Let’s recognize our volunteers and celebrate the value of volunteering!

Let’s recognize our volunteers and celebrate the value of volunteering!

For the third year in a row, Vision Bénévolat du Haut-Saint-Laurent calls on the community to recognize the contribution of its volunteers. Honorary President and Volunteer of the Year 2017, Mrs. Mary Shewchuk, officially kicked off the nomination period, seeking individuals who stand out for their dedication. Citizens, associations, organizations, businesses, institutions, schools and municipalities […]

A Legacy of Partnership

A Legacy of Partnership

For more than 27 years now, the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent has been under the direction of Mr. Francois Landreville. His departure thus marks the end of an era of partnership and teamwork. Indeed, under his leadership, the organization’s culture has been truly embedded with these attributes. In the area that concerns us, namely social development, […]

CommuniT Nights + Health Fair

CommuniT Nights + Health Fair

Two Events in One While celebrating Valentine’s Day and providing the usual activities and services, the next CommuniT Night, in partnership with the Montérégie-West Community Network (MWCN), will also host the Healthy Heart Fair at the Chateauguay Valley Regional High School. Save the date: February 13, 5-7 p.m., 1597, Route 138A. All citizen from the […]

Discoveries in Howick

Community Nights in the Haut-Saint-Laurent Discoveries in Howick The next Community Night will take place at l’école primaire Saint-Jean in Howick on October 17th, 2017 from 5-7PM. Twenty organizations have already confirmed their presence, and they will offer information on services available to citizens between the ages of 0-100+ from the Haut-Saint-Laurent territory. In just […]

The Biquettes à Flopine a Big Hit

The Biquettes à Flopine a Big Hit

There was a crowd last Sunday on the Chemin des Prairies (Prairie Road) in Saint-Anicet during the UPA Open House event at the goat farm owned by Sophie Gascon and David Vincent. Proof that the bucolic side of family farms – notably the small farms that Sophie Gascon represents as an administrator with the Haut-Saint-Laurent […]

Melissa’s Sunshine Camp to Host its Third Annual Fundraiser Rally

Melissa’s Sunshine Camp to Host its Third Annual Fundraiser Rally

In the autumn of 2015, local non-profit Melissa’s Sunshine Camp (MSC) hosted its first ever rally, encouraging locals to team up and explore the village of Huntingdon. The fundraiser was such a success that it will soon host its third annual rally on the morning of Saturday, September 30th, kicking off at 24 York Street. […]

Family of seven moving to Habitat for Humanity home in Ormstown

Family of seven moving to Habitat for Humanity home in Ormstown

Kim, Kevin and their five children, Kiara (13), Christian (8), Anthony (7), Clifford (5), and Lillianna (4), like to make t-shirts. It’s a family tradition literally designed to celebrate important milestones, like starting a new school year or the start of summer vacation. Imagine the t-shirts the family are now creating as they all dream […]

Place aux jeunes opening doors to educators in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Place aux jeunes opening doors to educators in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Following the successful pilot project launched last year connecting skilled young professionals in the agricultural, agri-food and agri-tourism sector with producers and potential employers in the Haut-Saint-Laurent, Place aux jeunes in once again looking to innovate with a project designed to attract and retain youth in the education sector. For the first time, Place aux […]

Nine mayors to seek new mandate in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Nine mayors to seek new mandate in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

During the regular meeting of the Council of Mayors for the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent on August 9, all of the mayors present were directly asked: “Do you intend to declare your candidacy for mayor in the municipal elections on November 5?” An affirmative answer was quickly delivered by the Mayor of Sainte-Barbe and MRC Prefect, […]

Self-Service Toys in Six Municipalities of the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Self-Service Toys in Six Municipalities of the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Citizens of Franklin, Howick, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome and Sainte-Barbe will now be able to take advantage of the Activ’Sport project: self-service toy bins available in municipal parks. Containing among other things frisbees, jump ropes as well as different balls, these boxes will be gradually installed during the summer. In order to adapt to the realities […]

Where does the content of our recycling bins go?

Where does the content of our recycling bins go?

We are at the sorting centre in Chateauguay, with Émilie Escafit, the Waste Management Coordinator with the Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC, and three citizens, who are all interested in learning what happens to the contents of our recycling bins. We are greeted by the lovely smile of Josée Bachand, the manager of the Rebuts Solides Canadiens Inc. […]

Fun Summer Reading Club

Fun Summer Reading Club

Once again this year, The Little Green Library is pleased to offer children in the area the opportunity to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, the activities of which will run from July 11 to August 15. The TD Summer Reading Club is a completely bilingual program designed to transmit the pleasure of reading […]

Nine Community Projects to Receive Funding

Nine community projects to receive funding through Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC and the Fonds de Développement des Territoires The Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC is pleased to announce a total of nine community-based organisations will receive funding this year for a diversity of projects through the Fonds de Développement des Territoires (FDT). In all, over $119,365 will be distributed between […]

Former Serviceman Now Candidate for Mayor of Saint-Anicet

Former Serviceman Now Candidate for Mayor of Saint-Anicet

If Giovanni Moretti is elected, Saint-Anicet will be led by a resident who has lived in the municipality for just five years. “I am running for the position of mayor of Saint-Anicet in the municipal elections on November 5th,” said the former serviceman, with enthusiasm. In 2012, following his retirement from the Canadian Army, Gino […]

New Agreement Signed and New Classification for the Droulers Site

New Agreement Signed and New Classification for the Droulers Site

An agreement to ensure the continuation of reconciliation and cultural exchanges with the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, while also preserving, enhancing and disseminating its tangible and intangible cultural heritage was signed on May 30 between the Government of Quebec, the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent. The event, which took place at […]

Billions of blistering blue barnacles!

Billions of blistering blue barnacles!

Four students from the École des Jeunes Riverains in Saint-Anicet took home the gold medal during the Optimist Engineering Competition. Damien, Xavier, Zackary and Tristan defeated their fourth-grade competition from a dozen schools – from Saint-Anicet to Granby and from Beauharnois to Varennes via Île Bizard – by answering a barrage of questions, all having […]

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