Archive - Sep 7, 2011 - News Article
Hydro-Sherbrooke could save between $400,000 and $500,000 a year if they improve their load-shedding processes, something that would reduce their need to purchase electricity from Hydro-Quebec.
That piece of information was put forward by the cityâs auditor general, Claude Cournoyer, in his annual report for 2010 which was presented during Tuesday nightâs city council meeting.
The same proposed zoning regulations that drew the ire of Sherbrooke city councillors in August once again received flak at Tuesday nightâs council meeting, this time from the newly elected president of the Fleurimont Chamber of Commerce.
âAs a chamber of commerce, we do have to oppose any law too constraining on our businesses,â said president Patrick Hardy. âOn this vein, we are not comfortable with your decision to restrict the construction of office buildings, even if it is only government buildings, in order to limit their location to a specific sector of the city.â
The once modern, opulent town hall that symbolized this townâs prosperity in the 1960s and 70s is set to fall down next Tuesday, according to manager George Andre GagnĂ©.
âWe were supposed to demolish the building floor by floor, but now the contractor believes it can be taken down in one fell swoop,â he told the town council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.
âThe regulations say only that we canât use dynamite or create a lot of dust for the residents.â
Please see Thursday's Record for the complete story.
In less than nine days, Stanstead will become a hub of the English speaking culture and community for the annual Townshipperâs Day celebration but this year vendors and visitors will have a liquid challenge to live up to.
For the 32nd T-Day, Green Team President Jennifer Reinbold wants to give bottled water the boot.
The 32nd annual Townshippersâ Day is shaping up to be one of the best T-Days ever. The day-long celebration of Anglophone culture in the Eastern Townships will take place in Stanstead on Saturday, September 17.
Ever since the town was selected to host T-Day earlier this year, the local organizing committee has been working hard to make the event a memorable one. Typically, the event attracts anywhere between 4,000 and 10,000 visitors, not all of them English-speaking, with the number varying depending on the weather, the attractions being offered, publicity, and other factors.