Aug. 11, 1993, 25 Years Ago
Japanese tour didn’t break the budget: Shawville was able to give a delegation from Japan the grand tour of the area and it didn’t break the budget.
Mayor Albert Armstrong said entertaining the 12-member delegation from Ono, Japan cost less than $500.
“It’s a song,” he said. “It’s something you can’t buy - you can’t buy friendship like that.”
The delegation was in town for 12 hours and visited three local farms, Pontiac Community Hospital, Pontiac Protestant High School and Stone Consolidated.
New sidewalks to improve look of Chapeau: The sidewalks on Chapeau’s main street are getting a facelift. The existing sidewalks are being dug up and replaced with new ones.
Richard Vaillancourt, secretary-treasurer of Chapeau expects the new sidewalks to be easier to maintain, especially in the winter months as well as improve the appearance of the town.
“They’re not going to attract more people on a day-to-day basis but they’ll help when people do come and see the town has been cleaned up.”
Francis Conroy of Conroy’s Grocery said business hasn't been disrupted too badly at his store.
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