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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Apr. 14, 1993

25 Years Ago

Stanhow barn meeting draws good dairy turnout: About a hundred farmers and young 4-Hers gathered at Stanhow Farms in Bristol on April 12 for a barn meeting put on by the Holstein Breeders Association. The barn meetings are an annual affair that rotates among the Holstein farms in Pontiac.
Bertrand Couture, fieldsman for the Quebec Holstein Breeders Assoc. was on hand to demonstrate the latest technology in electronic registration of cattle.
Founded in 1961, Stanhow Farms is a 285-acre combined dairy and beef operation run by Archie and Irma Stanley and their children Lee, Howie, Connie, Colleen, Cathy and Cheryl.
They are active exhibitors and have won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor awards at many fairs and shows.
Quebec wants to assess Pontiac’s mining potential: “There’s gold in them thar hills,” says Marc Corbeil of the Conseil Régional de Développement de l’Outaouais. The CRDO is trying to set up a regional mining fund to encourage prospecting in Pontiac.
The Ministry of Energy and resources has promised to double any funds collected locally, up to $50,000 and to triple any amount raised after that.
In the southern part of Pontiac, deposits of dolomite, zinc, nickel and uranium will be sought. As far as the TNOs are concerned, nobody really knows what’s there but potential is presumed.

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