Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
At the Brome Lake regular monthly council meeting on Sept. 6 held in Foster, Gerry Moar, owner of Marina Knowlton, appealed to TBL council to reconsider its decision to adopt a new parking bylaw which, he says, will eliminate fifty per cent of customer parking near the marina.
Moar asked that the whole issue of restricting parking on Lansdowne, Warren and Benoit streets be delayed and discussed further, before the adoption of any new bylaw.
At the Brome Lake regular council meeting on Sept. 6, council announced that it will hand over the decision on what to do with the dock at 8 Colibris to a judge. The 73-metre (240 feet) dock is located in a sensitive wetland area, on the northwest side of Brome Lake, off Bondville Road.
At a public consultation meeting held in Foster on Sept. 6, some 30 concerned residents wanted to know more about the condo sign that appeared on a lot at 391 Lakeside Rd., off Fisherâs Point, in Foster. The owner of the property, GaÃ©tan GÃ©linas, of Concept G. Inc., recently requested an amendment for a town permit to construct â4 dwellings and another 2 units.â
The defeat at the hands of the Concordia Stingers this past Saturday was secondary, or perhaps even forgotten, as the Gaiters defensive end Kevin Kwasny was brought to the CHUS to be checked for cerebral hemorrhage.
On Sunday, Kwasny, a 21 year old Bishopâs student from Winnipeg, was in critical condition at the CHUS after having emergency surgery performed due to severe brain damage suffered on a play during Saturdayâs game that, as of Monday, was yet to be identified by the Bishopâs coaching staff.
At least seven infractions of provincial anti-scab laws have taken place in the first 15 days of the general strike of support staff at the University of Sherbrooke, the union of support staff (SEESUS) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are claiming.
A water main burst on Galt Ouest Street early Sunday morning caused water to spill out onto the street and reduced traffic to one lane in each direction around Larocque and St-Louis streets as workers attempted to deal with the problem later in the day.
The incident occurred around 4 a.m. on Sunday when a 16-inch water main ruptured and its contents poured onto Galt Ouest, according to a statement released by the City of Sherbrooke.
The Wales Home, last Thursday, officially opened its newly constructed, lush therapeutic garden and at the same time conducted an open house tour of the newly renovated Alzheimer wing.
Among the some 150-plus invited guests were health care workers, former and present board members, political officials, and representatives from AVIVA Insurance Company, who, from their Community Fund, made the project possible, subsidizing Wales Home with the sum of $97,000 towards the creation of this therapeutic garden .
Tourisme Cantons-de-lâEst released a statement last Friday, Sept. 9, expressing their concern at the announcement that mining companies filed applications requesting permission from the provincial government to explore the Lake Massawippi area.
A truck carrying two containers spun into a ditch on Route 112 near Weedon, northeast of Sherbrooke, Friday, Sept. 9, and its diesel leaked into nearby river RiviÃ¨re aux Canards.
The driver of the truck, which was carrying a cargo of asbestos, swerved to avoid a white-tailed deer at around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning causing it to enter the ditch. The truck and its cargo rolled over during the accident, but the driver was uninjured.
Please see Monday's Record for the complete story.
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