Works on Réal Road

Please note that because of a problem that has occured with the embankment on Réal Road, between Bernier and Harold Road, the Town of Sutton must undertake urgent repair work on the end of the culvert.

The traffic will be alternating.

The challenge of the former Filtex factory site

The former Filtex factory is part of our history and occupies a significant site in the very heart of the town. The increasingly dilapidated property was purchased by the Town late in 2017 with the intention of demolishing the structure and bringing new life to this area. In 2018 our insurance company advised us that the building presented an important security risk and should be demolished as soon as possible. This recommendation required the Town to act more quickly than planned and work was started straight away. The Town has undertaken all steps necessary, using specialist help, to prepare for a controlled demolition of the building. The demolition must respect issues of safety, environmental contamination and the salvage of materials wherever possible. The cost of this controlled demolition is estimated at $450,000 and will be funded by a borrowing by-law.

Once demolition is completed the Town will move to on-site sampling; this is needed to establish what contamination may be present. It is also an obligation imposed by the Ministère de l’environnement because the Filtex is listed as a former industrial site. Opportunities for future development will vary relative to what contamination, if any, is found.

Towards the end of November, a further part of the roof fell in due to the recent heavy snow fall. In addition, part of the eastern exterior walls, in the section between Pine and Depot, also collapsed. The Town quickly reviewed the site once more and established that certain sections at the end of rue Dépôt were precarious, posed a danger to our citizens and threatened a Hydro-Québec pole that links a large part of the downtown. In consequence, a partial demolition of the unstable sections took place early in December. Following the recommendations of structural engineers, a barricade has also been erected. This barrier must be respected and all entry on the site is prohibited to ensure public safety.

The site of the former Filtex factory represents significant financial and practical challenges in the short term. We believe however that it also represents a massive opportunity to create something that will benefit our entire community. Your council is fully committed to an open dialogue with the community as soon as the limitations of the site (particularly as regards contamination) are known; consultations will follow in a timely manner. Meanwhile, Héritage Sutton is completing research on the site and will prepare a full historical report including oral histories from former employees. The historical context of the site will serve to feed all our thoughts on the future of the site.

The council undertakes to inform the community regarding all significant developments and looks forward to a fruitful dialogue with you all in this important development for our Town.

Michel Lafrance, Mayor

The collection of organic material starts on January 10 and 11, 2019!

The collection of organic material will begin on Thursday, January 10, 2019 for zone 3 (rural zone) and on Friday, January 11, 2019 for zones 1 and 2 (village zone, mountain zone). To determine which zone you are in, consult the attached map and the list of civic addresses according to your zone.

Friday Collection

For more information, you can also access the page “My brown bin” by clicking on the button for this purpose at the bottom of the home page of the website of the Town of Sutton or by accessing the tab “Services to Citizens” under “Public Works” “My brown bin”.

The detailed schedule for the collection of organic material as well as other residual waste collections (recycling and waste) will be reflected in our municipal calendar which will be distributed around mid-December.



The Sutton Museum of Communications and History received a “Coup d’Coeur” award

To learn more about the subject, consult the press release by clicking here.

Important information regarding the former Filtex site

The recent heavy snowfall has resulted in a further partial collapse of the roof plus part of the exterior wall of the former Filtex site. The result is debris in the area next to the building in the section between Depot and Pine streets.

The safety of all is our priority. An inspection of the site was made on Friday following notification of the event. We are told that there is no immediate danger however the security perimeter around the building has been extended and must be respected.  We ask our citizens to cooperate in this way.   

The Town will monitor the situation closely. The process to ensure the safe demolition of the building at the earliest possible moment continues.

Operation Red Nose

A Holiday Classic: Operation Red Nose Cowansville hits the road starting November 30, 2018. For more information read the press release (in French only) or visit the Facebook page (in French only).

Deposit of small batteries for recycling

Town of Sutton is pleased to offer the recycling service for your used batteries.  You can deposit these batteries into a recycling bin for this purpose at the reception of the Town Hall.  This service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Maintenance work by the MTQ on Route 139 between Sutton and West Brome

Due to the early arrival of winter conditions last week, maintenance work on Route 139 between Sutton and West Brome was halted; this work is under the control of the Ministry of Transportation. The Town of Sutton has been in frequent contact with the Ministry regarding its plans for the work in progress. The Ministry assured us that the resumption of work on this section will be a priority for spring 2019. They also assured us that, as an interim measure, they intend to apply a thin layer of paving along the entire length of the site as soon as weather conditions permit.

Therefore, if the weather is favorable on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday November 25, work teams should be busy applying a layer of paving to ensure the safety of road users this winter. The Town will stay in regular contact with Ministry officials throughout the winter to ensure that Route 139 is safe for our community and for visitors.



Information meeting on November 26, 2018 – communication policy and action plan for the Town of Sutton

The Town of Sutton is proud to present its first communication policy and action plan.

Communication policy (draft)

Communicaton action plan – 2019-2021 (draft)

Citizens can give their feedback and ask questions in two ways:

  • At an information meeting on Monday 26 November at 7 p.m. in the council room at the Town Hall
  • Via e-mail to [email protected] no later than November 27, 2018.

Launch of the baby gym

Come in large numbers to enjoy the baby gym!

The activity will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm from December 1st to December 22nd at the Sutton School gymnasium.

This activity is for children 0 to 5 years old accompanied by their parents or grandparents. The baby gym is an opportunity to play indoors in a safe space for children in the winter season. An animator will be on site to offer motor skill courses and games for children to develop their overall psychomotricity and their spatio-temporal skill. Free play for the children and their parents is also promoted.

For more information contact :
Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
[email protected]