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New septic rules set to come into effect

Chris Lowrey PONTIAC April 19, 2017 New amendments to the regulation respecting waste water disposal…

Easter tea raises over $1,000 for Villa James Shaw

Easter tea raises over $1,000 for Villa James Shaw

TERRY BIJOJOTE SHAWVILLE April 15, 2017 Over 100 people attended the Villa James Shaw (VJS)…

SDRA, dire need of volunteers

Chris Lowrey SHAWVILLE April 19, 2017 The Shawville and District Recreation Association is looking for…

Busted with bourbon

Chris Lowrey MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC April 10, 2017 A 63-year-old Pontiac man was arrested for…

Team Brett takes home curling final

Team Brett takes home curling final

Caleb Nickerson, THE EQUITY The Shawville Curling Club was packed on Wednesday night for the…

The Equity Petro Pontiac

Spring into home improvement

Chris Lowrey PONTIAC April 19, 2017 With the recent thaw, homeowners will begrudgingly trot out their honey-do lists for the thrilling spring cleanup. But it doesn’t all have…

Become who you are

Become who you are

The practice is most often associated with a spectacle, where a magician brings a volunteer from the audience to the stage and slowly, through tactics unknown to the…

Thunderstruck on a black herd by SOPHIE KUIJPER DICKSON

Thunderstruck on a black herd by SOPHIE KUIJPER DICKSON

Ryan Lang is 13 years old. Last year, with the money received from selling a couple of his steers at the Shawville Fair, he bought two purebred Angus…

Fighting the good fight

Fighting the good fight

April is Daffodil Month for the Canadian Cancer Society, one of the most important times for cancer fundraising. As such, one of our social notes contributors, Lyse Lacourse,…


Hazy future for legal pot

Last Thursday, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government unveiled its plan to legalize marijuana nation-wide on or before Canada Day 2018. The ambitious…

Remembering Vimy

On Sunday, many Canadians, along with royalty and government dignitaries gathered in France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle…

Chris Judd

Community pride

It started in early April. When taking a little drive or walk around the community, one could see our community pride starting to shine through. Several homeowners…

The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Apr. 15, 1992, 25 Years Ago River development corporation founded: The Pontiac’s Waterway Development Corporation (La Société de developpement de la voie maritime du Pontiac) a non-profit…

Letters to the Editor

Quyon Jamfest site

Dear Editor, As a member of the Quyon Ensemble and Jamfest Committee I do agree with Mr. Labrie (please refer to the story Municipality of Pontiac gets…


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,…

Under the Pines