Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
Less than ten citizens attended an informational meeting about the City of Sherbrookeâs controversial new zoning regulation Wednesday night, but the few that did attend raised some serious questions about the plan that city representatives seemed to have difficulty trying to answer.
A new research chair at the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke will attempt to identify the causes of type 2 diabetes in the hopes of being able to one day treat the chronic disease very early, or even establish preventative measures against it.
The newly established chair, announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon, will focus on the role of fatty foods in acting as a trigger for the disease.
New staff, an election bid and several other highlights filled the agenda Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) council of commissioners in Magog.
Topping the meeting was the announcement that ETSB Chairman Michael Murray will be running for the position of President of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA).
This Sunday Townshippers of all ages will be lacing up and giving breast cancer a five-kilometre run for its money when Sherbrooke hosts its second CIBC Run for the Cure.
After a successful inaugural event last autumn, run co-director, Diane Morissette and her team are anxious and excited to see people walk, jog and run around Lac des Nations to help create a future without breast cancer.
This summer while Townshippers enjoyed their fun in the sun, they were blissfully unaware that a tall, dark, supernatural serial killer was stalking the woods and leaving a bloody trail of the all too curious.
Itâs strange yes, but is it true? Well not quite.
The killer, woods and group of too curious vacationing friends, form the storyline for the 1980âs slasher film âThe Devilâs Musicâ which was captured on film in Lennoxville and North Hatley in August.
The inconveniences posed by a summer of almost continuous bridge repair and construction are coming to an end for those living in Cowansville and the surrounding area.
SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec officers in Sherbrooke arrested a local man Tuesday on charges of being in possession of child pornography.
âHe had in his possession, on his computer, images of child pornography,â said SQ spokesperson Louis-Philippe Ruel. âThe computer was seized and may lead to further charges after it undergoes a complete analysis.â
The 45-year-old Jean-Philippe Muratori was arrested at his home and appeared in a Sherbrooke court on those charges late Tuesday afternoon.
School may have just started but it seems several students have already worn out their welcome with Lennoxville residents following immature and destructive antics during homecoming last weekend.
Despite the post-secondary schoolsâ extension of the codes of conduct to off-campus students and the presence of Town and Gown, several students seemed out of control, according to a borough councillor, leaving a trail of trash and smashed windows as they toured the borough.
The UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke scored a small victory on Tuesday as a Quebec Superior Court judge granted them an injunction that will limit the presence of the striking support staff on campus.
Antique hunters looking to add to their collection or history buffs eager for a stroll down memory lane will have three days to explore the collections of more than 30 of the provinceâs best antique dealers during Eastmanâs 20th Anniversary Antique Show and Sale.
Held at the villageâs Old Age Club, organizers Yves Duclos and Michel Quintal and event spokesperson Marc AndrĂ© Coallier will welcome visitors accompanied by an accordion player for the events officially opening Friday, September 30, from 7 to 10 p.m.