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A message from the Mayor – Challenges and opportunities

Published on March 26, 2019

The Filtex site, the John Sleeth Community Centre and the Sutton Museum are part of the fabric of our community. Due to their age and condition, each of the three presents its own challenges but together they also present a real opportunity for the future of Sutton – an opportunity for us to work together to build a future of which we can all be proud. In consequence, your Council is looking at different methods of public participation. Methods that will engage the entire community in a genuine dialogue concerning the future of these buildings and sites.

As regards the demolition of the former Filtex factory, the call for tender was issued February 20, 2019. Small amounts of material containing asbestos were known to be in the buildings, e.g., acoustic tiles, and this was detailed in the tender document. However, some potential bidders asked for more information regarding the parts of sections 2, 3 and 4 that collapsed and then, as a matter of security, were demolished late in 2018. Specifically, information regarding what precautions, if any, needed to be taken in the treatment and disposal of this material, versus the rest of the material. In order to ensure a level playing field for all bidders, and the greatest control over cost, the decision was made to cancel the original call for tenders and replace it with a revised version which will be published as soon as possible.

Public security remains my primary concern. I want to remind citizens that entry into the entire site remains prohibited. I also want to assure citizens that, even though the presence of asbestos is judged to be minimal, all appropriate precautions will be taken on the site before and during its demolition as well as consideration of the best possible moment to undertake the work.

Lastly, I am happy to report that after further discussions with La Mutuelle des Municipalités du Québec (MMQ), we can now make public the rapport d’expertise produced, at the request of the MMQ, by the company PYROTECH BEI regarding the state of the structures. The document (in French) may be consulted here or at the Town Hall during usual business hours.

Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton

Closing the outdoor rink and the ice ring

Published on March 22, 2019

With the springtime coming and the mild weather forecast, we need to close the outdoor rink and the ice ring for the season.

Thanks for your understanding.

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
450 538-2290
[email protected]

Recyclable materials

Published on March 15, 2019

Glass bottles filled with hazardous liquids were found in the recyclable bins for the past collections in surrounding towns, which represent a significant health and safety risk for citizens and employees manipulating the recyclable materials.

The Public Works Department would like to remind you that:

  • Recyclable materials must be emptied, when applicable and rinsed properly if they are soiled.
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) has to stay in its original container and be brought to the municipal Ecocentre or the MRC Ecocentre of Sutton.

HHW can also be brought to the Régie intermunicipale de gestion des matières résiduelles de Brome-Missisquoi.

Thank you for your collaboration! It makes all the difference!

For more information about the collection of domestic waste and recyclable materials: follow this link.

For more information about ecocentres: follow this link.

More modern ways to stay informed

Published on March 14, 2019

Starting 1 April 2019 the Town’s public notices will no longer be published in local newspapers. This new approach is better suited to modern day realities, provides more flexibility and saves money. To help with this change we will continue to publish redirections to the Town web site up until July 1, 2019.

We encourage our citizens to sign up for the Town’s newsletter at to keep up to date with all news items including public notices. You will receive an e mail once a week which resumes all new information published on the web site of the Town including links to the web site as needed.

The Town of Sutton offers several ways for its citizens to stay informed and keep up to date with the municipality:

  • public notices are posted on the official notice boards situated in the village and in Glen Sutton;
  • the Town web site is full of information and new items appear every week;
  • the municipal bulletin is published three times a year;
  • a Facebook page, and a YouTube channel where you can watch recordings of the Council meetings;
  • the weekly newsletter.


Reminder: Bin collection (organic material, recyclable materials and domestic waste)

Published on March 8, 2019

The Public Works Department wishes to remind you of the following information:
To ensure that your bin is collected:
• Place your bin with its wheels facing the house
• Position the bin on the roadside before 7 a.m. on the day of the pickup
• Make sure it is easily accessible and at least two feet away from any other object

Brown bins
It is very important that you put only accepted organic materials in your brown bin: This means NO plastic bags (whether regular, biodegradable, or compostable), NO recyclables and NO household waste are allowed.

For a list of what to put in your brown bin as well as the 2019 calendar for pickup, visit the Town’s Website by clicking on the following link.

High speed internet – register!

Published on March 1, 2019

The deployment of optical fibre over the territory of the MRC has begun and the firm charged with this work, IHR Telecom, plans connecting homes to the network for Internet, telephone and television services.

Although the Sutton connection will be done starting in 2020, citizens who wish to receive these services can still sign up now so that the IHR firm may complete its action plan for its connecting services to consumers.

The registration form to fill out for citizens interested in a high speed internet connection can be found on the IHR website at the following link: It is therefore an invitation to all citizens of Sutton.

Press Release following the cultural clinic

Published on February 27, 2019

For Immediate Release

 Community Consultation: Sutton hosts a Cultural Clinic

Sutton, February 26, 2019 Sutton is one of five Quebec towns selected by Les Arts et la Ville (a network of French-speaking cities and towns in Canada committed to cultural development) and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy to participate in a Cultural Clinic in 2019. This consultation, held today at Sutton’s Town Hall, was attended by a diverse set of community stakeholders: local elected officials, community members and representatives of the social and community, economic, and cultural sectors, as well as education, tourism, land use planning, environment, and health. Forty people came together for a workshop and discussion based on the sustainable approach to development promoted by Agenda 21 for Culture, with the goal of working on a new Cultural Action Plan to support and involve all sectors.

The discussions identified major issues facing Sutton, including an aging population, retention of young people, gentrification and its impact on housing costs, cultural governance, volunteer burnout, town planning and the need for a community gathering place at a time when some municipal infrastructures are reaching the end of their useful service life. Overall, there is a need for more bridge-building to ensure a more unified community, one where all sectors and organizations work better together.

Participants identified possible actions to help generate a new vision of local and regional development based on the specific nature of Sutton and the aspirations of its citizens. This will help the town and its departments work more effectively with the community. The consultation also opened up perspectives on the many ways culture can play a key role in the well-being of the Sutton community.

What is a Cultural Clinic based on Agenda 21 for Culture?

Today, culture is recognized as a transversal driver of development and community well-being. Culture helps create environments that are more inclusive, distinctive and attractive, and it is a strategic component of local development. This means that every area of the community can benefit from cultural action, particularly when collaboration becomes the focus. This is the idea behind the Cultural Clinic. Agenda 21 is a strategy to support sustainable development and it emphasizes culture as the fourth pillar, alongside the economy, environment and social sectors.

Initiated by Les Arts et la Ville, the Cultural Clinic brings together various actors from the community in a transversal, participatory and horizontal process (equals among equals). The purpose of the clinic is to develop a common vision among community stakeholders and to propose a common action plan for sustainable community development.

The clinic allowed participants to familiarize themselves with Agenda 21 for Culture and Culture 21 as strategies for devising actions and reference tools for integrating culture in every area of society, with a view to achieving sustainable local development. The clinic also gave participants a chance to talk to each other, share their achievements and reflect on and propose possible actions for the future. Through group participation, the workshop was able to identify local and regional barriers to change and build bridges among the participants in an effort to decompartmentalize municipal action for future actions and projects.

This is not Sutton’s first collaboration with Les Arts et la Ville. Last June, the municipality received the network’s 2018 Culture and Development Award for its project On the Trail of the Pioneers, which focused on cemetery conservation and enhancement.

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For more information:

Claudine Filion-Dufresne, Cultural Development Officer
[email protected] or 450-538-2290


Snow removal of roofs

Published on February 27, 2019

A reminder from the Régie du bâtiment concerning the snow removal of roofs. To read on the subject, click here.

Soccer, baseball and summer activities Registrations 2019

Published on February 25, 2019

Registration periods for sports and summer activities are approaching. Here is the important information to remember:


  • Thursday, February 28 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Council Room at the Sutton Town Hall;
  • Saturday, March 16th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Glen Sutton Room at the Sutton Town Hall.

DAY CAMP REGISTRATION (unlimited places until May 29th):

  • Monday, April 15, from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Council Room at the Sutton Town Hall;
  • Monday, April 15 online on Town of Sutton’s website at in the Living Sutton section.


  • Monday, May 13 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Council Room at the Sutton Town Hall;
  • Monday, May 13, online on Town of Sutton’s website at in the Living Sutton section.


  • In person, as of Monday, April 15 at the Sutton Town Hall;
  • Monday, April 15 online on Town of Sutton’s website at in the Living Sutton section.

For more information contact :

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
450 538-2290
[email protected]