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August 7th, 2014

Old-Fashioned Day at Eaton Corner Museum

August 7, 2014

They’re almost extinct. Skills like chicken-scratch embroidery, black- smithing, timber-frame construc- tion, and a whole array of other heritage crafts and skills that were once the warp and woof of daily life. This Sunday after- noon, the Eaton Corner Museum is showcasing some 15 of them at its Old Fashioned Day.

“Watch how to do things that our great-grandparents used to do,” said Jackie Hyman. She’s on the Museum’s board of directors, along with Serena Wintle, who is organizing the event.

Local rookie MNAs learning the ropes

August 7, 2014

At their first local press conference since April’s elections, Sherbrooke’s rookie Liberal MNAs Luc Fortin and Guy Hardy both expressed that they feel positive about their first three months in office.

“I am very happy to have been elected, even if there is a lot to learn,” Hardy said. “The National Assembly is very impressive when you arrive there for the first time; I am learning quickly.”

August 6th

A provincial thanks to 15,000 day camp counsellors

August 6, 2014

The Quebec Leisure Council is mobilizing to acknowledge the indispensable contributions of some 28,500 day camp counsellors province-wide. Counsellor Days are taking place from Aug. 3 – 9 and during this period, particular emphasis will be drawn to the services provided by these individuals, whose involvement enables hundreds of thousands of young people to participate in daily recreational activities throughout the summer.

A survivor's story

August 6, 2014

Last Friday afternoon found 29-year old Nola Beaudoin sitting, smiling, in the dining room of her parents’ house in Baldwin’s Mills with her mother, Brenda Hartwell. To a stranger’s eye, the young woman seemed healthy and positive, and gave no impression whatsoever of having ever been in ill health. Without hearing her story, one would never suspect that, just a few months ago, Beaudoin was fighting for her life against a practically unknown medical condition.

Woman, child accomplice, nabbed for burglaries

August 6, 2014

Sûreté du Québec investigators have arrested a 21-year old woman and an accomplice suspected of having committed some 40 burglaries. Her accomplice is barely 13 years old.

The SQ fell nabbed the two suspects at the Fromagerie Victoria in Victoriaville, late in the day Tuesday, after they had just committed a theft. The two were arrested and questioned.

August 5th

Rendez-vous d’Howard to commemorate World Wars

August 5, 2014

The 2014 programming for the Rendez-vous de Howard, the Jacques Cartier Borough’s annual festival centering on the city’s iconic Howardene (Domaine Howard), was unveiled on Tuesday.

This year, for the event’s 13th edition and in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the mix of festivities centered around Sherbrooke history will include a special focus on commemorating the impact of the First and Second World Wars upon the city.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Potton closer to referendum on motorized racing

August 5, 2014

Things are heating up in the municipality of Potton as those for – and against – a planned by-law allowing motorized sporting events on land bordering a nature preserve. The question, it seems, will now go to referendum.

Opponents to the plan have gathered enough signatures to require the opening of a register on the question, to be held on Friday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The required number of signatures to trigger a referendum will be announced five days before that date.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Orford rejects Bell tower

August 5, 2014

With opponents of the proposed telecommunications tower in Chéribourg well in attendance at Monday’s Orford municipal council meeting, the local elected officials have decided to close the door on the Bell Mobility project.

Opponents of the proposal voiced their objections noisily at the beginning of the meeting only to learn that a majority of councillors had come down on their side.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Record.

Breckles' departure a "family decision"

August 5, 2014

According to Brian Breckles, the outgoing Athletics Director at Bishop’s University, his decision to leave the school comes after careful consideration, and as a result of challenges brought about by moving to the area to take the job in the first place.

In conversation with The Record on Tuesday, Breckles explained that the decision was motivated by a combination of long-distance family relationships and difficulties his wife has had in finding work locally.

BOIVIN, Frances (née Bergeron)

August 5, 2014

(1919-2014). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Boivin, née Bergeron, on July 27, 2014, of Granby.