “This gives them a chance, giving them five [extra] ice …

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Dreams come true: New Pontiac Conference Centre shines

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Last October, Algonquin/Huron-Wendat Metis Elder Monique Renaud was on her way home to Gatineau from a trip to Golden Lake, Ont., when she had a mysterious dream. She dreamed of visit from a spirit that she could not identify at the time. However, she was later able to understand the dream …

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