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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.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

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.

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