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Boil water advisory precautionary

CORY WILSON Equity Reporter Poor water quality, from unclear water to, at times, no water at all, has been a reality that residents of Portage du Fort have had to face for quite some time. There has been a precautionary water boil advisory in place in Portage since mid January. On Jan. 20, the municipality …

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Calumet’s new truck

JULIELEE STITT Equity Reporter The Bryson, Grand Calumet and Portage (BGCP) Fire Department officially unveiled its new tanker pumper on Saturday afternoon at the municipal hall. The new piece of equipment was purchased by the Municipality of Calumet Island last fall and replaces a model from 1978. The shiny new truck comes with a steep …

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The CSSSP holds volunteer appreciation day

PATRICIA LEBOEUF Equity Editor The Pontiac Health and Social Service Centre (CSSSP) would be in dire straits without volunteers to help run it, said executive director Richard Grimard. “They bring their energy, their spirit and their support towards our institution,” said Frimard. “… You don’t know how important they are for us.” A bona fide …

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SQ brings Pontiac students along for the ride

CORY WILSON Equity Reporter Four Pontiac students were given the chance to spend a day in the life of a Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officer on April 10 in Campbell’s Bay. SQ Sgt. Gilles Vallières brought Samantha Lepine, Grade 11 student at Dr. Wilbert Keon School (DWKS), Olivia Rebis, Grade 10 student at DWKS, Kole …

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Collision on King Street

CORY WILSON and PATRICIA LEBOEUF Equity Reporter/Editor A minor collision at the corner of King and Princess Street in Shawville on April 8 left a driver with minor injuries. The incident occurred just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when an unnamed woman failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with another vehicle. She was …

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André avalanche: ‘Our economy comes first’ says Fortin

CHARLES DICKSON Equity Publisher The provincial riding of Pontiac has  overwhelmingly voted to send Liberal candidate André Fortin to Quebec City as our next Member of the National Assembly. Three quarters of the vote went to the Quyon native for a total of 25,649 votes. Fortin arrived at a gathering of supporters in Aylmer on …

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