September 5th, 2011
The Construction Holiday has come and gone but heavy roadwork continues in Sherbrooke and the greater Eastern Townships.
The City of Sherbrooke will be replacing railings on rue des Grandes-Fourches North and boulevard Queen-Victoria today. The work, which runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., will result in the closure of the lane facing north, meaning traffic will alternate through the remaining lane and some congestion is expected.
By Evan LePage
Lightning likely started a fire that led to the destruction of a beautiful waterfront home in North Hatley this past Sunday.
The homeownerâ€™s sister was inside the house when they heard a loud crack, which they believed to be lightning, and went outside to investigate if there was any damage. This is when they saw that the roof was on fire, explained North Hatley fire chief Mike McKenna.
See the full story in The Record Tuesday
The Sherbrooke association of tenants held a simultaneous protest and press conference on Wednesday during which they proposed the socialization of rental housing as a solution for what they called the on-going financial difficulties faced by renters in Quebec.
â€śThis year was the year with the second highest demand for housing aid. However, the housing shortage crisis is over,â€ť said the associationâ€™s spokesperson Normand Couture, explaining that vacancy rate of rental housing had surpassed 4 per cent. â€śThis means everyone could have access to housing. But this isnâ€™t the case.â€ť
It seems the City of Sherbrooke wonâ€™t have to dig very deep into its pockets to deal with damage from tropical storm Irene.
Despite the flooding of the Saint-FranĂ§ois River over night on Sunday, and resulting flooding of buildings including the public works garage on rue des Grandes-Fourches, the storm damage was not even extensive enough to warrant an official tabulation of associated expenses, according to municipal public relations representative Guylaine HĂ©bert.
Please see Friday's Record for the complete story.
After wrapping up the textile industry, Townships businessman Blair McIntosh is taking on a charged challenge and heâ€™s ready to give the industrial vehicle industry a boost.
Late last May, McIntosh purchased Bromptonville based Motrec, a company that designs and manufactures low speed industrial electric vehicles, designed to transport baggage, equipment, material and people.
McIntoshâ€™s success has relied to his adaptability, hard work and, like a good game of chess, making the right moves at the right time.
For many runners itâ€™s hard enough to get the old bones (young buns?) moving for 10 kilometres in perfect conditions, let alone having to cope with allergies, which can make breathing difficult and turn a routine run into a torturous test of will.
(1921-2011). On August 26th, Isabell passed away peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 90.
(1960-2011). Lorne Harold Matheson passed away suddenly August 20, 2011 at his Calgary home.
(1923-2011). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the CHUS Fleurimont on August 28, 2011 at the age of 87.
Passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Saturday August 27, 2011, in his 86th year.