May 22nd, 2013
Tuesdayâs city council meeting featured the review of a committee report by the Commission Sherbrookoise des activitĂ©s municipales (CSAM) regarding Hydro-Sherbrooke. The goal of the committee was to evaluate the operation of Hydro-Sherbrooke, and maximize the benefits for the community. According to David Price, Lennoxville Borough President, and committee member, no stone was left unturned. Price said all avenues were explored concerning the evolution of the needs of Sherbrooke following the fusion, as well as new renewable energy sources and technology that should be considered.
Another armed bank robbery has occurred in the region as a daring heist took place Tuesday afternoon on Main Street in Ayerâs Cliff and police are still searching for the perpetrator.
At around 1:30, the suspect arrived on foot at the local CIBC branch and went directly behind the counter to the cash drawer, displaying a knife. After helping himself to an undetermined amount of cash, he left the scene and got into a car, fleeing down Browns Hill Rd.
The suspect is a French-speaking white male, about 20 years old, of medium height and build.
The Lennoxville young community is hard at work. Meet SĂ©bastien Corriveau and Geoff Meugens, two young men dedicated to the Poutine Press, a not-for-profit group that releases editions relating to everything under the sun.
âWe write what we feel we need to write,â postulates Corriveau sitting at the Tierra del Fuego kitchen table littered with bits of newspaper articles, cut-out magazines, glue and pens. âWe are currently working on a Survival guide for the summer for the spring edition. Weâre going with Home Is Where the Fire Is Not,â,he says chortling.
The provincial rowing regatta will take place on Saturday, June 8 at the Parc de la plage municipale du secteur de Deauville and on Lac Magog. This is a test event for the Canada Games, giving various services the opportunity to put their planning into action.
The public is invited to attend this event that will bring together 50 athletes, some of whom may participate in the Canada Summer GamesâSherbrooke 2013. Impulsion 2013 athletes Ămilie Paquette and Gabriel Veilleux will be participating. Admission is free.
As part of an evening at the Welcome Centre in Cowansville that also featured the Annual General Meeting of the Users Committee, representatives of the CSSS La Pommeraie paid homage to an exceptional volunteer, Larry Goyette.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Michel Lafrance, Director General, Bruno Petrucci, and usersâ committee chair, Pauline Mercier, took turns praising Goyette, a 53-year community volunteer, and recipient of the Governor Generalâs Award.
Vacation season is quickly approaching. Many have already taken out the camping equipment to enjoy the unusually dry April/May weather, undoubtedly spending the cool nights huddled around a warm fire. Now is the time to take a look at the long range forecast and see what the weather has in store as Townshippers plan their summer activities.
On Monday afternoon around 1:30, the SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec were called to assist firefighters at a house fire on de la Falaise St. in St-Armand. Despite respondersâ best efforts, the fire consumed the entire building leaving it a total loss.
Meanwhile, cannabis plants were discovered in the basement. The SQ investigators conducted a search at the end of the day and seized 270 plants and equipment related to the production of cannabis. 400 contraband cigarettes were also seized at the scene.
Until May 25, the âEcole du Baluchonâ in Mansonville will be holding its Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser in Potton. Deposit sites have been established throughout the community for the convenience of all who wish to donate cans or bottles to benefit the school.
Two drivers escaped serious injury after a head on collision on route 108 near Cookshire early Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred around noon close to the intersection with Harvey Rd when the driver of an east-bound pick-up made a left turn to enter the parking lot of a restaurant. He apparently did not see the SUV heading towards him in the opposite direction.
The SUV was unable to avoid colliding with the truck and subsequently rolled over several times. Both drivers escaped with only minor injuries.
A pair of Stanstead College hockey players has moved up in the final North American Central Scouting list for the 2013 Juneâs National Hockey List draft. The NHLâs final list prior to next monthâs draft was released last week and both Alexandre Coulombe and Nicolas Beaudin improved their positioning from the previous midterm rankings during the winter. The teammates are in their senior year at Stanstead College and recently completed their scholastic careers in impressive fashion.