February 16th, 2014
While the Sherbrooke Phoenix put their best effort in weeks in their two games last weekend, the result was still the same. The Phoenix, now winless in eight, fell 3-2 to Drummondville on Thursday and 6-4 to Blainville-Boisbriand on Saturday, a pair of games that were quite similar.
In both games, the Phoenix scored first, and they played well enough in the second period to pull off the upset. But, both times, they gave up a third-period game-winner and could not find an equalizer.
Mary Alfreda Jenkin (McCormick), in her 77th year, at home surrounded by her family, on February 12, 2014, was called home to be with the Lord.
She meant the world to all of us. Peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the age of 82.
Mayor Bernard SĂ©vigny met with Souibgui Abdelbari, proprietor of the Tiba Halal Butcher and Grocery on Denault Street in Sherbrookeâs Mont Bellevue Borough, on Thursday to denounce acts of vandalism carried out against Abdelbariâs shop as well as at Sherbrookeâs Mosque on MassĂ© Street. In both locations, signs reading âno to Islamâ were left, alongside damage to front windows in the case of the store.
Read the entire article Friday in The Record.
The educational attainment of Estrie women is increasing, according to a study by the Quebec Statistical Institute, but more slowly than in the rest of the province.
In 2012, 23 per cent of women in the region had a university degree, compared ro 14 per cent in 2002. This is less than the provincial average, however, which stood at 29 per cent in 2012, compared to 15 per cent 20 years ago.
The study also shows that 15 per cent of the female population in Estrie have no diploma, while 13 per cent of Quebecers have not successfully completed their studies.
On Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, Isaac Romano, founder and director of the Jewish Community Centre of the Eastern Townships, presenting himself as a leader in the local Jewish community, held a press conference during which he spoke out against what he called a âveil of secrecyâ and an underlying anti-Semitism in Quebec society.
It was a lethal day in Val-Joli Wednesday with separate vehicle accidents claiming the lives of two individuals.
At around 4 p.m. Wednesday, a head-on collision involving a southbound 53-foot semi-trailer and a car saw the driver of the latter thrown from his vehicle, which then burst into flames. According to preliminary reports, the car driver for some reason drove into the oncoming lane on Rte 143 between Goshen Rd. and Ch. Grande-Ligne. The truck driver suffered shock but was otherwise uninjured.
The 55-year old car driver was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Iâm always amazed when I head out for a run on a cold (for us anyway) day wearing my usual triple layers, winter tights and either toque or runners ball cap and then see several runners with no hat at all â even when raining.
1919 - 2014. On February 8, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, was in town Tuesday to meet with Sherbrooke Mayor Bernard SĂ©vigny and discuss possible partnership points between Quebecâs metropolis and the capital of the Eastern Townships. At a luncheon held by the Sherbrooke Chamber of commerce, Coderre expressed support for Sherbrookeâs airport project, and offered some of his opinions on matters ranging from the cityâs approach to pension plan debt to regional development. Throughout, he called for cooperation and friendship between all cities, saying that working together benefits all.