– Kayaker ends up in US
The Sureté du Quebec received a call around 9:00 pm last Thursday night about a woman who had gone kayaking on the Missisquoi River, in Sutton. She had left by herself at around 5:00 pm and a friend was worried about her prolonged absence. The police went to the area and searched the river, also contacting the American police to carry out a search on their side of the border. Finally, around 6:20 am on Friday, the American police confirmed that the woman was found in the municipality of Ritchford, Vermont. She was taken to a hospital center as a preventive measure. The 61 year-old woman had headed off towards the United States, kayaking with the current of the river, but wasn’t able to paddle back against the current.
The Regie de police Memphremagog (RPM) set up a roadblock coming from the Plage des Cantons on Saturday, questioning about fifty drivers. None had been drinking and driving. The police then moved on to the boat ramp on Hartley Street where a similar operation took place. About twelve boaters were questioned and all was in order.
The Sherbrooke police service would like to warn citizens to be on the alert for telephone calls claiming to be from companies who get rid of mold in homes (attics). They claim to have the authorization of the City of Sherbrooke, which is false. Sometimes ‘representatives’ from this ‘company’ show up at homes without an appointment and are insistent. Companies or organizations must have a permit or special authorization from the City to carry out door-to-door solicitation and residents should ask to see this. For questions call the Sherbrooke police at 819 821-5555.