A Good Mix
The Town of Stanstead, along with the Comité d’employabilité de Stanstead hosted its second, annual “4 to 7 Mixer” that brings together the town’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives of about a dozen organizations.
“Creating employment and projects that will attract youth to the area were the most important subjects discussed tonight,” commented Stanstead councillor Jody Stone, one of the organizers of the event. “It’s also important to show everyone that there are people here ready to listen and ready to help,” he added. “Getting people all together to talk is so valuable. We’re laying Mixing it up at yesterday evening’s event in Stanstead were (l. to r.) Bloc MP mayor Councillor Vieille Douane owner
and Stanstead College’s foundations for restoring Stanstead as an important centre,” added Gabriel Safdie, the owner of La Vieille Douane, the restaurant where the event took place.
Mayor Philippe Dutil spoke to the audience, recapping many of the important events that took place in 2010, such as the visit in the spring by the late Pat Burns and Prime Minister Harper, the Kraft Hockeyville contest, the opening of Place Stanstead and the Manoir Stanstead. He also spoke of three main issues that came up at last year’s Mixer: lack of residential land; lack of rooms to rent for visitors; and a lack of apartments, and announced several measures taken by the town to address those issues in 2011. Those measures include a residential
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