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.
â€śThis year was the year with the second highest demand for housing aid. However, the housing shortage crisis is over,â€ť said the associationâ€™s spokesperson Normand Couture, explaining that vacancy rate of rental housing had surpassed 4 per cent. â€śThis means everyone could have access to housing. But this isnâ€™t the case.â€ť
It seems the City of Sherbrooke wonâ€™t 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.
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After wrapping up the textile industry, Townships businessman Blair McIntosh is taking on a charged challenge and heâ€™s 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.
McIntoshâ€™s success has relied to his adaptability, hard work and, like a good game of chess, making the right moves at the right time.