Archive - Oct 3, 2011
A Canadian born scientist and former Sherbrooke resident has won the prestigious Nobel Prize but unfortunately he will never know of his illustrious achievement and the initial controversy it triggered.
Monday morning, the Nobel Foundation announced Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was among three researchers to be awarded the 2011 prize in medicine or physiology for uncovering key secrets of how the bodyâs immune system works.
A Compton woman drowned last weekend while helping her husband escape from their vehicle after it ran into a pond in North Hatley.
Fifty one year-old Line Michaud was driving home from a party in Bromont with her husband at around 11:20 p.m. Saturday night when he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove the truck into a pond along side North Hatley road near the Manoir Hovey. According to Memphremagog police captain Yves Denis, the man admitted to falling asleep and no brake marks were present on the road.
The message was âviolence changes childhoodâ at a press conference Monday morning where the youth protection Estrie division (DPJ) revealed a slight increase in reported cases of various forms of child abuse in 2010-2011.
A total of 2,572 cases were treated by the regional DPJ this past year, an increase of 4.3 per cent from the preceding year according to the organizationâs 8th annual report.
Of those treated cases, 21.3 per cent involved actual physical abuse or risks of serious physical abuse, second only to neglect in the forms of abuse encountered by the DPJ over the last year.
Once again Brome-Missisquoi has plenty in store for fall vacationers and for those who wish to relax or explore the area, be it for a few hours or a full weekend.
For instance, for five weekends till mid-October, Mount Sutton invites enthusiasts of outdoor activities to come enjoy the fall colours. According to communications agent Mireille Simard, approximately 35,000 visitors come to the mountain every fall, a number that includes locals as well as âleafersâ from Montreal, the United States, and even Ontario.
The full story Tuesday in The Record
Jeffrey Mine president Bernard Coulombe said Monday he and Montreal businessman Banjit Chadha have fulfilled financing conditions to make them eligible for a $58 million government loan guarantee and are confident work on a mine expansion can begin soon.
âWe met the chief condition of raising $25 million,â said Coulombe in a telephone interview from his office. âIt was the principle condition needed by the government to get the loan guarantee. The government officials are being cautious, but I think the financing will come through.â
Read the story Tuesday in The Record
An 84-year-old man who was assaulted at his home in Farnham on Sept. 21 has died.
Joe Gobeille died last Thursday, though it is not certain at this time whether the manâs death is the result of injuries sustained during the assault. The exact cause of death will be confirmed when an autopsy report is released in the near future.
It was reported on Sept. 23 in The Record that a 48-year-old suspect, now known to be Christian Bertrand, was arrested by SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec officers in relation to the assault.
After welcoming 300 visitors and raising $8,883 through donations, draws and food sales, the Sutton Junction Community Hall Management Committee is hailing their fundraising BBQ bash a success.
Held at the community hall on September 18, the event aimed to showcase the work that has been completed on the 119-year-old community hall since 2002 and make a dent in the restoration projectâs $50,000 goal over the next three years.
The provincial governmentâs work relations commission issued an interim order on Sept. 30 in the Manoir des Sables case in which they ordered the hotelâs administration to cease using any working employees to do the jobs usually undertaken by the employees on strike.
The interim order, which came as a result of a grievance filed by the steelworkers union on behalf of the employees, came into effect on the 30th and will apply until the commission is able to render a decision regarding a permanent order in the case.
Passed away suddenly at the C.S.S.S. Memphremagog on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the age of 84.
WARD, Norman Wendell Thomas, fondly known by friends and family as âDintyâ, a nickname given him by his late father, Wendell, died peacefully in bed at the Grace Christian Home in Lennoxville, Quebec.