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March 25th, 2014


March 25, 2014

1951-2014. On March 19, 2014, in her 63rd year, with Frank by her side, Chris passed away peacefully at the Hôpital La ­Providence in Magog, after a two-year battle with cancer.

March 24th

2014 Quebec election campaign: Guy Hardy

March 24, 2014

Guy Hardy presents himself as a 30-year resident of the St. Francois riding, a family businessman, and a man with an understanding of the importance of local agriculture. Meeting with The Record at his campaign office Monday morning, Hardy explained that he has few concerns about being able to appeal to both the urban and rural sides of his electoral district, and said that he does not view himself as a challenger as much as someone who can overcome a challenge.

Waterloo fire causes severe damage

March 24, 2014

A fire broke out in an apartment building in Waterloo early Monday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of all residents.
The fire brought in about 40 firefighters from several surrounding municipalities.
The fire is believed to have broken out inside the building but its cause is as yet unknown.
According to the property owner, damages are heavy and will require months of repair work.

CEDEC looking to connect employers and job seekers through bilingualism

March 24, 2014

The Eastern Townships Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), a group working to help local communities recognize and act upon economic, social and cultural opportunities, has assembled a series of seven employment centred workshops to help connect local businesses and unemployed bilingual workers across the region.

Lennoxville Men’s Bonspiel, a great success

March 24, 2014

The Lennoxville Men’s Bonspiel, also known as the pie bonspiel, saw Steve McPherson win his third Nichol Trophy this year, beating two-time champion Felix Asselin in the finals.
The tournament attracted over 220 participants from the Eastern Townships and beyond, making it one of the largest turnouts in its 82 year history.

Read the entire article Tuesday in The Record.

Paradis will not attend Brome-Missisquoi debate

March 24, 2014

Liberal Party candidate Pierre Paradis for Brome-Missisquoi said last week that he is not participating in the debate in Cownasville March 31 at 6:30 p.m. because he claims the deck is stacked, with at least one of the organizers having signed the nomination papers of a Parti Québécois candidate.
Paradis also claims that he proposed “three debates” with organizers – one in French, one in English and a bilingual debate, adding that he does not intend to fall into a “lobster trap.”

Please see the March 25 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

TBL water meter taxation ‘very unfair’

March 24, 2014

Signy Stephenson and Michel Gabereau, owners of Auberge Knowlton and Le Relais restaurant, in Knowlton, have for many years complained to Town of Brome Lake officials that water meters for businesses are not being fairly and equitably applied.
In a letter in the December 2011 edition of Tempo, the two business owners asked the town for a list of commercial businesses that have water meters.
“We have asked who is metered and who is not,” reads the letter, in part. “We have been told the town does not know. It seems to us that if you send a bill, you know who has a meter.”

Les Quais de l’Estrie outgrows Foster facility, moves to Waterloo

March 24, 2014

Folks around the Town of Brome Lake have been murmuring concern over Les Quais de l’Estrie’s departure ever since it was announced they were moving from their long-term Foster home to a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Waterloo on the side of the autoroute.
The real story is the long-term success of this going concern under the leadership of founder and owner Gilles Nadeau.
Nadeau claims that he simply outgrew the facilities in Foster and alternatives in the Town of Brome Lake were unappealing.

Please see the March 25 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

HAZLE BEACH, Audrey ­Vircil

March 24, 2014

Passed away at the Connaught Home in North Hatley, on Friday, March 21, 2014 in her 93rd year.

March 23rd

Man stabbed to death in Bromont

March 23, 2014

A man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Chez Loulou restaurant on Adamsville Rd. in Bromont. Investigators of crimes against the person from the Sûreté du Québec are investigating the crime as a homicide.