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September 10th, 2014

DUDEVOIR, Elgin

September 10, 2014

(1944-2014). Passed away at the CHUS – Fleurimont, Sherbrooke on September 5, 2014, in his 71st year.

NORMANDIN, Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ (nee Gobeil)

September 10, 2014

(1924-2014). Surrounded by her loved ones, at the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital, on Sunday September 7, 2014 at the age of 90

September 9th

Sherbrooke pothole complaints skyrocket

September 9, 2014

The number of complaints about potholes in Sherbrooke has exploded in 2014 with 1,711 formal complaints registered by the end of August, almost twice as many as the whole of 2013, during which 902 complaints were filed.

Kwasny lawsuit re-filed: family now seeking $9.3M from BU

September 9, 2014

Bishop’s University is battening down the hatches in the wake of the news that former Gaiters football defensive end Kevin Kwasny has filed a lawsuit seeking $9.3 million in damages from the school.
The suit, filed in Montreal on Sept. 4, seeks compensation from the university stemming from injuries Kwasny sustained during a 2011 game that left him in a coma for two months.

Gourmet beer fest back for another round

September 9, 2014

Degustabiere, Sherbrooke’s home-grown brews-and-bites festival announced the details of its second edition on Tuesday morning. On the second floor of the new Jacques-Cartier Street location of the Siboire brew-pub, festival organizers Nicholas Ratthé and Jonathan Rondeau-Leclaire sang praises of the weekend event which celebrates the combination of microbrewed beer and gourmet foods.

September 8th

Jazzing up celebration of food, wine at 2014 Duck Fest

September 8, 2014

If there is one thing that stands out in Knowlton Brome Lake, it’s the iconic duck. With different versions of images and graphics on letterheads, banners, posters, cover pictures, menus, and the like, murals, decoys and sculptures, the town boasts its little quackers in every way possible. After all, the duck farm has been around for 100 years and Knowltonites have something big to celebrate. It has played an important role when it comes to economic sustainability and putting Town of Brome Lake in the international spotlight.

SQ investigation report still not available

September 8, 2014

In early August Mayor Richard Burcombe disclosed that the report relating to an investigation that was requested by former Mayor Gilles Decelles over long-term water issues and potential fraudulent activities at the municipal level had been concluded. Though he expected to receive it by the end of August, it has still not been provided.
He explained that the delay is not necessarily unusual and surmised that it is possible that the SQ could have turned the file over to the Crown Prosecutor.

Please see the September 9 issue of Brome County News for the complete story.

More animal abuse discovered in Dunham

September 8, 2014

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem,” said Pooh to Christopher Robin.

One has to wonder how much farther ahead we are as a society whose government continues to minimize the atrocities of animal abuse. That’s what Carl Girard was thinking when he described the unthinkable discovery of yet another massive case of cruelty several weeks ago.
While in August the Quebec world was abuzz over the hideous findings of suffering wild animals that were being bred at a fur farm in Montérégie, another horrendous situation went under the radar in Dunham.

September 7th

Fed-up BU profs choose confrontation over Frosh Week avoidance

September 7, 2014

The culture and traditions of Orientation Week have come under the microscope in Canada over the last year, in the wake of national reaction to some embarrassing and offensive practices.
Though the often-disgusting traditions generally come as no surprise to locals, universities across the country are responding to the national-level attention by going on the defensive regarding the ways in which their freshmen are welcomed onto campus, and Bishop’s University is no different.
For several years, Bishop’s has tried to enact a systematic change in the way the students at the school behave.

Road work continues in Sherbrooke and on Highway 410

September 7, 2014

The City of Sherbrooke is planning two major road works today and tomorrow that will disrupt traffic.
On Blanchette Road: Connection of a water main in front of 5309 Blanchette between St-Roch South and Gatineau St. The work will be carried out between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and tomorrow. Blanchette will be closed between the two streets and traffic will be detoured via Saint-Catherine and St-Roch.