Welcome to Thorne, Quebec
The municipality of Thorne, Quebec is located a short hour car ride from Canada's capital Ottawa. Nestled in the Gatineau Hills, you will find nature at its best. With its many lakes, vast forests, and acres of green space, our municipality is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. While Thorne offers quietness and space, it also provides many local businesses and services which either the permanent resident or the weekend visitor will find useful.
Please take this opportunity to browse through our website to learn more about the municipality of Thorne. Whether you are looking for a place to live or retire to or for a destination to vacation, Thorne is a fine choice.
Public Notice is hereby given by the Municipality of Thorne that due to Covid-19 regulations the special meeting to adopt the budget will be held by video conference. If you wish to attend, please send your email address to email@example.com to register and a copy of the budget will be forwarded to you for viewing.
News / Events
Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation
I’m delighted to share with you some good news for our communities. Yesterday, the Government of Quebec launched its interactive map which allows you to know in real time the progress of the work Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation.
The map allows you to view the progress of high-speed Internet service deployment projects in specific sectors and regions in Quebec. To search through the map, you have to enter the civic address, city, municipality or administrative region.
In addition, for households that will not have access to fibre optics by September 30, 2022, the Government of Quebec announced a high-speed Internet connection via satellite services.
This was all made possible thanks to Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation. Phases 1 and 2 of this initiative aims to connect 166,200 additional Quebec households to high-speed Internet by September 30, 2022. This operation is made possible thanks to co-funding of a total of $920.3 million by the governments of Canada and Quebec.
With these investments, we’ve already helped to connect over 96% of Quebecers to date and our government is on track to connect every single Quebecer by next year.
I would like to reiterate my commitment to you: Count on us to ensure that every region of Quebec has access to reliable high-speed Internet.
Federal Programs to support economic development of our region
In this edition, you will find news for:
Launch of the new territorial brand 'The Pontiac, 14,000 reasons
This unifying and distinctive territorial brand positions the Pontiac as a region of 14,000 km2 supported by 14,000 citizens. So many reasons to visit, to love, to choose, to live, to undertake and to believe: “The Pontiac. 14,000 reasons”.
The new visual identity is now unveiled on social networks and the website is online at destinationpontiac.ca.
2022 Regular Council Meetings
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No membership fee
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
Did you know that the Shawville-Clarendon Library located at 356, Main Street in Shawville is open to Thorne residents?
The library is open 5 days a week:
Tuesday 9:30 - 4
Wednesday 9:30 - 4
Thursday 3 - 8
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 9:30 - 2
The cost is $ 10.00 an individual or $ 20.00 for a family and that gives the patrons access to everything the library has to offer such as books, movies, magazines, computers with high speed internet, wireless internet access, story time for children. Also available to Library members are museum passes to the Museum of Civilization, the Museum of Nature, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Museum of Agriculture, the aviation Museum, the War Museum, the National Art Gallery and the City of Ottawa Museum (Bytown Museum, Pinhey’s Point, the Deifenbunker and many others).
This will help your citizens know and have access to the various services, such as the online catalogue, the numerous digital resources (books, magazines, escape games, genealogy, ALEC, etc.) and the various programs offered in the library (Books for baby, Biblio-Santé, BIBLIO binoculars, etc.). All your citizens can access these free services with their library subscription.
In order to offer quality and effective communication to its citizens, the Municipality of Thorne has implemented an alert and notification service for the population.
Registration starts on October 16th
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Join our emergency response team in the Pontiac region!
Red Cross volunteers assist victims of disasters such as fires and floods. They are ready to respond at any time, to provide emergency support, comfort and emotional warmth to those who have been affected.
As a Red Cross volunteer:
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