Archive - Sep 6, 2011
Warm temperatures and heavy rains this summer have led to multiplying mosquito populations and a resurgence of West Nile virus in the province.
The virus has been identified in mosquito populations since the beginning of August and four human cases of infection, a possible fifth case is currently under investigation, have been confirmed in southwestern Quebec, announced public health authorities.
For most of the year, the 866 residents of the small town of Inverness lead a tranquil life. But come Labour day weekend, and that tranquility is shattered by the 30,000 or so visitors who come for the annual Beef Festival.
For five days, people as far away as Montreal and Quebec city come to the town with only one traffic crossroad, don Stetson-style cowboy hats, leather boots and decorative braided shirts and briefly live out the country and western lifestyle.
The UniversitĂ© de Sherbrookeâs union of support staff (SEESUS) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to describe what they felt was a major turning point in their contract negotiations with the administration: new information that the university was not bound by the provincial governmentâs wage policy (PSG) in determining what to pay their employees.
A 42-year-old man is in stable condition after he was stabbed at the Brome County Fair on Saturday.
The local man got into an altercation at approximately 8 p.m. and received a knife wound in the abdomen, though SuretĂ© du Quebec officers said the wound was not life threatening.
âWeâre talking minor injuries, thankfully for him,â an SQ representative said on Tuesday.
See the full story in The Record Wednesday
Nearly 140 golfers participated this past weekend in the 17th annual Annie Perrault golf tournament, of which all proceeds go towards funding the Eastern Townshipsâ best athletes of today.
The tournament was founded in 1993 to financially support Annie Perrault, the speed skater and Olympic champion who won a gold medal at the Nagano Olympic Games, as well medals in the 500m and 3,000m relay, on top of previously winning a relay gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the CHUS Hotel-Dieu, Sherbrooke, on Friday September 2, 2011, at the age of 84.
1913-2011. Died peacefully on August 31, just shy of her 98th birthday. Born Beatrice Audrey McKeown on October 8, 1913.
52, Middle Cornwall, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia formerly of Lennoxville, Quebec, passed away on August 30, 2011 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.