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August 5th, 2014

Rendez-vous d’Howard to commemorate World Wars

August 5, 2014

The 2014 programming for the Rendez-vous de Howard, the Jacques Cartier Borough’s annual festival centering on the city’s iconic Howardene (Domaine Howard), was unveiled on Tuesday.

This year, for the event’s 13th edition and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the mix of festivities centered around Sherbrooke history will include a special focus on commemorating the impact of the First and Second World Wars upon the city.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Potton closer to referendum on motorized racing

August 5, 2014

Things are heating up in the municipality of Potton as those for – and against – a planned by-law allowing motorized sporting events on land bordering a nature preserve. The question, it seems, will now go to referendum.

Opponents to the plan have gathered enough signatures to require the opening of a register on the question, to be held on Friday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The required number of signatures to trigger a referendum will be announced five days before that date.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Orford rejects Bell tower

August 5, 2014

With opponents of the proposed telecommunications tower in Chéribourg well in attendance at Monday’s Orford municipal council meeting, the local elected officials have decided to close the door on the Bell Mobility project.

Opponents of the proposal voiced their objections noisily at the beginning of the meeting only to learn that a majority of councillors had come down on their side.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Breckles' departure a "family decision"

August 5, 2014

According to Brian Breckles, the outgoing Athletics Director at Bishop’s University, his decision to leave the school comes after careful consideration, and as a result of challenges brought about by moving to the area to take the job in the first place.

In conversation with The Record on Tuesday, Breckles explained that the decision was motivated by a combination of long-distance family relationships and difficulties his wife has had in finding work locally.

BOIVIN, Frances (née Bergeron)

August 5, 2014

(1919-2014). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Boivin, née Bergeron, on July 27, 2014, of Granby.

CHUTE, Christine (Tina) (nee Wilson)

August 5, 2014

(1959 – 2014). July 26, 2014. Beloved wife of Bruce, mother of Codey and Chelsey.

DOUGLAS, Gail (Duncan)

August 5, 2014

Gail (Duncan) Douglas passed away at her residence in Cambridge, ­Ontario on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 75.

GAUTHIER, Jacques

August 5, 2014

(1942- 2014). In Magog on August 1, 2014, at the age of 71.

August 4th

Interfaith fasting for peace

August 4, 2014

Sherbrooke’s Islamic community is teaming up with local activist Isaac Romano to denounce the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. Coming together under a banner of love, charity, generosity and care while calling for mutual respect and dignity from all sides involved in the fighting, the leaders of the local religious community are joining Romano in a one-day symbolic fast to stand in solidarity against violence.

A BU alum with wind in his sails – literally

August 4, 2014

Upon graduating from Bishop’s University in 2012, James McArthur immediately began a professional, post-academic career with a top-tier marketing firm in Toronto.

Despite his affiliation with a prestigious institution, McArthur determined that he was not ready for the monotony of overtime desk employment, and in 2013 he declined a promotion offer, resigned from his position, and decided to pursue his lifelong dream of sailing the world.