Bike trail to North Hat­ley to open soon

Stanstead Journal - - LENNOXVILLE NEWS -

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.

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