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Stars on skates

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter SHAWVILLE March 20, 2015 Though distinctly devoid of creatures, the Shawville arena was a blur of colour, sounds and animal costumes as the local figure skating club celebrated their year-end recital with the theme “Animal Planet”. The Shawville Figure Skating Club recital saw a fantastic turnout as friends and family of …

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Frozen water pipes leaves municipalities without running water

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter PORTAGE DU FORT March 25, 2015 After more than a month without access to running water, some residents of Portage du Fort have had to start taking matters into their hands. Frozen pipes have left about 20 residences in the village without water, leaving them unable to wash their laundry or …

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Mourning the “death” of the health care centre

KATE ALEY Equity Editor MRC PONTIAC March 25, 2015 On April 1, the Pontiac Health and Social Services Centre (CSSSP) will officially cease to exist. All budgeting, planning and decision-making will be controlled by a central board in Gatineau. To mark this change, the employees of the CSSSP are holding a mock mourning as a …

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Peewee Lions, kings of the rink to the very end

DIANA DESABRAIS Equity Contributor SHAWVILLE March 25, 2015 The Pee Wee A Lions played their last two regular season games over the weekend of Feb. 20 – 22. On Feb. 20, the team travelled to Aylmer to meet up with the Icebergs.  The last time these two teams met, it wasn’t good for the Lions.  …

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Sortir du Bois: A homegrown Pontiac success story

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter MANSFIELD March 19, 2015 It’s no secret that breaking into the job market can be a struggle. A flagging Canadian dollar coupled with a lack of jobs in all sectors has turned job-seeking into an arduous, frustrating journey. For some, that process can be made all the more difficult. An assortment …

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SADC invites business to sponsor local students

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter CAMPBELL’S BAY  March 18, 2015 One of the greatest challenges of attending post-secondary education is acquiring the necessary funds to do so. However, some local students may see their burden eased this year with the help of the businesses of the Pontiac. The Pontiac Scholarship Fund, organized by the SADC, is …

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