He’ll be back!

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

It’sof­fi­cial: Remy Gi­rard was def­i­nitely se­duced by the town of Stanstead. He vis­ited the town, over the week­end, for the film­ing of an episode of

an episode that just might be the best one yet in the pop­u­lar French-lan­guage show’s seven year his­tory!

“It was a big community ef­fort to make it work and to make it work with class!” said a tired but happy Marise Trepanier, the main or­ga­nizer of the event. “I fi­nally slept well last night.”

Al­though lo­cal or­ga­niz­ers had been plan­ning the ad­ven­ture for about eight weeks, the real fun started Fri­day night with the film­ing of boot­leg­ging scenes in front of the old Cus­toms build­ing on the North Derby Road. Michel Comeau, Jean Comeau and Bob Saleese, along with some of their old clas­sic cars, were the stars of those scenes from the past. Even mayor Philippe Du­til had a part play­ing a pri­est for the skit.

On Satur­day, Mr. Gi­rard was ser­e­naded by a choir which in­cluded 97 yearold De­nis Daviau, led by Lise Flan­ders and Miche­line Good­sell. Later, the iconic ac­tor got a tour of the Rock of Ages quarry where a huge gran­ite block was dy­na­mited and where he got to drive the big loader; a lot of fun for some­one who likes big tools and ma­chin­ery. “He had a ‘blast’ there,” joked Marise. Later, Mr. Gi­rard and the show’s host, Dany Tur­cotte, had the hon­our of cut­ting the rib­bon at the of­fi­cial in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Clock Tower at Henry Seth Tay­lor Place.

Sun­day’s fun in­cluded a re-en­act­ment of boot­leg­gers run­ning booze across the Tomi­fo­bia River, com­plete with a fake Cus­toms

Theen­vi­ron­ment al or­ga­ni­za­tion, Mem­phrem­a­gog Con­ser­va­tion Inc. (MCI), recorded sev­eral blue­green al­gae blooms on Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog this sum­mer, in­di­cat­ing an im­por­tant need to continue mon­i­tor­ing the lake closely. From May to Septem­ber, three univer­sity students were hired by MCI to pa­trol the lake daily, look­ing for al­gae blooms and other en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ards. Now that the students have re­turned to school, MCI is hop­ing that shore res­i­dents and recre­ational users of the lake will be on the alert for blooms, sed­i­ment in­puts and ac­tiv­i­ties that could have a neg­a­tive im­pact on the lake’s wa­ter qual­ity.

If a blue-green al­gae bloom is spot­ted on the lake, (a bloom could re­sem­ble spilled green

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