SHAWVILLE CANADA DAY – Shawville held its annual Canada Day celebration from June 30 to July 1. The three day event included a community breakfast at the Lions Hall, soapbox races, a flea market in the arena featuring 40 vendors, a parade down Main Street, bouncy castles, games, face painting, horse pulls, a roast pork supper hosted by the Shawville Clarendon Fire Department, and fireworks to conclude the celebration on Saturday night.

Despite the wet and stormy conditions, fifty-five teams registered for the 32nd annual Chapeau and District Lions Club live release Pickerel and Bass tournament, July 9 on the Ottawa River.
Les Carroll and Lester Lamarche with their catch of Bass.

OTTER LAKE SUMMERFEST – July 2 was a day of music in Otter Lake where the Ron Martin Band, Howard Hayes, step dancers, and headliner Eddy and the Stingrays entertained the crowd throughout the entire day to raise money for the Recreation Association. The original plan was to hold the event outside on the RA grounds, but with the cool, damp weather in the early morning, the event was moved inside the RA Hall where hotdogs, hamburgers, and beverages were available. 

Green PPJ Verte adds users’ voice ATV committee focuses on PPJ trail, not back road mandate

Added: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:11am

This group of hikers walked 18 km of the PPJ trail, between Campbell's Bay and Shawville, last September.  As members and supporters of Pontiac's Feel Fit group, they, and others, are concerned that if ATVs are allowed use of the trail it would become unsafe for hiking and biking. read more »

Hydro Quebec responds to frequent outages

Added: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:09am

Peter L. Smith

L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES ­– Julie Leonard, a representative from Hydro Quebec, responded to the frequent outages in L’Isle-aux-Allumettes in an email interview. read more »