The Record turns 123 years old

Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

For 123 years The Sherbrooke Record has been serving the population of the Eastern Townships. Founded on Feb. 9, 1897, it is one of only two English dailies in Quebec and continues to bring news right to your front door. The newspaper has come a long way over the years, experiencing both highs and lows, and today continues its commitment to the local community. To celebrate, we thought we’d introduce to you to The Record’s hardworking staff and take a trip down memory lane. The Sherbrooke Record was established by Leonard S. Channell after he gained experience working in the printing business in the United States and the Townships. After finishing his education in Stanstead, Channell worked for various papers south of the border and locally. After gaining experience working in this field, he started the weekly Compton County Chronicle in 1890. A few years later, he had a dream to start a daily newspaper that put the news of the Eastern Townships at the forefront. That’s when he launched what was then called the Sherbrooke Daily Record. He had no building to work from, no type, and no press, but he never gave up in making his dream a reality. See full story in the Monday, Feb. 10 edition of The Record.

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