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Sign up for Sutton Food Bank’s Christmas baskets before November 29

 

Residents of Sutton and Abercorn who need food assistance during the holiday season can sign up for a CAB Sutton Christmas basket. The deadline to register is Sunday, November 29 by calling 450 538-1919. Christmas baskets will be distributed Saturday December 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.

REMINDER: The collection for the CAB Annual Food Drive this year will only be in cash and not in food, due to the pandemic. Thank you for helping CAB Sutton meet growing needs by donating by check or online on their website at: www.cabsutton.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Fast charging stations for electric vehicles at the IGA in Sutton

Good news! Today, Earth Day Canada is kicking off the EcoCharge program, which will have 100 fast-charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the parking lots of 50 IGA supermarkets across Quebec and New Brunswick. The municipality of Sutton is one of the lucky ones who will host the first two EcoCharge stations by fall 2021.

By giving electric car drivers the opportunity to charge their vehicles in only 20 minutes while shopping, Earth Day Canada is aiming to create a buzz and speed up the transition to electric vehicles in Canada. Sobeys and IGA, its Quebec-based subsidiary, will be the first partners to install the EcoCharge charging stations.

In addition, on the 22nd of every month, the proceeds from the charging stations during that day will be donated to a local organization in each of the 50 municipalities where they have been installed.

This program was made possible through the support of Natural Resources Canada, the participating IGA grocers, Fonds Éco IGA and Earth Day Canada.

To read the EcoCharge program’s press release, click here.

 

 

Recycle plastic bags and wraps … but not just any old way!

Before you put your publisac flyers or plastic wraps in the recycling bin, here’s what you need to do first:

  • Take out the publisac flyers from the plastic bag;
  • Place all your plastic bags and wraps in one transparent plastic bag;
  • Put this bag in your recycling bin.

Note that plastic wraps include grocery bags, dry cleaning covers as well as all plastic packaging around food, household products, etc.

Thank you for your collaboration!

 

Source (in French only): https://region-brome-missisquoi.ca/publisacs-et-pellicules-de-plastique-au-recyclage/

A Press Release from the MRC Brome-Missisquoi on the visit of properties

COMMUNIQUE ON THE VISIT OF PROPERTIES

According to the Act respecting Municipal Taxation, regulating the updating of the assessment roll, a visit of all properties situated in the Town of Sutton is mandatory at least once every nine (9) years.

We wish to inform you that the inventory of buildings, carried out by the assessment department of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi, begin November 24, 2020 will be accomplish by an appraisal technician.

We thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

A Press Release from the MRC Brome-Missisquoi

LET’S STOP COVID-19 SO WE CAN CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
AN EXTRA EFFORT TO GET OUT OF THE RED

Cowansville,« What a relief it would be to no longer be in the red zone for the holiday season”. This is the wish that the MRC prefect, Patrick Melchior expressed to the Brome-Missisquoi population during a press briefing today. The prefect, together with Dr Alain Poirier, director at la Santé publique de l’Estrie, along with representatives of the English and French school boards and along with several mayors, urged the population to increase their efforts in the next few weeks to flatten this new spike of positive Covid-19 results.

Health network put to the test, screening and following instructions
“For the Brome-Missisquoi region, the situation is not alarming; however we have noticed, in the last few weeks, an increase in the number of cases and two outbreaks, including one at the BMP Hospital in Cowansville. If you have symptoms, consult the symptom self-assessment tool on Quebec.ca to know if you should go to a testing center”, added Doctor Alain Poirier, who also noted that people are less compliant with this last instruction.

 

Nbr of cases on
Oct. 18

Nbr of cases on
Nov. 18

Increase

Bromont

48

69

21 – 44%

Cowansville

33

68

35 – 106%

Farnham

58

93

35 – 60%

Lac-Brome

21

29

8 – 38%

Total MRC B-M

247

383

136 – 55%

 

Let’s flatten the curve to celebrate the holidays together
The following mayors: Sylvie Beauregard (Cowansville), Louis Villeneuve ( Bromont) and Richard Burcombe (Lac-Brome) encouraged their citizens to continue to respect the sanitary measures in place: including social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent handwashing. Despite people’s weariness, these measures are how we might see the light at the end of the tunnel in time for Christmas.

Let’s help young people and parents stay on course for their educational success
Éric Racine, general manager at the C.S.S. Val-des-Cerfs and Michael Murray, president of the C.S. Eastern Townships, appealed to and encouraged students to maintain their motivation in school and asked parents to continue to encourage their children in their academic learning.

A call to businesses to maintain a safe work environment
Sylvie Beauregard, the president of the CLD de Brome-Missisquoi, also asked businesses to continue to be diligent in insuring safe working environments. “Up to now, it’s been going well in our work environments, we all must continue to apply the sanitary measures to maintain our jobs and safeguard our regional economy”, added Ms. Beauregard.

Source
Robert Desmarais,
General manager MRC and CLD de Brome-Missisquoi
450 266-4900 #228
[email protected]

The town hall clock works again

The Sutton municipal clock has finally returned to its home in the tower of the town hall! Broken for several years, it was entrusted last June to a clockmaker in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu who restored its mechanism. The clock, with its east and south faces, has a long history entwined with Sutton’s community spirit.

A tribute to Sutton’s war dead

The clock was donated to the Town in 1949 by the Junior Girls Institute, which later became the Women’s Institute. Established in 1923, this charitable association of young girls gave its devoted members the mission “to improve oneself, to improve one’s home and to improve one’s community”. Their first major community project, started in 1927, was to raise money to buy a clock in memory of Sutton’s soldiers killed in action in World War I. An initial deposit of $25 was made immediately but, even with the contribution of donors such as the Society for Detecting Horse Thieves, it took more than twenty years to raise the total cost of $1,817.64. Installed in 1949, Sutton’s clock serves as a reminder of the sacrifice of its soldiers who were victims of World War I, World War II and other conflicts whose names are listed on the commemorative panels attached to the Town Hall.

A local clock

Made by Suttonnais Fred D. Day, nicknamed “Hap Day,” originally the clock had to be wound manually via a mechanism in one of the town hall offices. In the early 2000s, however, its mechanism was changed to an electronic one, thus simplifying its control. After a long period of inactivity, the refurbishment of its mechanism means that the Town Hall clock once again accompanies our community throughout the day and stands as a visual reminder of the power of community action.

 

Sutton First Responders needs you!

Contest – I buy Brome-Missisquoi

Link for the contest – in French only

The Brome Lake and Sutton Fire Departments are concerned about the increase in the number of lost hikers

 

As the temperature rises these days, we are concerned about the increase in the number of rescues of lost hikers in the area.

So far this year, no less than 28 interventions have been carried out. This is a staggering increase of 200% over last year’s statistics.

Each outing requires a large deployment of firefighters, police officers and first responders. In some cases, the team of drone pilots from the Bromont Fire Department is also called upon to support the search efforts like they were last Sunday.

In many of these rescues, hikers had been negligent; some of them were not in possession of adequate clothing and survival equipment.

“We ask hikers to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to ensure that they can be located at all times,” said Marc-Antoine Fortier, Captain of Prevention and Logistics for both Brome Lake and Sutton Fire Departments. “We also ask them to stay on the hiking trails.”

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to consult the Sûreté du Québec website for relevant information on how to prepare their excursions.

For any question, please contact:

Marc-Antoine Fortier

Captain : 450 538-2448 : 450 538-2152

Call for applications for Sutton’s Urban Planning and sustainable development advisory committee (CCUDD)

VOLUNTEER CITIZEN MEMBERS AT CCUDD

Recognized for providing an enviable living environment for its citizens as well as the many vacationers who stay there, thanks to orientations articulated around the principles of sustainable development and landscape protection, the Town of Sutton calls to all of its interested citizens to fill one (1) vacancy on its Urban Planning Committee and Sustainable Development (CCUDD).

Members are appointed by Council resolution. The duration of the volunteer mandate of each citizen-member is two (2) years, with the possibility of being renewed.

THE CCUDD

The CCUDD is composed of 7 members: 2 councillors and 5 citizens. It is called upon to study and make recommendations to the Town Council on site planning and architectural integration programs (PIIA), minor derogations to urban planning by-laws, conditional uses, specific construction, alteration or occupancy proposal for an immovable (PPCMOI), comprehensive development plans (PAE) and any other requests related to land use planning. The CCUDD usually meets once a month in the evening.

THE APPLICATIONS

Citizens interested in applying must reside in Sutton and send a letter of motivation, in which they outline their interests, relevant experiences, skills, expertise or training in urban planning, architecture, construction, property development, landscape architecture, design, engineering, environmental science, economic and social development, heritage or agriculture that can sustain the deliberations of the committee.

Those interested are invited to submit their application before October 16, 2020, 4:30 PM at the following:

France Brazeau

Secretary to Urbanism and Land-Use Planning : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

Or by mail at:

Town of Sutton
a/s Mrs France Brazeau
11, rue Principale Sud
Sutton (Québec)
J0E 2K0

For any additional information, please contact the Urban Planning Advisor at the following:

Valérie Beauchamp

Urban Planning Advisor : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930