Parting of the poles


Following the January dismantling of electric lines that had ran overhead the main drag of Ste. Anne in Ste. Anne de Bellevue for decades, the final vestiges of their existence were erased Thursday, March 17, as Hydro Québec workers arrived to remove the last of the wooden poles.

“At the end of the line, it’s the beginning of rebirth for Ste. Anne’s,” said Mayor Paola Hawa of the final step that saw 800 meters of power lines buried in 2014 following the awarding of a grant from Hydro Québec.

The move follows a major revitalization campaign launched by the town in 2009

“This year, we’ll see a lot of new events being proposed,” said Hawa, “and new ways of doing things for our little village by the water.”

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