Archive - Sep 12, 2011
Sherbrooke Police are looking for two suspects who attempted to invade the home of an elderly couple twice in two weeks.
Police say the suspects appeared at the couples King Street residence in Sherbrooke around 7:30 p.m. on August 5, 2011.
Dressed in a raincoat and orange helmet, the first suspect claimed to work for the environment. The second suspect, wearing a black toque that had been rolled down to make a hood, held a roll of duck tape in his hands.
The suspects fled the scene in a royal blue coloured 2002-2005 â€śvanâ€ť driven by a third suspect.
Richmond County fair - the last of six in the Eastern Townships each summer - has the enviable record of being the only one of the series to enjoy sunny, warm weather all weekend long. Attendance records will reflect this good fortune when final numbers are tallied this week. Every county fair except this one suffered at least one day of torrential rains, high winds and power blackouts causing organizers across the Townships the worry that these financial setbacks would affect the smooth operation and planning of next yearâ€™s event.
This Saturday, The Recordâ€™s own Friday Country Connection columnist Jessie Aulis is on a mission, to turn as many empty bottles and aluminium cans into funds that will give discarded pets a new lease on life.
Aulis is one of many Townshippers who are following the one year old Pet Connection progress through service manager Jen Youngâ€™s updates on social networking website Facebook.
Through the website, Young has been sharing the tales of each animal that comes to the pet placement service, many of which have been abandoned or mistreated.
The newly rebuilt palliative care unit at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), complete with a brand new balcony and eight additional rooms, was unveiled Monday to a large crowd of excited hospital staff and administration.
Some well-known business executives top the list of governors for the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke in 2013, a list which was revealed at an event at city hall on Monday morning.
Pierre Boivin, former Montreal Canadiens president and current CEO of Claridge Inc., Andrew T. Molson, president of the Molson Coors board of directors, and Normand Legault, president of the SociĂ©tĂ© du Parc Jean-Drapeau, are only a few of the notable members who will be sitting on the 40-member governors council for the games.
At the Brome Lake regular monthly council meeting on Sept. 6 held in Foster, Gerry Moar, owner of Marina Knowlton, appealed to TBL council to reconsider its decision to adopt a new parking bylaw which, he says, will eliminate fifty per cent of customer parking near the marina.
Moar asked that the whole issue of restricting parking on Lansdowne, Warren and Benoit streets be delayed and discussed further, before the adoption of any new bylaw.
At the Brome Lake regular council meeting on Sept. 6, council announced that it will hand over the decision on what to do with the dock at 8 Colibris to a judge. The 73-metre (240 feet) dock is located in a sensitive wetland area, on the northwest side of Brome Lake, off Bondville Road.
At a public consultation meeting held in Foster on Sept. 6, some 30 concerned residents wanted to know more about the condo sign that appeared on a lot at 391 Lakeside Rd., off Fisherâ€™s Point, in Foster. The owner of the property, GaĂ©tan GĂ©linas, of Concept G. Inc., recently requested an amendment for a town permit to construct â€ś4 dwellings and another 2 units.â€ť
Artist, teacher, mother, grandmother, sister and great friend. Ann (Muffy) Malcolm (Tippet) born September 29, 1935 in Montreal, died peacefully on August 31, 2011 at La Maison Aube-LumiĂ¨re in Sherbrooke, QuĂ©bec.
It was with great sadness that, on August 7, 2011, at the age of 84 years.