February 3 2010 Edition

Feds announce housing funding

The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.5 million as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan to improve housing conditions for Mashteuiatsh and the Innu Nation.

AMI-Quebec Action on mental illness

AMI-Quebec's free tele-workshop and tele-support group for English speaking caregivers dealing with mental illness in a loved one are now available from the comfort of your home "How to communicate so that your message gets across" will be presented in English February 24, 2010 from 7-8 pm. Dr. Perry Adler, psychologist, will be the speaker March 24, from 7-8 pm, Dr.

Whealan, Madeline

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Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity

Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 9 in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 1145 De Salaberry, Quebec. Michael Kenneally, Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, will give a conference on the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University. Dr. Kenneally will explain the value of a course on Irish Studies to a Canadian student.

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.

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