August 22nd, 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.
A power play goal from the opposing Riverais of CollĂšge Charles-Lemoyne made all the difference in the game as the Magog Cantonniers dropped their third straight game on Sunday. The goal led the Riverais to take a 4-2 lead and despite a late Cantonniersâ goal at the end of the third period, the Magog team would go on to lose the game by a score of 4-3.
CĂ©dric Montminy scored the third and final goal by the Cantonniers off a pass by Samuel Pitre with under two minutes to go in the third period.
A 34 year old resident of Ayerâs Cliff was involved in a serious accident Saturday night at precisely 8:53 p.m. on Route 141 in the area near Route 143.
The man finds himself in critical condition at the CHUS after his car plowed into the rear of a trailer being pulled by a farm tractor. A spokesperson from the SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec told the Record that despite his serious injuries, the manâs life is not considered to be in danger.
Full story in The Record Tuesday
A costly spelling error left the University of Sherbrooke with unexpected costs recently. The university was forced to reissue a total of 3000 diplomas to students after initially sending them with a typo in the French word âsoussignĂ©sâ.
Students of faculties such as education, humanities and administration will all now be blessed with a second diploma with the correct spelling, a process that may be more expensive than one would think.
See the full story in The Record Tuesday
The CEGEP de Sherbrooke was one of six Quebec schools falsely marked as âfor saleâ by the Association pour une solidaritĂ© syndicale Ă©tudiante (ASSE) on Monday as a means to raise awareness about rising tuition fees.
Bedford residents may soon be able to drink their water without having to boil it first, as the water boiling warnings that have been in effect since last July 13 could be lifted as of this week.
The Quebec Ministry of Environment has recently performed various tests on the water and the results are awaited to know whether or not the warnings will be taken off.
Full article in The Record Tuesday
The death of NDP leader Jack Layton had a clear and profound impact on individuals across Canada yesterday, and the Eastern Townships was no exception.
Local political figures expressed their sorrow at the loss of a truly dedicated and passionate politician.
âI was definitely saddened to hear the news this morning,â said Sherbrookeâs NDP Member of Parliament Pierre-Luc Dusseault. âBut I was also surprised, like all Canadians. I wasnât expecting this, it was really a shock.â
The Saint-Vincent long-term care facility got a little greener on Monday with the unveiling of their brand new âGarden Oasis.â
The green space, complete with wheelchair accessible gazebos, benches, gardens and a fountain, will offer residents of the facility, many of whom are restricted in their movements, the opportunity and freedom to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful and accommodating area.