Lo­cal rivers might flood

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Au­thor­i­tieshave been keep­ing up sur­veil­lance on sev­eral rivers in the Town­ships where flood­ing may oc­cur. Be­cause there is still ice cov­er­age on many rivers, the threat of ice jams is high. Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties like Hat­ley and Coat­i­cook re­cently had holes drilled into their re­spec­tive rivers, the Tomi­fo­bia and the Coat­i­cook, to fa­cil­i­tate the break-up of the ice.

Be­sides the Tomi­fo­bia River in Hat­ley, the Coat­i­cook River is un­der sur­veil­lance in Coat­i­cook, Comp­ton and Water­ville. Also be­ing watched is the Saint Fran­cois River in Sher­brooke and the Len­noxville Bor­ough, the Ea­ton River in Cook­shireEa­ton, and the Sal­mon and Saint Fran­cois Rivers in Wee­don.

LastFri­day, the date of the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion’s 23rd golf tour­na­ment was an­nounced along with sev­eral changes to the event. Open­ing the press con­fer­ence was the event’s hon­orary pres­i­dent, Car­mand Nor­mand. “In our MRC of Mem­phrem­a­gog, we ben­e­fit from a mod­ern Cen­tre de santé et de ser­vices so­ci­aux, equipped with ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als and up-to-date equip­ment. And hav­ing ben­e­fit­ted from these ex­cep­tional ser­vices, I would like to thank them by get­ting in­volved in this event,” said Mr. Nor­mand.

The event will have a new lo­ca­tion, tak­ing place on June 6th at the Mont Or­ford and Manoir des Sables golf clubs. The sup­per will take place at the Ho­tel Cheri­bourg and will be an­i­mated by Todd Pouliot and fea­ture live mu­sic.

The pres­i­dent of the event’s or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, Maitre An­nie-El­iz­a­beth Gi­rard, is invit­ing people to get their tick­ets to the golf tour­na­ment or just for the sup­per to help raise this year’s ob­jec­tive for the hospi­tal: $100,000. For more in­for­ma­tion or to or­der tick­ets call 819 843-2292, ex­ten­sion 2623, or con­tact them by email at fon­da­tion.mm@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.

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