Sher­brooke denounces Charlie Hebdo shoot­ings

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke

TheCity of Sher­brooke was fly­ing its flag at half­mast last week, in re­ac­tion to the hor­rific shoot­ings at the head­quar­ters of France’s satir­i­cal mag­a­zine, Charlie Hebdo.

“As a demo­cratic gov­ern­ment, we can­not stay silent when faced with the grav­ity and atroc­ity of such a ges­ture. This act of ex­treme bar­barism against the press and the free­dom of ex­pres­sion goes beyond un­der­stand­ing,” com­mented the pres­i­dent of the City’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, Serge Paquin.

“In the name of mayor Bernard Sevigny, the mem­bers of the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil and the Sher­brooke pop­u­la­tion, I’d like to ex­press our com­plete in­dig­na­tion as well as our com­plete sol­i­dar­ity to­wards the peo­ple of France and the fam­i­lies who have been af­fected,” he added.

A vigil took place at Cathe­drale St-Michel on Satur­day evening, in Sher­brooke, fol­low­ing a re­quest by France’s Honorary Con­sul in the Estrie, Fran­cois Gitzhofer, and Robert Groulx who was rep­re­sent­ing Cana­dian Vet­er­ans. The in­ter-faith ser­vice was con­ducted by Mgr. Luc Cyr along with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from other re­li­gions.

Peo­ple who at­tended the event were able to sign a pub­lic reg­istry of con­do­lences and about four hun­dred can­dles were handed out by lo­cal Vet­er­ans.

Workis pro­gress­ing well on the Mas­saw­ippi Val­ley Health Cen­tre, the health co­op­er­a­tive lo­cated in down­town Ayer’s Cliff which is ex­pected to open in the spring. “The phys­i­cal space is almost com­plete. We have a re­cep­tion area, a cen­tral area with a sec­re­tary and six ex­am­i­na­tion rooms. There is also a cor­ri­dor that goes to a sem­i­nar room,” said Carol Mooney, a mem­ber of the vol­un­teer com­mit­tee work­ing

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