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About Jazmine

I am a proud Townshipper, descended from settlers in the Stanstead and Magog areas. I studied History and Indigenous Studies at Bishop’s University and completed my Master of Information Studies degree at McGill. I am Head Archivist of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, and I have also worked with other heritage organizations in Quebec and Ontario since 2017. I am passionate about preserving and sharing our rich local history.

Latest articles

Sherbrooke’s first Canadian Pacific Railway station

July 18th, 2022

Today, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station – the present Marché de la Gare – stands out among the surrounding modern buildings as a gem of Sherbrooke’s past and its historic architecture has been well-preserved. …

Belvidere Women’s Institute: a story of community

June 23rd, 2022

First organized as the Belvidere Homemakers’ Club in 1916, the first founders established the club as a way to contribute to the war effort during World War I.  During the war years, the Club focused…

Townshippers Celebrate a Coronation

May 9th, 2022

With the recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and with Victoria Day around the corner, which is the monarch’s official birthday in Canada, it seems like a fitting time to step back nearly…

No fear of Toms here: how Tomifobia got its name

April 8th, 2022

While driving recently and upon seeing a sign for Tomifobia, my car-mate made a joke about a “fear of Toms” and asked where the name came from; a question I did not have answer for…

Mansonville’s Manson House hotel and Mason Block

March 8th, 2022

Going back one hundred years to the corner of what is presently Mansonville’s Principale and Joseph-Blanchet Streets depicts a much different streetscape from what we see today.  Postcard views from the early 20th century showing…

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Bown

March 8th, 2022

Brookbury. Canterbury. Bown. Bury.  At one time, each of these villages located in the historical boundaries of Bury Township had their own Anglican church (most are still standing today).  The proliferation of churches in Bury,…