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Jérémie Poirier new record holder for the Saint John Sea Dogs. (Photo Sea Dogs de Saint John)

Jules Leboeuf (1933-2021): death of the last hydroplane warrior

Jules Leboeuf, the legend of the legends of the sport of regatta, the ultimate hydroplane warrior, passed away on Tuesday October 26, 2021 at the age of 88.
Nicknamed “The Foot” by his peers by virtue of his passion and his desire to keep the pedal to the metal at each of his outings, Jules Leboeuf has proven to be a pioneer in powerboat sport. The first resident of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to pilot a Grand Prix class boat, he thrilled fans because of his exploits on the water, his reputation as a fighter and his resilience in the face of adversity.

Lucky saved from the jaws of a coyote in Vaudreuil-Dorion

The composure and presence of mind of two teenage girls has likely saved the life of their little dog attacked by a coyote in the Montée Alston Vale area of Vaudreuil-Dorion last November.

Their dog was outside when they heard the distressing barks of their pet. Angélie St-Pierre rushed into to the woods to see her dog caught in the mouth of an animal that was apparently a white coyote. Lucky was bleeding profusely and it is Angélie’s repeated screams, followed by the wailing of her sister Maélie, that momentarily chased the coyote away.

The girls showed great courage: looking up, they saw 7 coyotes near the wooded area, including the animal which took refuge behind the pack.

An experienced golfer

Do you know a lot of 66-year-old women who golf with their mothers five days a week and more than 60 rounds a summer?

At the Club de Golf Valleyfield, Marie-Andrée McSween and her mother, Rita Charette, can answer yes to this question. In the early afternoon, at the first tee, the retiree from the finance field can be seen walking with her three-wheeled cart while her mother, who celebrated her 89th birthday on August 4th, 2021, waits patiently in her golf cart to hit the ball.

Amazon will create more than 500 jobs in Coteau-du-Lac

The global giant Amazon was quick to launch its operations in the ALTA industrial park in Coteau-du-Lac. Less than 9 months after announcing the establishment of a state-of-the-art sorting center, the American e-commerce company officially inaugurated its facility in Coteau-du-Lac last October.

Jérémie Poirier new record holder for the Saint John Sea Dogs

Defenseman Jérémie Poirier from Valleyfield now occupies a place in the Saint John Sea Dogs franchise record books alongside Thomas Chabot, Jonathan Huberdeau and Gérard Gallant.

Before the indefinite break of the Quebec Major Junior League activities, the 19-year-old hockey player went down in history during a game between the New Brunswick team and the Halifax Mooseheads at TD Station in Saint John on November 30th. By scoring his team’s 3rd goal in a 4-3 overtime victory, Jérémie Poirier became the top career scorer among defenseman in Sea Dogs history.

Denis Bourbonnais

Journaliste

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