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Dreams come true: New Pontiac Conference Centre shines

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Last October, Algonquin/Huron-Wendat Metis Elder Monique Renaud was on her way home to Gatineau from a trip to Golden Lake, Ont., when she had a mysterious dream. She dreamed of visit from a spirit that she could not identify at the time. However, she was later able to understand the dream …

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Ten kilometers towards a miracle

KATE ALEY Equity Assistant Editor Terry Fox once said, “I believe in miracles: I have to.” An ordinary everyday kind of miracle came about on Sunday afternoon at Pontiac High School (PHS) in Shawville: about 95 people all appeared at once to participate in the ongoing cancer research fundraising run or ride. A half empty …

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CLSC’s new machine

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter After years of campaigning and fundraising, the CLSC in Mansfield has finally purchased a bone density machine – the only publicly owned machine of its type in all of Quebec. This equipment allows doctors to track bone degradation, which can aid treatment of a number of diseases and is essential in …

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Hello Bell, is anybody home? MRC lodges complaint with CRTC

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter After years of failed attempts to get the phone company to install redundant phone lines into the local network, the MRC Pontiac has brought the matter to the attention of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Currently, the phone line runs through the Pontiac along Highway 148. A break in …

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Teeing off pays for Jaws of Life

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter The Campbell’s Bay/Litchfield fire departments held a fundraiser golf tournament at Mickey Creek Golf Course last Saturday to raise money for department equipment, including completing payment on a portable Jaws of Life. Approximately 43 people attended the event, which fire department officials said raised over $1,000. Players teed off throughout the …

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Four for council

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter The by-election called for September 21 will fill a seat on Shawville Council left vacant by the death in May of long-time town councillor John Beimers. Four candidates have stepped forward in the contest for Seat 1: Keith Harris, Jim Hodgins, Blake Pirie and Kirk Tubman. Keith Harris, owner of K …

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