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A word from the mayor

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Dear NDIP Residents,

We observed a moment of silence at the start of the meeting in memory of the worker who recently lost his life at a work site in our area. Council members and I offer his family our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you.

On a happier note, I wish to thank the thousands of people who turned out for the SOUPE Festival on September 10. We had an outstanding day, even though some might say the weather was a little warm for soup. Still, it was a treat to spend time with you after two years of being forced to keep apart. Congratulations to the winners in various categories: to the municipalities of Saint-Polycarpe and Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac for the Toque d’or, a competition between Vaudreuil-Soulanges municipalities, to the Chêne-Bleu secondary school for the Louche d’or award in the agency category, to the IGA Extra Famille Viau for the Louche d’or in the professional category and to the city of Pincourt for the best decorated booth. Your soups were exquisite. I can’t wait to make your recipes, posted on the Festival website! And to all you fans of soup and cultural encounters, look for us in the fall of 2023 for the next edition of this wildly popular event.

Though it might be better not to say it too loud, NDIP is already getting ready for winter! Des Éperviers Park users may have already noticed the work in progress. Paved surfaces are being repaired in preparation for the future refrigerated rink opening soon. We are extremely pleased to offer the many hockey and skating enthusiasts among us a new infrastructure to extend the season of their favourite activities very likely until the end of March break.

A quick word to thank the Centre de rénovation Patrick Morin in Pincourt for donating 500 smoke alarms this week to our combined emergency and fire protection service with the City of Pincourt. This donation will enable our firefighters to continue their prevention and awareness-raising efforts, including the free smoke alarms they hand out to Grade 1 elementary students in our area.

Your mayor,