Stories of family and ancestors who lived and worked in Cohoes (textile and garment workers, butchers and barbers), Waterford (canalers), Whitehall (farmers and canalers), Port Henry (iron miners and Civil War soldiers), Champlain (canalers and farmers) and other towns along the Champlain Canal in New York State with some diversions to the places they emigrated from....Quebec (landless farmers, shoemakers, sailors, soldiers), Acadia (more farmers), and even Cornwall, England (tin miners).
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Crue du Richelieu et du lac Champlain: le niveau baisse pour remonter
Surrounded by members Dave Turcotte and Stephen Billet, Minister Robert Dutil has confirmed on Thursday that the region was declared a disaster area.
Since Thursday, April 28, all municipalities along the Richelieu River and Missisquoi Bay were decreed disaster areas.
Thursday, April 28, the Minister of Public Security, Robert Dutil, came to visit a few municipalities along to observe the situation.Earlier in the day, he signed a ministerial decree declaring all the municipalities along the affected areas.The same decree also applies to municipalities in the Eastern Townships.
In the Haut-Richelieu, it covers Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix, Lacolle.Sainte-Anne-de-Sabrevois, Henryville, Noyan, Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville and Venise-en-Québec.
A public meeting held Tuesday, May 3, at 19:30, at the Theatre des Deux Rives, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.Staff from the Department of Public Safety will be on hand to explain the disaster assistance program.