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April 7th, 2014

TBL council declares historic house ‘obsolete’

April 7, 2014

Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe and his administration left no doubt where they stood on the status of the Paul Holland Knowlton house, at a special council meeting held April 2, at Centre Lac-Brome.
After the Knowlton Golf Club was twice denied a demolition permit under the Decelles administration, council decided in favour of the golf club and against historic preservation by not taking measures to cite the property and building as a municipal heritage site.

Please see the April 8 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

The Random Chance Band fundraising

April 7, 2014

On March 22, The Random Chance Band (TRCB) produced the “Irish Spring” dance, which was organized for the benefit of Soccer Sutton, Children’s League. The event was also supported by the Sutton Legion, which provided the hall free of charge.

Please see the April 8 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

VEILLEUX LÉTOURNEAU, Juliette

April 7, 2014

Passed away in Magog on April 4, 2014, at the age of 82, Mrs. Juliette Létourneau, of Kingscroft.

April 6th

Local family losing locks for Leucan

April 6, 2014

The 14th edition of the Leucan shaved-head campaign is under way, with the Hinds family from Richmond acting as spokesfamily. Three years after daughter Maya’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, the family wants to share their story to illustrate the important support role the Leucan association played during that challenging time. Father, Robbie Hinds, will give up his shoulder length hair for the campaign.
“It’s not just about the child, it’s about the family,” said mother Mandy Demers-Hinds, describing the services the Leucan association provides.

Relay for Life team up and running in Cowansville

April 6, 2014

Last Wednesday, April 2, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) kicked off the 10th Cowansville Relay for Life that will be held at the Centre de la nature on June 14.
The Relay For Life is an overnight 12-hour walk whose goal is to celebrate life in spite of cancer, to remember people touched by the disease, and to fight together to save even more lives.

Tom Allen honoured as regional tourism’s Personality of the Year

April 6, 2014

More than 200 people gathered at the Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke last Thursday evening for the 29th edition of the Grand Prix Desjardins Eastern Townships Tourism Awards ceremony hosted by Ici Radio- Canada Estrie radio personality Steve Roy.
Seventeen winners were selected from among 37 nominations, most notably among whom was Tom Allen as Tourism Personality of the Year.

Vert & Or adds three to Hall of Fame: Lafrenaye-Dugas and Jacques named Athletes of the Year

April 6, 2014

The University of Sherbrooke inducted three new members to its illustrious Sports Hall of Fame and also honoured its top student-athletes Friday night at the Granada Theater in downtown Sherbooke.
Track and Field star Ibrahim Meite, Soccer coach Sylvie Beliveau and volleyball’s Caroline Cote were inducted into the Vert & Or Hall of Fame while Marc-Antoine Lafrenaye-Dugas and Marie-Eve Jacques were named the school’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively.

Read the entire article Monday in The Record.

April 4th

BARNES, Rachel-Jennie

April 4, 2014

1915-2014. Peacefully, at the Foyer Sutton, on March 21st, 2014 in her 99th year, Rachel Barnes.

SHARMAN, Donald (1919-2014)

April 4, 2014

1919-2014. Donald Sharman, WWII veteran, passed away at the CSSS Memphremagog on April 2, 2014 with his family at his side. Don was in his 95th year.

THEBERGE, Hilda (Warburton)

April 4, 2014

1923-2014. At the CHUS Hotel-Dieu on April 2, 2014 at the age of 90, Mrs. Hilda Warburton Theberge, daughter of the late William Warburton and the late Alice Meloy.