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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

St-Anicet Farmers Disappointed with Tax Rate

St-Anicet Farmers Disappointed with Tax Rate

At least 20 farmers, accompanied by local and regional representatives from the UPA, attended the regular municipal council meeting on Monday evening in Saint-Anicet. On the table was the adoption of the proposed property tax rate. When the budget was presented in December, Mayor Alain Castagner suggested the council could adopt differentiated tax rates, such […]

Why are there two Golden Age Clubs in Saint-Anicet?

Why are there two Golden Age Clubs in Saint-Anicet?

From left to right, front: Lisette Ross, President., Ida Loiselle, Treasure., Yolande Locas, Secretary.  Back: André Picard, Vice President, Léo Martel, Director, Nicole Martel, Director In the 1960s, there was a great rivalry between the citizens of Saint-Anicet and those living in Cazaville. The two hockey clubs clashed on the outdoor rink and no one […]

Saint-Anicet News Briefs

Saint-Anicet News Briefs

Saint-Anicet News Briefs On January 11, 2016, the municipal council authorized the payment of invoices dated from December in the amount of $554,779, including salaries for a sum of $50,542. Councillor André Picard was appointed as interim mayor for the months of January, February and March 2016. The municipality signed a 5-year contract with the […]

Significant Hike in Saint-Anicet Municipal Taxes

Significant Hike in Saint-Anicet Municipal Taxes

Taxpayers in Saint-Anicet will see a substantial increase in their taxes this year. During the December 14 council meeting on the 2016 budget, Mayor Alain Castagner reported a municipal income of $4,474,054 and $4,979,931 in operating expenditures. The deficit is, therefore, $505,877. “It’s a bad year ahead,” suggested the mayor, who in order to balance the budget […]

Saint Anicet News Briefs

Complaint to the Human Rights Commission Following a complaint filed by a municipal employee with the Human Rights Commission, members of the municipal council decided on November 2, 2015 to hire the Charles Caza law firm to represent the municipality. The grounds for the complaint are currently being kept confidential. Policy for the hiring of […]