Deer collisions up Big cheque for CCS
In the Estrie region in 2011, 24% of all vehicle collisions (1141) involved some kind of an animal and most of those were deer. At this time of year, deer are quite active and can often be seen at the side of the road or on the road. The risk of collision is therefore very high, especially at dawn or dusk when the deer are most active.
In the Estrie region, deer cause one out of every three road accidents. The statistics clearly show the existence of two critical periods during the year: one in the month of June and the other in October and November.
It’s important to slow down and be vigilant especially where there are deer signs. These are posted near areas where there are deer herds and near feeding grounds.
Thanks to a “Scrapbooking” activity in Richmond that is organized by Carie Nixon, the Canadian Cancer Society received a cheque of $3,740. It was the seventh annual “Scrapbooking” activity organized by Ms. Nixon who has raised a total of $24,655 over the seven years. Seen in the photo are Diane Tremblay, development agent with the Canadian Cancer Society (left) and Carie Nixon.