Unknown substance found at Beebe post office not hazardous

BEEBE — After conducting a preliminary investigation, police have confirmed that the substance discovered at the Beebe post office on Monday afternoon posed no danger to the public, however, at this time they still cannot say what exactly it was. The incident took place just before 1 p.m. when an employee at the post office,… Keep Reading


Bishop’s students embark on cross-Canada tour

SHERBROOKE — Bishop’s University students Richard Lavoie, Shayne Cowan-Cholette and Benjamin Tracey will be embarking on the Purple Canada Tour, a 7,000 km coast to coast road trip that kicks off on June 14 in Halifax, with a target end date of August 1 on the Pacific coast. Lavoie, a native of La Malbaie, QC,… Keep Reading


Drug raid in Stanstead, 41-year-old man arrested

STANSTEAD — A 41-year-old man was arrested during a drug raid in Stanstead this morning. Police have not released the name of the suspect but say he was arrested early today on charges of drug trafficking. They say he is suspected to be involved in the trafficking of marijuana and methamphetamine in the region, including… Keep Reading


Stanstead man wins $40,000 in Loto-Québec game

STANSTEAD — A Stanstead man has an extra $40,000 this summer, after winning Loto-Québec’s “Roue de fortune chez vous.” Éric Fournier took part in the game on May 6, and with his winnings says he plans to fulfill a dream of attending the Daytona 500. The show is scheduled to air on TVA on June… Keep Reading


Magog man’s violent rampage lands him in jail

MAGOG — A 34-year-old man from Magog was arrested last night after police say he threatened a woman, as well as police. At around 9 p.m., police were called to Boulevard des Étudiants for a report of a man who had disturbed the peace, but he had fled the scene before they arrived. About 30… Keep Reading


Derby Line Port of Entry to get extreme makeover this summer

DERBY LINE, VT — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), announced the award of a $23 million construction contract for upgrades to the Derby Line Vermont Port of Entry. The contract will allow for the completion of necessary upgrades to the port, replacing the outdated facility which currently exists. The project will be designed to… Keep Reading


Magog police officer drowns while on vacation in Nicaragua

MAGOG — Strong waves on a beach nine kilometers north of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, took the life of a 24-year-old officer with the Memphremagog SQ last week. According to local media in Nicaragua, the body of Benoit Cayouette, was rescued 30 hours after he went missing while swimming in the ocean. Captain Elio… Keep Reading


“Rumors” keeps audiences laughing during QNEK’s opening weekend at the Haskell

STANSTEAD — QNEK Productions, the award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, opened its 24th season over the weekend with the uproarious Neil Simon farce, “Rumors.” The show features a stellar cast from both sides of the border. Mike Desjardins, Alan Franklin, Kim Gannon, Phil Gosselin, Mary Hoadley, Sue Kuzma,… Keep Reading


Wanted Coaticook man arrested in Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE — A 39-year-old man from Coaticook wanted by police was captured today in Sherbrooke. The Sûreté du Québec say Raymond Champagne was wanted for an incident that took place on April 19, at around 5 p.m. in Coaticook. They say he was involved in an assault that caused injury and harm to another individual.… Keep Reading

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