Archive - Aug 15, 2011
Despite the rainy weather present on Sunday, the closing day of the Festival des Traditions du Monde was another successful one, as event organizers were mostly preoccupied with celebrating another record setting year.
âThe entire event was a great successâ said festival president Malika Bajjaje, a sentiment that was echoed by many members of the Board of Directors âwe succeeded this year in having an even better turnout than last yearâ said board member Claude Pelchat.
The City of Sherbrooke will have to wait until at least October before a Superior Court will hear their appeal regarding the initial ruling allowing blue-collar workers an extended strike.
The deadline for the City to submit their written appeal was determined in Court on Monday. They have until Sept. 6 to file their contestation, following which the union has 30 days to submit a response of their own.
The appeal is regarding the Aug. 2 decision of judge FranÃ§ois TÃ´th to deny the City a reprieve that would have forced the blue-collar workers back on the job for the time being.
Last Saturday, the town of Sutton invited the local populace to a family get together at the municipal park to meet many different community organizations, enjoy face paintings or the pool, play with a giant macot or jump around in an inflatable games park. The town responded and there were hundreds of children and their parents mingling with a large number of senior citizens. The weather was perfect, blue skies, warm but not hot and a superb group of local volunteers to make it interesting for everyone.
It is with great sadness that we annouce the sudden passing of Kingsley on August 10, 2011 at the age of 80.
The Sherbrooke Police Service arrested two men who they believe are responsible for robberies committed in various shops during the night of last Thursday to Friday.
The last robbery took place at Normandin Restaurant in Sherbrooke on King East, where the police were able to single out one half of the duo while he was hiding inside of the restaurant. His alleged accomplice tried to escape in his vehicle outside in the parking lot but the police were quickly able to get a hold of him.
A new mountain biking trail was unveiled at Bromont this past Saturday.
The medium-level trail, dubbed trail 57, is a kilometre long run comprising the mountainâs longest wood bridge, according to a press release.
Bromont sports 15 mountain biking trails spanning 100 km on two different hillsides, as well as a bike park.
In the press release it also states that Ski Bromont is looking into expanding its current set-up of biking trails, including the possibility of creating a beginner-level run.
After a gruelling 10 kilometre swim, Australian Trent Grimsey and Joanie Guillemette-Simard walked away as victors of the fifth annual TraversÃ©e internationale du lac MÃ©gantic last Saturday.
Over 1,000 people reportedly attended the open-water race, which saw the 23-year-old Grimsey exit the lake at the head of the pack, taking just under two hours and 13 minutes to finish the competition.
Two Canadians followed up Grimsey in the male rankings: Quebec native Simon Totin finished second, beating out third place finished Zac Parkes by only six seconds.
Another football season will be beginning soon in RSEQ university league, with the leagueâs six teams beginning their training camps this past weekend.
After a couple of weeks of preparation the season will officially kick off on September 1 with the McGill Redmen taking on the Carabins of the University de Montreal at 7 p.m. at the CEPSUM in Montreal.
This season, teams will play nine regular season games with four of the six teams participating in the semifinals on Saturday November 5 and the Dunsmore Cup taking place on Saturday November 12.
While Quebec premier Jean Charest was in Lennoxville this past weekend in order to attend the congress of the youth wing of the Liberal party, he did not hesitate to use the platform in order to highlight the success of the provinceâs economy during the on-going international financial crisis.
âThis strong nation of Quebec, is a society on a strong economic plan, a society with common sense and audacity,â Charest said. âWhen I go abroad to present Quebec, our accomplishments and our projects raise a lot of interest.â
Sherbrooke police are advising online caution in the wake of two major frauds that took place through websites.
Two females reported to police that they were defrauded of $115,000 after being contacted and asked for money by an individual over Facebook, according to a press release.