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An internet co-operative in Saint-Anicet?

An internet co-operative in Saint-Anicet?

The municipal Town Hall in Saint-Anicet was packed on the evening of April 5 as over one hundred citizens had come to learn about a project to create an internet service co-operative offering fibre optic connections at a reasonable price throughout the municipality. At the invitation of municipal councillor Jean Roblain, a representative from the […]

An ‘Electrifying’ Roof in Hemmingford

Not content to simply make do with Hydro Quebec, a Hemmingford resident now sells electricity generated from solar panels installed on his roof to the public utility. “All young people able to go to high school can learn to install solar panels,” says Glenn Hodgins. “It’s so easy; you don’t need an engineer’s degree.” In […]

Young entrepreneurs invited to Saint-Anicet

Young entrepreneurs invited to Saint-Anicet

Following the initiative of the Saint-Anicet Citizens’ Committee, the first meeting of the working group for the development of processing and the sale of local products took place at the Municipal Town Hall on February 18. The goal of this meetings was to create an opportunity for local producers to share their expertise while building […]

Property taxes up 5.5% in Saint-Anicet

Property taxes up 5.5% in Saint-Anicet

Taxpayers in Saint-Anicet will be facing another increase in their property taxes this year. The decision will be approved at the upcoming municipal council meeting in February. When the 2017 budget was tabled on December 19, it was obvious the document was not supported unanimously by all members of the Saint-Anicet municipal council. In similar […]

Councillor in Saint-Anicet and advisor in Africa

Councillor in Saint-Anicet and advisor in Africa

“I am fortunate to be involved in international development in Africa and this year, specifically in Ouagadougou and Zabré in Burkina Faso,” says Alain Fournier, who also serves as a municipal councillor in Saint-Anicet.  He is scheduled to depart on January 13, and over the next few months the councillor will shuttle between this French […]

La Guerre River No Longer Navigable

La Guerre River No Longer Navigable

Around 60 trees are obstructing the flow of water in the La Guerre River over a 14-kilometre stretch, from the former La Guerre village to the Plank Road. The situation now requires the pumping of two to three times more water in Lac Saint-François. It is important to note that section 28 of the Haut-Saint-Laurent […]

Citizens Committee Born in Saint-Anicet

Citizens Committee Born in Saint-Anicet

It was the dream of a community, a desire to be better informed and to take responsibility as citizens, which brought at least twenty people together last September 24 with the goal of founding the Citizens’ Committee of the Municipality of Saint-Anicet. During the meeting, those present were keen to define a mandate for the […]

Community Nights start off the year at Franklin Elementary

Community Nights start off the year at Franklin Elementary

The Haut-Saint-Laurent Community Nights are continuing their mission to support citizens with the first of four events happening throughout the year. Franklin Elementary will be opening their doors to visitors in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The school is located at 1410 route 202 in Franklin. The date is Wednesday, October 4th.  Doors open at […]

Saint-Anicet Under Investigation

Saint-Anicet Under Investigation

  The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy (MAMROT) are investigating the municipality of Saint-Anicet. “The municipality of Saint-Anicet is under investigation,“ confirmed Daniel Joseph Chapdelaine, of the Office of the Commissioner for Complaints for the MAMROT. “Complaints received regarding the municipality of Saint-Anicet were deemed admissible, and the investigation is ongoing. The complaints, […]

Old age is not a shipwreck in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Old age is not a shipwreck in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

If old age is a shipwreck, as Chateaubriand famously once said, the elderly are far from wrecks. At least not in the Haut-Saint-Laurent, where for over twenty years, the Communic-Action project has been serving senior citizens starting to lose their autonomy while still living at home to ensure they continue to lead a full life. […]

Saint-Anicet’s Best Kept Secret

Saint-Anicet’s Best Kept Secret

Visitors who venture onto Quesnel Road in Saint-Anicet will no doubt marvel at the jewel of a business owned and operated by Roger Quenneville and Liliane Beaupré – and for good reason. On the north side of the quiet road, a swath of pastel coloured spots smile in the hot August sun. Thousand of dahlias […]

Huntingdon Rally

Huntingdon Rally

For a second year, Melissa’s Sunshine Camp has organized a fundraiser in the form of a Rally. This event will take place Saturday, September 17th at 9:00am. The start/finish point will be at their office at 24 York St. in Huntingdon.  There is a change from last year in that it will not be by […]

Saint-Anicet Municipal Employees Fed Up

Saint-Anicet Municipal Employees Fed Up

The parking lot outside of the Town Hall in Saint-Anicet was packed as of 7 pm on July 4. It was next to impossible for citizens who had come to attend the regular municipal council meeting as municipal employees had blocked the street at the entrance to the Town Hall. In manoeuvring between the many […]

2016 Rural Youth Gala of the Haut-Saint-Laurent

2016 Rural Youth Gala of the Haut-Saint-Laurent

  We concluded the school year recognizing youth between the ages of 6 to 24 and their involvement in the Haut-Saint-Laurent at this year’s Rural Youth Gala 2016.  The event took place on Thursday, May 19th, with more than 200 people attending the Barberivain Cultural Center in Saint Barbe.  With the theme of royalty, 49 […]

As Enthusiastic as Ever at Ciel

As Enthusiastic as Ever at Ciel

  At least forty nature lovers literally took over a sugar shack located on the Quesnel Sideroad in Saint-Anicet on June 12 for the Annual General Meeting of the Centre d’intendance écologique Latreille. The CIEL is a non-profit organization, which aims to conserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainability for future generations by acquiring land. “This […]

News briefs out of Saint-Anicet

News briefs out of Saint-Anicet

Several interesting topics were discussed during the most recent regular meeting of the municipal council in Saint-Anicet on June 6. For the month of May, the total accounts payable by the municipality totalled $575,072.71, which includes a bill for $202,887 covering services provided by the Sûreté du Québec for a period of six months. The […]

News Briefs Out of Saint-Anicet

News Briefs Out of Saint-Anicet

Several subjects were discussed during the most recent municipal council meeting in Saint-Anicet on May 2. The real cost of employees salaries. The Mayor suggested the total cost of salaries for the month of April totaled $117, 909.74. A resolution was subsequently proposed asking that there be more information on the agenda concerning this subject, […]

News Briefs Out of Dundee

News Briefs Out of Dundee

The most recent Dundee municipal council meeting yielded a number of news briefs. Accountant Jean-Luc Crête presented the financial statements for the municipality for 2015, which demonstrated a surplus of around $66,000. A representative from the Little Green Library in Huntingdon requested that the elected officials of the municipality revise the way in which Dundee […]

Quebec Solidaire Consults with Farmers

Quebec Solidaire Consults with Farmers

At least thirty farmers and members of the Huntingdon riding association of Quebec Solidaire recently participated in two public consultations aimed at helping the separatist party in adopting a policy that reflects the concerns of those involved in agriculture in Quebec. Dubbed “Citizens Circles,” the two meetings, which were held two weeks apart in late […]

Call for Candidates!

Call for Candidates!

The organizing committee for the Rural Youth Gala is pleased to announce the 7th annual Gala, which will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. The event will be held at the Centre culturel Barberivain (Sainte-Barbe Church), 6:00 pm on the evening of the 19th. The Rural Youth Gala will be highlighting the involvement of […]