April 13, 2020 – Local Matters

We are finally getting some good news about businesses reopening mixed in with some sad news about the cancellation of the Shawville Country Jambroree. Here are the  number of those affected by COVID-19 Quebec 13,557 confirmed cases, an increase of  711 360 deaths, an increase of 32 800 in hospital an increase of 55 226 […]

We are finally getting some good news about businesses reopening mixed in with some sad news about the cancellation of the Shawville Country Jambroree.

Here are the  number of those affected by COVID-19

Quebec

13,557 confirmed cases, an increase of  711
360 deaths, an increase of 32
800 in hospital an increase of 55
226 in ICU, an increase of 9

Outaouais

172 confirmed cases.
O deaths
13 in hospital
4 in ICU

Pontiac

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Kojacks Closes until Further Notice

In a post on Facebook earlier today, Kojack’s announced that it would be closing the restaurant at 9:00 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 13)

Jamboree Cancelled

Lion Ed Walsh, Committee Chairman for the Jamboree, announced the closing of the popular event originally set for July 16 – 19, 2020

Lion's country jamboree logo

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, some tough decisions had to be
made, regarding our Shawville Lions Club activities. Following the
recommendations of the Quebec Government, regarding outdoor events and
festivals, stating all such events and festivals be cancelled until
the end of August 2020. After discussions with the Jamboree committee,
and our fellow Lions members, the following decision has been made,
the “2020 Shawville Lions Country Jamboree IS CANCELLED”. It was a
heart wrenching decision, but the health and safety of all the
attendees, entertainers and our numerous volunteers, is our number one
priority. So in the end, we all knew it was the right decision. We
plan to hold the Jamboree again in July 2021, and we hope to see you
all there. Shawville Lions Country Jamboree Committee Chairman/ Lion
Edward Walsh”

Construction

Quebec to reopen residential construction, mines, auto mechanics, gardening centres

The Quebec government will allow some residential construction to resume as an essential service during the COVID-19 shutdown that has brought much of the provincial economy to a halt. And mines, auto mechanics and landscaping and gardening centres will also be allowed to reopen.

Premier François Legault said Monday the government is allowing the building of new homes so a housing crisis is not added on top of the current public health crisis.  full article

 

Takeout Day

Take out Canada is urging people across the country to make Wednesday Take Out Day to show their support for their favourite local restaurants saying, “Restaurants are doing their part by staying open for takeout. Now it’s your turn to take an active part in the support of an industry that employs millions of people in this country.”  You can find links to all of our local take out restuarants on on our homepage.

Local Woman sews 100 Masks

A Portage woman has sewn over 100 masks and dontated them to nursing homes in the area.  Melissa Souliere, owner of Paper Memories began making the masks earlier this month.  She is selling them for to the public for $2.50 to cover her costs.  She can be contacted through Paper Memories Designs  HERE  https://www.facebook.com/papermemoriesdesigns/

Thank you Melissa.  You are an inspiration.

 

 

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