Bike trail to North Hatley to open soon
The City of Sherbrooke is improving the surface of the Massawippi axe of the bicycle path which links the city of Sherbrooke to North Hatley and it should be ready for cyclists within days. Part of the path, near the extension of autoroute 410 in Lennoxville, has been closed because of work being done by the Ministry of transport. With the work now completed, the city is renewing the surface on a six kilometer stretch of the path. Cyclists will be notified when the path is re-opened.
Work is also being done on a portion of the path towards Magog. It will be closed today and tomorrow, between Don-Bosco South and Burlington Street. Cyclists will detour by King West.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $94,000 in financial support to The Brome County Historical Society for the renovation of the Old County Courthouse.
This funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will help the organization revamp the Old County Courthouse in the village of Knowlton and purchase computer equipment to digitize its archives. Quick Facts The Brome County Historical Society is a non-profit organization of historical interest located in the village of Knowlton in Lac-Brome in the Eastern Townships. Its aim is to acquire, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret the history of the pioneers in the Brome-Missisquoi region.
The Society is the owner of several historical buildings, including the Old County Courthouse, which it acquired in 1993 and converted into an archive centre. Together, these heritage buildings form the Brome County Museum.
The planned renovations will include revamping the Old County Courthouse to improve the conditions for archiving and better serve its clientele. Acquisition of new computer equipment will make it easier to digitize and share the Museum's archives.