Archive - Oct 2011
A pond in Lennoxville that was on the chopping block for over a year has been saved by the City of Sherbrooke.
The cost: approximately $55,000 in tax dollars.
The pond, commonly known as Duck Pond by locals, was at risk of being turned into a housing development as reported in The Record in early August of 2010.
As the pond, which is situated on College Street across from the Oxford apartments, is not a natural body of water the minister of sustainable development, the environment and parks was not willing to protect the site and authorized its destruction.
Anyone whose stopped into the Lennoxville McDonaldâs has likely been welcomed with a beaming smile by one particular employee long before theyâve hit the counter and few people know they are being greeted by the best of the best.
Craig Philbrick has become as iconic as the institution he works for, and thatâs from the lips of his boss, franchisee Mario Iannuzzi.
âCraig brings sunshine into everyoneâs day. Even on a rainy day heâs beaming. He has become an inspiration and institution in himself. People come by just to see him and say hi,â said Iannuzzi.
The cityâs controversial zoning regulation change seems to have backfired.
The SociĂ©tĂ© ImmobiliĂšre du QuĂ©bec (SIQ) has cancelled its call to tenders, launched this past summer, to find a new building in Sherbrooke to house Revenu Quebec. The change of plans is seemingly a direct response by the organization to a new zoning regulation quickly enacted by the Sherbrooke city council as a means of ensuring that the new building would be within the downtown core.
The end may be in sight for the labour conflict at Orfordâs Manoir des Sables hotel, as the two parties involved reached an agreement in principle last weekend.
The steelworkers union representing the strikers and the hotel representatives were able to reach the agreement during negotiations Saturday night, the eve of a big picket day planned by the locked-out workers.
âWe increased the pressure over the last few weeks. It proved fruitful,â said union representative Guy Gaudette in a statement released on Sunday, confirming that the agreement had been reached.
Both the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke and its union of support staff SEESUS have been quiet about their labour conflict since they agreed on a new negotiating strategy last week. But while both parties agreed to stay tight lipped and let their representatives talk it out, a student organization has loudly voiced their support for the striking staff members.
A representative of the general association of students of the faculty and arts and sciences (AGEFLESH) at UdeS was on hand at the picket line last week to express their organizationâs support for SEESUS.
See the story Tuesday In The Record
A revitalization plan is a vision for a community that provides a path to an improved quality of life for all community members. Depending on the needs and aspirations of the members, the revitalization plan may focus on the physical elements of the community (roads, buildings), on the economy and jobs, on environmental and cultural heritage, or some combination of these things. The revitalization planning process involves dialogue between community members and leaders, visioning, and plan-making.
The Foyer Wales Home annual financial campaign launch was off to a great start last Friday as dignitaries and the administration gathered to announce the campaign opening and boast a little bit about the golf tournament held just a week earlier when over $60,000 was tallied at the end of a very successful event.
Read the story Tuesday in The Record
It may seem like just days ago that Sherbrooke and Bishopâs opened the season for this yearâs RSEQ football league, but itâs been just over a month since the two teams met back on September 4, and a lot has changed since that 25-23 victory by the Vert & Or.
The crosstown rivals will meet again Saturday night in the annual Mayorâs Cup Game held at U de S.
The two teams have taken slightly different paths through the season thus far; the Vert & Or sitting comfortably in second place in the league with a 4-1 record, whereas as the Gaiters are next to last with their 2-3 record.
The following are actual -mail messages I received this week from fellow Dallas Cowboys fans following their epic collapse to the Detroit Lions this past weekend:
âAs a die-hard Cowboy fan, Iâve never been more ashamed of my team than this past Sundayâs fiasco/debacle/disaster!!! Itâs almost enough to turn off for the season and wait for either i) them to trade Romo immediately or ii) next season.â
If there is any truth to that old saying, âyou are what you eat,â then I know a few Cheezies out there (Hi Dad!). For athletes in any sport, the importance of proper nutrition has never been more critical to gain an edge over the competition. Gone are the days when football or hockey players will order the biggest steak on menu for the pregame meal. Nowadays many athletes are extending their careers through healthy eating habits.