February 10 2010 Edition

School board conflicts of interest

On January 8, 2010, the National Post reported a controversial story concerning the creation of an office of the ombudsman at the Toronto District School Board. The proposal suggested the ombudsman would report to the education director, and not the board.

Teaching English Second Language

Since my retirement as a criminal investigator with the Federal Government in 1999, I have been teaching English to adults in different professions: Banking and Insurance Institutions and Provincial Government Ministries.

Winter goes Crazy at Holland School !

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Photo: Russel Grocock

This year, Holland School students have been busy exercising and enjoying the beautiful winter weather.

On Friday February 5, all the six graders went to the ski center Le Relais. Beginners needed to take a lesson but people who already skied were allowed to go anywhere they wanted. Of course we had to wear a helmet!

Sexual purity also duty for men

In response to last week's editorial by Muhammed Khaled Hamou:

Muhammed, I agree with you that hypersexualisation of women isn't equivalant to liberation, but putting the obligation of sexual purity on only women is not equality either. I don't agree with France's decision to outlaw the burka, but outlawing it in Canada would be unlikely because of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Health Minister involved with Shannon complaints

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

A new television news report as well as tests showing the severity of water contamination near the Valcartier military base has aroused the curiosity of Quebec's health minister.

Whealan, Madeline

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Whealan, Madeline

St. Patrick’s: Sports Etudes try outs to Happy Day celebrations to Robotics Club

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Photo: Linda Bartman, Halo Images

St Patrick's High School has been busy with various activities over the past few months, from the Sports Etudes try outs to Happy Day celebrations to Robotics Club.

Every Tuesday, students interested in robotics have the chance to demonstrate their creativity by building Lego robots that defy different challenges each week.

Federal government has announced $700 million joint investment to aid Québec’s crumbling infrastructure

The federal government has announced a total joint investment of more than $700 million to upgrade infrastructure throughout the province of Quebec.

St. Lawrence opts for Nike

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Nike Canada has become the official supplier of basketball shoes for Champlain St. Lawrence College's English Basketball Camps.

Quebec City Kebs fall to Buffalo

Buffalo Stampede 119 – Quebec City Kebs 103

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Photo: Marilou Villeneuve

The Quebec City Kebs faced the Buffalo Stampede for the second time at PEPS Stadium in Quebec City on February 6th, 2010.  The Kebs started off the 2010 Premier Basketball League season victorious against the Stampede. Contrary to the last match the final score was 119 – 103 in favour of Buffalo.

 

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