North Hatley News
conference was called by the Village of North Hatley yesterday to demand that the government put a stop to the installation of Hydro Quebec ‘smart’ meters. At the last council meeting on April 2nd, the council adopted a resolution calling for a moratorium on their installation. The aim of the resolution is to stop the installation of this equipment which emits microwaves until more studies can be done on their effects on human health. The council is hoping the government will organize BAPE hear- ings on the risks related to electromagnetic pollution. The resolution also states that the forced installation of these meters to the clients of Hydro-quebec without giving them a choice constitutes an attack by the company on freedom of choice.
The council also adopted a resolution to go after an agreement with MAMROT (Municipal affairs ministry) regarding the municipality’s contribution towards the long-awaited water treatment plant. “There have been changes in the plans and the costs of the plant will be significantly higher. We want to have an agreement that
the town will not pay any more than the $2,200,000 that was originally agreed to in 2007,” explained the town’s general director, Leonard Castagner.
Some residents attended the last meeting with questions about the Farmer’s Market. “The market will definitely be moving to River Park,” said the director. The town signed an agreement with the social economy enterprise Ressourcerie des Frontieres. This is a collection service that will pick up large objects such as fridges and stoves for free, to be recycled. “They will go right to your door; people just have to call them,” said Mr. Castagner.
Reappointed and re-elected members of the Administrative Board and Surveillance Board are (l. to r.) Jean Desruisseaux, president; Nathalie Ferland, administrator; Therese Gaulin, secretary; Therese Tobin, president Surveillance Board; Christine Allard, Administrator; Emilie Dion, director stagiaire; Monique Poulin, Administrator; Sylvie Jubinville, Counsellor; Roland Beasse, Counsellor; Robert Gaucher, vice-president; André Gaulin, Secretary. Absent from the photo were Maryse Roy, administrator, and Annie Chauvette, Counsellor. The members were named to their posts at the Annual general Meeting which was held on Wednesday, April 11th, at the Pat Burns Arena.