Last Thursday, at around 4:15 in the morning, Sureté du Quebec officers from the Memphremagog post arrived at the scene of a fire on a farm property on Aeroport Road, in Potton. No-one had reported the fire when the officers discovered it. They found a farm building housing goats engulfed in flames and called the fire department. Despite their intervention, the farm building was a total write-off and it is impossible to say how many goats perished in the fire. The representative from the fire department believes the origin of the fire was accidental.
Drinking and driving
Since the Christmas holidays, when people were making good use of the Operation Nez Rouge to get them home safely after partying, several people have been arrested for driving under the influence. Last Wednesday, just before 6:00 pm, the police stopped a driver who was on St. David Street, in Magog, who had consumed too much alcohol. The 56 year-old Magog man was arrested and given a breathalyser which revealed that he had twice the legal amount of alcohol in his blood. His driver’s permit was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was seized for thirty days. He was released and will appear before the court to face charges of driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in the blood, threatening police and obstructing justice.
On the weekend two more men were arrested for drinking and driving. The first, aged 50 and a resident of Sherbrooke,
was intercepted in Magog on Saturday around 6:00 pm with almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. The suspect was kept in detention since he was awaiting process for two other files of the same nature that took place outside of Quebec. The second driver, a 48 year-old St-Denis-de-Brompton man, was arrested Sunday morning around 3:20 am, in Magog. He also had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He was released and will appear in court at a later date and had his license suspended for 90 days.
TheStanstead College Spartans hockey team has been on the road the last two weekends, competing in tournaments. From January 18th to the 20th, the team played in the Northwood School Tournament, at Lake Placid, where they had two wins and one loss.
From January 24th to the 27th the team was in Calgary for a Mid West Prep League tournament at the Edge School. The Spartans beat Rice 4 to 3; tied against Ridley 2 to 2; and beat Edge 5 to 4. They lost to St. Andrew’s, the top team in their league, with the score of 5 to 4. Goals in the game against St. Andrew’s were scored by Nicolas Beaudin (2), Lucas Zwaagstra