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Kindness starts with one; who’s your one?

Ah, Valentine’s Day, a day of love and kind gestures. In a world that seems filled with negativity, carving out a day for love is more important than ever. But what if there was a way to keep that feeling going a little longer, a way to spread more love and kindness? That’s what Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 11-17, 2018) is all about. Inspired by the globally-recognized World Kindness Day (November 13), the Random Acts of Kindness

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Career and skills day for local high schoolers a success

The first ever Unlock your Future: Discover opportunities in the Eastern Townships (Do-ET) tour has come to a successful end for the 2017-2018 school year. Supported by Townshippers’ Association with the involvement of educational and employment partners, the career and skills days connected nearly 700 Eastern Township School Board (ETSB) high school students with information and resources to plan their future. The goal was to give

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Do-ET career and skills day tour wraps up

The Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships – or Do-ET tour - ended in a big way at Alexander Galt Regional High School on January 17. Unlike the prior two half-day events at Massey-Vanier and Richmond Regional High Schools, the Galt event was a full day affair. Students in secondary 4, 5 and the Work Oriented Training Path program had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships.

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See dementia differently

Almost 50% of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia, according to new survey results released by the Alzheimer Society. While awareness about dementia has increased, the Society notes that stigma and negative attitudes around it continue to persist. The Leger-led survey, which questioned 1500 Canadians between the ages of 18 and 65 online, also reveals 51% of respondents admitted to using some type of stigmatizing language

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Quit to Win!

Containing 7,000 toxic substances, including more than 70 carcinogens, it’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health. Statistically, smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases, contributes to a large portion of cardiovascular diseases, oral and dental issues, a third of fatal cancers and is the first cause of avoidable death. [Source: social health promotion enterprise, Capsana.] This year

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Is it flu or gastro, and when to use the emergency room?

It’s flu season in Quebec and across the province emergency rooms are filling up. But a case of the flu doesn’t always require a visit the ER. Quebec's Health Ministry has created a quick-reference guide to help determine your symptoms and decide what treatment to seek for the flu or gastroenteritis. FLU Caused by the influenza virus, the flu is a respiratory infection that is spread easily. The main symptoms include a sudden fever

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CJE Memphrémagog partners with Townshippers’ to connect with English-speaking youth

As part of a provincially-funded pilot project, Townshippers’ Association is partnering with local Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi (CJE) to increase access to existing employment services for English-speaking youth in our community. To bring attention to the services they provide, project coordinator Katie Bibbs has been profiling each of the seven Carrefours Jeunesse Emploi in the Estrie in The Record. For the second installment of this series,

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Help for English-speakers within the healthcare system

Patient complaints provide a valuable insight into problems within our healthcare system but as an English-speaker, do you know where to turn in our healthcare system if you are not satisfied with the service you receive? The Centre d’Assistance et d’Accompagnement aux Plaintes (CCAP) Estrie has been working to support the rights of people within the healthcare system for the last 17 years. This non-profit organization recently hired Angela Moore

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Do-ET tour stops in Richmond

On December 6 the Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships (Do-ET) tour made it’s second stop, this time visiting Richmond Regional high school (RRHS). Secondary 4 and 5 students had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships. They participated in three types of activities through the half-day event: career panels, workshops, and a networking area. Each stop on the tour is tailored

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New cultural coordinator wants to showcase the Townships

There’s a lot of great stuff going on in the Eastern Townships and as Townshippers’ Association’s new Cultural Events Coordinator, Emily Prangley Desormeaux wants to know about it all. Emily is looking to enhance the creativity and vibrancy of the English-speaking community by building the largest cultural network in the region. She also hopes to broaden community participation by showing Townshippers the many things they can do in the region. It’s

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