Archive - Sep 8, 2011 - News Article
After limiting their outdoor water use during three hot summer months, Lennoxvilleâs residents can once again let the hoses run, but not too much.
Tuesday, the City of Sherbrooke announced the water ban that it put into effect on June 17 had been lifted after a portion of the borough was connected to the J.-M.-Jeanson facility.
The restrictions were originally called for when it was discovered that one of the boroughs wells was not performing âat top speed.â
Good music, good company and a lot of celebrating will be going on in Bury this Saturday for an annual gospel festival that came dangerously close to a tragic end.
Started by Darcy Eryou and friend MichĂšle ThĂ©riault, this should be the fifth year for the good time celebration but the event hit a snag a little over a year ago when Eryou was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The father of two grown children who was always in good health and often asked by others where he got âall his energyâ from, was blindsided by the diagnosis.
As the first week of the new school year wraps up, one mom is increasingly frustrated that transportation policies and problems are making her childrenâs commute to school difficult.
College Street resident Katherine Gagnonâs two sons, ages 5 and 6, are enrolled at Lennoxville Elementary School but only one of them is allowed to take the bus.
According to Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) transportation policy, which follows the provincial ânormsâ, Gagnonâs younger kindergartner is eligible to ride the bus.
Plans are growing as fast as the corn for the first annual CoĂ¶s County Corn Maze and Harvest Festival, set for September 17 through to October 23 at the former CoĂ¶s County Farm in Stewartstown.
David and Jenny Santamaria of Colebrook introduced the event earlier this spring, hoping to draw the area together around farming and inject new life into the North Countryâs farming history and continued capability with agritourism.
Employees of Boralex, the company that owns and is planning to lower the Huntingville dam, withstood a barrage of questions and concerned comments from citizens at an information session last night, during which they made it clear that the company will consider any inexpensive option that allows them to relinquish future responsibility over the structure.
âIf the population wishes to go into another direction [...] itâs still very possible,â said Boralex representative Denis Aubut.
By Evan LePage
After 40 days of striking, Sherbrookeâs blue-collar workers return to the job today.
It took 73 negotiation sessions, but a seven-year collective agreement was agreed upon by both parties this week, putting an end to the extended conflict that brought some of the cityâs services, like garbage pick-up and park maintenance, to a relative stand-still.
Conrad Black is suing his former business partner David Radler, the chief prosecution witness who testified against him at his 2007 fraud trial.âšThe Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday that the former media baron filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, alleging Radler hurt the value of Black's stake in Horizon Publications Inc., a U.S.-based chain of small newspapers.âšThe suit claims Radler illegally added shareholders and debt to Horizon, which the suit refers to as the "Cain-like betrayal of Lord Black," according to the report.