August 23rd, 2011
After their successful partnership last June, Studio Georgeville and CEDEC Small Business Support Network are joining forces again to respond to the demand of local arts entrepreneurs by launching a special workshop series.
Hosted by dynamic and seasoned facilitator Christa Fairchild, an arts entrepreneur with an MBA, the autumn series will present workshops she has developed and offered in the Montreal area, designed to reinforce the business skills local artists need.
A 51-year-old Magog man accused of inciting sexual contact with four infant girls was acquitted at the Sherbrooke courthouse Tuesday morning based on a lack of evidence.
The trial was over before it started, with crown prosecutors saying that not enough evidence had been found during the investigation to prove the man was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The credibility of the statements taken were deemed not solid enough due to the young age of the victims, among other reasons.
With the beginning of school on the horizon some Eastern Townships communities are working to get speed limits lowered in school zones, some more successfully than others.
The city of Magog has adopted new regulations which will lower the speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h near the various schools in that area.
The return to school for the students of the University of Sherbrooke may be jeopardized as the worst case scenario of a general strike happening at the university is becoming more and more likely.
Despite both sides agreeing to push forward their meeting from September 8 to this past Monday, no deal has come up from the meeting with the Union of Support Workers of the University of Sherbrooke continuing to believe that management isnât trying hard enough to meet their demands.
The Bishopâs Gaiters will boast a different lineup from what fans in Lennoxville have become accustomed to over the last few years. The change starts at the top, where Tony Addona has taken over for his second stint as head coach, after the late resignation of Leroy Blugh. The change is also evident on the field, where longtime starters Jesse Andrews, Tim Cronk, Olivier Mongeau, Justin Conn, Junior Turner and Nick Poloniato have all graduated.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck near Washington, DC Tuesday afternoon. The epicenter was in a small town by the name of Mineral in Virginia.
As of 3:30 p.m. there had been no reports of injuries throughout Virginia.
According to the United States Park Police, all national monuments and parks in Washington were âstable but closedâ as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Peacefully with family by his side on Sunday August 21, 2011 at the Brockville General Hospital, Brockville, (formerly of Sherbrooke, QC) age 91 years.
1940-2011. Suddenly, yet peacefully, on August 17, 2011.
By Frank Nixon
While those who freely give their time to help in schools, libraries, churches and museums play a vital role, not every volunteer can say that what they do, quite literally, could mean the difference between life and death. However, some 35 members of the Town of Brome Lake First Responders can.
The first responder team offers pre-hospital medical services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their mission is to stabilize people in need of medical assistance while waiting for the arrival of an ambulance.
The Canadian Press
Canada is moving on to the next round at the Little League World Series.
Yi-An Pan pitched five innings and added a home run Monday as the team from Langley, BC, upset Taiwan 5-3.
The victory improved Canadaâs record to 2-1 and earned it a spot in the next round, where it will face either Japan or Saudi Arabia on Tuesday afternoon.
Pan allowed two earned runs on nine hits over five innings of work before leading off the top of the sixth with a homer to give Canada a two-run lead.
Cole Cantelon recorded the final three outs to get the save.