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News

Alligator on the Ottawa River makes a crossing

Alligator on the Ottawa River makes a crossing

Caleb Nickerson BRISTOL Sept. 13, 2017 If you were cruising the Ottawa River last Wednesday…

Prospectors show off Waltham graphite deposit

Prospectors show off Waltham graphite deposit

Caleb Nickerson WALTHAM Sept. 15, 2017 Several local prospectors are hoping that their claim north…

MAMOT hosts info meeting for municipal elections

MAMOT hosts info meeting for municipal elections

Donald Teuma-Castelletti CAMPBELL’S BAY Sept. 18, 2017 An information session was hosted at the MRC…

Canada Day 2017 flea market a success

Canada Day 2017 flea market a success

It was another successful year for the Canada Day 2017 Flea Market organized and prepared…

More Pontiacers have family doctors than rest of Outaouais

Chris Lowrey PONTIAC Sept. 13, 2017 Compared to the rest of the Outaouais region, the…

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Features

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

An Ottawa Idol, raised in the Pontiac by CALEB NICKERSON

On Sept. 10, a young singer with local roots made her way to the podium at one of the premier talent contests in Ottawa. Elizabeth Jones, who grew…

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Cabbage patch kid by Donald Teuma-Castelletti

Every night, more and more layers are being bundled on. Reds and yellows are starting to dot the forests, and I’ve even seen some trees along Hwy. 148…

A trip to the past by CALEB NICKERSON

A trip to the past by CALEB NICKERSON

The Pontiac and the river that marks its western boundary are steeped in history. Before paved roads and cars, the water was the quickest way to transport goods.…

The first queen of the Shawville Fair: Phyllis Wilson by CALEB NICKERSON

The first queen of the Shawville Fair: Phyllis Wilson  by CALEB NICKERSON

You’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced attendee at this year’s Shawville Fair than Phyllis (Stewart) Wilson. Back in 1958 she was crowned as the very…

Editorials

Quebec can still get pot right, dude!

With the federal government setting the date for legalizing cannabis for July 1, 2018, the provinces will start rolling out their…

Time to speak up

In recent weeks, The Equity has run editorials imploring people to get more involved in municipal politics. Well, here is your…

Chris Judd

You’ll be bored

When some of our dear city friends found the love of their life away out in Pontiac County several years ago some of their relatives told them:…

The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Sept. 16, 1992 25 Years Ago Glory days of steam return to Pontiac: With steam engines chugging and chaff flying like snow, the threshing bee at Eric…

Letters to the Editor

Elections

Dear Editor, Quebec municipal elections are quickly approaching, making for an early Christmas-like atmosphere of excitement in the Woodman household. To me, municipal politics are truly the…

Opinions

Q & A: André Fortin by Chris Lowrey

THE EQUITY: What are your plans for this year’s fair? André Fortin: “The opening ceremony is always a must. They do a good job of highlighting the…

Under the Pines