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July 9th, 2014

‘Operation Orange’ takes aim: Construction site radar program back for year three

July 9, 2014

The SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec (SQ) and Quebec’s Ministry of Transport (MTQ) launched their “Operation Orange” construction site radar program for the year on Wednesday. The program, meant to protect workers and drivers alike under the altered road conditions in construction zones, will involve heightened presence of SQ highway patrollers on and around construction sites over the summer construction season.
“It is important to be vigilant at all times from the moment you enter a construction zone,” said SQ Communications Officer Marc-AndrĂ© Saucier,

Read the entire article Thursday in The Record

East Angus Kraft plant to close; 180 jobs lost

July 9, 2014

Bad news rained down on East Angus Cascades employees Wednesday as the company announced the closing of its Kraft paper production facility eliminating 180 local jobs.
The closure, which takes effect on Oct. 3, was announced at a special meeting of all employees that shut down the mill’s entire production.
According to union president Éric HuppĂ©, the next three months will be spent relocating affected employees to other production units of the company.

New spa brings some R & R to Stanstead

July 9, 2014

This evening in Stanstead, new Spa Aura, offering massage, hair and esthetician services, will open its doors and introduce the team to residents at a 5-7 wine and cheese.
“The plan started two years ago,” said Heather Goodsell, manager of the new spa.
Goodsell had been toying with the idea of starting up her own business in Stanstead.
“Why are professionals leaving Stanstead to do their hair and nails, or get a massage,” she thought to herself.

Wall collapse won’t delay Montessori school year

July 9, 2014

The collapse of a wall and rafters at the expansion site of the Magog Montessori School that injured a worker will not delay the school year for the institution’s high school students.
Site manager and Chair of the school’s Board of Directors Gilles BĂ©langer confirms that the school year will begin in late August as planned. The expansion of the Montessori school will allow the school to welcome its first high school cohort.

St-Germain challenges at NIVO women’s championships

July 9, 2014

The second round of the NIVO female Provincial Golf Championship in Milby has seen junior golfer Grace St-Germain take the lead after putting in the tournament’s first under par performance.
The Eagle Creek Golf Club member put in a three-under par 70 to take the lead from fellow junior Valérie Tanguay, who came in with a second round score of 74. Josée Doyon and triple champion Anne-Catherine Tanguay follow four strokes behind the leader.

LANE, Edith (nee Sharp)

July 9, 2014

Passed away at the Coaticook Hospital, on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 86 years.

July 8th

Municipal workers chastised, but not backing down

July 8, 2014

The City of Sherbrooke will be submitting an employers’ grievance against the unions of Hydro-Sherbrooke and the city’s blue collar workers in response to what Council President Serge Paquin denounced as “illegal action” during a June 17 protest against Bill 3, the provincial legislation regarding municipal pension funds. Though noting that the workers had every right to demonstrate, Paquin called the use of city vehicles by protesters unacceptable, and claimed that several employees were not working longer than their permitted 15 minute break time.

Robert Pednault new chief at the SPS

July 8, 2014

The City of Sherbrooke is getting a new Police Chief. It was announced at Monday night’s City Council meeting that Robert Pednault has been nominated to the position following the decision by current chief GaĂ©tan LabbĂ© to retire. Pednault, who has 33 years of experience with the Sherbrooke Police Service (SPS), will take over the position from LabbĂ© on the 20th of September.
Pednault was out of town Monday night, but in an official statement released by the city, the newly nominated chief indicated that the change represents a great privilege and a great challenge for him.

Wall collapse at Montessori school

July 8, 2014

A wall in the expansion currently being built onto Magog’s Montessori school collapsed at roughly 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in Magog.
Two workers were on site during the collapse and one of them, a 45 year old man, sustained injuries to his ankle and upper body. This worker was taken by ambulance to the CHUS Fleurimont, and Memphrémagog police were unaware of further developments as to his condition at press time.

Quebec moves on to Canada Cup semi-final and local player named MVP

July 8, 2014

Sunday marked the opening of the annual Football Canada Cup. The defending champions from the province of Quebec were in action against the Saskatchewan contingent. The Fleur-De-Lys prevailed in their first contest, defeating the Westerners in a convincing 25-7 victory at Saskatchewan University’s Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.
Quarterback Maxime Bouffard was named the game’s most valuable player. The 6’2 athlete, who played his high school career with the Triolet Harfangs in Sherbrooke, was substituted at the end of the third quarter.