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The Record is published Monday through Friday.Â The Record covers Sherbrooke and all of Eastern Townships with local news, sports, entertainment, coupons each week, all of the area classifieds and much more.
1195 Galt E.
Newsroom Phone: 819-569-6345
Phone (450) 242-1188
Fax: (450) 243-5155
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In 1897, Sherbrooke businessman Leonard Channell decided it was time for Sherbrooke to have its own daily newspaper and on Feb. 9, 1897, the first issue of the Sherbrooke Daily Record appeared on newsstands for a penny apiece.
At the time, English-speaking Townshippers were prominent in business and represented nearly 50 per cent of Sherbrooke's population. The surrounding communities also had large anglophone populations. By 1904, the paper had a circulation of 5,300, making it the largest English-language daily in Quebec outside of Montreal â€“ a claim it can continue to make â€“ and in 1957, The Record boasted 84 employees.
When it began a century ago, the paper made a commitment to "foster the 'bonne entente' which exists between French and English Townshippers, to provide a rich vehicle for local and national advertising, to supply readers with the latest news and features while upholding the traditions of those pioneers who laid so firmly the foundations upon which the Eastern Townships has grown."
In the last few years, numerous leading newspapers in North America have been forced to close their doors due to technological change, demographic shifts and an economic recession that has affected both advertisers and subscribers. None have been more affected by these trends than The Record. Yet, in spite of these global realities The Record has not only survived, it is more important than ever.
It is thanks to the continued loyalty of readers and advertisers that The Record continues to be a vital link for the community, and today we demonstrate our commitment to continue to be the Voice of English-speaking Townshippers through the use of technology.