On September 24th, at the 2015 Fédération des municipalités du Québec Congress gala, the Government of Québec paid tribute to Mrs. Elsie Gibbons (1903-2003), the first woman mayor in the history of the province. Mrs. Gibbons was elected mayor of Portage-du-Fort in 1953, a position she held until 1971. She was then re-elected in 1975, [read full story]

$402,475 for quality rural projects!

  Source of the picture : © Chutes Coulonge The 2014-2015 Rural Pact Call for Projects has reached a verdict.  The June 25, 2014  Mayors’ Council deliberated on the projects retained within the Rural Pact.  This is  aimed at projects within rural areas supported by non-profit organizations,  municipalities and/or cooperatives. The retained projects are listed below.   [read full story]


Permanent and temporary MRC Pontiac residents are invited to comment on waste management at a public consultation meeting to be held at the RA Centre in Campbell’s Bay on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Citizens can also express their views through an online survey before the end of June. Citizens will remember that [read full story]

The Pontiac MRC recently added a painting by Claudette Spence entitled « Chapeau – Fred’s Hotel (street with ice sled) » to its art collection. Claudette Spence is a resident of Allumettes Island and a well known artist. She has exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, and Pembroke. Her work is inspired by an impressionistic style which began very [read full story]

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The Pontiac Tourism Development Program (PTDP), launched in 2012 by the CLD, will be repeated this year with a special emphasis on tourism lodging projects. Over the last 20 years, major tourism projects were developed throughout the territory. Chutes Coulonge heritage site with its aerial park, Cyclopark PPJ, now part of Route verteTM, and Oiseau [read full story]

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