Lo­cal may­ors opt to pro­mote healthy liv­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

TheMem­phrem­a­gog MRC’s coun­cil of may­ors re­cently rat­i­fied its ad­he­sion to the charter of healthy liv­ing habits. “The elected of­fi­cials of the MRC be­lieve they have a com­mon re­spon­si­bil­ity to im­prove the qual­ity of life of the youth on the ter­ri­tory and their fam­i­lies,” com­mented Jac­ques De­mers, the pre­fect of the MRC. “In var­i­ous fields of com­pe­tence, the MRC has al­ready be­come in­volved with healthy liv­ing habits. For ex­am­ple, it has made ef­forts to make the pop­u­la­tion aware about the buy­ing and con­sum­ing of lo­cal prod­ucts and about healthy waste man­age­ment. On the tourist side, the MRC has promoted sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, bi­cy­cle trails and hik­ing paths. So it is nat­u­ral to pro­mote the charter of healthy liv­ing habits to its cit­i­zens.”

With the adop­tion of the charter, the MRC com­mits to fa­vor de­ci­sions that, as much as pos­si­ble, will keep in mind healthy eat­ing and an ac­tive life­style. It will sup­port and make known al­ready ex­ist­ing ac­tions in the re­gion and around the prov­ince that will help the pop­u­la­tion adopt bet­ter habits.

“Be­sides con­tribut­ing to the health of all, healthy life­style habits im­prove the at­trac­tion of the re­gion. Ev­ery­one ben­e­fits from a re­gion that of­fers a healthy and ac­tive life­style,” added Mr. De­mers.

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