February 3 2010 Edition

Quebec, Ontario wrong to complain

Canadians are quick to complain about - and even quicker to forget - one of the reasons that Canada is a great country: The federal government tries to ensure that, no matter where Canadians choose to live, they receive roughly the same level of public services thanks to wealth transfer among the provinces.

Autism treatment comes naturally for “Effervescence” author

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Simone Brenneman has taken a unique approach to raising autistic children.

"Many treatments focus on trying to make the autistic child normal," Brenneman, a mother of four, said. But the way she sees it, you have to go with what makes the afflicted feel comfortable. "I'm not saying don't use (those treatment methods).

Newcomers’ Meet & Greet - a Smashing Success!

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More than seventy newcomers to Quebec City and their guests gathered under one roof on January 28th for an evening of fun and festivities. As part of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec’s annual roster of Finding Your Niche for Newcomers events,  the annual Meet & Greet allows us all to connect and reconnect in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.

Micro-finance in Haiti

It would be so great, in the coming years, to see our government directing more of Canadian aid towards micro-finance in Haiti and other poor countries!

Deeply moving photographs by photojournalist Renaud Philippe At Musée de la civilisation

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A man awaits amputation in a makeshift operating room. Another sifts through the ruins of his home in search of surviving family members. A nun administers the last rites to a dying person. A woman learns that her baby has died. Containers in hand, people go in search of water.

Children’s Wish Foundation grants ill 12-year-old boy’s wish

Gregory Herbert is a 12-year-old boy. He fell ill suddenly at the age of 10. Several organs were attacked, including his eyes, brain, kidneys and heart, by a genetic mitochondrial disease that is rather unknown to doctors.

Thanks to the Children's Wish Foundation, Gregory will experience his fondest wish and participate in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament this month.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Canadian Forces in Operation HESTIA

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Photo: DND

Canadian Forces (CF) members carry orphans from a CF Griffon helicopter at the Port-au-Prince Airport in Haiti. The orphans were in the process of being adopted by Canadian families at the time of the earthquake. The CF helped transport the orphans from Jacmel to Port-au-Prince using Griffon helicopter number CH-146450 as part of their long journey to Canada.

Tainted food warning

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Metro Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk or egg not to consume Selection brand Iced Chocolatey Donuts. The affected product contains milk and egg which are not declared on the label.

Kebs loose sixth straight in Puerto Rico

Facing the unbeaten first place team is not the best tonic when you've lost six games out of your first seven. That was a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way Friday night in Puerto Rico, falling 93-86 to the Puerto Rico Capitaines.

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