Archive - 2011 - News Article
Lunchtime diners at Louis Luncheonette restaurants in Sherbrooke yesterday may have noticed a few extra, oddly dressed staff members behind the counter.
Police officers and support staff from the Estrie branch of SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec exchanged their patrol cars for the kitchen as part of the ninth annual lunch to raise money for the Centraide Estrie campaign held Thursday afternoon.
âPolice were on location to help with the service,â said SQ representative Louis-Philippe Ruel.
Small towns, big moons and bilingualism all hold a special place in Jill Barberâs music career, which is why itâs all too appropriate that the Canadian singer-song writer will be visiting the Centennial Theatre in Lennoxville tonight for the third time in three years.
Currently touring her latest album Mischievous Moon, released last April, Barber has already enjoyed her fair share of big city shows, including the Montreal Jazz Festival. Still, she said thereâs just something about the small towns that helps an artist grow.
The anglicization of the Eastern Townships, and the rest of Quebec, is forcing French workers to communicate in their second language according to the Mouvement QuĂ©bec franĂ§ais (MQF).
âThe Anglicization threatens the right of employees to work in French in lâEstrie, which is replaced more and more frequently for English with Montreal businesses,â said the MQFâs president Mario Beaulieu in a statement released on Thursday.
Workers at the Estrie SPA are shocked and angry after a litter of puppies were found stuffed into a plastic container and dumped less than a kilometre away from their facilities Wednesday morning.
An animal health technician discovered the 15 puppies on the edge of a ravine on Hyatt Street, which runs behind the centre, when she was driving by.
Although left without food and water, SPA spokesperson Cathy Bergeron does not believe the puppies were left alone for very long. Employees had passed by the same spot and noticed nothing earlier in the day.
The story Friday in The Record
Serving as a backdrop to the unfolding wind turbine story on the border is a recent story by John Nicol and Dave Seglins of CBC News that documents a decline in property values near wind turbines in southern Ontario.
According to the CBC, âOntarioâs rapid expansion in wind power projects has provoked a backlash from rural residents living near industrial wind turbines who say their property values are plummeting and they are unable to sell their homes.â
The full story in The Record Thursday
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Estrie will now be catering to the academic needs of young children in the region, specifically those who may be at risk of dropping-out of school later in life, through a new mentorship program launched on Wednesday
A delegation of Haitian professionals will be in Sherbrooke all week in order to learn from local experts in the field of geomatics, a field that can ultimately help them in their on-going efforts to rebuild a nation which is still recovering from its catastrophic earthquake in January of 2010.
âThe goal of their trip here is to show them how we use geomatics in a Quebec municipality as a means to manage urban infrastructure, from sewers to road reconstruction,â explained Michael Howard, chief of the cityâs geomatics division. âItâs really to show them how we do it in our own environment.â
A national âsmear campaignâ aimed at making the lifesaving Pap tests accessible to those who donât have family doctors is targeting women in the townships.
During National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, from October 23 to 29, the obstetrician-gynecologists team at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) will join the more than 250 health-care professionals across the country in hosting Pap test clinics for the third National Pap Test Campaign.
At 7 p.m. last night a number of Sherbrooke citizens calmly exited their homes and met the rest of their family members at pre-determined spots in order to prepare themselves in the case of a fire.
At least this is what the Sherbrooke fire department was hoping.
Last night marked the first annual âbig evacuation,â an initiative of the provinceâs public security minister Robert Dutil which encourages families across the province to take the time to practice their fire evacuation plans and test their fire alarms at 7 p.m. on a pre-determined day.
JĂ©rĂŽme HallĂ© bit the bullet and pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in a Sherbrooke court on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old insurance broker and head of the now defunct Groupe HallĂ© Assurances Services Financiers was accused of illegally absorbing insurance premiums of hundreds of clients whom he also gave false insurance policies.
In front of judge Conrad Chapdelaine in Quebec Court on Tuesday, HallĂ© admitted to these crimes.
Approximately one hundred former customers of HallĂ©âs have already filed claims against him, but police are inviting anyone who may be affected to also come forward.