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Suspicious package found at University of Sherbrooke closes campus

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UPDATE: Sherbrooke police say that the suspicious package containing a white powder has turned out to be flour. The incident sparked a precautionary operation that included closing the campus, as well as isolating about twenty people who had been in contact with the powder. Police say that there was no negligence on the part of…

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Magog man arrested twice over the weekend after three failed break-in attempts

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MAGOG — The old saying that the third time’s a charm didn’t hold true for an 18-year-old man from Magog over the weekend after he was arrested twice, trying to break into three downtown stores. Police say that on Friday they were called downtown after someone tried to break into two different stores. An arrest…

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Tomifobia Nature Trail reopens after spring damage

BEEBE — After a major washout on the Tomifobia Nature Trail just north of Stanstead closed a section of the popular biking trail during the summer, volunteers have been able to repair enough of the path allowing it to reopen over the weekend. Sentiers Massawippi, the nonprofit organization that owns and manages the trail that…

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Border Curling Club opens season, free “learn to curl” clinics coming up

BEEBE, QC — The Border Curling Club in Beebe opened their season with the annual Emerson Humphrey Funspiel.  Twelve teams vied for the championships in the A and B divisions.  The opening Funspiel is a season warm-up for members and an introductory tournament for new members.  Each team was composed of experienced players and new…

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Teens run away from youth center stealing boat, bicycles along the way

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MAGOG — Two teens ran away from a youth center in Sherbrooke on Tuesday, allegedly stealing a boat and bicycles as they embarked on their great escape. According to police officer Paul Tear of the Memphremagog Police Board, the two youths, aged 13 and 14, set out from Val-du-Lac in Sherbrooke, Tuesday afternoon. The two…

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Overnight break-in at Carrefour de l’Estrie in Sherbrooke, thieves target Bell kiosk

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SHERBROOKE — A Bell kiosk was targeted in an organized theft of thousands of dollars worth of smartphones during an overnight break-in at the Carrefour de l’Estrie in Sherbrooke. Police say that the incident happened sometime overnight, when the thieves entered into the mall through a door that was unlocked. Police say it’s possible that…

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Cyclist suffers significant head injuries after struck by car in Compton

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COMPTON — A 58-year-old woman was transported to the hospital this morning after she was struck by a motorist while riding her bicycle. Police say the incident happened at around 7 a.m. on Chemin Sweede in Compton. Both the cyclist and driver were traveling toward Waterville when the collision occurred. Police say that the driver…

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Police searching for man in case of inappropriately touching several young women

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SHERBROOKE — The Sherbrooke Police Service (SPS) have issued an alert after several women have been inappropriately touched at the University of Sherbrooke. Police say that they are looking for a white male of about 30 years old, with long brown, wavy hair. The man is said to have inappropriately touched several young women on…

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91-year-old man illegally drives convertible up Mount Orford to fulfill bucket list dream

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ORFORD — A 91-year-old man crossed an unusual experience off his bucket list on Saturday, and received a $1,000 fine, when he set out to climb a Mount Orford ski slope in his convertible. Officers of the Memphremagog Police Board started receiving calls at around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday notifying them that an elderly man…

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Drugs, money and weapons seized by Magog police during traffic stop

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MAGOG — Police say that they made a significant arrest in Magog yesterday, after they discovered drugs, money, and weapons during a traffic stop. Magog police say that five officers stopped a vehicle on rue Merry Sud just after midnight. During his interaction with police, the driver introduced himself under a false identity, pretending to…

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