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PHS student takes first prize in province-wide video contest

PHS student takes first prize in province-wide video contest

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter SHAWVILLE July 8, 2015 Pontiac High School (PHS) student Morgan Scully…

MRC Pontiac July meeting: Rebuilding bridges, reroofing Bryson House, speeding up property assessment

MRC Pontiac July meeting: Rebuilding bridges, reroofing Bryson House, speeding up property assessment

Kate Aley MRC PONTIAC July 23, 2015 The council of mayors of the MRC Pontiac…

Police deal with patio crashers

ANDREA CRANFIELD MANSFIELD July 5, 2015 At 1:15 a.m. on Sunday morning police went to…

Flipping out for Brett Nugent

ANDREA CRANFIELD SHAWVILLE July 3, 2015 Hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill at…

Fantastic funds from Shawville Flea Market

Fantastic funds from Shawville Flea Market

The Equity Petro Pontiac
Features

Feature on 5: Brendan McCormick: finding beauty and magic in every branch

Feature on 5: Brendan McCormick: finding beauty and magic in every branch

Healthcare professional Brendan McCormick says he always had a love for wood. He has early memories of walking with his grandfather along country roads, looking for wood and…

Feature on 5: Family business – Bill and Ann Murray

Feature on 5: Family business – Bill and Ann Murray

It’s the time of year that cottagers embark on their annual migration to their summer escapes. A stop in the Pontiac is often made in Shawville to stock…

Feature on 5: Gary Belisle: A way of living, a way of learning

Feature on 5: Gary Belisle: A way of living, a way of learning

KATE ALEY White Owl Gary Belisle, Chief of the Algonkin Pontiac Outaouais tribe, smudges the room with scared sage and cedar before he speaks. He and elder 77-year-old…

Features on 5: Dr. Roly Armitage: Back to the Front

Features on 5: Dr. Roly Armitage: Back to the Front

KATE ALEY   Dr. Roly Armitage was given chocolates recently. A nice experience at any time, but this gift was something out of the ordinary. These came with…

Editorials

Kids these days

For the 29th year, some new graduates from the Pontiac prepare to go on to further studies armed with an extra…

Flying our colours

Flags are strips of coloured cloth, sewn into a rectangle – sometimes a square – tied with a rope to a…

Under the Pines
Chris Judd

Growing like a bad weed

CHRIS JUDD   Everyone knows that phrase refers to “the kids”, but the phrase has a very serious background that is just as meaningful today as it…

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

July 1, 1990, 25 Years Ago Pipers lead Canada Day parade in Shawville:  The skirl of bagpipes announced the beginning of the Canada Day parade in Shawville…

Letters to the Editor

A sad state of mind

Dear Editor, Robert Hitz’s letter to the editor  last week serves us well in bringing notice to what can be considered one of the root causes regarding…

Opinions

Fair Comment: keeping farmland on the farm

SHEILA McCRINDLE It is a universally accepted truth that a candidate for public office in possession of good intentions will often lose touch with those intentions once…

Campbells Bay Ciment