May 21st, 2013
Two drivers escaped serious injury after a head on collision on route 108 near Cookshire early Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred around noon close to the intersection with Harvey Rd when the driver of an east-bound pick-up made a left turn to enter the parking lot of a restaurant. He apparently did not see the SUV heading towards him in the opposite direction.
The SUV was unable to avoid colliding with the truck and subsequently rolled over several times. Both drivers escaped with only minor injuries.
A pair of Stanstead College hockey players has moved up in the final North American Central Scouting list for the 2013 Juneâ€™s National Hockey List draft. The NHLâ€™s final list prior to next monthâ€™s draft was released last week and both Alexandre Coulombe and Nicolas Beaudin improved their positioning from the previous midterm rankings during the winter. The teammates are in their senior year at Stanstead College and recently completed their scholastic careers in impressive fashion.
Canadian marathoner Christian Vachon of Magog won the 13.1-mile individual event of the fifth annual Dandelion Run with a time of 1.19.23, besting his 2012 win in that event by five minutes. There were 281 runners participating out of 325 registered according to Phil White, event coordinator.
Chris Chichester and Russell Primeau, both of Newport, Vt., placed second and third respectively.
Former Bishopâ€™s University great Andrea Blackwell has been elected to the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame. The longtime National Team player and Olympian joined Bill Coulthard and Candace Jirik as members of the 2013 class.
A four-run, two-out rally in the bottom of the fourth inning keyed the Sherbrooke Expos to a 7-1 win over the Montreal Orioles in their home opener on Sunday night at the AmedĂ©e Roy Stadium. The win, combined with the Exposâ€™ 8-6 come-from-behind win on Friday in Thetford Mines, gives Sherbrooke a 2-0 record to start the year.
With the two season-opening wins, new manager Steve Oleschuk was ebullient after the game.
â€śIâ€™m very happy to have a club thatâ€™s this fun to manage. It makes it looks like an easy job. Iâ€™ve got some horses on this team. Weâ€™re going to be hard to beat.â€ť
A suspicious fire completely gutted Windsorâ€™s St-Philippe church, Sunday morning, leaving residents angry and in shock.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the sacristy and quickly spread throughout the imposing St-Georges St. church, which is a total loss.
Sutton Mayor Pierre Pelland held an information session on Saturday, May 18 to discuss the contentious $4 million renovation plan for the town hall. Over 100 citizens were in attendance, and while many expressed appreciation for the information meeting, it also left many feeling uneasy about what seemed more like a sales pitch than an information session.
â€śPhotography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second,â€ť once said famous cineast Jean-Luc Godard.
Head off to the MarchĂ© de la Gare in Sherbrooke to admire still shots of this yearâ€™s best Quebecois films.
The exterior exhibition â€śPlan Large-Le CinĂ©ma QuĂ©bĂ©cois en Photoâ€ť (The Wide-Angle Shot: Quebecois Film Captured in Photography) will be available for Sherbrooke locals to examine till June 14, 2013.
Inventory of swimming pools still not done
Recently the Town of Brome Lake issued a notice on its website calling for residents to conserve drinking water as a result of a drop in the water level at the Spring Hill reservoir.
â€śWe got a low level warning message from the Spring Hill reservoir on Thursday of this week [May 9],â€ť said TBL engineer Carl Fiset. â€śWe immediately sent an info letter on our website, as well as putting on the water restriction signs. The water level kept dropping with the hot sunny weather we had the past two weeks.â€ť
At the Brome Lake special council meeting held May 15 at Centre Lac-Brome, council announced its intention to borrow $742,000 for the repair and reconstruction of sidewalks in TBL. Most of the sidewalk repair work would be done in Knowlton where most of the sidewalks are located.
Residents opposed to the borrowing bylaw can sign the register on May 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centre Lac-Brome, said Mayor Gilles Decelles. In its 2013 budget unveiled in Dec. 2012, council had said it would borrow $600,000 for the repair of sidewalks.