October 9th, 2014
For the second time in less than five months, the Memphremagog regional county municipality has sent a letter to the Minister of Public Safety, Lise ThĂ©riault, demanding a meeting as soon as possible about the future headquarters of the Memphremagog SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec.
In the ongoing effort to beat the blues brought on by the $200,000 in government cuts to their programming, friends and members of the community involved in the Le Tremplin 16-30 youth support organization are engaged in organizing all kids of activities to keep the group viable. This Friday, Le Tremplin will be hosting a special fundraising concert in their in-house performance space, with a collection of guest blues musicians.
Tim Wieserâ€™s goal with one second left in regulation time gave the Sherbrooke Phoenix a 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at the Palais des Sports, Wednesday.
The Swiss forward finished with two goals, as he bookended the nightâ€™s scoring, opening proceedings at 4:28 of the first. Raphael Sawyer scored his first at a Phoenix at 8:36 of the first to double the Sherbrooke lead.
Cape Bretonâ€™s Kyle Farrell cut into the Sherbrooke lead at 13:32 of the first with a shorthanded marker.
Kevin Domingue scored for Sherbrooke of the second, giving the Phoenix a 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Those looking to prevent Lennoxvilleâ€™s Provigo from opening its own garden centre made some small progress at Monday nightâ€™s city council meeting. After several concerned residents raised concerns about the impact of the proposed centre on local producers, the council opted to put off the second vote on the necessary zoning change so that Commerce Sherbrooke can conduct an impact analysis, the result of which wonâ€™t be known until at least mid-November.
North Ward resident Heather Keith spoke up on behalf of the English communityâ€™s rights to emergency services before Sherbrooke city council Monday. Keith took issue with the fact that information cards mailed out regarding the cityâ€™s new 72-hour emergency kits excluded mention of English-language radio stations.
â€śIâ€™m trying to point out that there are also radio stations that serve the English community,â€ť Keith said. â€śThey had four stations on their paper, so Iâ€™m saying here are two others from which, if there is a disaster, the 9,700 Anglophones in Sherbrooke can get their information.â€ť
Albert MacDonald is always wearing shorts. â€śMy legs never get cold and Iâ€™m just comfortable wearing them,â€ť says the long-tenured Cougars offensive line coach whenever he is asked why heâ€™s in shorts in a November cold spell.
Lorna Bennett, of Bishopton, passed away at La Maison Aube-LumiĂ¨re on ÂSeptember 30, 2014 at the age of 83.
(1929-2014). At home in Bolton East, Qc, on Monday, September 29, 2014 in his 85th year.
Cedric Cleary, owner of the Arbo-Culture Garden Centre on the north end of Lennoxville, chimed in on Monday, prior to last nightâ€™s city council meeting, regarding the zoning controversy that is stirring up concern around Lennoxville. The Provigo store has asked for a change to its zoning to permit a seasonal garden centre to be established in its parking lot.
Cleary shared the opinion, in no uncertain terms, that if the grocery store is allowed to open a garden centre in the heart of the borough next spring, it will be a death sentence for the existing centres.
The City of Sherbrookeâ€™s Tag and Graffiti Committee is looking to spruce up the cityâ€™s snow clearing equipment by appealing to aspiring graffiti artists.
As a part of its ongoing mission to support positive outlets for creativity through urban art, the committee has launched a contest entitled â€śart is callingâ€ť that invites people 12 to 17 years of age to submit sketches to the city, from which 14 finalists will be chosen for artists to paint onto the shovels of the cityâ€™s sidewalk plows.
Read the full story in Tuesday's Record.