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News

Tractor pull a roaring good time

Tractor pull a  roaring good time

ALINA SÉGUIN-HOLMES BRISTOL June 18, 2016 Engines revved and dust was flying during the annnual…

Power problems continue on L’Isle aux Allumettes

ALINA SÉGUIN-HOLMES L’ISLE AUX ALLUMETTES June 16, 2016 A group of over 150 residents of…

The next episode

The next episode

David Tulloch, The Equity Principal Deb Stephens of the Pontiac Continuing Education Centre (PCEC) was…

Rubber ducks race through Quyon

Rubber ducks race through Quyon

ALINA SÉGUIN-HOLMES QUYON June 12, 2016 A small but enthusiastic crowd braved the cold temperatures…

Fort Coulonge mosquito treatment less effective due to bad weather, says biologist

Fort Coulonge mosquito treatment less effective due to bad weather,  says biologist

DAVID TULLOCH FORT COULONGE June 15, 2016 The mosquito treatment in Mansfield has been less…

The Equity Petro Pontiac
Features

Featureon5 Transatlantic relationship by Eleanor Nevers Hayes

Featureon5  Transatlantic relationship by Eleanor Nevers Hayes

I have always been interested in stories of people who have had pen pals, especially those of 50 years or longer. I am one month older than my…

Featureon5 The Shawville Hospital Auxiliary: The need to be needed by David Tulloch

Featureon5  The Shawville Hospital Auxiliary: The need to be needed by David Tulloch

A young tree stretches its branches up towards the sun. The small gazebo beside it serves as the perfect spot to sit, to think, to reflect or to…

Featureon5 Lionel Lacroix: Respect for the modern coureur des bois by David Tulloch

Featureon5  Lionel Lacroix: Respect for the modern coureur des bois  by David Tulloch

Looking at Lionel Lacroix, you will see a man who has spent his life working. His face is weathered and his hands appear worn, but strong. He wears…

Featureon5 There must be something about that day by Andrea cranfield

Featureon5  There must be something about that day by Andrea cranfield

Paulette and Pauline Dubeau are twins, born on May 16. Both mothers, they each celebrated their birthdays this year with the arrival of a grandchild. Pauline is married…

Editorials

Through the fog

It is easy to get bogged down in bad news. Negative news—whether it is focused on a natural disaster, a crime,…

Destroying wildlife

Although it has not been proven yet, it is probable that someone purposely killed two nesting turtles on May 29. Why…

Under the Pines
Chris Judd

When the lights go out on the farm

Until the 1940s there was no hydro-electric power on our farm. My grandma and grandpa milked 20 cows by hand every day, both after the sun got…

The Way We Were

Otter Lake Elizabeth Hahn 819-453-7326 news@theequity.ca

A five and zero celebration will be held at The Early farm in Cawood in July. Watch for the date. Everyone is invited. Bring your own chair.…

Letters to the Editor

Respect wildlife

Dear Editor, Thank you for your story and editorial of June 15, 2016 on the two mother turtles murdered in the gravel of the roadside in Bristol.…

Opinions

Pontiac still the bellwether riding By Brian Middlemiss

Pontiac is a federal electoral riding as beautiful and enduring as the Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers it borders. Bilingual and ruralist history was written by the farmers,…

Campbells Bay Ciment