May 21st, 2013
Vacation season is quickly approaching. Many have already taken out the camping equipment to enjoy the unusually dry April/May weather, undoubtedly spending the cool nights huddled around a warm fire. Now is the time to take a look at the long range forecast and see what the weather has in store as Townshippers plan their summer activities.
On Monday afternoon around 1:30, the SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec were called to assist firefighters at a house fire on de la Falaise St. in St-Armand. Despite respondersâ best efforts, the fire consumed the entire building leaving it a total loss.
Meanwhile, cannabis plants were discovered in the basement. The SQ investigators conducted a search at the end of the day and seized 270 plants and equipment related to the production of cannabis. 400 contraband cigarettes were also seized at the scene.
Until May 25, the âEcole du Baluchonâ in Mansonville will be holding its Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser in Potton. Deposit sites have been established throughout the community for the convenience of all who wish to donate cans or bottles to benefit the school.
Two drivers escaped serious injury after a head on collision on route 108 near Cookshire early Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred around noon close to the intersection with Harvey Rd when the driver of an east-bound pick-up made a left turn to enter the parking lot of a restaurant. He apparently did not see the SUV heading towards him in the opposite direction.
The SUV was unable to avoid colliding with the truck and subsequently rolled over several times. Both drivers escaped with only minor injuries.
A pair of Stanstead College hockey players has moved up in the final North American Central Scouting list for the 2013 Juneâs National Hockey List draft. The NHLâs final list prior to next monthâs draft was released last week and both Alexandre Coulombe and Nicolas Beaudin improved their positioning from the previous midterm rankings during the winter. The teammates are in their senior year at Stanstead College and recently completed their scholastic careers in impressive fashion.
Canadian marathoner Christian Vachon of Magog won the 13.1-mile individual event of the fifth annual Dandelion Run with a time of 1.19.23, besting his 2012 win in that event by five minutes. There were 281 runners participating out of 325 registered according to Phil White, event coordinator.
Chris Chichester and Russell Primeau, both of Newport, Vt., placed second and third respectively.
Former Bishopâs University great Andrea Blackwell has been elected to the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame. The longtime National Team player and Olympian joined Bill Coulthard and Candace Jirik as members of the 2013 class.
A four-run, two-out rally in the bottom of the fourth inning keyed the Sherbrooke Expos to a 7-1 win over the Montreal Orioles in their home opener on Sunday night at the AmedĂ©e Roy Stadium. The win, combined with the Exposâ 8-6 come-from-behind win on Friday in Thetford Mines, gives Sherbrooke a 2-0 record to start the year.
With the two season-opening wins, new manager Steve Oleschuk was ebullient after the game.
âIâm very happy to have a club thatâs this fun to manage. It makes it looks like an easy job. Iâve got some horses on this team. Weâre going to be hard to beat.â
A suspicious fire completely gutted Windsorâs St-Philippe church, Sunday morning, leaving residents angry and in shock.
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the sacristy and quickly spread throughout the imposing St-Georges St. church, which is a total loss.
Sutton Mayor Pierre Pelland held an information session on Saturday, May 18 to discuss the contentious $4 million renovation plan for the town hall. Over 100 citizens were in attendance, and while many expressed appreciation for the information meeting, it also left many feeling uneasy about what seemed more like a sales pitch than an information session.