Category Archive: News

Nov 26 2014

Shawville Lions mark 65 years of community service

HAMISH McKILLOP Equity Reporter Lions Clubs International Founder Melvin Jones himself would have been proud to see the gathering of Lions Club members from around the Pontiac for an evening of solemn pride and insightful words. Guests with many different backgrounds of public service were united as one to tip their hats to the Shawville …

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Nov 26 2014

Campbell’s Bay officially thanks Fortin for help with water softener

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Spirits were high in Campbell’s Bay last Friday as Pontiac MNA André Fortin officially announced the provincial government’s gift of additional funds for the municipality’s water softener project. Fortin and Mayor Bill Stewart spoke to the small crowd assembled by the construction site. “Having some quality drinking water is a staple …

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Nov 26 2014

Le Patro receives federal funding

KATE ALEY Equity Editor On behalf of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Dr. Yves Bolduc, Pontiac’s MNA André Fortin, announced the allocation of financial aid of $ 74,832 to the organization Le Patro in Fort Coulonge last Monday. One of 59 community groups and activity centres to recieve financial assistance for community recreation …

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Nov 26 2014

Pontiacs ground Perth’s Blue Wings and shear Stittville’s Rams

THOMAS SOULIERE Equity contributor At the beginning of this hockey season, the Shawville Pontiacs had a few games rescheduled or cancelled, leaving them trailing by three games against the current top three teams in their division.  Despite that, they were able to maintain a position of third place among the six Valley division teams before …

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Nov 26 2014

Lack of high speed internet unacceptable, says Ravignat

DAVID TULLOCH Equity Reporter Unreliable internet connectivity in the Pontiac may be more than just an inconvenience – it could be damaging the local economy. Mathieu Ravignat, NDP MP for the Pontiac riding, recently addressed the House of Commons regarding the severely unreliable high speed internet access in the region. He later informed THE EQUITY …

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Nov 19 2014

Shawville Lions Club set to celebrate 65th anniversary

KATE ALEY Equity Editor “We were just getting over WW II,” recalls charter member Dale Thomson, speaking of the early days of the Lions Club in Shawville. Nov. 22 marks the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Club. “All the people were coming home from overseas. Charter president Harwood Argue got the club formed …

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