Deer col­li­sions up Big cheque for CCS

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

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.

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