Speed date to a job
IfFebruary is the official Love month, it can also lead to a job if you are looking for one.
For the third year, the Centre Jeunesse d’emplois, located in Magog but with satellite offices in both Stanstead and Mansonville, will have a job speed dating activ- ity on the 25th; a Saturday so that everyone can go. There will also be a ‘work wall’ at this activity where hundreds of jobs will be posted. While the first meeting had a huge turn- out, over 400 participants, last year it attracted only 300 people even though twice as many jobs were offered.
It’shard to drive by an abandoned litter of kittens left along a country road at night, especially when it’s minus twenty and dropping. At least it was for my husband when he saw the huddled little group near the end of our driveway. He turned the car around and came back to the house for me and a box to put the kittens in. When we arrived back at the spot just a few minutes later, search as we might, we could only find two of the kittens.
The little kittens were dirty, smelled like a dairy barn and were both having problems with their eyes. They purred gratefully when we gave them milk and washed their fur with a damp paper towel, not really sure what to do. A small search party went out the next morning, including our black lab who is fond of cats, to follow the tracks in the light, to no avail; still no kittens in sight.
Heading out to work the following morning, when I drove past the spot where the kittens were ‘dumped’
from page 3 told us it didn’t have the capacity for a lot of traffic and it could be open with special regulations only. So we decided to try it,” mentioned Mr. Levac. As of today, the Eustis Bridge will be opened to traffic, with certain restrictions such as one car on the bridge at a time. “Being the government that is closest to the people, we have to listen to them,” he added.
No news about the defunct Mont Joye which is now the Parc de Mont Hatley. “We were told that something new would be presented to the municipality for 2012 but we haven’t heard anything so for now it’s on the back burner. We really want to do something about it; I meet people every week who ask me when it will start up again,” concluded Mr. Levac.
CharlesTremblay, of Coaticook, was found guilty of using a spotlight at night to detect the presence of big game and of having in his possession, at night, a loaded firearm in an area frequented by big game. Mr. Tremblay received a fine of $1000.
Three Saint Isidore de Clifton residents were also fined for poaching. Pierre Vaillancourt was caught hunting deer without a permit and in illegal possession of a dressed deer. He was fined $2,325. Denis Tardif and Christian Perron were found guilty of hunting deer at night. They were each fined $1,825. A Scotstown man was also found guilty of deer hunting at night, killing more than his allowed quantity of deer, and furnishing false information when registering the animals. He was fined $2,575.
I was amazed to see two little kittens huddled beside each other. No going back for a box this time; I just grabbed them, tossed them into my car and brought them home to join their siblings.
Thank goodness for Joyce Dekker of the Frontier Animal Society for her good advice (wash their eyes with tea and feed them canned cat food), her recipe for kitten formula and her encouraging words about helping me place two of the kittens since we certainly couldn’t keep all four.
The over-population of cats in this province is alarming, especially when it leads to such cruel acts as dumping kittens by the road to freeze to death or become a larger animal’s supper. If you own a cat, even if it’s living out in the barn, it should be neutered. A cat that hasn’t been neutered will create hundreds of offspring who themselves will create hundreds more. How many of those will meet a brutal end?
The Frontier Animal Society regularly runs a cat spaying clinic, about once a month, where cat owners can have their animals neutered and vaccinated for the bargain price of $65. Flea treatments and nail clipping is also done, for the same low price, if needed. It’s the right thing to do. Call the Frontier Animal Society at 819 876-7785 and leave a message; someone will call you back with the details of their clinic.
Participating in the launch of this year’s Job speed dating event was (l. to r.) MNA Pierre Reid, Magog councillor Nathalie Pelletier, G-spek president Eric Graveson and G-spek employee Sebastien Bourque.
Three of the four kittens, one was a little camera-shy, that were dumped by the roadside on a frigid winter night.