The Patro in Fort-Coulonge / Mansfield has purchased a tractor and a snow groomer to service its cross-country ski trails during the winter. The director of the Patro, Frère Marc Frappier, believes that the new machine will save a lot of time for the volunteers who carry out this working on the trails.
The total cost of the snow groomer will cost Patro $ 31,900. Tuesday, the MP Pontiac William Amos announced that $ 19,100 will go towards assisting the Patro financially in purchasing of equipment. Amos says that it’s also a way to support the development of winter tourism in the Pontiac region:
Patro offers ten kilometers of hiking trails and cross-country skiing for those who enjoy winter activities.