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  • An August to Remember

    Celebrating Francophone athletesEDITORIAL: Only a few short weeks ago, the region was all a-buzz with preparations for the Canada Summer Games 2013 for which Sherbrooke had been selected as official Host City. Preparations which had started well over a year ago were...

  • The Ultimate in Artistic and Cultural Collaboration

    2013 -mural - 3SHERBROOKE: One of the most intriguing collaborative efforts that came out of the Canada Summer Games 2013 Sherbrooke was a 525 sq. ft mosaic mural. This collective project was created with the help of 111 artists, representative of the 13 provinces and territories participating in the Summer Games...

  • Art Defines Itself in Many Ways

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    SHERBROOKE: It has been said that “art defines itself in many ways”. This statement was certainly true when it came to the Canada Summer Games 2013 held in Sherbrooke during the month of August. Several particular works, in various sizes, come to mind...

  • The Many Faces of the Canada Summer Games 2013 Sherbrooke

    Clement JacquesSHERBROOKE: Looking back on the Canada Summer Games 2013 that were hosted by la Ville de Sherbrooke, we not only recall the events that filled each day, for two weeks, with extraordinary ability, strength and endurance but also the energy and kindness...

  • Celebrating the Artistic Community

    floral logo -2013SHERBROOKE: The Organizing Committee of the Canada Summer Games 2013 Sherbrooke worked overtime to highlight not only local talent but to include artists on a national level as well as exhibitions at regional museums and cultural centers, both big and small...

  • Objectives Exceeded Expectations

    drapeaux1SHERBROOKE: Destination Sherbrooke and Commerce Sherbrooke proudly announced that over 2,100 participants took part in the Sherbrooke 2013 & Co. Welcoming Program. By exceeding its objectives, set at 2,000 participants, merchants and persons...

  • Krausz and Tétreault on Exhibition

    1.  640.Helens Exile 7. copieSHERBROOKE: This fall, the Musée des beaux arts de Sherbrooke welcomes the public to an exhibition of the works of two artists who both enjoy the pleasures of travel: Peter Krausz was born in Romania and lives in Montreal. Pierre-Léon Tétreault was born in Granby and spends his time traveling...

  • Photography by Arlette Vittecoq

    Arlette Vittecoq UPLANDSSHERBROOKE: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is proud to present the exhibition Vestiges d’aujourd’hui, an exhibition of photographs created by Sherbrooke resident Arlette Vittecoq. (September 8 to October 27, 2013)...

  • Colby-Curtis Museum Highlights

    New Solarium-aSTANSTEAD: The Colby-Curtis Museum will be hosting another in its 2013 lecture/luncheon series on Saturday, September 26 at 10:30 p.m. Now that the renovations to the solarium have been completed, lectures will now be held in this new spacious addition. The guest speaker will be Allen Yale, President of the Derby Historical Society...

  • David Francey Returns to The Piggery

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    NORTH HATLEY: As part of his Late Edition Tour, David Francey will be returning to the stage of The Piggery on Thursday, September 26, at 8p.m. He will be accompanied by Mark Westberg, Chris Coole and Darren McMullen...

  • Byron Biggs Explains YouTube Marketing

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    MAGOG: CEDEC/SBSN will be joining forces with the Memphremagog Community Learning Center to offer a workshop for small business owners on “How to Use YouTube to Promote Your Brand”, with Byron Biggs as guest speaker...

  • MBAS: Marc-Aurèle Fortin

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    SHERBROOKE: If you haven’t already checked out the works of Marc-Aurèle Fortin at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Sherbrooke, this exhibition will be on display until October 6, developed and being circulated by the musée national des beaux-arts du Québec...

  • Échotech Quebec Receives Funding

    Ecotech logoMONTREAL : The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced that Écotech Québec (Quebec`s cleantech cluster) has been granted financial...

  • New Exhibition at Foreman Gallery

    Racetrack Superstar Ghost 2011LENNOXVILLE: The Foreman Art Gallery (Bishop’s University) is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the work of visual and media artist Myriam Yates as part of the New Voices exhibition series, which combines video projections produced between 2005 and 2013. ..

  • Majeau and Tardif at Beaulne Museum

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    COATICOOK: The Museum Beaulne is pleased to present ‘Être à bout… featuring artists Claude Majeau and Nelson Tardif, on exhibit until September 22, 2013. The official launch took place on Sunday August 11. Claude Majeau and Nelson Tardif hold two different views of the world, but share the same spirit and desire...

  • Bilingualism Leads to Economic Advantages

    RDEE logoOTTAWA: Thanks to research produced by the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité Canada (RDÉE Canada) and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), the Conference Board of Canada has determined that bilingualism definitely leads to important economic advantages...

  • The Barra MacNeils Return

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    NORTH HATLEY: 2013 marks 26 years for the Barra MacNeils, the Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island based family group, with an outstanding recording and touring career. They will be gracing the stage at The Piggery for two nights – Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12 (8p.m.).

  • Banjo Dan's Bluegrass Review

    Sky-Blue-sugarhouse-300x199STANSTEAD, QUEBEC/DERBY LINE, VT: The Haskell Opera House will once again ring with the sounds of great bluegrass music as Banjo Dan returns to the North Country’s finest performance space on Friday, September 6. It’ll be a whole new show this year, featuring The Sky Blue Boys (Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner) ...

  • Annual Fall Foliage Race ...

    Old Stone House Museum - summerBROWNINGTON: The organizing committee of the Old Stone House Museum, in Brownington, Vermont has put together another exciting round of workshops and activities in celebration of the upcoming fall season...

  • Letter to the Ministry of Transport

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    CANTON D’ORFORD: The population of the municipality of the Canton d’Orford was shaken by the road accident which occurred on Monday morning, August 19, on route 220, in which three young people from the same family suffered serious injuries...

  • CHAMPLAIN COUGARS at Pat Burns Arena

    CHAMPLAIN COUGARS logoSTANSTEAD: The Border Minor Hockey League plays a very important role in the sports scene in Stanstead. Now that the Pat Burns Arena is operational, there is an added incentive for parents, town officials...

  • Celebrating Camp Massawippi 2013

    2013 -06-07 296bAYER’S CLIFF: It was a day of celebration at Camp Massawippi (3161, Round Bay Road, Ayer’s Cliff) as the doors were open to parents and visitors. This amazing and well-organized camp has, for more than 60 years, welcomed both boys and girls...

  • Peace of Mind x 2

    2013 -Heros en 30 - 5a STANSTEAD: Receiving a letter from the Municipality usually causes a twinge of anxiety at the thought of another bill being added to your monthly budget. These thoughts quickly subside as the contents of the envelope reveal a card acknowledging...

  • Stanstead's Doctor Bouchard Retires

    Doc Bouchard -1STANSTEAD: On July 1, 2013, the Town of Stanstead lost what could very conceivably be called one of the town’s most valuable historians, Dr. Gilles Bouchard. No, I am not saying that Dr. Bouchard has passed away but many are feeling his loss as he finally closed his office doors...

  • Double Celebration at Beaulne Museum

    2013 - 1950 baseball winnersCOATICOOK: It was a day of celebration at the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook – the launch of the museum’s newest exhibition ‘Elle est partie! Le baseball à son meilleur’(on display until November 10, 2013) and the launch of a new book ‘Coup sûr au Stade Julien-Morin’...

  • BorderFest / Frontière en fête 2013

    2013 -BorderfestSTANSTEAD : The sun came out for the 13th annual BorderFest / Frontière en Fête celebration held in Stanstead, on Saturday, July 6 (the sun being a rare visitor to this area in the last few weeks), making it a great day for family and friends...

  • Saint Camille Community/Recreational Center

    Saint Camille logo imageSAINT CAMILLE: Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Honourable Christian Paradis...

  • Verbom Inc. - $120,000 in Subsidies

    Dr. Rejean HebertLAWRENCEVILLE: The Minister for Health and Social services, Minister responsible for Seniors, Minister responsible for the Estrie region and Deputy for Saint-François - Dr. Réjean Hébert announced a non-refundable financial package ...

  • Exhibition: Photographic Artist Jean Grothé

    Beaulne museumCOATICOOK: The Museum Beaulne de Coaticook is pleased to present “Coaticook en lumière noire” featuring artistic photographer Jean Grothé (July 7 - September 8, 2013). The official launch of this latest exhibition took place on Sunday, July 7...

  • Communities Reliant on Chrysotile Production

    logo-ville-thetford-GIFTHETFORD MINES: Accompanied by the Honourable Christian Paradis - Minister of Industry, Minister of State (Agriculture) and Member of Parliament for Mégantic–L’Érable, the Honourable Denis Lebel - Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs launched ...

  • Lebel at Paris Aerospace Exhibition

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    MONTREAL: The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, visited France and Belgium recently (June 18-22, 2013), attending the 50th International Aeronautic and Space Exhibition in Paris...

  • 'Suspended Worlds" / Curtains Without Borders

    Derby-Line-Haskell-Opera-House-STANSTEAD, QUE/DERBY LINE, VT: Chris Hadsel will be giving a lecture at the Haskell Opera House on Friday, July 12 (7:00p.m.). This particular lecture explains the history behind the astonishing Vermont collection of public art in the form of painted theatrical scenery...

  • NORTHERN BORDERS at Haskell Opera House

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    STANSTEAD, QUE/ DERBY LINE, VT: The Haskell Opera House will be offering the film NORTHERN BORDERS on Saturday, July 13 (7:30p.m.). The film was written and directed by Jay Craven and based on the latest novel by Howard Frank Mosher...

  • Benefit for Haskell Library - Hungrytown

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    STANSTEAD/DERBY LINE: The musical duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, known as Hungrytown, will be performing a benefit concert for the Haskell Free Library on Saturday, July 6 (2p.m.), in the Library’s International Reading Room...

  • Legendary Crafts and Workshops

    Old Stone House Museum - summerBROWNINGTON, VT: Once again, the Old Stone House Museum staff has organized a summer of fun-filled activities for one and all to enjoy. On Saturday, July 6, Lucian Avery will be on hand to offer a beginner-advanced course...

  • Sherbrooke 2013 - Cultural Program

    Sherbrooke games ccct-coaticookSHERBROOKE: The Host Society of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013 has unveiled the cultural program that will light up the city in August. Outstanding performances will take place over 14 days, featuring more than 100 artists...

  • Beaulne Museum - Baseball At Its Best

    champions. Coaticook 1936COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum in Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Elle est partie! Le baseball à son meilleur (Here we go! Baseball at its Best)’, as well as the book ‘Coup sûr au Stade Julien-Morin’ by journalist Christian Caron...

  • Douglas Gibson - Storyteller

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    NORTH HATLEY: THE PIGGERY will be presenting an evening with engaging and fine raconteur Douglas Gibson, one of Canada’s foremost editors and publishers for more than 40 years. On July 6 (8p.m.)...

  • Studios GolemLabs

    logoGolemSHERBROOKE: A 3D virtual networking site is being created in Sherbrooke -- a small Sherbrooke laboratory sees large. Studios Golemlabs is about to carve a slice in the world of visual technologies. The company envisages growth...

  • Investment of more than $1.5M

    ville windsor logoWINDSOR: On behalf of Minister Élaine Zakaïb - Minister for Industrial Policy and the Economic Development of Quebec, Minister Réjean Hébert (Minister for Health and Social Services, Minister responsible for Seniors...

  • ANIMAT Invests in Employee Skills

    Animat logoSHERBROOKE: At a press conference recently organized by Emploi-Québec Estrie, Jean-Luc Trahan (President of la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail – CPMT) underlined the addition of ...

  • Chapeau les filles!!

    logo - Chapeau les fillesESTRIE: François Gendron, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, paid homage today to the commitment and determination of Megan Richards and Arianne Corriveau, both winners of the ‘Chapeau les filles!'...

  • Stanstead Working to Increase Tourism

    Stanstead town logo-2STANSTEAD: In addition to the existing Guided Walking Tour of the downtown area of Stanstead, scheduled from June 21st to September 2nd, the Town will be offering a Guided Theatrical Tour of Stanstead, incorporating details...

  • Pierre Reid - 10 years in political life

    PierreReidreceives 3aMAGOG: “For the last ten years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my parliamentary work in the Quebec National Assembly. Representing the citizens of the Orford riding for this past decade has been a true honor for me...

  • Artist-Photographer Nathalie Ampleman

    Nathalie Ampleman-1COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Impermanence and Illusion with artist/photographer Nathalie Ampleman (June 9 to August 4, 2013). The vernissage took place on Sunday, June 9....

  • Lac Brome holds public consultations

    LacBromelogoLAC BROME: Just one meeting left!! The Municipal Council of the Town of Brome Lake wants to make you aware that there is only one more scheduled meeting left (June 17 at 7 p.m.) for the public to take part in open consultations on the next municipal master plan...

  • Centre d'arts de Stanstead

    CENTRE-DES-ARTSdeStansteadSTANSTEAD: The opening vernissage of the Centre d’arts de Stanstead took place on Saturday, June 8 at 274 Dufferin Street (on the corner of Dufferin and Notre Dame Blvd). This space has been created to provide an ‘evolving’ collection created by artists from the Townships...

  • Habitation Michel Lapierre

    MagogEcologiqueMAGOG: People living with a light intellectual deficiency and physically challenges will soon be able to carry out their dream of moving into their own place, thanks to the construction of Habitation Michel Lapierre, in Magog...

  • Activities: Antique Engines and Car Show

    BarnOSHBROWNINGTON, VT: The Vermont Antique Gas & Steam Engine Association will exhibit their working engines on the Old Stone House Museum lawn. There will also be Antique & Classic Cars and a postcard show. Lunch on the lawn...

  • Parc écoforestier de Johnville

    Johnville BogSHERBROOKE: On Saturday June 15, 2013, Nature Cantons-de-l’Est and the musée de la nature et des sciences have joined forces to organize a day in the forest, during which Jean-Marc Lalonde...

  • Master of Magic Fiddlers Returns

    Master Fiddlers 2013STANSTEAD, QUE/DERBY LINE, VT: In celebration of its 10th anniversary, organizers of THE MAGIC OF MASTER FIDDLERS’ annual, and very popular, benefit concert have decided to return to where it all began – at the Haskell Opera House...

  • What's Happening at the Colby-Curtis Museum

    New Solarium-aSTANSTEAD: The Colby-Curtis Museum is off to a running start after being closed for the winter months. The season began with a special Afternoon Tea in celebration of Mothers’ Day, held in the newly renovated solarium...

  • CHOROMONDO Performs Benefit Concerts

    CHOROMONDO 2013 NORTH HATLEY: CHOROMONDO celebrates its 14th anniversary this year! All concerts are dedicated to helping world communities in need. The KIDU Foundation in Bhutan, in memory of Martha Ham, will benefit this year...

  • Centennial Theatre Launches 2013-2014 Program

    CentennialLENNOXVILLE: Centennial Theatre, at Bishop’s University is ready to launch its 2013-2014 season, COLOUR YOUR WORLD, with a special promotion for all those who subscribe before June 28: 15% reduced rate on price of tickets, a bonus show, choice of the best seats, priority of purchasing tickets...

  • Groupe Domax Receives Funding

    Groupe Domax - MagogMAGOG: On behalf of Élaine Zakaïb - the Minister in charge of Industrial Policy and The Bank of Economic Development of Quebec, Sherbrooke MP Serge Cardin announced a non-refundable financial assistance package of more than $324,000...

  • Love Your Local Business Contest

    SBSN-launch- logoSHERBROOKE – Following a very successful debut in 2012, CEDEC is preparing to launch the “Love Your Local Business Contest”, in keeping with its efforts to promote small businesses in Quebec and highlight their economic contributions and impact on communities....

  • VSO: Picnics, Music, Fireworks Under the Stars

    VSO-Sara Jean FordVERMONT: The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its popular TD Bank Summer Festival Tour in eight special outdoor locations this summer featuring Broadway star Sara Jean Ford in “Summer Songbook.” From Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, July 7, the Orchestra will tour the state...

  • MBAS: Works of Marc-Aurèle Fortin

    Marc-Aurle- FortinSHERBROOKE : The exhibition, ‘Marc-Aurèle Fortin. Paysages modernes du Québec traditionnel’ has been developed and is being circulated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (May 25 to October 2013). Visitors will have the opportunity to experience this interesting exhibition...

  • Understanding Your Clients

    Aaron- PatellaLENNOXVILLE: The next in the series of workshops, sponsored by CEDEC / SBSN (Small Business Systems Network), will be held in the Lennoxville Community Center (10, rue Samuel Gratham). The guest speaker for the evening will be Aaron Patella...

  • Frontier Animal Society Walk

    max FASOGDEN: The Frontier Animal Society will be holding its annual fundraising Dog Walk on May 25th, beginning at 65 Chemin Embury, Tomifobia (Ogden) - Rain or Shine. Registration begins at 10 a.m. suggested donation...

  • THE PIGGERY: A Busy Summer Ahead

    mysteryNORTH HATLEY: The staff at THE PIGGERY has been working hard to offer its patrons a very busy summer filled with first-rate entertainment and entertainers. We have already seen performances by Cyril McPhee Cape Breton singer, songwriter and skilled guitarist...

  • Best Business Practices II

    SBSN - CEDEC logoMAGOG: The second in a series of Best Business Practices events will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at the Memphremagog Community Learning Centre (5:30p.m. –8:30 p.m.). This interactive get-together, sponsored by SBSN/CEDEC (Small Business Systems Network/CEDEC) and the CLC (Community Learning Center)...

  • Salon Santé-Sécurité de Stanstead

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    STANSTEAD: Did you ever worry that if a loved one were in trouble that you wouldn`t be able to help them or that the ambulance would not arrive in time? Then Stanstead is the place to be on Saturday. The very first Salon Santé - Securité Regional will be held...

  • Festivities Planned at Beaulne Museum

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum will be holding its annual celebration event on Sunday, May 26 (10a.m. - 4p.m.). Organizers look forward to greeting visitors from the local as well as the regional area, bringing people a better understanding of what this institution has to offer...

     

  • Townshippers' Association to host T-Day 2013

    SHERBROOKE: For the first time in more than three decades, Townshippers’ Association will be collaborating with a renowned historic institution, Bishop’s College School (BCS), to host the 34th Annual Townshippers’ Day...

  • Foreman Gallery - Two New Exhibitions

    LENNOXVILLE: The Foreman Art Gallery, at Bishop’s University, will be launching two exhibitions on May 25 (2-4p.m.). The first exhibition, VIDEO TANK #6, features work by Eléonore Saintagnan. She created a series of video portraits based on the discoveries that she made...

  • Old Stone Museum - June Events

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    BROWNINGTON: The Old Stone Museum in Brownington (Vt.) is well-known for the educational workshops, on both modern day and historical subjects, that it holds beginning in April and continuing throughout the tourist season, well into the fall...

  • Launching Tourism Season 2013

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    VILLE DE LAC BROME : Last Tuesday, Mayor Gilles Decelles (Town of Lac Brome), Marta Gubert Gomez – councillor responsible for tourism, other municipal councillors, the Brome Lac Tourism Committee, the President of the local Chamber of Commerce, sports and cultural event promoters...

  • Stanstead Makes Headlines

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    STANSTEAD: Wednesday, May 1, was an evening of celebration for the Town of Stanstead. More than 200 people gathered at the Pat Burns Arena to watch a public broadcast of the television show La Petite Séduction...

  • Townshippers' Hold 34th AGM

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    SHERBROOKE – The Annual General Meeting of members of Townshippers’ Association will take place at the Orford Arts Centre, 3165 chemin du Parc, Orford, on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 5:40 until 8 p.m. Members of the Association...

  • Financial Assistance x 2

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    SHERBROOKE: Élaine Zakaïb, Minister for Industrial Policy and the Bank of Economic Development for Quebec, was accompanied by Sherbrooke Deputy Serge Cardin, as she confirmed financial aid for two innovative projects...

  • CAB Rediker Celebrates its Volunteers

    1.volunteer luncheonSTANSTEAD: The room was filled with the air of festivity and camaraderie as the staff of CAB Rediker Center in Stanstead greeted their honored guests who included Deputy Jean Rousseau, Deputy Pierre Reid’s attaché Nicole Renaldi and local dignitaries...

  • Étienne Saint-Amant

    chaoscopia logoSHERBROOKE: For Sherbrooke’s Étienne Saint-Amant, being the scientist and visual artist that he is, feels that mathematics has much to tell us! Holding a master's degree in computer science...

  • Minister Zakaïb Presents Strategy

    ASBESTOS-LogoASBESTOS: Élaine Zakaïb, Minister in charge of Industrial Policy and the Bank of Economic Development of Quebec, accompanied by Réjean Hébert, Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Seniors and for the Estrie region...

  • Beaulne Museum: Bourassa and Marchand

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition Le clan de l’ours by sculptor Zachari Bourassa and painter-sculptor Caroline Marchand...

  • Young Townships' Leaders Award 2013

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    SHERBROOKE: Townshippers’ Association recently announced that it is now time to present your nominations for the 2013Young Townships Leader Award (YTLA). This award was created to recognize and celebrate young leaders...

  • MBAS: Réverbérations and Weekend Mobile Art

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    SHERBROOKE: The Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke will be hosting ‘Réverbérations’ on Saturday, April 27 (8p.m.) - admission fee of $10. This is an original presentation combining the poetic and vocal efforts of Ian Fournier, Sophie Jeukens and Mathieu Proulx...

  • THE PIGGERY: Summer Theatre Camp

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    NORTH HATLEY: THE PIGGERY will be holding a summer theatre camp for young people aged 12 to 15 for 3 weeks this summer. The camp director will be Emma Stevens...

  • Je.....Stanstead - New Plan of Action

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    STANSTEAD: For the 4th year in a row, a group of 60 business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs of Stanstead gathered together for a ‘5 à 7’ – style event designed to improve communications...

  • QNEK Celebrates 20th Season

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    STANSTEAD, QUE. / DERBY LINE, VT: QNEK Productions, the International Resident Theatre Company at the Haskell Opera House is celebrating its 20th season...

  • Stanstead: Celebrate with us

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    STANSTEAD: The Town of Stanstead, in partnership with Tourism Stanstead, wants to invite you to a special viewing of the francophone television show “La Petite Séduction” which was filmed last September ...

  • Nine Projects Receive Financial Support

    2.MRC de MemphremagogMAGOG: The MRC du Memphrémagog announces financial assistance for nine projects within the framework of Pacte Rurale. These projects will receive a total financial aid of $390,596...

  • Recap: Speed-dating 2013

    3. speed-dating recapMAGOG: (NN) Organizers of the 4th edition of Speed-dating for Jobs were very pleased to see the sun come out on Saturday, April 20, considerably different than the heavy snowstorm which greeted them last year at this time...

  • Are We Conditioned For Our Fate?

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    LENNOXVILLE: The Community Art Lab, in collaboration with the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University (2600 College Street), is pleased to present its latest exhibition, ‘Are We Conditioned For Our Fate?’...

  • Cyril MacPhee at THE PIGGERY

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    NORTH HATLEY: Spring must be just around the corner, even though it doesn’t always look like it -- organizers at THE PIGGERY want to invite you to a one-night performance by Cape Breton’s Cyril MacPhee...

  • Speed-Dating for Jobs This Saturday

    3. 2012 EntrevueMAGOG: The Centre Jeunesse d’emploi de Memphrémagog (CJE), in collaboration with the Centre local d’emploi (CLE) de Magog, invites people, of all ages, who are looking for work in the Estrie region to visit the upcoming event...

  • One Equall Musick in Concert

    Uplands Concert One Equall MusickLENNOXVILLE – Need a recharge from the winter blues? Why not celebrate spring with the celestrial harmonies of One Equall Musick who will be coming to Lennoxville...

  • An Evening of Stargazing

    LOGO - parc coforestierJOHNVILLE: To highlight the International Day of Astronomy, the Nature Cantons-de-l'Est and the Club des Astronomes amateurs de Sherbrooke (CAAS) invite the population to come to observe the night sky...

  • $410,000 Invested in Home Renovation

    MRC de MemphremagogMAGOG: The MRC du Memphrémagog takes a very favorable look at the funding invested in 2012 within the framework of various supplementary programs involving home renovations...

  • LDWC Prom Dress Extravaganza

    prom dresses - 2 LENNOXVILLE: Every girl deserves to feel like a princess on the day of her prom. Fancy dresses can be pricey, and when we think about the additional cost of shoes, jewellery, hair and makeup...

  • Quinco Receives Funding

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    MAGOG: On April 15, MP Serge Cardin (Sherbrooke) on behalf of Élaine Zakaïb, Minister in charge of Industrial Policy and the Bank of Economic Development of Quebec, announced financial support ($50,000) for Quinco & Cie Inc...

  • Juripop de l'Estrie Receives Recognitiion

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    SHERBROOKE: The privately-operated legal clinic Juripop de l’Estrie has been declared winner of the Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat at the local level, for entrepreneurship in the field of social economy...

  • 12,000 rain barrels

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    ESTRIE: Le Fonds Éco IGA will be making available almost 12,000 barrels, designed to recuperate rainwater, throughout Quebec this summer...

  • MAGOG - Creating a Vision

    hoteldevillewebMAGOG: Within the framework of the project to revitalize the downtown area, la Ville de Magog, in collaboration with la Fondation Rues Principales, invites the population to a special meeting of information and public consultation...

  • Collective and Adapted Transport now available

    2b MRC de MemphremagogMRC de Memphremagog: Officially as of late January 2013, Transport des Alentours and the MRC of Memphremagog have combined their efforts to offer the people of the MRC of Memphremagog a reliable transit service...

  • Are You Eligible for a Foreign Pension?

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    If you or your spouse worked outside of Canada, perhaps you are entitled to a retirement pension or other services from abroad. The government of Quebec has entered into social security agreements with about thirty-two other countries...

  • VSO Masterworks Series Finale

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    BURLINGTON, VT: The Vermont Symphony Orchestra season finale on Saturday, May 4, presents two blockbuster works--Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade...

  • Cultural Committee Names Three New Members

    2.MRC de MemphremagogMAGOG: The cultural committee of the MRC of Memphrémagog is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members, specializing in artistic disciplines...

  • Eastern Townships Canadian Club: Gloria Grow

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    SHERBROOKE: The Eastern Townships Canadian Club will be featuring Gloria Grow, Director of the Fauna Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides rescue and permanent sanctuary for animals...

  • Church Turned into Affordable Housing

    eglise st. josephSHERBROOKE: Families and people living alone in Sherbrooke will soon have access to 16 new residences created within the framework of the program AccèsLogis Québec de la Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ)...

  • Speaking out against Bill 14

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    SHERBROOKE: The Quebec Liberal Party regional President, Martine Gendron, welcomes Sherbrooke’s resolution and asks Réjean Hébert and Serge Cardin to stand up for the English speaking community...

  • Old Stone House Museum Spring Events

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    BROWNINGTON: Apple Grafting & Pruning – Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower, A Guide for the Organic Orchardist, will be back..

  • Studio Georgeville Celebrates Its Latest Exhibition

    By Farzin FarzanehGEORGEVILLE: The latest spring exhibition to be held at Studio Georgeville will feature the works of Gabrielle Castonguay, Farzin Farzaneh and Caroline George...

  • UPLANDS Presents "Terre Brodé, Terre Façonnée"

    Tableau3dtailDanielleLENNOXVILLE: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is pleased to present the art exhibition and sale Terre Brodée, Terre Façonnée. The public is cordially invited to meet the artists, Danielle Dion and Christiane Dion, during the vernissage...

  • FOREMAN GALLERY: 15th Graduating Fine Arts Students' Exhibition

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    LENNOXVILLE: The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University is proud to present the fifteenth annual Graduating Fine Arts Student Exhibition, until April 6...

  • BEAULNE MUSEUM: "Laberge et la mer"

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    COATICOOK : The Beaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition « Laberge et la mer », by artist Marlène Laberge from April 7 – June 2, 2013...

  • NDP MP Rousseau Speaks Out

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    OTTAWA — NDP MP Jean Rousseau, upon hearing the new Federal Budget, feels that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has forgotten his promise to do more to reduce unemployment and help families make ends meet...

  • UPLANDS Launches Fundraising Campaign

    uplands - 2LENNOXVILLE: For the first time since its founding in 2000, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is launching a fundraising and membership campaign. You can contribute to Uplands either by donation...

  • MBAS: Salon du Printemps des Artistes des Cantons

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    SHERBROOKE : The Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is presenting the 7th edition of the Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est. The vernissage will take place on Saturday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m...

  • Recruiting Employers - Speed-dating for Jobs 2013

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    MAGOG: The Centre Jeunesse-Emploi (CJE) Memphrémagog invites small, medium and large-sized companies in the MRC of Memphrémagog to register with the 4th annual Speed Dating for Jobs...

  • Beaulne Museum: Celebrating the Newborn... baptism

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present “Celebrating the Newborn - Christening garments” (until November 24, 2013). The public is cordially invited to discover this new exhibition...

  • International Driving Permit Law Passed in Florida

    Florida beachesFLORIDA, USA: Many have expressed astonishment at the lack of publicity around the new rules regarding International Driving Permits needed in the state of Florida. The fact that the state of Florida had passed a law requiring all non-residents of the United States to hold an International Driving Permit...

  • Centennial: Madcap Mondays Series Winds Down

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    LENNOXVILLE: The final show in the series ‘Madcap Mondays’, offered by Centennial Theatre, comes to a close with an exciting performance by comedian Greg Morton (March 25, 2013; at 7:30p.m.). Returning from a week-long engagement at the Tropicana in Las Vegas...

  • LDWC Hold Special Tea Party

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    SHERBROOKE: The Lennoxville and District Women’s Center celebrated International Women’s Day, on March 7, by holding a large scale Tea Party the likes of which you’ve never seen! The event was open to both LDWC members and non-members...

  • CJE: Training and Job Prospects Month

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    MAGOG: The 4th Edition of ‘Training and Job Prospects Month’ has arrived in the MRC of Memphrémagog with over twenty different activities being launched this year! Are you looking for a new job or career?...

  • MBAS Presents Artist Denis Pelletier

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    SHERBROOKE: Twenty works by Eastern Townships’ artist Denis Pellerin are being featured in a current exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Sherbrooke (until March 31)...

  • MP Rousseau marks International Women's Day

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    SHERBROOKE — New Democrat MP Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) marked International Women’s Day today. “We’ve come a long way but there is still so much we can do...

  • Beaulne Museum: Trades of Yesterday

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    COATICOOK: The Museum Beaulne de Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition “Trades of Yesterday - The Bolduc Collection”, until June 16, 2013. This presentation is based on a review of the olden trades practiced in the local area...

  • Support for Sports Events and Tourism

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    MAGOG: Thanks to the support of Orford Deputy Pierre Reid and the CLD of Memphremagog, an experimental project has been launched to create more support for regional tourism...

  • Beaulne Museum presents works of Gaëtan d'Arcy

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum in Coaticook is pleased to host Histoire pétrifiée, an exhibition by the mosaic artist/sculptor Gaëtan d’Arcy from March 17 to April 28, 2013. The vernissage will take place...

  • Trace ta Voie (Making Your Way)!!

    Jose BoilyMAGOG: The CJE Memphrémagog has established a little more than 15 years of experience in helping those from 16 to 35 years of age to find their way through the job market...

  • 2nd Call for Proposals Still Open

    Canada Economic Development Estrie– The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions...

  • Making Professional Theatre Accessible to Young Audiences

    logo Rideau - jeunesESTRIE- Within the framework of the Bourse RIDEAU 2013, a document, Developing a Policy Promoting Professional Theatre for Young Audiences, was presented...

     

     

  • Deputy Reid: 'It is an Unjustified Threat'

    Pierre Reid 2013MAGOG: “While calling in question the bilingual status of several municipalities of Canton-de-l”Est and of Quebec, the Parti Québécois government launches an unjustified threat...

  • Lac Brome Supports Cultural Initiatives

    Lac Brome logoLAC BROME: For the third consecutive year, the Town of Brome Lake has initiated a Support Fund for Cultural Initiatives. Through this program...

  • NDP Rousseau on the Attack

    MP Jean RousseauSHERBROOKE – Brazeau affair reopens debate on relevance and mandate of this 19th century relic--“After promising for years to reform the Senate to make it more transparent and democratic...

  • MBAS Nets $60,000 through Art Auction

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    SHERBROOKE: Madame Cécile Gélinas, Director of the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of the Soirée des Beaux-arts...

  • Sercovie Inc Receives Funding

    DecouvrezSHERBROOKE – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, has announced...

  • Luce Couture Honored by her Peers

    Luce CoutureSHERBROOKE: RIDEAU, the independent network of performing arts presenters (Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d’événements artistiques unis), announced that Luce Couture would be receiving the 2013 Prix RIDEAU Reconnaissance, chosen by a group of her peers...

  • Fundraiser for Fondation CSI

    leve de fonds 2013-1SHERBROOKE: An important fundraiser for the Fondation du Carrefour de solidarité internationale (CSI) of Sherbrooke was launched at a press conference held in February. Among those present were Onil Proulx...

  • Salon des Affaires ESPE 2013

    salon des affaires 2013 logoSHERROOKE: The 2nd Salon des Affaires ESPE will be held on November 21-22, at the l'Hôtellerie Jardins de Ville (Sherbrooke), with Carl Blanchet acting as Honorary President. Blanchet is Corporate Director of business development at Cascade..

  • Commissioner of Manif d'art 7

    Vicky-Chainey-GagnonSHERBROOKE: The Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec have chosen Vicky Chainey Gagnon (Sherbrooke) as Commissioner of the Manif d’art 7. The concept of resistance will be the main focus of this major event in current visual arts...

  • Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke celebrates 40 years

    40e du Petit Thtre 1SHERBROOKE: Within the framework of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke (230- 250 rue du Dépôt), in the Centre Jean-Besré (Sherbrooke), launches a writing contest, intended for theatre, designed for young secondary school students...

  • Agro-alimentary GMO Forum

    ForumOGM2013SHERBROOKE: On March 15, 2013, the first GMO Agro-alimentary Forum will take place in the Julien-Ducharme Center (Sherbrooke). This forum on agro-alimentary shifts caused by GMO (genetically modified organisms)... 

  • BRIT FLOYD returns to the Granada

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    SHERBROOKE: The well-known British group BRIT FLOYD returns to the Granada Theatre, on Monday, March 25, 2013 (8p.m.), after performing at the Grand Theatre, in Quebec (March 23) and in Montreal at Place des arts (March 24), as part of their latest North American tour...

  • Jeux du Canada 2013/Canada Games 2013

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    SHERBROOKE: Celebrations for the Jeux du Canada 2013/Canada Games 2013 were officially launched on February 2 in the three host cities: Magog, Sherbrooke and Coaticook. The official lighting of the Torch took place on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa...

  • Beaulne Museum: Harris and Tremblay

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum in Coaticook is proud to show the exhibition Mandalas presented by artist painter Jean Harris - February 03 to March 10, 2013. Jean Harris is a mixed media artist, living in Stanstead whose work is inspired by...

  • Uplands: 'Somewhere on the 20'

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    SHERBROOKE – Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre (9 Speid St. in the borough of Lennoxville) is pleased to present the photography exhibit: Quelque Part sur la 20 (Somewhere on the 20). The exhibition will run until March 10, 2013...

  • Fundraiser for Children with Cancer

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    MEGANTIC: A special hockey match, featuring special guest players, has been organized as a fundraiser for Leucan, an organization that supports children affected by cancer. To be held at the Megantic Sports Center on Friday, March 22, 2013 (7p.m.), this friendly match ..

  • Marché 5ième Saison even better

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    SHERBROOKE: The Marché 5ième Saison (161 rue du Depot) can be found in the middle of the revitalization project in the historical borough of Bellevue, in the downtown Sherbrooke area, on the traditional rue du Depot...

  • Modern Art 2013

    PARIS: I recently received an invitation to take part in “Rendez-vous de l’art moderne et contemporain”, to be held at the Grand Palais, in Paris, from March 28 to April 1. I am really tempted to attend…. This is a gigantic international event...

  • Foreman Gallery presents Reel Injun

     

    LENNOXVILLE: The Foreman Art Gallery presents a screening of the documentary film ‘Reel Injun (2009)’, on February 12 (7p.m.), with guest appearance by CBC pop culture columnist Jesse Wente...

  • Euthanasia or Premeditated Death

    EDITORIAL: “The game has begun” … recommendations contained in the 180-page report prepared by the Parliamentary Committee of Quebec, a legislative bill two years in the making, deals with the legalization of euthanasia...

  • Granada Theater holds fundraiser

    SHERBROOKE: On March 13, a benefit evening will be held at the Granada Theater (6:30p.m.) as a fundraiser to help with the restoration and renovation work needed on the theater...

  • Centre des Femmes du Granit Takes Action

    MÉGANTIC: Le Centre des Femmes de la MRC du Granit is constantly working to improve situations relating to women's issues within its region and organizes suitable actions so that these files can advance and effectively reach their goals...

  • Reid to back Couillard Candidacy

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    MAGOG - Orford Deputy Pierre Reid released a statement recently stating that he would be backing Philippe Couillard in the race for leadership...

  • In Celebration of the Fleur-de-lys

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    SHERBROOKE: On Monday, January 21, 2012, Premier Pauline Marois underlined in her symbolic speech, intended in celebration of the fleur-de-lis which has become a symbol representing the province of Quebec since 1948...

  • Rousseau Sums Up Parliamentary Session

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    SHERBROOKE: With the close of the 2012 Parliamentary session in December, safety and budget cuts occupied the thoughts of NDP MP Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead Riding)...

  • Foreman Gallery: Decolonize Me

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    LENNOXVILLE: At a time when we are witnessing a proliferation of manifestations by Aboriginal communities against Bill C-45, presented by the Harper government...

  • Christmas Market Madness

    Marche de noel 2ESTRIE: A delightful form of madness has gripped the organizers of this year's Christmas markets, to the great satisfaction of consumers on whom their creativity is not lost and which entices us into making purchases and discovering gastronomical and artisanal delights...

  • AIRMEDIC: A Valuable Asset

    Airmedic - 4aCOOKSHIRE-EATON: The terrible drama over the last few weeks involving Neptune Technologies of Sherbrooke, to some extent, has clarified the benefits of an airborne rescue service for severely wounded persons in urgent need of reaching Montreal hospitals...

  • MBAS: A Mission of Balance

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    SHERBROOKE: The Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke (MBAS) is an institution and a destination of prestige, with a cultural vocation which, each year, attracts more than 10,000 visitors, according to the current economic situation...

  • The Revolution of the Electric Automobile

    la voiture lectrique en mouvement 1aSHERBROOKE: One can only imagine all the emotions felt by our ancestors, at the moment of their first voyage by steam train or, later, by gasoline-powered automobile. These dreams were strongly upheld for a long time, without any consideration for pollution... These emotions surpassed time, through our respective genetic code, to re-appear, in 2012, in regard to another dream with our range: the electric car...

  • RIPPLECOVE INN: A Veritable Gem of Historical Heritage

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    AYER'S CLIFF: The Ripplecove Inn, "the Hotel on the lake", in the Townships countryside, is a rare pearl, nestled majestically along the shores of Lake Massawippi, a superb and priceless gem, awaiting us...

  • "LEONARDO LIVE" OPENING

    Being presented around the world...and closer to those of us in Canada, is the film ‘Leonardo Live’, which was shown at the opening of the ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ exhibition, held in the famous National Gallery of London (November 9, 2011 to February 5, 2012). The screening of this film will be presented by Cineplex Entertainment (February 16 & 26, 2012). Echoing the actual exhibition, this movie describes, in an extraordinary manner, this particular film brings together sixty paintings, drawings and student works of this painter-philosopher and musician, dating back to his stay with the Duke Ludovico Sforza, in Milan, from 1480-1499. The film reveals the twists and insights of the exhibition, through the halls of “the Sainsbury Wing” and “Sunley Room”.

  • BEAULNE MUSEUM: INSOLITE

    BEAULNE MUSEUM: INSOLITE

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum of Coaticook is presenting the exhibition Insolite (The Unexpected) by artists Serge Lavigne, Gérald Quirion and Pierrette Denault...

  • YANNICK BERRUEL EXHIBITION

    YANNICK BERRUEL EXHIBITION

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    SHERBROOKE: Abstract and contemporary artwork by Sherbrooke artist-painter Yannick Berruel is currently on exhibit at the Café le Tassé (426 rue du Conseil, Sherbrooke) until June 16, 2012, during Café hours...

  • INTERACTIONS OF ART...

    INTERACTIONS OF ART...

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    LENNOXVILLE: For the third activity of the project, after "Festin Aveugle/The Blind Feast" and "Eat your Sidewalk", we were invited to an experimental meeting with the New York collective "'Spurse", with artist-researchers, Ian Kerr and his partner Petia Morozov...

  • RENELLE ANCTIL HONORED

    RENELLE ANCTIL HONORED

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    SHERBROOKE: At the Delta Hotel, several hundreds of people applauded the nomination of Renelle Anctil as the 26th 'Grand Estrienne 2012'. She will go down in history as only the fourth woman in 25 years to receive this honor...

  • CELEBRITY BRASS

    CELEBRITY BRASS

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    SHERBROOKE: With a performance by the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, of New York, at the Theatre Granada, on Saturday, April 28, one could expect nothing less than a flamboyant and colourful performance...

  • SITTING DOWN WITH MP JEAN ROUSSEAU

    SITTING DOWN WITH MP JEAN ROUSSEAU

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    SHERBROOKE: I recently sat down with Federal Deputy Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) for a personal interview, at his regional office at 5142, boulevard Bourque, in Sherbrooke. Rousseau finds himself reaching the one year anniversary of his election...

  • CAFÉ LE TASSÉ

    CAFÉ LE TASSÉ

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    FLEURIMONT: Far too often, in urban areas, neighbourhood life is neglected, which has a direct consequence of destroying all social relations between residents, who no longer seem to mingle and try to get to know one another...

  • $7M IN LOAN GUARANTEES

    $7M IN LOAN GUARANTEES

    7 m pour des projets dentreprises photo 1SHERBROOKE: On this rainy, winter morning of Monday April 23, 2012, Deputy Monique Gagnon-Tremblay (Haut- Saint-François) - Minister for International Relations, Minister responsible for the Francophonie, Minister responsible for Estrie arrived around 10 a.m., at Motrec International...

  • JAMBOREE 2012

    JAMBOREE 2012

    jamboree 2012 photo 1EAST ANGUS: The Jamboree 2012 took place at the Robert Baker Arena (190 rue Kennedy, East Angus, on Saturday April 21 – a friendly lacrosse tournament, organized by the Québécois Circuit of Senior Lacrosse, in collaboration with ‘Le Wolfs (East Angus)’. Participating teams included...

  • FONDS ECO IGA

    FONDS ECO IGA

    fonds co  iga 1COOKSHIRE-EATON: Within the framework of the celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, the MRC of Haut-Saint-François presented a program designed to sensitize elementary school children to the importance of recycling dangerous domestic residues (RDD), in collaboration...

  • LISA TOGNON ON EXHIBIT

    LISA TOGNON ON EXHIBIT

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    SHERBROOKE: The Museum of Fine Arts in Sherbrooke presents 'Passages of Lisa Tognon'. This exhibition, produced and put into circulation by the House of Arts of Laval, will be on display until June 10, 2012. The curator of the exhibition, Rene Viau...

  • $172,240 IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    $172,240 IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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    COOKSHIRE-EATON: Deputy Johanne Gonthier (Mégantic-Compton) and Assistant to the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity announced in the name of Minister Christine St-Pierre (la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine) and Minister Laurent Lessard...

  • DIRECT FROM CITY HALL

    DIRECT FROM CITY HALL

    en direct de la ville de sherbrooke 2aSHERBROOKE: The Bursary program, organized by la Ville de Sherbrooke, involving Sherbrooke athletes, is in its 24th year, rewarding them for the excellence of their performances, in their selected discipline. The athletes, whose candidatures will be retained, will receive a sum of money toward their athletic future...

  • NOMINATION TO GALA LES OLIVIER

    NOMINATION TO GALA LES OLIVIER

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    SHERBROOKE: François Bellefeuille, long-time veteran of Comedy, a doctorate in this field and graduate from the École nationale de l'humor, humorist of the new generation, has been nominated for the matter and graduate of the national School of humour...

  • A MEMORABLE SUMMER

    A MEMORABLE SUMMER

     un t de lgendes  1SHERBROOKE: From August 10 - 26, 2012, at the Nikitotek Place (45 rue des Abénaquis, Sherbrooke), 4 performances will ensure the continuation of events such as the Production "Traces" by the Collective "La 7 doigts de la main". "A Memorable Summer" will enchant and fill Sherbrooke audiences with enthusiasm...

  • ÉTIENNE SAINT-AMANT - A FINALIST

    ÉTIENNE SAINT-AMANT - A FINALIST

    tienne saint-amand finaliste 1SHERBROOKE: Within the framework of the competition "Mini-Prints International-Asia-Pacific" which were held, in Melbourne, Australia, the Sherbrooke artist Étienne Saint-Amant was chosen as the top 5 finalists, among the 50 artists and more, 5 artists who will share the sum of $25,000 USD...

  • $170,000 FOR UPDATES

    $170,000 FOR UPDATES

    170 000 pour east angus et lingwick. 1EAST ANGUS: On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Robert Fournier Arena (East Angus), a conference press was called by Deputy Johanne Gonthier (Mégantic-Compton), on behalf of Line Beauchamp - Vice-Premier & Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports...

  • MUSÉE BEAULNE HOLDS DOUBLE EVENT

    MUSÉE BEAULNE HOLDS DOUBLE EVENT

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    COATICOOK: In collaboration with the Coaticook Historical Society, the Beaulne Museum organized a dual event to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Château Arthur-Osmore-Norton. A special conference, followed by a book launch...

  • UPLANDS: WATERCOLOURS AND POTTERY

    UPLANDS: WATERCOLOURS AND POTTERY

    uplands anniversary logoLENNOXVILLE: Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre is pleased to present an exhibition of works by watercolourist Denis Palmer and potter Réjean Côtes. Denis Palmer is a storyteller as well as an artist. He prefers to create his drawings and watercolours exclusively on location...

  • $1,500 FOR HANDBALL TEAM

    $1,500 FOR HANDBALL TEAM

    handball1COOKSHIRE-EATON: Johanne Gonthier – Deputy of Megantic-Compton, met with the 12 students of la Polyvalente Louis-Saint-Laurent who for the handball team, 'les Monarques'...

  • GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

    GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

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    SHERBROOKE: An exceptional arrival awaits audiences at the Theatre Granada, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. -- the Glenn Miller Orchestra, of New York, which bears the name of the famous jazzman and musician of swing, Glenn Miller, "most prestigious big band of the world...

  • A MUTUAL ACCORD BETWEEN BRUSH AND GUITAR

    A MUTUAL ACCORD BETWEEN BRUSH AND GUITAR

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum invites you to plunge into the marvelous world of colors, forms and images created by artist Mélissa Tardif, then into the fantastic world of music with guitarist Ghislain Caron. You will have the opportunity to see and hear these works in a simultaneous fashion...

  • PETITS BONHEURS SHERBROOKE 2012

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    petits bonheurs sherbrooke 2012 1SHERBROOKE: The 3rd edition of Petits Bonheurs Sherbrooke 2012, organized by the Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke, with actress/comedian Louisette Dussault as Honorary Spokesperson, will take place on April 27 - May 6, 2012, inclusively, in 17 different locations...

  • SAVOIR-VIVRE OF PRINCESS KASSANDRA

    SAVOIR-VIVRE OF PRINCESS KASSANDRA

     

    le savoir-faire de princesse kassandra 2ESTRIE: In March 2012, Chez Béliveau Publishing released the first volume of a Guide to Good Manners, directed toward young people of less than 12 years of age. The first volume follows the story of Princess Kassandra, entitled "Princesse Kassandra et Chevalier Inox ", written by 14-year-old Kassandra Paré...

  • CELEBRATING NEW ENTREPRENEURS

    CELEBRATING NEW ENTREPRENEURS

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    LAC-MÉGANTIC: On March 13, a press conference was held, relating to the 4th edition of New Entrepreneurs 2012 (Cuvée 2012), which will take place, on Tuesday, May 8, at 5p.m. at the Club de Golf de Lac-Mégantic, under the joint Honorary Presidency of Francine Bernier and Vincent Poisson...

  • PROVINCIAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    PROVINCIAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

    championnat provincial 2012 photo 1 LAC-MÉGANTIC: The Provincial Benjamin Volleyball Championship will take place in Lac-Mégantic, on April 13 - 15, 2012, for "first time in its history" to be held in this municipality, but also in the new Sports Center...

  • CREATING NESTING BOXES FOR DUCKS

    CREATING NESTING BOXES FOR DUCKS

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    LAC-MÉGANTIC: Within the framework of the extra-curricular program "Activitiés Passion" at la Polyvalente Montignac (Lac-Mégantic), students built 27 nesting boxes out of wood, for woodland ducks and other types of ducks, which will soon be arriving...

     

     

  • SUMMER ART CAMP AT FOREMAN

    SUMMER ART CAMP AT FOREMAN

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    LENNOXVILLE: The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its popular summer youth programming, which is considered to be "the most original camp of the region", by Voir Estrie...

  • NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEDAL

    NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEDAL

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    MAGOG: Deputé Pierre Reid (Orford) was happy to be able to pay tribute to André Dion, on March 19, 2012, to present him with the National Assembly of Quebec Medal. A man of action, André Dion is recognized by nature lovers for his publications, particularly...

  • PARTNERING TO CONSERVE NATURE

    PARTNERING TO CONSERVE NATURE

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    MAGOG: On behalf of Minister Pierre Arcand - Minister for Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Deputy Pierre Reid (Orford) announced $15,390 in financial assistance to the Appalachian Corridor Association (ACA)...

  • NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGIES AND BIO-RESOURCES

    NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGIES AND BIO-RESOURCES

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    SHERBROOKE: Premier Jean Charest of Quebec, has announced a non-refundable financial assistance package of $3 M to Neptune Technologies and Bio-resources for the realization of a project evaluated at $20 M. Neptune is a publicly-owned Quebec company...

  • MBAS: JUST ONE WEEK LEFT...

    MBAS: JUST ONE WEEK LEFT...

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    SHERBROOKE: There remains just one short week to see or re-visit 'Toutes petites histoires/simple short stories' at the Museum of Fine Arts in Sherbrooke. Sponsored by MD Financial, the exhibition finishes on Sunday, March 25. Very much appreciated by visitors, the works of these two painters, France Jodoin and Kevin Sonmore...

  • TOURISM EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

    TOURISM EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

    logo - destination sherbrookeSHERBROOKE: Destination Sherbrooke is proud to announce that Madeleine Ouellette has been named Regional Tourism Employee of the Region, in the category of Human Resources: Tourism Employee...

  • REACH FOR THE STARS

    REACH FOR THE STARS

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Haut St. François

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    EAST ANGUS: The 4th edition of "Reach for the Stars" took place, on Wednesday March 14 (9a.m-3:30p.m.), at l'école Louis-Saint-Laurent, in East Angus. The event was organized by an effective committee, with the participation of some sixty professionals, most of whom came from...

  • ARTIST SYMPOSIUM IN EAST ANGUS

    ARTIST SYMPOSIUM IN EAST ANGUS

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Haut St. François

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    EAST ANGUS: The Artist's Symposium took place on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 -11, 2012, at l'église Saint-Louis-de -France, in East Angus, a patrimonial church under restoration, with the participation of 19 artists, coming from the MRC du Haut St. François and Sherbrooke...

  • EXCEL 2010 TRAINING OFFERED

    EXCEL 2010 TRAINING OFFERED

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    EAST ANGUS: Within the framework of a 15-hour course, on the knowledge of certain functions of the software Excel 2010 intermediary, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Haut-Saint-François...

  • ARTIST VALÉRIE GOSSELIN

     ARTIST VALÉRIE GOSSELIN

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Coaticook

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    COATICOOK: The Beaulne Museum of Coaticook is pleased to present the exhibition 'Undepicted' by multidisciplinary artist Valérie J. Gosselin, from Sunday; March 18 – April 29, 2012. The official launch of the exhibit will take place...

  • WOMEN IN ACTION

    WOMEN IN ACTION

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Le Granit

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    LAC-MÉGANTIC: International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8, held a great sense of significance for the Women's Center of the MRC du Granit, by means of an extraordinary sense of unity, among...

  • LOOKING FOR YOUR COLLABORATION

    LOOKING FOR YOUR COLLABORATION

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    LENNOXVILLE: "Do you own everyday objects that you have put away and which you are not attached to anymore?" Montreal artist Raphaëlle de Groot wishes to experience Derby Line and Stanstead. The core of her project lies in...

  • TWO TALES BY COUNT GOZZI

    TWO TALES BY COUNT GOZZI

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    LENNOXVILLE: Bishop's University Drama announces its upcoming production, to hit the Centennial Theatre stage, March 15-18: two fantastic 'tales' for the theatre by Carlo Gozzi, a cynical nobleman of eighteenth-century Venice...

  • UPLANDS CHAMBER PLAYERS

    UPLANDS CHAMBER PLAYERS

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

    uplands chamber musicLENNOXVILLE : The Uplands Chamber Players will be performing a wonderful, exclusively Schubert program on Saturday March 17th, in Lennoxville. In celebration of the works created by Franz Schubert, sounds of "Schubertiade" will fill the air at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church...

  • THE FRAGILITY OF TWILIGHT

    THE FRAGILITY OF TWILIGHT

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: Sherbrooke's Philibert Bélanger - composer-songwriter-interpreter (rock'n'roll, folk, country) has just launched his latest EP with five original songs, dated March 13, 2012, under the title "Sous un ciel de vitre"...

  • ARIANE MOFFAT

    ARIANE MOFFAT

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 15, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: In her latest album MA, launched on February 29, 2012, Ariane Moffatt reveals the depths of her soul where her visceral impulses overflow into words, at the same time diverting and overflowing of an imperceptible freshness...

  • Cuisine Memphré Inc.

    CUISINE MEMPHRÉ INC

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date:          Region:

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  • $50,000 IN FUNDING FOR CASCADES

    $50,000 IN FUNDING FOR CASCADES

    Editor: Nancy Nourse   Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Haut St. François

    cascades east angus.jpg communiqu 1EAST ANGUS: On March 8, 2012, Johanne Gonthier - Deputy of Mégantic-Compton, announced, on behalf of Clément Gignac - Minister of Natural Resources and Fauna and Minister in charge of the Northern Plan, that $49,876 in financial assistance...

  • THE ART OF MEDIEVAL SONG

    THE ART OF MEDIEVAL SONG

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Estrie

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    ESTRIE: Presented by two groups of pupils of l'école Perce-Neige, (Pierrefonds), Le Premier Chant (Medieval Song) highlights the music, the instruments and the songs of the early settlers who came to settle on North American soil...

  • A PROMISING INITIATIVE...

    A PROMISING INITIATIVE...

    Editor: Nancy Nourse   Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Memphremagog

    pierre reidMAGOG: Deputy Pierre Reid recently met with representatives of Emploi-Québec Estrie and Centre des services partagés du Québec (Center for shared services of Quebec) in order to discuss possible openings, in the public and para-public sectors, for experienced workers...

  • MBAS THANKS ITS SUPPORTERS

    MBAS THANKS ITS SUPPORTERS

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Memphremagog

    mbas bilan dencanSHERBROOKE: Cécile Gélinas - director of the Musée des Beaux Arts de Sherbrooke is happy to announce that the 2012 edition of the Soirée des Beaux Arts raised the tidy sum of a little more than $77,000 for the Museum...

  • UPLANDS: DÉCOUVRIR ENSEMBLE

    UPLANDS: DÉCOUVRIR ENSEMBLE

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

     

    uplands anniversary logoSHERBROOKE: Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, in association with CRDITED Estrie and Dixville Home Foundation, is very proud to bring you its 7th annual exhibit unveiling works of art produced by artists living with an intellectual handicap...

  • GALA DU GRAND PRIX DU TOURISME

    GALA DU GRAND PRIX DU TOURISME

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: The 27th Gala du Grands Prix du tourisme Desjardins des Cantons de l'Est will take place at the Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke on Thursday, March 15. The prizes presented reward the companies which were noticed for their innovation during three last years...

  • WRITING CONTEST FOR STUDENTS

    WRITING CONTEST FOR STUDENTS

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

     

    communiqu du 29 e concours littrairesSHERBROOKE: The Saint-Jean-Baptist Society of Sherbrooke has launched the 29e Concours de Production littéraires "Roland Dubois" 2012, in literary writing. The Society feels that the French language is of socio-cultural value...

  • UPLANDS CELEBRATES 150th

    UPLANDS CELEBRATES 150th

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

    uplands anniversary logoSHERBROOKE – 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Uplands House (9 Speid Street, Lennoxville). In celebration of this momentous occasion, its residents, The Uplands Cultural & Heritage Center and The Lennoxville-Ascot Historical & Museum Society (LAHMS) ...

  • OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

    OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: March 8, 2012  Region: Vermont

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    BROWNINGTON: In February, the Old Stone House Museum held its 11th Annual Collectors Fair at the Orleans Elementary School. Collections of all sorts were displayed on long rows of tables, where collectors happily chatted about their hobbies...

  • HARVEST BREED

    HARVEST BREED

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: March 2, 2012  Region: Estrie

     

     

    harvest breed 1aSHERBROOKE: The Sherbrooke group "Jake and the Leprechauns" that I have known since its early days, several years ago, is burning the stages of many Québécois venues, not only becomes increasingly popular, in Quebec but, also on the international scene...

  • BANFF FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

    BANFF FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: January 20, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: With more than 300 films competing each year, the Banff Film Festival is regarded as the most important cinematography mountain event in the world. As has been the case for a few years, films which belong to the ‘round the world category’ of the festival are chosen from among forty finalists...

     

     

  • CANADA SUMMER GAMES 2013

    CANADA SUMMER GAMES 2013

    Editor: Nancy Nourse  Date: January 20, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

    logoSHERBROOKE: The Host Society of the Canada Summer Games – Sherbrooke 2013 announced their Language Services Policy. This policy is the result of an effort to demonstrate open-mindedness and consideration for the linguistic differences of the participants and visitors, and also to showcase the French language to the Games’ diversified clientele. In so doing, the policy will highlight the harmonious relations between Francophone and Anglophone communities which have given the Eastern Townships its uniqueness and its strong linguistic expertise...

  • BRIT FLOYD AT THE GRANADA

    BRIT FLOYD AT THE GRANADA

    Editor: Nancy Nourse   Date: January 12, 2012    Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: EVENKO Productions is pleased to present a brand new show celebrating the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd. BRIT FLOYD will be at Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke on March 8th. Having performed to over 200,000 fans in Europe in 2011, BRIT FLOYD - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show...

  • "LEONARDO LIVE" OPENING AT CINEPLEX

    "LEONARDO LIVE"  AT CINEPLEX

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson   Date: January 9, 2012   Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: Being presented around the world...and closer to those of us in Canada, is the film ‘Leonardo Live’, which was shown at the opening of the ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ exhibition, held in the famous National Gallery of London (November 9, 2011 to February 5, 2012). The screening of this film will be presented by Cineplex Entertainment (February 16 & 26)...

  • "TRACES" AT THÉÂTRE NIKITOTEK

    "TRACES" AT THÉÂTRE NIKITOTEK

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson   Date: January 9, 2012  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: Following the closing of Omaterra 2, Destination Sherbrooke has withheld a big surprise -- on December 21, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., at the Domaine Howard, a press conference was attended by Dany Lachance, President of Destination Sherbrooke and Denis Bernier, Executive Director, of the upcoming performances of '' Traces'' : the circus troup '' Les 7 doigts de la Main'' which seems to be following a path of a destiny without limits, at the international level...

  • FOREMAN GALLERY : "VALEUR/VALUE"

    FOREMAN GALLERY : "VALEUR/VALUE"

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: January 6, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    LENNOXVILLE: With a title like “Valeur/Value” , our minds go directly to our world economic situation and it takes on a more than symbolic significance when it is singular. Is there an undeniable mark of a sense of consciousness on a planetary level that can be captured on a single pedestal of art? The answer is, without a doubt, to be found somewhere within the theme of the latest exhibition...

  • LE LAPIN DE STANSTEAD

    LE LAPIN DE STANSTEAD

    Date: December 23, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    STANSTEAD-EST: On behalf of Laurent Lessard – Minister for the Municipal Affairs, the Regions and State, Deputy Pierre Reid (Orford) announced $25,000 in financial support to Le Lapin de Stanstead (9197-8874 Quebec Inc.) for the production and marketing of a “mousse de foie de lapin” (mousse made from rabbit liver)...

  • A NEW YORK CITY-STYLE HOTEL

    NEW YORK CITY-STYLE HOTEL

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 23, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    un htel style  new york city photo 1SHERBROOKE: While staying for the first time at the Grand Times Hotel of Sherbrooke, during the 2011 holiday season, you feel a bit overwhelmed by a sudden and refreshing sense of belonging, we immediately close our eyes only to instantly reopen them on the vision of a new ‘beyond the frontier’ world, cosmopolitan ...

  • $230,000 IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    $230,000 IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    Date: December 21, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    MAGOG: On behalf of Sam Hamad - Minister for the Economic Development, Innovation and Exportation and the Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Deputy Pierre Reid (Orford) announced non-refundable financial support of $27,121 for G-SPEK Inc. for a project valued at $227,120...

  • SARAH LEFORT NAMED TO TEAM CANADA

    SARAH LEFORT NAMED TO TEAM CANADA

    Date: December 19, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    STANSTEAD: Congratulations go out to Sarah Lefort from Ormstown, Quebec who has been named to Canada’s 2011-12 National Women’s Undeer-18 Hockey Team. This Grade 12 student, currently at Stanstead College, will join other young women from across the country to compete at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships...

  • CELEBRATING THE WINTER SOLSTICE

    CELEBRATING THE WINTER SOLSTICE

    Date: December 19, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    STANSTEAD: If you are looking for something meaningful beyond the materialism and hustle-bustle of Christmas shopping, Kim Prangley suggests that you incorporate a little peace into the season by taking part in the Winter Solstice Celebration ‘From Darkness …into the light’ in Stanstead, on Friday, December 23...

     

  • CRÉATIO: ANOTHER CHAPTER CLOSES

    CRÉATIO: ANOTHER CHAPTER CLOSES

    Date: December 16, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

    creatio logoMAGOG: Mme Annie Paradis, President of Créatio Centre d’artistes, and its Board of Directors wishes to inform the public that after 20 years of being a part of the Estrie visual arts scene, the corporation will ‘close the book’ on its activities at the end of this year (2011). The lack of new members and the exhaustion of its current members...

     

  • CHARLES-ÉMILE BÉLANGER AWARD 2011

    CHARLES-ÉMILE BÉLANGER AWARD 2011

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 16, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: At an evening event held on December 9 (6 p.m.), at the Society Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the Diocese of Sherbrooke (525 Queen Victoria Blvd), the prize for Business Personality of the Year – the ‘Charles-Émile-Bélanger Award 2011’ was presented. This event gave Rythmebeat.com the perfect opportunity to meet the ‘Man of the Evening’ – well-known businessman, André l'Espérance...

     

  • ESTRIE CREATES PLAN - INTERNATIONAL SCENE

    ESTRIE CREATES PLAN - INTERNATIONAL SCENE

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 16, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    ESTRIE: The press conference held by Monique Gagnon-Tremblay - Minister for International Relations, minister responsible for the Francophonie, minister responsible for the Estrie region and Deputy of St Francois region on this Tuesday, December 13, at the Delta Hotel (10:30 a.m.) was preceded by a meeting of the work committee. This committee, created in June 2011, has brought together...

     

  • YOUR CANADIAN TIRE MONEY CAN HELP

    YOUR CANADIAN TIRE MONEY CAN HELP

    Date: December 14, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    une femmeSHERBROOKE: The number of homelesse people is increasing and ressources are dramatically insufficient, particularly, when it come to homeless women. Feeling concerned about this issue, Guylaine Cliche has decided to dedicate her first short film to homeless women. Producer, single parent and student at the University of Sherbrooke, Cliche is donating her time..

  • RUSSIAN BALLET - A WORK OF ART

    RUSSIAN BALLET - A WORK OF ART

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 14, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: January 2nd, 2012 will be remembered forever in the archives of the Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke, as the date of the exclusing arrival of the first of the Great Russian Ballets. In this case, the Great Russian Ballets, directed by Andrea Litvinov, Grand Master of Ballet, for the last 5 years, at the Moscow Ballet. As part of its 19th annual tour in North America, les Grands Ballets Russe offers “The Nutcracker”...

  • UNIVERSITY OF SHERBROOKE / SEESUS

    UNIVERSITY OF SHERBROOKE / SEESUS

    Date: December 14, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: The Administrative Council of the University of Sherbrooke have unanimously voted their approval of the recommendation made by the conciliator, thus ratifying the new collective agreement regarding the Trade Union of employees and support staff of the University of Sherbrooke (SEESUS). This approval rating puts an end to the strike..

  • A SUBVENTION OF MORE THAN $7,000

    A SUBVENTION OF MORE THAN $7,000

    Date: December 9, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    HATLEY: Recently, Deputy Mr. Pierre Reid (Orford Riding), announced, in the name of the Minister of Public Safety, Robert Dutil, a subsidy of 7080$ for the Municipality of Hatley, toward the joint Civil Protection Program (PCPC) 2011-2012 for a project adding up to $14,160...

  • SOLUTION TO STEADY DECLINE OF WORKFORCE

     

    SOLUTION TO STEADY DECLINE OF WORKFORCE

    Date: December 9, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

     

    logo sancSHERBROOKE: Within the framework of a “5 à 7”, at the 2nd edition of “l’Estrie se parle des vraies Affaires (Estrie Speaks of the Reality in Business”), the regional committee proposed to employers a solution to the problem of a ...

  • MBAS: CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM

    MBAS: CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM

    Date: December 9, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: Only have a few more things left to shop for before the Holiday Season arrives? Visit the MBAS Boutique in Sherbrooke for that last minute gift or the gift for that special someone. You will find original works by Eastern Townships’ artists: paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewellery and pottery items. Something for all tastes… and all purses..

     

  • PEP RESTAURANT : TRADITION AND RELAXATION

    PEP RESTAURANT: TRADITION AND RELAXATION

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 2, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    LENNOXVILLE: When we go for the first time to PEP Restaurant, located at 262 Queen Street, we enter into a layered atmosphere, one that cannot be detected by looking at the exterior, one where the aromas from the kitchen are mixing with the exotic and mystic incense, adding a note of spirituality. A large dining room is retro-decorated with comfortable chairs, antiques, plants and flowers ...

  • CSS PRESENTS HANDEL'S MESSIAH

    CSS PRESENTS HANDEL'S MESSIAH

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: December 2, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: On  December 18, in the église Sainte-Famille, (610 rue Papineau, Sherbrooke), Sherbrooke Symphony Choir (CSS), offers an Advent concert, under the direction of Robert Ingar, accompanied by a orchestra with 15 musicians and four soloists who will perform extracts from the oratorio Messiah...

  • OVIDE BOUCHER CULINARY PRIZE 2011

    OVIDE BOUCHER CULINARY PRIZE 2011

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: November 28, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: The Pavilion du Vieux Sherbrooke, on Wednesday, November 23 (3:30p.m.) was the site of the presentation of the “Ovide Boucher Culinary Prize” to Stephanie Boucher Dion (21), a graduate from the 2011 Professional Chef program at the Centre 24 Juin. Karine Drapeau and Alexandra Letky were also finalists in this...

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  • LE VIEUX CLOCHER DE MAGOG

    LE VIEUX CLOCHER DE MAGOG

    By Nancy Nourse  Date: November 18,2011  Region: Memphremagog

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    MAGOG: The history of this performance venue as we know it today, le Vieux Clocher de Magog, actually began in 1981, when Bernard Y. Caza purchased the site. He undertook to make the Vieux Clocher into an arts center which quickly gained notoriety, as much with the artists as with the public...

    LE VIEUX CLOCHER DE MAGOG

    By Nancy Nourse  Date: November 18, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

    Le Vieux Clocher de Magog

    The history of this performance venue as we know it today, le Vieux Clocher de Magog, actually began in 1981, when Bernard Y. Caza purchased the site. He undertook to make the Vieux Clocher into an arts center which quickly gained notoriety, as much with the artists as with the public. The Vieux Clocher opened its doors on October 16, 1981, with guest artist Stephen Faulkner.

    What was initially a Methodist Church, then a meeting place for Freemasons, this historical site now accommodating the Vieux Clocher de Magog has served numerous vocations since its construction in 1881. It was, however, during the 1970s that its cultural vocation became well-established. It became known as the home of the theatre company, les Baladins, bar performances and an arts center – taking on the name of the Vieux Clocher in 1975.

    As years went by, le Vieux Clocher de Magog underwent many renovations which enabled the establishment to accommodate 400 people. Thanks to the intimacy which still reigns there and with its exceptional acoustics, the Vieux Clocher de Magog has become a popular establishment where, in a single room, artists can preview their performances/material before re-entering the bigger Montreal scene. Performing on this stage, you will find some of the most well-known artists in comedy and song. The artists’ walkway - a balcony area decorated with commemorative posters, attests to the first time these artists Le Vieux Clocher de Magogperformed at the Vieux Clocher de Magog.

    Nominated twice at the Gala de l’ADISQ in the category “Diffuser de l’année (Broadcaster/Promoter of the Year)” and recipient of the Mélior prize, the Vieux Clocher de Magog is a legendary as well as an important venue today, where well-known artists of today … and tomorrow entertain their audiences.

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    Photos: “Replay the Beatles” performing at le Vieux Clocher de Magog earlier this year 2011 - a full house, that it was indeed!!

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  • MBAS: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

     MBAS: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

     Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: November 16, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke 

     

     

     

     

     

    SHERBROOKE:Bursts of laughter, lots of chatter!! At the center of room, two barmen beckoning to us with their enticing cocktails, jazz rhythms created by a trio of musicians… combine all these factors and you have described the atmosphere which reigned during the fourth annual A Martini to the Museum..

  • WORKSHOP: DO-IT-YOURSELF AM RADIO

    WORKSHOP: DO-IT-YOURSELF AM RADIO

    Journalist: Nancy Nourse  Date: November 16, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: Calling all electro-do-it-yourselfers! Saturday, November 19 at Le Tremplin, the Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery is pleased to offer a hands-on electronics workshop that introduces basic radio concepts through...

  • EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA

    EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA 

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: November 16, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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     SHERBROOKE: A team of researchers from the University of Sherbrooke, guided by Alain Royer - Professor and researcher in the Applied Geomatics Department and researcher at the Centre d'application et de recherches en télédétection (CARTEL), accompanied by Alexandre Langlois – Post-graduate of the University of Sherbrooke...

  • INVESTMENTS IN MEDICAL IMAGERY

    INVESTMENTS IN MEDICAL IMAGERY

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: November 11, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    Investments in Medical Imagery 

    FLEURIMONT:On Friday, November 4, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister for La Francophonie, Minister responsible for the Estrie region and MP for St. François announced important investments, in medical imagery, for 2012. On November 9, 2011, the administration of the CHUS inaugurated new high technology equipment for diagnostics examinations in radiology...

  • HEALING BENEFITS OF ART, MUSIC AND LAUGHTER

    HEALING BENEFITS OF ART, MUSIC AND LAUGHTER 

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    LENNOXVILLE: In collaboration with the ‘Respect for our Elders’ program of Townshippers’ Association, the Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University will be participating in a community celebration at Centennial Theatre, on Sunday, November 13 (1:30p.m.- 5 p.m.). This event is organized by the “With RESPECT to our Elders” project of Townshippers’ Association and will ...

  • CRÉATIO -- SYMPOSIUM OF VISUAL ARTS

    CRÉATIO - SYMPOSIUM OF VISUAL ARTS

    Journalist: Nancy Nourse  Date: November 11, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

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     MAGOG: Créatio - Centre d’artists invites you to the 9th edition of the Symposium of Visual Arts within the framework of the Cultural Week celebration in Magog – November 12 and 13 (Free Admission). Under the topic ‘Hybridization’, Créatio members Monique Beaulieu, Suzanne Deslauriers, Monique Girard, Rita-Noëllie Messier, Annie Paradis and Jacqueline Plante will connect with artists Sylvie Bernadette Laporte, Melanie Paradis, Brigitte Roy and Luc St-Jacques, linking to them on-line...

  • A GIFT FROM THE HEART...

    A GIFT FROM THE HEART... 

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date:  November 7, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: A generous action of holiday giving on the part of the employees and support staff of the University of Sherbrooke (SEESUS), who remain on strike after 10 weeks, was unveiled before the media on November 3 (3 p.m.)...

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  • HARRY MANZ...HIS BELOVED SOLITUDE

    HARRY MANZ...HIS BELOVED SOLITUDE

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: November 7, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke 

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    LENNOXVILLE:

    Rythmebeat.com attended the latest solo – voice and guitar performance entitled “Pot-Pourri Series: Harry Manz”, on Thursday, November 3, 2011, (8p.m.) on stage at Centennial Theatre in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville). The audience was primed and ready to welcome, once again, the one whom we have anxiously awaited to return...

     

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  • CSSSM RECEIVES $1.1 M IN FUNDING

    CSSSM RECEIVING $1.1M IN FUNDING

     Journalist: Nancy Nourse  Date: November 4,  2011  Region: Memphrémagog

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    MAGOG: Orford Deputy Pierre Reid announced that the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Memphrémagog (Memphremagog Center for health and social services) will benefit this year from investments of $1.166.455 to maintain and renovate its real credits, like replacing or upgrading furniture and equipment. These investments fall in line with the announcement made last September by Dr. Yves Bolduc - Minister of...

  • 1.1 M$ IN FUNDING ANNOUNCED

    1.1M$ IN FUNDING ANNOUNCED

     Journalist: Nancy Nourse  Date: November 4, 2011  Région: Memphrémagog

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    MAGOG: Orford Deputy Pierre Reid announced that the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Memphrémagog (Memphremagog Center for health and social services) will benefit this year from investments of $1.166.455 to maintain and renovate its real credits, like replacing or upgrading furniture and equipment. These investments fall in line with the announcement made last September by Dr. Yves Bolduc...

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR MAGOTTEAUX

    FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR MAGOTTEAUX

    Date: November 2, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

    Financial Aid for Magotteaux


    MAGOG: Deputy Pierre Reid (Orford) recently announced, in the name of Sam Hamad - Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export and Member of the National Assembly, the sum of $370,000 in non-refundable financial support for Magotteaux Ltée to modernize its equipment and thereby enable the company to increase its production in order to better answer the demand. The project requires a total investment of more than $4.5 M...
  • DIRECT FROM CITY HALL IN SHERBROOKE

    DIRECT FROM CITY HALL IN SHERBROOKE

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 21, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    Direct from City Hall in Sherbrooke

    SHERBROOKE: The City of Sherbrooke, with the City of Magog, MRC Memphremagog and COGESAF, just received the Municipality, MRC and municipal organism prize at the 18th edition of the Gala of Excellence in Environment in the Townships, which was held October 25th at the Delta Hotel for the project: '' Plan directeur de l'eau (PDE) du bassin versant de la rivière Magog...

  • MICHAEL P. TINKER HONOURED

    MICHAEL P. TINKER HONOURED

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 31, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: On Sunday, 0ctober 30, 2011 (12p.m.), the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the Diocese of Sherbrooke organized a brunch-&-conversation event, at the Hôtellerie du Boulevard, in Sherbrooke. The highlight of this event was the presentation of the “Valmore Olivier Award 2011” to trumpet player Michael P. Tinker...

  • GALA: GREEN POWER VICTORY

    GALA: GREEN POWER VICTORY

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 26, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

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    SHERBROOKE: The 18th Awards Gala for Excellence in Environmental projects in the Cantons de l'Est took place on October 25, 2011, at the Delta Hotel in Sherbrooke, at the invitation of the Fondation Estrienne en environnement (FEE) and the Conseil régional de l'Environnement de l'Estrie (CREE)...

  • 2nd CELEBRATION - MATERNITY / PATERNITY

    2nd CELEBRATION -- MATERNITY/PATERNITY

    Date: October 26, 2011  Region: Val St. François

    Fête Maternité - Paternité


    ASBESTOS: The Partners for Early Childhood - MRC des Sources organizes a special event each year incorporating resources which are available and advantageous for young families, with a 5-year-old child and younger. The 2nd such Festival Maternity-Paternity event will take place on November 5 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at l’école de la Passerelle d’Asbestos. This event, free for all...

  • AN IMPASSE IN NEGOTIATIONS

    AN IMPASSE IN NEGOTIATIONS

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 24, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    An Impasse in negotiations..




    UPDATE ON STRIKE (SHERBROOKE): At the general assembly, the SEESUS union voted 88% against accepting the final offer of their employer, the University of Sherbrooke. This result was reported at a  press conference held on Monday, October 24. Negotiations have stalled and both parties will return to the negotiating table ...

  • MINING CLAIM ISSUE IN NORTH HATLEY

    MINING CLAIM ISSUE IN NORTH HATLEY

    Date: October 21, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

    Public consultation for North Hatley

    NORTH HATLEY: At the beginning of October, the Village of North Hatley held a public consultation before making a decision on the actions to be taken regarding a mining claim that had been received in May and directly concerned the North Hatley community and surrounding region...

  • ÉTIENNE SAINT-AMANT ART WINS HONOURS

    ÉTIENNE SAINT-AMANT ART WINS HONOURS

    Date: October 21, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    Etienne Saint-Amant wins prizes

    SHERBROOKE: Recently, the Best Scientific Images of 2011 were revealed on the television show Découverte on Radio-Canada. The image submitted by the team of Étienne Saint-Amant, Gabriel Girard and Maxime Descoteaux took third place in the Jury Prize and the Public Choice Award in its field « La preuve par l’image »...

  • HONORARY DOCTORATE FOR HUBERT REEVES

    HONORARY DOCTORATE FOR HUBERT REEVES

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 19, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    Honorary Doctorate to Hubert Reeves


    SHERBROOKE: At an official ceremony held at the Cultural Center on October 19, the University of Sherbrooke awarded an honorary doctorate to renowned astrophysicist Hubert Reeves. Present for the event were Luce Samoisette - President of the University of Sherbrooke and professor, Alain Webster - Vice President of Sustainable Development and Government Relations and one hundred or so guests. Hubert Reeves, a major figure in the scientific world...

  • 13,218 VISITORS AT SALON DU LIVRE 2011

    13,218 VISITORS AT SALON DU LIVRE 2011

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 19, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    13,218 visitors to Salon du livre 2011

    SHERBROOKE: The 33rd edition of the Annual Book Fair 2011 was held in Sherbrooke on October 13-16, at the Sherbrooke Exhibition Center. The theme this year was “The Desire to Write''. Compared to the number of visitors that had attended the event in 2010, the 2011 event definitely saw an increase in numbers. The 13,218 visitors included entire classes of students, families and children, seniors, many readers who had come to discover their desired volumes of books. This year, the honorary authors  included...

  • NEW SERVICE FOR NEW MOMS

    NEW SERVICE FOR NEW MOMS

    Date: October 19, 2011  Region: Val St. François

    New Service for New Moms

    WINDSOR: It is a great day for breast-feeding enthusiasts when Val-Saint-François Nourri-Source inaugurates its telephone partnership program. The goal of this service is to support mothers who nurse by pairing them with “godmothers of breast-feeding” who are available to listen to their needs. This good news arrived within the framework of the World Week of Breast-feeding 2011...

  • NORTH HATLEY AWARDED SPECIAL STATUS

    NORTH HATLEY AWARDED SPECIAL STATUS

    Date: October 17, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

    North Hatley receives special status

    NORTH HATLEY: The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec proudly announces the addition of the municipality of North Hatley to their network of 35 villages known for their effort to preserve the beauty of their natural landscape and their exceptional architectural patrimony...

  • OMATERRA -- YEAR 2

    OMATERRA -- YEAR 2

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 17, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    Bilan Omaterra 2





    SHERBROOKE: On Monday, October 17, 2011, the corporation Destination Sherbrooke released its report on Omaterra - Season 2 and this, combined with that of 2010, was perceived to be a failure, especially in terms of patronage. The Destination Sherbrooke Administration Board has, therefore, extended its recommendation to the City Council of the City of Sherbrooke: “no Season 3 for the show Omaterra''...

  • $4M IN GRANT FOR CHUS-FLEURIMONT

    $4 M IN GRANT FOR CHUS-FLEURIMONT

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 17, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    $4M in grant for CHUS-Fleurimont


    FLEURIMONT: As part of an energy conservation project at the CHUS-Fleurimont Hospital, a grant of $4 million was allocated by Monique Gagnon Tremblay, Minister responsible for International Relations, Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Minister responsible for the Eastern Townships and MP for St. François region...

  • STANSTEAD COLLEGE HOSTS CAIS NATIONALS

    STANSTEAD COLLEGE HOSTS CAIS NATIONALS

    Date: October 14, 2011  Region: Memphremagog


    nwdcd5a154f082131590ffSTANSTEAD:Stanstead College will be hosting the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Senior Boys Invitational Soccer Tournament from October 14 to 16, inclusive. Twenty teams from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will converge on this campus for three full days of soccer on five fields.  

    “Hosting the CAIS tournament is truly an honour,” said Headmaster Michael Wolfe...

  • $500K FOR SHERBROOKE MUSEUM

    $500K FOR SHERBROOKE MUSEUM

    Date: October 14, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    $500 K to Sherbrooke Museum

     




    SHERBROOKE: The Minister for Tourism, Nicole Ménard, on her behalf and in the name of her colleague Christine St. Pierre - Minister for the Culture, the Communications and the female Condition, Christine St-Pierre, has announced the governmental financial assistance of $500,000 to the Museum of Nature and Sciences of Sherbrooke...

  • BORDER IN FLUX...

    BORDER IN FLUX...

    Date: October 13, 2011  Region: Memphremagog


     

    Border in flux...

     

    LENNOXVILLE: The Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery – Bishop’s University, will be on hand to welcome the public to the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Center (9 Speid Street) on October 13, at 6 p.m., for a discussion on local border-lines. Created as a public discussion and artist talk, this event is meant to questions notions of boundaries, geography and ...

  • MBAS: GABOR SZILASI

    MBAS: GABOR SZILASI

    Date: October 13, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke

    MBAS - Gabor Szilasi
    Beginning Saturday, October 15, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents works by a great Canadian Photographer, Gabor Szilasi. The vernissage will take place on Saturday, October 15; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mr. Szilasi will join us for the event. The exhibition was developed by guest curator David Harris, associate professor at the School of Image of Ryerson University in Toronto and organized by the Musée d’art de Joliette and the Canadian Museum ...
  • AWARDS GALA

    AWARDS GALA

    Author: Myriam Sainson  Date: 2011-10-6  Region: Estrie

    SHERBROOKE: 2011 finalists for the Prix d’excellence en environnement des Cantons de l’Est (Eastern Townships Prize for environmental excellence) were announced at a press conference which was held on September 23. These winners will be honored at the upcoming awards gala to be held October 25, at the Delta Hotel in Sherbrooke.

  • PÉRENNITÉ - ESTRIE

    PÉRENNITÉ - ESTRIE

     JournalistMyriam Sainson    Date: 2011-10-06    Region: SherbrookeNW1510061C43CEB18C95C4.bmp

     

     

     

     

    SHERBROOKE - Louise Bourgault, Vice President of the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce, has launched the annual recruitment campaign, on October 5, 2011, in Sherbrooke. This program is aimed at business people who have the desire to become deeply involved in the program “Sustainability-Estrie, active for 7 years, which involves businesspeople visiting pupils in high schools in the Sherbrooke Regional School ...

     

     

     

     

  • MAYOR`S CUP 2011

    MAYOR'S CUP 2011

    Journalist: Myriam Sainson  Date: October 6, 2011  Region: Sherbrooke


    The Mayor's Cup 2011




    SHERBROOKE: La coupe du maire 2011 sera présentée,  le samedi  8 octobre prochain, à l'Université de Sherbrooke, opposant le Vert & Or de l'Université de Sherbrooke et les Gaiters de l'Université Bishop's. Tous les détails ont été abordés,  lors de la conférence de presse du jeudi 6 octobre...
  • RAVIR RENEWS PARTNERSHIP

    RAVIR RENEWS PARTNERSHIP

    Journalist: Nancy Nourse  Date: October 5, 2011  Region: Les Sources


    RAVIR renews partnership with the CSSS...



    LES SOURCES: It is with pleasure that RAVIR (Regrouping of artists living in rural areas) renews its enriching partnership with the Center for Health and Social Services (CSSS), des Sources, for two more years. This agreement between RAVIR and the CSSS des Sources puts extra weight behind the effort to develop the cultural activities offered within the Development Plan of the MRC des Sources..

  • REGIONAL PARK AT MONT HAM STILL ON TRACK

    Author: Jacynthe Le Bourget Date: 2011-10-05 Region: Les Sources

    Regional Park at Mont Ham still on trackIf all continues according to the original plan, the MRC des Sources should receive the results of two important studies within the framework of the Mont Ham regional park project, which will make it possible to finalize the installation and management provisional plan in October and to present the project of regional park to the population at a special public information meeting in November.

    The results of the first study should allow a better knowledge of fauna in the forest sector of Ham, whereas those of the second deals with the economic repercussions and the maximization of the regional park project.

    “The file is advancing well. We have three (3), parallel studies which will enable us to deposit the provisional plan for installation and management near the ministry for municipal Businesses, the Areas and the Occupation of the territory is that which will emit the authorization for the creation of the park”, explained Mr. Rachid El Idrissi, Director- general and Secretary-Treasurer for the MRC des Sources.

    While waiting, the MRC des Sources continues moving forward, presenting the project to certain partners. This is how the members of the Board of Directors of the local Center for development (CLD) des Sources learned of the project. During the next few weeks, the la Corporation de développement communautaire des Sources, along with the CLD des Sources and other partners will also be able to express their comments on the project.

    “The creation of a regional park is a process which could last several years”, reiterated El Idrissi, in particular because it requires the realization of relevant and essential studies to confirm the guidelines of the project, obtaining the authorizations necessary and the availability of investment funds. However, all is being done according to the original schedule”.

    The implication of the MRC in the development of this recreo-tourist attraction of Mont Ham goes back much farther than yesterday. Indeed, the first Diagram of this installation of the MRC in 1985 established like priority the adjustment of infrastructures of reception to Mont Ham in order to make it available to the unit from the population from the MRC and the visitors. The declaration of intent of the MRC des Sources in the creation of the regional Park of the Mont Ham stated on November 28, 2007 falls under the continuity of the actions of the MRC, allowing the regional voice to be expressed for many years.

    It is under the terms of the capacities which are conferred by article 112 of the Law on municipal competences (L.R.Q., C. C-47.1), that the MRC des Sources announced, by resolution, its intention to create a regional park around Mont Ham, the Forêt de Ham and Lac à la Truite (Trout Lake) so that this area is better protected and restored, while being more accessible for recreo-touristic activities. Various stages have been reached since that time, including the realization of preliminary studies such as the two public consultations in Ham-South (September 16, 2008 and March 3, 2009). These consultations were a chance for the population and the various speakers to express their views on the project. These opinions were taken into by the advisory committee and made it possible for the project to evolve.

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    Photo: Rachid El Idrissi, Director General and Secretary-Treasurer of the MRC des Sources, Director General of CLD des Sources and M. Hugues Grimard, Prefect for the MRC and Mayor of Asbestos and President of the CLD des Sources


  • REGIONAL PARK AT MONT HAM

    REGIONAL PARK AT MONT HAM

    Author: Jacynthe Le Bourget  Date: October 5, 2011  Region: Les Sources

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    If all continues according to the original plan, the MRC des Sources should receive the results of two important studies within the framework of the Mont Ham regional park project, which will make it possible to finalize the installation and management provisional plan in October and to present the project ...

  • CELTIC HARMONIES

    CELTIC HARMONIES

    Journalist: Nancy Nourse    Date: 2011-10-04    Region: Memphremagog

      

     MEMPHREMAGOG - The Celtic Harmonies International Festival will be sharing their amazing talent with audiences at The Piggery Theater, in North Hatley, on October 7 & 8  (8 p.m.). Solstice will open the show for The Tannahill Weavers (October 7) – a group who are considered “top shelf” among Scotland's traditional bands.... 

     

  • DAVID THOMPSON PRESENTATION

    DAVID THOMPSON PRESENTATION

    Journalist: Nancy Nourse     Date: 2011-10-03     Region: Sherbrooke

     

    E.T. Canadian Club presents talk on David Thompson

    SHERBROOKE:The Eastern Townships Canadian Club/ Club Canadien des Cantons de l’Est invites members (men and women) and the public to attend the upcoming presentation about David Thompson, the renowned explorer and surveyor, on Wed., Oct. 5 at 6:30 PM at Hôtel Le Président...

  • STANSTEAD VOLUNTEERS

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    STANSTEAD VOLUNTEERS

    Author: Nancy Nourse Date: 2009-04-15 Region: All regions

    STANSTEAD VOLUNTEERSC.A.B. Rediker Volunteer Center, founded and incorporated in 1980, stands out among the many volunteer groups who have made a positive impact on the Stanstead community. In 1994, Reginald Rediker donated the former Catholic boys school in Beebe (now part of the Town of Stanstead) to the Volunteer Center. In honour of this generous donation, a motion was passed to change the name of the center to the R.H. Rediker Volunteer Center (1995).

    The Center is administered by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, professionals and representatives of community organizations. The mission of this dedicated group of people is to promote volunteer work in different areas, providing a response to the needs of the community.

    Their contributions to the community include playing an active role in co-ordinating and developing a solid team of volunteer workers, supporting these volunteers, supplying support to local organizations and putting in place services that will be beneficial to everyone. Offering many different programs such as the annual Seniors' Health Day (a regional event), the meals on wheels program, accompanied transport, errand accompaniment, operating a thrift shop, a wide-range of programs for seniors, offering free blood pressure clinic, loan of orthopaedic equipment, income tax clinic, Christmas basket project in collaboration with the Border Customs Agency, the all-important food bank and referral services has earned this group of volunteers a warm spot in the hearts of many of the residents of Stanstead and surrounding area.

    Project P.A.C.E., designed for mothers and children under 5 years of age, has acted as a life-saver for many the young Mom who was at the end of her ropes and didn't know which way to turn. This program not only offers valuable social contact with others but also workshops in preparing healthy meals and child-care - most importantly self-esteem. Meeting three days a week, the P.A.C.E. volunteers help bring peace and tranquility into the lives of these young moms...as much as there can be with little ones around who are trying to investigate each and every new thing around them. Not long ago, the original location of P.A.C.E. suffered damage due to a fire and had to relocate temporarily but rest assured the C.A.B. team found a way for this activity to continue.

    Director Mylène Labonté and her team of '
    cheerleaders' work hard to make the fearfulness, loneliness and isolation disappear from the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors. Sometimes just knowing that there is someone there to listen, someone who can also refer you to a person or specialist who can ease your mind is all that one needs.

    Each year, C.A.B. Rediker celebrates National Volunteer Week by holding a special luncheon. This celebration is traditionally attended by government representatives (municipal, provincial and federal) who have come to realize that these celebrations are representative of the collective wealth of the Stanstead area. One politician was noted as saying that all too often this kind of wealth is not celebrated as much as it should be, especially when it pertains to seniors. According to research, 1.1 million people put in 180,000 hours volunteering in some way -- one-half the population of Quebec. Together we can accomplish miracles...one day at a time.

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