host picture

Eastern Townships: January 2014 Archives

Brewing a beer school at Bishop's

profwood.JPGThe only beer school in all of Quebec and Eastern Canada is in the making in the Eastern Townships. Professor Dale Wood has been teaching the science of brewing for several years, and now he's taking his beer course to the next level.
An old chemistry lab will soon become the Bishop's Arches Brewery. That's where our Townships reporter Alison Brunette met with Professor Wood, to find out more.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

Trying to build the most energy-efficient car

electriccar.JPGA group of engineering students from the University of Sherbrooke say they have built one of the most energy-efficient cars ever to hit North Amercia - and they plan on proving it. Gabriel Lajoie shows off his creation to our Townships reporter Alison Brunette.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

Parents challenge school bus fee

Some parents in the Eastern Townships are being charged extra to put their kids on the school bus, because their children live in two homes.
Sherbrooke mom Christel Lefebvre has two children who live primarily with her, but who spend part of the week with their father. When she filled out the required forms to apply for bus service to the second address, she was told by the Eastern Townships School Board that as of the beginning of this school year, that would cost her 150 dollars per child. 

Our Alison Brunette looks into that story.
Download Flash Player to view this content.