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Eastern Townships: April 2014 Archives

Orford Express train season cancelled

orford_train.jpgA fire broke out in the panoramic car of the Orford Express train last night, forcing the company to cancel this summer's tourist season. Spokesperson Annie Brunelle tells us what happened.

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Photographer Normand Métivier documenting Townships cemeteries

normandmetivier.JPGStories from beyond the grave... Norman Métivier is a Sherbrooke-based photographer whose been studying hundreds of cemeteries in the Eastern Townships. Metivier uses infrared technology to create eerie photographs of cemeteries in the region, including long forgotten ones. This isn't simply an aesthetic project, though. Through his work, Métivier has begun to decode the history of the region's anglophone population. Our Alison Brunette tells us more.

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Flooding leads to exam exemptions at Bishop's University

bioshopsflooding.jpgThe end of the school year means many students are itching to get away from the books. Many already have travel plans or jobs waiting for them to help them pay for the year ahead. But this year, many final exams at Bishop's University were postponed last week due to flooding, causing concern for students. (Photo left shows flooding on April 16th, from Bishop's Facebook page)

An online petition was launched asking the university to allow students to opt-out of final exams altogether. Our Townships reporter Alison Brunette has been speaking with students at Bishop's.
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