Archive - Sep 13, 2011 - News Article
A superior court judge denied an injunction requested by the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke against the striking union of support staff (SEESUS) which would have prevented union workers from entering campus buildings or circulating on campus beyond their pre-determined strike area.
The judgeâs reasoning reflected the fact that, to be able to issue an interim order like the one requested by the university in court Monday morning, the plaintiff needs to demonstrate the urgency of taking immediate action to rectify a certain situation.
The full story in The Record Wednesday
The Memphremagog library on Merry street in Magog will officially close itâs doors on Oct. 12, in preparation for its official move to a new location on Saint-David street.
Those who use the library will have to go at least a full month without any access to the libraryâs catalogue as staff work to transport all of the documents and books and resort them in the new location.
A large crowd of local residents took the time Tuesday to watch as the former Asbestos town hall bit the dust. The wrecking crew started work at 8 a.m. and took most of the day to tear down the skeleton of the five storey building girder by girder. âI think itâs a bad idea to take down such an historic building,â said retired town inspector Lionel Duchesneau. âItâs sad to see it go, but we donât have the money to keep it,â said former mayor Jean Philippe Bachand. The 45-year-old structure was abandoned last year after maintanance costs became too high for the town.
The Sutton Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, starting September 17 and continuing until October 8. Over four weekends, the festival will present 29 jazz performances and 20 of them are free events!
Stanley Lake, artistic director, and Simon Esterez, co-director, have created an exciting lineup for this yearâs festival.
The new office of the Sherbrooke ombudsman was officially opened on Tuesday, with mayor Bernard SĂ©vigny and the ombudsmanâs secretary general MichĂšle Emond were there to speak about how this service will serve the cityâs residents.
âIâm very proud of the implementation of this new body,â SĂ©vigny said in a statement. âEvery citizen now has the assurance that they will be heard and have their rights protected.â
On September 2, 1980, a heartbroken Terry Fox announced to the world he was cancelling his cross-country fundraising mission for cancer research.
The end of Foxâs mission marked the beginning for other groups and communities, like Lennoxville, that have taken up the cause and have continued running ever since.
Terry Foxâs 3,339 mile Marathon of Hope raised an estimated $1.7 million over 143 days to help find a cure for all cancers. A week after it was cancelled, a national telethon added $10.5 million to his efforts.