The City of Sherbrooke has adopted new regulations requiring property owners to restore the banks of local waterways to a natural state by October of next year. In order to maintain healthy ecosystems, shorelines must be restored over a distance of five meters for gently sloping land and 7.5 meters on steeply sloping banks. Approximately 3,500 landowners whose properties are crossed or bordered by a waterway will have to comply with the new regulations. Initially, the new rules required the completion of the natural restoration of shorelines by October 31 of this year but the City Council has agreed to postpone the deadline a year so that property owners have two summers to comply. See full story in the Wednesday, May 16th edition of The Record.