North Dundas Council welcomed its newest member last night.
Theresa Bergeron was sworn in as councillor during the Regular Meeting of North Dundas Council.
Mayor Tony Fraser extended a warm welcome on behalf of his fellow members of council.
Theresa was selected to fill the vacant seat on council, following the resignation of Tyler Hoy. She was the candidate with the most votes, after those elected, during the 2018 Municipal Elections.
Theresa was born and raised in Cornwall. She obtained a BA in life sciences from Queen’s and an MSc in nutrition from the University of Guelph.
She moved to South Mountain in 1983 where she still raises Angora goats. In 1992 she developed mohair socks from their fleeces and trademarked them under Thermohair.
From its small beginnings, the business has expanded and the socks are now sold across Canada, into the United States and Japan. For the last three years, she is one of 12 on the committee writing the Canadian Goat Code of Practice. This will be the reference manual for the Canadian dairy, meat and fibre goat industry, outlining the required and recommended practices.
In her spare time, she tends to her gardens and permaculture orchard, always sharing the extra bounty with friends and neighbours.