Slaughterhouse for Shawville


The provincial government announced over $700,000 of funding in support of an abattoir opening in Shawville, at a press conference on Feb. 26. From left: Pontiac MNA André Fortin and Alain Lauzon, the man who rallied hard for the project to come to fruition, speak of the impact the abattoir will have on the area.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
CLARENDON Feb. 26, 2018
A Quyon farmer has finally been able to share an excellent success story in the Pontiac, by preparing for the opening of a facility that has been sought after for quite some time.
At a press conference at Willow Hollow Farms in Clarendon, it was announced that an abattoir will be opening in Shawville this fall, providing 10 new jobs in the area and hoping to produce meat for a niche sector of consumers in the Gatineau and Ottawa regions.
“Construction should open in the middle of April, but it all depends on the weather, [so it may be] May,” said Alain Lauzon, a Quyon sheep farmer and the driving force behind the project.


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