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Shawville Lions Club set to celebrate 65th anniversary

KATE ALEY Equity Editor “We were just getting over WW II,” recalls charter member Dale Thomson, speaking of the early days of the Lions Club in Shawville. Nov. 22 marks the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Club. “All the people were coming home from overseas. Charter president Harwood Argue got the club formed …

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Soft water for the Bay

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Report The wait for clear water is over in Campbell’s Bay as construction on the municipality’s new water softener has begun. Hard water is a term used to indicate water with high mineral content such as calcium. While it generally isn’t harmful to drink, it can affect industrial and commercial appliances, causing …

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CJE wants to work

KATE ALEY Equity Editor Nov. 12 was a day to make some noise at the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi du Pontiac (CJE) in Campbell’s Bay. Pots and pans, whistles and horns provided a noisy agitated backdrop for director general Sylvie Landriault as she spoke to the assembled group outside the Campbell’s Bay location. Landriault had called for …

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Woodman announced as Conservative candidate for Pontiac

KATE ALEY Equity Editor On Nov. 18, Benjamin Woodman was officially announced as candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada’s Pontiac riding. Woodmans’ nomination was accepted at the Quyon Legion in front of many Conservative supporters from across the Pontiac. Originally from Shawville, Woodman spoke to the assembled group in French and English, flanked by …

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First Pontiac Music Festival toe tapping success

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Jane Toller-Pitfield was over the moon with the success of the first annual Pontiac Music Festival held at her new facility the Pontiac Conference Centre in Fort Coulonge last Friday and Saturday. “We’ve made our start and it’s something that we’ll build,” Toller-Pitfield told her audience on Saturday evening. “First, there …

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Row on row

KATE ALEY Equity Editor In the glimmer of late fall sunshine, 30 members of Third Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment from Petawawa, together with retired RCMP officer Ray Quinn of Kanata, stand silently to honour fallen Canadian soldiers at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Quyon on Nov. 9. As THE EQUITY goes to press on Remembrance …

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