Masset to look for sister city in Japan

  • May. 1, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Masset council voted Monday night (April 30) to investigate options to establish a sister city with Japan, mayor Andrew Merilees says. “The time is right” Mr. Merilees said. “The tsunami in Japan last year and the debris that has started to wash up on our shores has illustrated the closeness of our countries and our communities. It would formalize a relationship that already exists and shares many similarities.”Masset council has asked staff to contact the Japanese consulate to see if there is any interest for a small coastal community in northern Japan to exchange the honour of becoming sister cities with the Village of Masset.