Over the course of the next two weeks, the Val-Saint-François regional county municipality (MRC) will be holding a series of public consultations in preparation for the creation of a welcome policy for newcomers and immigrants to the region. “The MRC does not currently have such a policy,” said Rouka Idrissa Abdoulaye, the mobilization and development agent for immigration in the Val-Saint-François MRC and organizer of the upcoming consultation sessions in the communities of Valcourt, Richmond and Windsor. Abdoulaye explained that a welcome policy is all about creating a region that is inviting to others and which encourages those who move to the area to stick around and become a part of the community. See full story in the Thursday, Feb. 14 edition of The Record.
By Gorden Lambie