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News

QESBA congratulates Minister on education success consultations

QESBA Press Release MONTREAL Dec. 2, 2016 The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) congratulates…

WQSB appoints Mike Dubeau as new Director General

WQSB Press Release GATINEAU Nov. 30, 2016 The Council of Commissioners of the Western Québec…

St Jude’s comes to Shawville

St Jude’s comes to Shawville

CALEB NICKERSON SHAWVILLE Dec. 1, 2016 St. Jude’s mission, a charity that works for underprivileged…

MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais adopts new fire safety bylaw

Chris Lowrey PONTIAC Dec. 7, 2016 The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais has passed a new fire…

Ladysmith meets its twin

Chris Lowrey LADYSMITH Dec. 7, 2016 Ladysmith, Que., meet Ladysmith, B.C. The two moniker-sharing municipalities…

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Features

J & J Beautification Award

J & J Beautification Award

ALINA SÉGUIN-HOLMES SHAWVILLE Dec. 7, 2016 Owning a business comes with many ongoing expenses. As a building ages, upgrades are often required to keep things going strong. Business…

The Mega Dollar model of business success by Alina Séguin-Holmes

The Mega Dollar model of business success by Alina Séguin-Holmes

The Pontiac is filled with entrepreneurs and business people who have dedicated their time and energy to creating and sustaining businesses that help the Pontiac thrive. At the…

Constructing success by Alina Séguin-Holmes

Constructing success  by Alina Séguin-Holmes

  Entrepreneur Eric Pilon has impressed many with the success of his new business Eric Pilon Construction. The recent winner of the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement…

A leap of faith and fashion by Alina Séguin-Holmes

A leap of faith and fashion by Alina Séguin-Holmes

A longtime dream became a reality just over a year ago for local business owner Melanie Pieshcke. Pieschke worked for ten years at the MRC Pontiac. While she…

Editorials

Winter driving etiquette

It’s that time of year again. The time of year for clearing mounds of snow off your car, running out to…

Men’s shelter: a tempest in a teapot

“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that…

Under the Pines
Chris Judd

The Seventh Line

Most farming communities were composed of groups of neighbouring farmers who lived beside each other, visited, worked together when a job was too big for one farmer,…

The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Dec. 4, 1991, 25 Years Ago Davidson mill may re-open: There may be good news for some of the 216 Barrette-Davidon Sawmill employees whose jobs were put…

Letters to the Editor

Modernizing official languages for the 21st century

Dear Editor, Canada’s diversity is one of its biggest strengths. It is recognized around the world and has made our country a model of openness and inclusion.…

Opinions

Pontiac still the bellwether riding By Brian Middlemiss

Pontiac is a federal electoral riding as beautiful and enduring as the Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers it borders. Bilingual and ruralist history was written by the farmers,…

Campbells Bay Ciment