Tag: Eastern


COVID-19: significant increase in hospitalizations in Eastern Quebec

The epidemiological situation continues to deteriorate in Eastern Quebec. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, the integrated health and social services center (CISSS) has increased the number of beds available for patients affected by COVID-19, after the region broke its hospitalization record: 33 patients were bedridden on Monday. Two end up in intensive care. 48 beds are therefore available. 20 are found in Rimouski, 20 in Rivière-du-Loup, and the rest are separated between peripheral hospitals, including La Pocatière, Amqui and Matane in particular. The CISSS affirms that the situation is currently under control. 65% of COVID beds are currently occupied. A position also shared by the president of the union of nursing and cardiorespiratory care professionals of Bas-S...

Ice rescue training at -33 degrees Celsius for firefighters in the Eastern Townships

A dozen firefighters from the Township of Potton in Estrie attended ice rescue training last Saturday. They jumped into the water of Lake Massawippi braving extreme cold of -33 degrees Celsius. • Read also: Extreme cold will persist at the start of the week This troop of firefighters is trained for interventions on ice and in cold water for an entire weekend. TVA Nouvelles took part in one of these training sessions given by the Sauvetage nautique team. In the small fire station in North Hatley, located 20 kilometers south of Sherbrooke, these firefighters learn how to use the Ice Commander. It is this yellow or red coat that allows them to go in the water and on the ice without feeling the striking cold too much. It's not that easy to use. This suit...