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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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Horizon X opens new pavillion

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter The rush of the rapids, the raft bucking and tossing, yells and screams of excitement! The Ottawa River is the place to go for the full white water experience. Since 2000, Horizon X has provided quality white water rafting on the Ottawa River. Horizon X rafting hosted a private wine and …

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Mosquito referendum slated for Sept. 21

HAMISH MCKILLOP Equity Reporter The people of Mansfield will finally decide whether or not the municipality will go ahead with a mosquito spray treatment to fight infestations in the area. Mansfield Mayor Kathleen Bélec confirmed Monday the Mansfield municipal council set the referendum date for Sept. 21, decided at its regular council meeting last Wednesday. …

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All aboard to Quyon: Grant Beattie ferry officially launched

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor It has taken 10 long intense years; an arduous voyage of seeking tenders, sourcing funding, undergoing innumerable studies and finally constructing an engineering marvel. On July 10, to the great delight and heartfelt congratulations of the entire community, owner and operator Don McColgan with his family and crew, officially opened …

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The pride of the Lions

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor Lions were roaring on Thursday evening during the annual ‘Installation of Officers Night’. Officially the ‘Lions Club of Shawville’, but usually dubbed simply as the Shawville Lions Club, the group will celebrate their 65th Charter Anniversary on November 15. Past president John Musgrove inducted two new Lions members, Walter Anderson, …

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Storm devastation

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Boughs broke, trailers smashed, barns blew down, but nothing deterred Pontiac residents from coming to each other’s aid in the aftermath of one of the biggest storms to ever hit the region. Initially thought by some to be a tornado due to the severity of the high winds and the subsequent …

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