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Kings honour Murray

KATE ALEY Equity Editor Over 1,400 people crowded into the Pembroke Memorial Centre to watch the Pembroke Lumber Kings game against the Carleton Place Canadians, but also to honour Bryan Murray, former Kings coach and current Ottawa Senators GM. To raise awareness of colon cancer, the game was dedicated to Murray with more than $2,500 …

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Million dollar blaze

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter A massive fire caused about a million dollars of damage when it stormed through a car storage facility in Luskville last Sunday. Pontiac Fire Department Chief Michel Lemieux, who provided the estimate for damages, said that exploding propane tanks in the RVs and excess fuel from the vehicles stored within contributed …

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Low water quality, high taxes frustrate Portage residents, mayor

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Residents aren’t the only ones frustrated with the poor water quality in the municipality of Portage du Fort. Mayor Lynne Cameron said as a taxpayer, she understands their point of view. “We’re paying for a filtration plant and we’re not able to use the water at the moment,” she said. “So …

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Investors wanted

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter A new mining operation in the Pontiac could create hundreds of jobs if everything goes smoothly for mining exploration company Sphinx. Normand Champigny, president and CEO of the Quebec-based enterprise, presented his plans for a potential palladium mining project to a small crowd of curious citizens in Rafters Sports Bar Wednesday …

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Pontiac Agricultural Society looks forward to year of excitement

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Every group benefits from the perspectives of the old and the new, and the Pontiac Agricultural Society is no different. The PAS’ chose their directors and executives for 2015 Thursday night, preparing for what promises to be an exciting year. Sara Knox was voted in for her third consecutive term as …

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Pontiac farmers insulted by French only meeting

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Pontiac farmers are angry about an upcoming health and work safety meeting that will only be offered in French. Chris Judd, a lifelong farmer born and raised in Shawville, described the monolingual meeting as “a slap in the face.” Judd bemoaned the fact that, despite farming being one of the most …

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