Front Desk & Management
A Giant Step
A local entrepreneur who has always worn his optimism for Chapleau on his sleeves has done it once more. From grocery operator to motel and restaurant owner, no matter what business Roger Perreault undertook it was always a mark of progress and commitment to his community.
Now, thanks to Mr. Perreault's vision for the future, Chapleau has taken a giant step into it with the successful installation of a huge wind generator on the hill behind of Aux Trois Moulins complex.
"The process in getting all the permits and work plans for such a venture required a lot of cooperation among municipal, provincial and federal levels," explained Mr. Perreault. "One of the first steps was when the municipality under the leadership of Mayor Earle Freeborn approved a rezoning application to allow the project to proceed," he said. "I would certainly like to thank Mayor Freeborn for his role in bringing this project to Chapleau".
The windmill project received funding assistance from the province, through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund's Small Business Internal Energy Generation Program. "I find great satisfaction and pride in collaborating with local entrepreneurs to bring about progress and further economic activity for our community," stated Mayor Freeborn. "It is innovative projects and new ideas like this one that will provide a bright and sustainable future for Chapleau".