The Vtabloid The Quebec newspaper Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:08:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1% increase of the account of taxes in Saint-Gédéon Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:08:32 +0000

Alain Quirion, mayor of Saint-Gédéon.

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The tax bill 2018 of the residents of Saint-Gédéon will rise slightly, despite a significant decline in the property tax.

It was set at 65 cents per $ 100 of assessment, be five in less than in the previous year. For the owners of the area served, the rates for water and sewer systems remained stable at $ 30 each.

The fee for the collection of garbage is maintained at 200 $, both for residents of areas served and not served.

At the level of the debt service, property tax, special general on the real property passes, however, 27-to 36-cents per $ 100 of assessment for all property owners.

This last tax is used to pay 13 loan by-laws, including those relating to the acquisition of the convent, the development of the library, the acquisition of the building housing the Gym Access, as well as the reimbursement of operating deficits in 2014 and 2015.

Property taxes special water and sewer drop each of them a penny to settle at five-and-sixteen-cents per $ 100 valuation.

Also connected to the service of the debt, these affect the residents of the area served for the upgrading to standards of drinking water and treatment of wastewater on the 1st and 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Avenue South.

Based on a residence assessed at 114 000 $, the residents of the area served shall pay a tax bill totalling 1651,71 $ 40,59 $ more than in 2017. The amount to be paid will be 1354,93 $ for the owners of the sector that is not served, an increase of 47,87 $.

The Municipality of Saint-Gédéon has adopted a budget of 3.02 M$ for the year 2018, an increase of 2 %. The increases in expenses were recorded in relation to the police service of the Sûreté du Québec (+20 039 $) and in the area of recreation and culture (+13 049 $).

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Call for projects for the cultural Fund of the Etchemins Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:04:34 +0000

In 2017, the concert “The winds of goldsmiths” has obtained the support of the fund.

Photo credit : Courtesy – André Bareil and the Friends of The Garden

Individuals, committees and organizations of the Etchemins wishing to submit projects to the cultural Fund of the Etchemins must do so by march 23.

All in all, a budget of $ 12,000 is available to support the different initiatives.

The MRC wishes to encourage access to culture and the arts, contribute to the cultural vitality of the community and provide the realization of cultural projects, to innovative. The selection of projects will be by a review committee.

The financial assistance can reach $ 2000 per project. The conditions of eligibility, the evaluation criteria and the application form are available on the website of the MRC des Etchemins.

Additional information can be obtained from Pascale Dupont at (418) 625-9000, extension 2261.

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The Cool FM takes his other hand on the Rivermen Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:04:30 +0000

Captain Eric Bertrand scored the last goal of the encounter.

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The Cool FM has defeated 5-3 the Draveurs of Trois-Rivières on January 5, at the centre sportif Lacroix-Dutil. St. George has avenged his loss to 6-3 dating back to the 23rd December against this same team at home.

Four goals were scored in the first period. Sasha Pokulok opened the scoring at 7:49. The Rivermen were then beat goalkeeper Adam Russo twice before Martin Gascon even the score with a little over two minutes on the clock.

Toby Lafrance beat the defensive Three-Rivers in the second twenty. Kevin Cloutier has provided a two-goal lead at the Cool FM during the last third in 4:37.

The Rivermen have narrowed the gap to midway of the period, but captain Eric Bertrand has closed the books moving the ropes with less than two minutes in the meeting.

The two teams will face each other again this Saturday in Trois-Rivières.

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The “slopestyle” Mount-Moose in January Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:54:04 +0000

The followers of the “slopestyle” can practice their favorite sport in complete safety.

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A new freestyle ski club type slopestyle, the Union Club Mont-Orignal, has seen the light of day at the sliding centre of Lac-Etchemin.

This initiative, born from a collaboration between the Union group Ski and Mount-Moose, will allow young skiers and lovers of snow parks to develop their passion and skills acrobatics in complete safety, thanks to the guidance of a team of qualified coaches.

The pioneer in this field and a member of the Union group Ski, Jeremie Duchaine points out that the slopestyle is a discipline recognized in the olympics since 2014 and that school programs or clubs were launched in various regions of Quebec.

“It was a long time that we wanted to develop such a program at the Mount-Moose, in collaboration with the people of the community. It is a mountain which has a long history of snow parks and is a forerunner in the field. I think it will be very interesting for the skiers of the region,” he says.

Skiers registered with the new club will use mainly the area of the snow park, including the modules, rails and other obstacles of the kind, but not one dedicated to the bordercross.

François Morin, of St. Leon, will be the first coach of the new Union Club Mont-Orignal.

An open day will take place this Saturday the 6th of January. The interested can learn free of charge to the sport and register for the season, which runs from 13 January to 1 April.

François Morin, of St. Leon, will be the main coach of the club. This last and one other coach will be present at the Mont-Moose every Saturday to give their advice.

The sport caters primarily to boys and girls aged 10 to 17 years of age. In the event that the number of entries received is higher than expected, additional coaches could be added. The club has not ruled out the possibility of holding further training sessions on Sunday.

In addition to training, members may participate as volunteers at the world Cup Jamboree Videotron (march 25) and “Step up” Tour (march 29-April 1) in Quebec city.

Partners sought

The Union Club Mont-Orignal wish to be associated with different financial partners, which will help keep the registration costs as low as possible.

“We would like to raise $ 5,000 per winter. We could even baptize the club in the name of the sponsor or main partner. Such a partnership would also bring coaches of the first plan, as well as professional athletes at the Mount-Moose, in addition to enabling access to development camps. We could help those who wish to take part in major competitions or even organize the Mount-Moose,” he says.

Businesses and organizations interested can contact Jeremie Duchaine to [email protected] or at 418 573-2814.

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Barely more than a year for drug trafficker Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:54:28 +0000

The accused has admitted the facts.

A 34 year old male has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one year and 11 days on the 4 January at the palais de justice de Saint-Joseph.

Andrew Roy, Saint-Victor, was charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, drug trafficking and breach of conditions. In addition to the time that he will have to spend behind bars, that will have to comply with a probation period of two years and one year follow-up. In addition, it will be forbidden to possess a firearm in the course of the next decade.

Roy has spent the equivalent of 41 days in detention on remand. When he received his sentence, he still had 11 months to be served.

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The House closes its doors Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:57:49 +0000

Alexandra Poulin is the founder of The small House. It is surrounded by Christian Jacques

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The coffee House, located in Saint-Georges, has permanently closed its doors. The owner, Alexandra Poulin announced the news on Facebook last December 21,.

Ms. Poulin has explained the reasons of this choice “heartbreaking”. “As I am a girl of passion, and for me, it is essential to vibrate in what one does, I had to make clear that I’m what you could call a bohemian who ends up unfortunately not turn itself off when it is locked between four walls. Adding to this the financial stress that will eventually weigh a ton of bricks, so I resolved to close up shop,” she said, noting that it will continue to maintain the page Facebook of The House in the form of a blog.

It claims to be at peace with this decision and be proud of what it has accomplished. “I am touched to have been able to provide any comfort in your pregnancy and your motherhood, and I hope that I will have left a trace in the memory of the children that I met”, she added.

The small House had opened its doors on October 14, 2016. The place had been designed for young families and women in maternity leave. In addition to the beverages, The House offered various activities, such as yoga, prenatal classes and had a corner where children could play.

Recall that the company had won the leg of Gold, and the Shank of the youth Wing during the 29th Gala de l’entreprise beauceronne.

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A success for Operation red Nose Beauce-Etchemins Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:42:15 +0000

Steeve Labbe

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A total of 1438 raccompagnements have been made by volunteers in the course of the 32nd edition of Operation red Nose (ORN) in the Beauce-Etchemins.

This number is slightly lower than last year, while 1447 transport have been made in 2016. However, the ONR was held for 15 nights, compared to 14 in 2017. In addition, 288 teams and 1070 volunteers took part in the most recent edition.

It is in the sector Boiler that there has been the most raccompagnements, 929. In all, 174 teams and 642 attendance volunteers have been recorded. In Beauce-Nord, there were 388 transport operations carried out with 174 teams and 642 attendance volunteers. As to the Etchemins, 121 raccompagnements have been completed by 31 teams. The sector has been able to count on the participation of 134 volunteers during 14 nights of service.

These figures are to say to the coordinator of Operation red Nose Beauce-Etchemin, Steeve Labbe, that this edition was a success. “We have obtained results very close to those of last year with a day less,’ he explains.

The latter has also noticed a trend that has emerged in recent years. “More and more, the end of the week before Christmas becomes the busiest. We beat our record of raccompagnements the weekend of 15 and 16 December. However, a point that does not change, we have made 110 transportation on 31 December from midnight less a quarter. We could have done more if we had more volunteers, because everyone asked for the service at the same time,” added Mr. Labbé.

On these 110 raccompagnements, 75 have been made in the area of Boiler, while 25 were held in Beauce-Nord and 10 in les Etchemins.

In closing, the convener thanked both the volunteers who participated in Operation red Nose that those who have used the service, as well as all the partners involved. “We will meet for the 33rd edition in the region as of November 30, 2018,” concludes Steeve Labbe.


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Small crowd to celebrate the day of the Year in a freezing cold Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:36:21 +0000

Beat Trip Coverband was in charge of the music portion.

Photo credit : Courtesy – Richard Poulin

The third edition of the evening of the day of the Year in Saint-Georges will have attracted more than 600 visitors to the 31 December in the backyard of the centre sportif Lacroix-Dutil.

Last year, over 3,000 people had gathered at the same place from 21h to midnight. Chairman of the Committee of the feasts of St. George, an organization that held the rally, Serge Thomassin directly points the freezing temperatures for the low participation.

“It was around – 30 degrees. It has made all the difference. There have been a few more people at the approach of midnight, but I understand that people have chosen to stay home in this cold weather-there”, says he.

Despite all that, the feast proceeded as planned with the show of the group Beat Trip Coverband and his six musicians, who have also performed several rigodons. After the countdown and the fireworks, they went back up on stage until 00h45.

The fireworks were launched at the stroke of midnight.

The visitors also had the opportunity to shoot the portrait in the photobooth under the big igloo. Two other igloos had been set up so that the public can warm up. Different booths were also selling food and drinks to the revelers.

“We had narrowed the site so that people will not scatter too much. This is a beautiful family celebration and the show was excellent. We will make an assessment to see if we can improve things next year”, said Serge Thomassin.

He adds that the event could be transferred in the future Space Carpe Diem near the gateways. The first phase of work will take place next spring.

“The feast would be easier to arrange with the permanent infrastructure and the space could accommodate more visitors. If this happens, it will not be before 2019,” says Thomassin.

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Shawn is the first baby of the year in the Beauce region Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:48:50 +0000

Shawn is the first child of Sophia Champagne and Steeve Lessard.

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In full health, the little Shawn came into this world on January 2nd at 20h12. This young boy is the first baby born in 2018 at the Hospital of Saint-Georges.

This is the first child of Steeve Lessard and Sophie Champagne, couple residing in Saint-Honoré. At his birth, Shawn weighed in at eight pounds and twelve ounces and measured 22 inches.

The birth took place naturally and without a hitch, even if Shawn was “planned” to be born on the 25th of December.

Claude and Lucy, parents of Steeve, already had two small children with the sister of Steeve. The parents of Sophie, Rock and Julie, are great-grandparents for the first time.

Happy of the arrival of this new human being in their life, Steeve and Sophie would like to thank the hospital staff for their work and dedication. The parents have also confirmed that Shawn would have at least a brother or a sister in the medium term. A beautiful story to follow…

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Best defensive player of the LNAH in December Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:24:24 +0000

Adam Russo.

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Keeper of the Cool-FM de Saint-Georges, Adam Russo has been named as the best defensive player in December in the League of north american hockey (LNAH).

The cerberus 34-year-old has won his five starts, including a clean sheet of 5-0 at the expense of the Marquis de Jonquière, and a gain in overtime of 4-3 against the Éperviers Sorel-Tracy.

Only giving up 11 goals to its opponents on 167 shots, Adam Russo finished the month with an average goals allowed of 2.16 and a percentage off of 0,934.

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