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October 9th, 2014

Memphremagog losing patience with SQ

October 9, 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 Thériault, demanding a meeting as soon as possible about the future headquarters of the Memphremagog Sûreté du Québec.

Le Tremplin looking to beat the blues this Friday

October 9, 2014

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.

October 8th

Wieser's buzzer-beater silences Screaming Eagles

October 9, 2014

Tim Wieser’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 night’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 Breton’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.

Garden centre opponents win delay

October 8, 2014

Those looking to prevent Lennoxville’s Provigo from opening its own garden centre made some small progress at Monday night’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 won’t be known until at least mid-November.

Lack of English emergency kits questioned

October 8, 2014

North Ward resident Heather Keith spoke up on behalf of the English community’s rights to emergency services before Sherbrooke city council Monday. Keith took issue with the fact that information cards mailed out regarding the city’s new 72-hour emergency kits excluded mention of English-language radio stations.

“I’m trying to point out that there are also radio stations that serve the English community,” Keith said. “They had four stations on their paper, so I’m saying here are two others from which, if there is a disaster, the 9,700 Anglophones in Sherbrooke can get their information.”

Who is that man in the shorts?

October 8, 2014

Albert MacDonald is always wearing shorts. “My legs never get cold and I’m just comfortable wearing them,” says the long-tenured Cougars offensive line coach whenever he is asked why he’s in shorts in a November cold spell.

BENNETT, Lorna (nee Vintinner)

October 8, 2014

Lorna Bennett, of Bishopton, passed away at La Maison Aube-Lumière on ­September 30, 2014 at the age of 83.


October 8, 2014

(1929-2014). At home in Bolton East, Qc, on Monday, September 29, 2014 in his 85th year.

October 7th

Cleary adds his voice to garden centre opposition

October 7, 2014

Cedric Cleary, owner of the Arbo-Culture Garden Centre on the north end of Lennoxville, chimed in on Monday, prior to last night’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.

Tag! You're it! City says 'yes to art, no to vandalism' with new contest

October 7, 2014

The City of Sherbrooke’s Tag and Graffiti Committee is looking to spruce up the city’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 “art is calling” 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 city’s sidewalk plows.

Read the full story in Tuesday's Record.