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 […]

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 Evening of Hilarious Improv

An Evening of Hilarious Improv

In celebration of the twelfth edition of International Women’s Day, the March 8 Committee for the Haut-Saint-Laurent invited the National Improvisation League (NIL) to perform on March 16 at CVR. The main theme was: women. But what is improvisation? It is an art mastered by some actors to spontaneously perform short productions on subjects drawn […]

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 […]

April is Autism Month!

April is Autism Month!

April is the month of Autism. It helps educate and inform the public about Autism Spectrum Disorder. As an organization working with these people, Melissa’s Sunshine Camp wishes to inform you that as a citizen, you can participate in the “Light It Up Blue” movement.) Huntingdon Mill Across from Leblanc Patate will be lit up […]

Habitat for Humanity Home a Dream Come True

Habitat for Humanity Home a Dream Come True

July can’t come fast enough for Ormstown’s newest resident, whose serendipitous connection with the municipality long predated her being selected as the first of two new homeowners with the New Frontiers School Board’s Our House Project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Quebec. Stacey Cater and her 9-year-old son Chase were introduced to their new […]

An Increasingly Popular Tax Clinic

An Increasingly Popular Tax Clinic

If there is one service gaining in popularity at the Huntingdon Association for Social Rights (ADDS), it would have to be the annual Tax Clinic. From 450 tax returns completed in 2015, the non-profit organization located on Chateauguay Street saw this number rise to 550 last year and is targeting 600 returns this year. For […]

The Door is Always Open at ADDS Huntingdon

The Door is Always Open at ADDS Huntingdon

Without a drumroll or trumpets, the Huntingdon Association for the Defense of Social Rights (ADDS) will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year, which translates to over a third of a century defending the rights and interests of the less fortunate while seeking to educate, inform and help all those who have walked through their doors. […]

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 […]

Mayors in Favour of Vocational Training in the Region

Mayors in Favour of Vocational Training in the Region

The 13 mayors of the Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC’s Council of Mayors gave their unequivocal support to the continuation of two vocational training programs currently operating through the Vallée-des-Tisserands School Board. Since 2015, the Francophone school board has offered a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in Agricultural Mechanics in Saint-Jean-Chrysostome as well as a DEP in Production […]

Mayors Challenged to Take on Spotty Internet Coverage

Mayors Challenged to Take on Spotty Internet Coverage

The spotty Internet coverage in certain sectors of the Haut-Saint-Laurent sparked an interesting debate on Wednesday during the regular monthly meeting of the Council of Mayors at the MRC. The 12 mayors present were called upon to decide whether to award a contract to one of three firms which submitted a bid to work with […]

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