Pichet to go to Fermont

Philippe Pichet, who used to be police chief here, will be going up north to run Fermont while staying on the Montreal payroll. Fermont sounds like a Martian colony: “The town is notable for the huge self-contained structure containing apartments, stores, schools, bars, a hotel, restaurants, a supermarket and swimming pool which shelters a community of smaller apartment buildings and homes on its leeward side. The structure was designed to be a windscreen to the rest of the town. It permits residents (other than mine workers) to never leave the building during the long winter…”