Coaticook MRC supports its farmers
The Coaticook MRC held its monthly meeting on April 20th. The council gave its support to the UPA Estrie in their efforts to get the Quebec government to put aside the Florent Gagné report, “Pour une industrie acericole forte et competitive”, leaving the issue to those who work in the Quebec maple syrup industry to improve the system, the Agence de vente et la reserve strategique de sirop d’erable.
The Coaticook MRC will hire two students, for the summer, to talk to citizens about proper waste management. They will be all over the territory on collection days and will also visit businesses to help them manage their waste.
The systematic emptying of septic systems begins this summer and one student has been hired to manage this. She will send letters to homeowners, coordonate the contract holder, and make sure that the covers are unearthed in time for the cleaning. In 2016, the septic tanks in Ste-Edwidge, Waterville, Coaticook and St. Malo will be emptied.
The council awarded $3,500 to the Carrefour jeunesse emploi for the Place aux jeunes en region program. Finally, the projects selected for the Coaticook Region Tillotson Funds were adopted by the Coaticook MRC which acts as an administrator of the funds.
Village of North Hatley is looking for volunteers to help with various tasks (traffic control, food runners, etc.) during the annual Mother's Day HalfMarathon to be held this coming May 8th, from 6:30 am to 12 noon, in River Park. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event is asked to contact Natasha Prince at 819 842-2754 or at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 29th. For more information, go to the marathon website at www.courirenestrie.com or contact Patrick Mahony by e-mail at email@example.com.
North Hatley Mother's Day Half-Marathon is a fundraiser for local organizations that hold recreational activities for youth and help children in the region. The event is for runners of all levels and offers four races: 1km for children, 5km, 10km and 21.1km. North Hatley mayor, Michael Page, will be one of the runners this year. The run will be followed by a brunch (fee extra) prepared by the Café Massawippi and its distinguished chef, Dominic Tremblay.