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Honouring those that came before

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter After two decades, a Catholic cemetery on Allumettes Island is once again marked, honouring those resting there. In a brief ceremony on July 13, a new monument erected at the site was consecrated by the Church. Father Tim Moyle, Monseigneur Douglas Bridge and Father James Beamish officiated the ceremony. A troupe …

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High notes ring and sing Under the Pines

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter The magic of the musical world in Pontiac is off to a great start this summer. The Under the Pines concert series drew music lovers from across the region to the rustic setting of Bristol’s Coronation Hall. Friday July 18 saw the first of a number of performances at Bristol’s Coronation …

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Big boots to fill

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter After months of hard work, two students received their graduation certificates from the Shawville Clarendon Fire Department’s (SCFD) cadet program. Brooke Demont and Keysha Tubman were formally recognized in the SCFD’s monthly meeting at the station last Tuesday. Family and coworkers looked on as the two girls were given the certificates. …

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Shea enters WQSB race

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Western Quebec School Board (WQSB) commissioner for Ward 15 James Shea may be a high school dropout, but that won’t deter him from seeking the school board presidency this fall. The WQSB election is slated for Nov. 2. Shea recently announced his intention to run for the presidency (chairmanship) of the …

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Mould your dreams, shape life as you see it

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Young adults with special needs will have an easier time finding fun things to do this summer, thanks to Pavillon du Parc’s increased accommodation for its clientele in Pontiac. Pavillon du Parc offers services to individuals with intellectual deficiencies and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Last Thursday, a group of young adults from …

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A challenge of their own

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter It is difficult to find a more effective way to build character than by isolation from civilization. Eleven teenage girls from around the Pontiac visited Bear Creek Outdoor Centre from July 8 to July 10 to engage in all manner of physical activity. However, more important was the camp’s focus on …

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