September 15th, 2011
As Bishopâs University welcomed its largest ever incoming class (a staggering 925 students), this yearâs orientation program: âTwisted in Timeâ, turned out to be an equally impressive feat. Roughly 600 first year students participated in a week long crash course in all things BU; from academic and residence life sessions to a concert in the Quad behind McGreer. The week touched on all aspects of student life, in order to provide students with an introduction to their next three to four years in the community.
The University of Sherbrooke has announced that the game pitting the Vert & Or against Lavalâs Rouge & Or will take place at University of Sherbrooke Saturday at 7 p.m. and will not be moved due to any strike issues, as was their game against the Bishopâs Gaiters two weeks ago.
Friday tickets will be sold online until Friday and administration fees on the tickets are still temporarily suspended. Fans can collect their tickets before the game at the U de S stage; it is therefore strongly advised to arrive early to avoid the long lineup that is sure to form.
McGill University hosted its first inaugural Intercollegiate Golf Classic at the Owlâs Head Golf Club in Mansonville over the past weekend.
The tournament was both individual- and team-oriented as both types of titles were on the line for the 90 golfers from 12 universities in Quebec who were present and participating.
The event was the second leg of a four-tournament Quebec university circuit that will crown both individual and team champions in the end.
A Sherbrooke travel agency and its president have been fined after a shortfall was noticed in the industry required trust account.
According to Quebecâs Consumer Protection Office, Voyage Vasco Rock Forest (9042-4987 QuĂ©bec inc.) and its president JosĂ©e Rouillard will each pay fines worth $5,020 after entering a guilty plea.
Rouillard and the agency on Bourque Boulevard were charged with violating a section of the Travel Agents Act that requires the trust account to never be overdrawn or showing a deficit.
The Manoir des Sables hotel in Orford was the locale of the latest strike to hit the Townships as approximately 30 to 40 employees took to the picket line on Wednesday to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations with their employer.
âWeâre at a point where negotiations arenât moving forward,â said union representative Guy Gaudette.
Next Thursday the Sherbrooke Transport Society (STS) will participate in the international Car-Free Day for the seventh straight year, meaning Sherbrooke residents will only have to hand over a looney to ride the bus.
The annual event, which is held in over 2,000 cities and 38 counties every Sept. 22, is called âEn Ville, Sans Ma Voitureâ in Sherbrooke as one of its main purposes is to encourages the use of alternative modes of transport.
Less than a month after electing a new president, the Fleurimont chamber of commerce has now unveiled a brand new logo.
The new circular logo symbolizes three people with hands joined and comprises five different colours, each of which represents a quality the organization is attempting to embody.
Tuesday evening Magog resident Mike Davis was awarded by CEDEC for his many community contributions but unfortunately the laureate was unable to celebrate his achievements.
According to Eastern Townships CEDEC Director Martha Crombie, a back injury prevented Davis from accepting the 2011 CEDEC Volunteer Award.
His most notable achievements for the Townships community includes the creation and development of a community school attached to the Princess Elizabeth Elementary School.
Due to the high cost of repair, residents of Magog may not see the culvert on Belvedere Street, which was washed out when Tropical Storm Irene made its way into Quebec on Aug. 28, repaired for another few months, according to Mayor Vicky May Hamm.
âI donât have the schedule (for repairs) but weâre hoping to have it all done by the winter,â Hamm said.
A superior court judge denied an injunction requested by the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke against the striking union of support staff (SEESUS) which would have prevented union workers from entering campus buildings or circulating on campus beyond their pre-determined strike area.
The judgeâs reasoning reflected the fact that, to be able to issue an interim order like the one requested by the university in court Monday morning, the plaintiff needs to demonstrate the urgency of taking immediate action to rectify a certain situation.
The full story in The Record Wednesday