Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Editorials

Work together instead of bickering

The recent brouhaha over the potential closure of a snowmobile trail linking the Municipality of Pontiac and La Pêche has exposed the lack of trust between residents, the municipal administration and the National Capital Commission (NCC).
The Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association (PSDA) doesn’t trust the NCC or Mayor Joanne Labadie.
Labadie herself admitted that the municipality’s history with the NCC is complicated and contentious.
The PSDA has been working with the NCC to find an alternate route to replace the existing Curley Lake Road trail, which has been deemed an ecologically sensitive site.
On July 3, the PSDA received an email from the NCC informing them that the trail could be closed ahead of the upcoming riding season after a meeting with the mayor and municipal brass.

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