TCE hates new Pot­ton project

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Tourisme Can­tons-del’Est (TCE) de­plores the new project in Pot­ton Town­ship to mod­ify zon­age reg­u­la­tions in or­der to hold a mo­tor­ized sport­ing com­pe­ti­tion on its ter­ri­tory. TCE, whose man­date is to pro­mote tourism in the re­gion, has been high­light­ing ‘na­ture’, the beauty of the land­scape, agro­tourism and open air ac­tiv­i­ties to at­tract vis­i­tors for the last twenty years. In 2012 alone, the East­ern Town­ships wel­comed al­most nine mil­lion vis­i­tors.

The pres­ence of mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cles in the area be­side the Mon­tagnes Vertes na­ture re­serve is a con­tra­dic­tion of the ‘Art of Clean liv­ing’ in the re­gion. “This type of event that has mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cles com­pet­ing right be­side a pro­tected, nat­u­ral area goes against the de­vel­op­ment ori­en­ta­tions of Tourisme Can­tonsde- l’Est,” com­mented Alain Laroche, the gen­eral di­rec­tor of ATR.

The de­vel­op­ment plan of the TCE fo­cuses on the beauty of na­ture and the charm of pic­turesque vil­lages; agro-tourism and gourmet tourism; dis­cov­ery tourism; meet­ings, con­ven­tions and sport­ing events.

Tourisme Can­tons-del’Est hopes that the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil of Pot­ton Town­ship will keep in mind the re­gional ori­en­ta­tions to­wards en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble tourism.

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