The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

July 7, 1993

25 Years Ago
Pontiac’s prospects looking good with 3,000 mining claims staked: The mining and prospecting future of Pontiac appears to be very bright.
Officials from the provincial Ministry of Energy and Resources (MER) regional office in Montreal have reported that over 3,000 claims have been staked in the last two months alone, in the Pontiac area.
At the May Pontiac MRC meeting, Dr. Yvon Globensky, chief geologist at the MER regional office presented Pontiac mayors with a proposal to set up funding which could be used to promote mining in the county as well as to establish a prospecting course.
Dr. Globensky indicated that the Pontiac was a very active prospecting and mining area at the turn of the century.
He believes that this area still has a great mineral wealth and mining potential.
Good crowds, good weather bless 74th annual Quyon Fair: Quyon Fair President Jack Graham is pleased to announce that gate receipts for the 1993 fair were up 25 per cent from last year.
Blessed with mostly dry weather and near record-breaking temperatures, the fair ended another year with a big bang Sunday night as over $5,000 worth of fireworks lit up the sky.
Some fans compared the grand finale favourably to Ottawa’s Canada Day display.
New attractions such as team-pro wrestling and midget wrestling proved to be successful.

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