November 19th, 2013
(February 8, 1927 - November 17, 2013). In loving memory of Vivian Cochrane who passed away peacefully in Magog Hospital at the age of 86 years.
The Christian Vachon Foundation kicked off the fourth edition of the âUne boule de NoĂ«l pour le bonheur dâun enfantâ campaign, aiming to enable that every child in the Memphremagog MRC receives a Christmas gift, regardless of family economic circumstances.
The campaign launch took place at the Memphremagog library, one of the Foundationâs principal partners. Last year, the Christmas campaign helped over 750 children of families in need to receive a Christmas gift.
Sherbrooke Police are seeking the publicâs assistance in locating a young runaway who disappeared October 31.
AmĂ©lie Beaudin left downtown Sherbrooke on that day and has not been heard from since.
She is described as a white female, 17-year old, with long red hair and a pale complexion. She weighs 79 kg (174 lbs) and stands 1.73 m. (5â8â) and was wearing jeans and leather laced boots.
Police are asking anyone who might have information as to her whereabouts is asked to call Officer Claude Monfette of the Sherbrooke Police at (819) 821-5555.
Residents of a Ch. des Ătudiants apartment block in Magog got an especially rude awakening Monday morning from a fire alarm that drove them into the streets shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Firefighters from the Magog Fire Department arrived at the scene shortly after flames broke out in one of the buildingâs apartments. It appears that the occupant was able to control the fire before firefighters arrived to prevent any possibility of spreading.
The Bishopâs Gaiters split a pair of RSEQ basketball games against the Concordia Stingers Saturday afternoon in the annual Shriners Basketball Classic. Proceeds from the doubleheader will be used to help fund the Hospitalâs Patients Transportation Fund.
Read the entire article Tuesday in The Record.
It may have been a dreary, rainy Sunday afternoon, but instead of curling up on the couch, close to 60 people filled the Centre Lac-Brome to dance their hearts out all for a good cause. For almost two hours, people of all ages participated in a huge Zumba fitness class. The entrance fee of $20 dollars each went directly to the cause of raising money to help build a skateboarding park in Brome Lake. The event raised $1,300.
What to do with all that Halloween candy? That is a question many a parent has pondered while staring at the mounds of sweets piled high in their childrenâs goody bowls. OK, the obvious answer is to eat it. But even that gets tiring after a while. How about putting them to good use on a gingerbread house creation?
With the unveiling of Bill 60, the proposed legislation born out of the Parti-Quebecoisâ controversial values charter, last Thursday in the National Assembly, Professor Norman Cornett argues that the government has brought the issue of reasonable accommodation to the lips of every person in Quebec.
Mike Doyle, recently re-elected for a fourth term as mayor of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, has died, apparently of a heart attack suffered Friday.
Doyle, 65 served as mayor from 1999 to 2009 and was elected again on Nov. 3 of this year, narrowly defeating one-term incumbent Claude Boucher.
Authorities have released few details surrounding Doyleâs death, apart from confirming that resuscitation efforts were made but were not successful. Doyle was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
In the municipal elections on Nov. 3, Mike Doyle defeated incumbent mayor Claude Boucher by 56 votes.
Sherbrookeâs new city council was sworn in Thursday night in a gala event at city hall. In the presence of assembled witnesses and family, 23 of the 24 elected officials of the City of Sherbrooke made their official oaths of service to the city in a ceremony that involved a string trio of local students and an open-house reception in the offices of the mayor afterward.