A look back at the key events of MARS 2022 in our region

RETROSPECTIVE. The Future & Rivers looks back today at the events that marked the region during the month of MARCH 2022.

Farnham students help young Kenyans

Students at Farnham Elementary raised $3,287 through various activities (making lollipops, collecting empty cans, designing Christmas cards, etc.). This sum will make it possible to pay the registration fees for the primary school of a group of young Kenyans.

Armandois call for a temporary tax freeze

Some 289 citizens of Saint-Armand signed a petition asking elected officials to freeze taxation at the level of 2021 on a temporary basis in order to allow an independent third party to assess the financial situation of the Municipality.

The status quo for residents of Villas des Rivières

Pressure exerted on the Office d’habitation Brome-Missisquoi by various stakeholders in the Bedford region is bearing fruit. The organization undertakes to maintain all of the services at Villas des Rivières for a period of one year. The conclusion of an agreement with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS will subsequently allow this residence for seniors to retain its original status.

Brome Missisquoi calls for more patrollers

The MRC of Brome-Missisquoi is asking the Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault, to revise upwards the number of police officers – and more particularly the number of patrol officers – in the next service agreement in order to ensure an increased police presence .

Significant demographic increase in Brome-Missisquoi

The MRC of Brome-Missisquoi has experienced strong population growth over the past five years. Its population has increased from 58,314 inhabitants in 2016 to 64,786 individuals in 2021. An increase of 11%, well above the provincial average of 4.1%.

Boucherie F. Ménard closes its doors

Boucherie F. Ménard, located at the Marché du Village, in Ange-Gardien, will close its doors for the end of the lease on April 30. This commercial establishment, set up by the Ménard family, was in service for nearly 18 years.

Rémi Poirier lands a professional contract

Gatineau Olympiques star goaltender Rémi Poirier has agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars. This new agreement will take effect as of the 2022-2023 season. Poirier was selected 185th in the October 2020 virtual NHL draft.

Nature Energy announces $100 million investment in Farnham

The Danish company Nature Energy lifts the veil on its project to set up a biomethanation plant in Farnham. Its facilities will be able to process residual organic matter from 100 to 200 agricultural producers in the region. Completion of the project, at a cost of $100 million, should lead to the creation of some fifteen direct jobs. Construction of the plant is scheduled for 2023.

The MRC de Rouville criticizes the operation of the MTQ

The MRC de Rouville is calling for major and significant changes in the processing of files and the partnership relationship between the Ministère des Transports du Québec and the players in the municipal sector. Elected officials point in particular to the complexity of the procedures and the delays in processing the files.

A look back at the key events of MARS 2022 in our region – Journal L’Avenir et des Rivières