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UdeS research team makes ‘Discovery of the Year’

March 31, 2014

A Université de Sherbrooke research team project has been listed as the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2013 by Quebec Science magazine.
Dr. Xavier Roucou and his research team made an extraordinary discovery that pushes the boundaries of life that undermines traditional views of medicine and biology, the existence of so-called alternative proteins. These findings will help better understand the behaviour of cells that generate certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Read the entire article Tuesday in The Record.

Parti Quebecois tries again to get Richmond riding

March 31, 2014

For the past 40 years, the Parti Quebecois has tried to convince voters in the riding of Richmond to elect their candidates instead of staying with Liberal provincial legislature member Yvon Vallieres.
In nine of the past 10 elections, Vallieres came out the winner, solidly defeating nine different PQ candidates.

Sherbrooke put on Extreme alert: Senior B lacrosse to return to the region

March 31, 2014

Citing a wish to develop lacrosse in the region, the Sherbrooke Extreme announced on Friday that they will make the jump to the Senior “B” ranks and join the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League.
The Extreme formed originally as a QSLL franchise, but dropped to the Senior “C” level after the 2008 season. After winning five straight championships in the Quebec Senior Lacrosse Circuit, the franchise has decided to return to the highest level of lacrosse in the province.

Read the entire article Tuesday in The Record.

Debate cancelled in Brome-Missisquoi

March 31, 2014

The Brome-Missisquoi candidates’ debate scheduled for March 31 at Théâtre des Tournesols, in Cowansville, was cancelled due to lack of interest, say organizers.
The debate was being organized by the chambers of commerce of Brome Lake, Cowansville and Farnham, prior to the Quebec provincial election to be held April 7.

Please see the April 1 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

Canadian War Museum officials visit BCHS

March 31, 2014

Last week, on March 26, Canadian War Museum representatives from Ottawa – Eric Fernberg, a collections specialist, and Nicholas Clarke, a World War I historian – met with Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) officials, in Knowlton.
The meeting falls on the heels of another visit on Feb. 6, when Mark O’Neill, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, met with BCHS officials. This was followed by a BCHS visit to Ottawa by Cari Ensio and Brian Shemilt on Feb. 25.

Please see the April 1 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

Centre Lac-Brome holds annual general meeting — plans in the works for a skate park near community centre

March 31, 2014

Last week, on March 24, the board of directors of Lac-Brome Recreation and Community Services held its annual general meeting at Centre Lac-Brome, in Knowlton.
Items on the agenda included a 2013 financial report, election of a new board of directors, a list of accomplishments for 2013 and some of the priorities for 2014.

Please see the April 1 issue of Brome County News for the full report.

Sutton Legion proudly awards honour student

March 31, 2014

The Sutton Legion recently presented a bursary of $500 from their 2013 “Poppy Campaign.” Proud recipient Meaghan Westover of Sutton is currently studying communications at Dawson College, in Montreal.

Please see the April 1 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

Good things are happening at Heroes’ Memorial

March 31, 2014

Under the direction of Gayle Bauer and Jenny Butler, a group of students numbering about 20, are working on their cooking skills. The students call themselves “Heroes’ Chefs.” Twice they have prepared a complete lunch for the staff. The first time it was homemade vegetable soup, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and mushrooms, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.

Please see the April 1 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

BURROUGHS LAVALLEE, Ruth Constance

March 31, 2014

1921 - 2014. On Friday, March 28, Ruth Constance Burroughs Lavallee passed away peacefully at St. Pat’s Home in Ottawa.

PATRICK, Iris

March 31, 2014

1930 - 2014. Passed away peacefully at the Asbestos Hospital on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, with her loving family by her side, at the age of 83.