Archive - Sep 1, 2011
The Sherbrooke association of tenants held a simultaneous protest and press conference on Wednesday during which they proposed the socialization of rental housing as a solution for what they called the on-going financial difficulties faced by renters in Quebec.
âThis year was the year with the second highest demand for housing aid. However, the housing shortage crisis is over,â said the associationâs spokesperson Normand Couture, explaining that vacancy rate of rental housing had surpassed 4 per cent. âThis means everyone could have access to housing. But this isnât the case.â
It seems the City of Sherbrooke wonât have to dig very deep into its pockets to deal with damage from tropical storm Irene.
Despite the flooding of the Saint-FranĂ§ois River over night on Sunday, and resulting flooding of buildings including the public works garage on rue des Grandes-Fourches, the storm damage was not even extensive enough to warrant an official tabulation of associated expenses, according to municipal public relations representative Guylaine HĂ©bert.
Please see Friday's Record for the complete story.
After wrapping up the textile industry, Townships businessman Blair McIntosh is taking on a charged challenge and heâs ready to give the industrial vehicle industry a boost.
Late last May, McIntosh purchased Bromptonville based Motrec, a company that designs and manufactures low speed industrial electric vehicles, designed to transport baggage, equipment, material and people.
McIntoshâs success has relied to his adaptability, hard work and, like a good game of chess, making the right moves at the right time.
For many runners itâs hard enough to get the old bones (young buns?) moving for 10 kilometres in perfect conditions, let alone having to cope with allergies, which can make breathing difficult and turn a routine run into a torturous test of will.
(1921-2011). On August 26th, Isabell passed away peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 90.
(1960-2011). Lorne Harold Matheson passed away suddenly August 20, 2011 at his Calgary home.
(1923-2011). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the CHUS Fleurimont on August 28, 2011 at the age of 87.
Passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Saturday August 27, 2011, in his 86th year.
October 27, 1928 - August 26, 2011. Herb passed away in White River Junction, Vermont, on Friday August 26, 2011.