A Good Mix

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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

France Bon­sant, Jody Stone, Philippe Du­til,

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He­lene Hamel.

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