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Liberals get their man

CHARLES DICKSON Equity Publisher Will Amos has been selected as the candidate to carry the Liberal banner in the riding of Pontiac in next year’s federal election. Amos was congratulated on his victory by friends and supporters, as well as François l’Heureux, the LPCQ legal advisor who presided over Saturday’s vote. Voting took place at …

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Bill 10 health care meeting

KATE ALEY Equity Editor A public meeting to inform the community about the challenges Bill 10 might bring the health care system will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Bistro le Bucheron in Ft. Coulonge. A group of concerned citizens, including employees of the Pontiac Health and Social Services Centre (CSSSP), …

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Pharmacy feud

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Following last week’s news that Studio 332 in Shawville would be closing, THE EQUITY learned that a pharmacy would be opening in the same location. What began as a story about the imminent arrival of a new business in the town’s midst, however, has quickly become complicated. It began earlier this …

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Calumet election to feature two candidates

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter With the resignation of Mayor Paul-Émile Maleau, residents of Calumet Island will be choosing between two candidates in the upcoming by-election. Patrice Dumouchel is a native of the island. He has a wife and a daughter and works in Shawville as a preventionist with Valley Mutual Insurance. He’s spent 14 years …

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On your barks, get set: Bristol Dryland event prepares to greet the world

KATE ALEY Equity Editor Media, sponsors and teams of four legged athletes met at the Bristol Dryland race track on the Ragged Chute Road on Friday for the press conference which launches this year’s premier dog racing event. Timberland Tours will host the 5th annual Bristol Dryland Canadian Championship Dog Race on Nov. 1 and …

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Bye bye, Bryson Theatre

KATE ALEY Equity Editor On Aug. 21, 1952, THE EQUITY proudly reported the glorious opening of the “Pontiac’s most modern theatre” in Bryson. The premiere night featured “Branded”, an ‘action technicolour western’ starring Alan Ladd and Mona Freeman. But on Oct. 15, 2014, this piece of local history became a mass of scorched wood and …

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