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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

June 2, 1993

25 Years Ago

Hydro Pontiac project underway: Nearly 100 guests were invited to the May 31 sod-turning ceremony put on by Kiewit Enterprises, the construction company in charge of building the Hydro Pontiac project at the Coulonge Chutes.
Since March, the company has been building access roads to the lower end of the canyon at the base of the Chutes. There they have also been digging a tunnel which will run for 600 metres through rock, to divert water from the river above the falls.
The water will fall 42 metres as it passes through the tunnel, turning two turbines in the powerhouse below and producing 16.2 megawatts of power.
The operation is expected to go online in a year from now. It will supply electricity to the Hydro Quebec system.
First annual Onslow Fun Fair: Onslow Elementary School in Quyon held its first Fun Fair on Friday, May 28 on the school grounds.
In spite of the miserable weather, Principal Nancy Alexander is pleased with the support it received. Proceeds are earmarked for various projects, such as planting shade trees at the back of the school and installing benches.
The Quyon Fire Department operated the BBQ, the Shawville and District Kinsmen offered their dunk tank.

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