January 27 2010 Edition

More troop deployment to Haiti from Base Valcartier

A new, smaller contingent of soldiers from the Canadian Forces base at Valcartier left for Haiti this week to fortify the Canadian Forces effort toward helping that country recover from this month's devastating earthquake.

California festival features Québec films

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will mark its 25th anniversary next week with a special sidebar featuring more than a dozen films during a sidebar entitled "Focus on Quebec," including the latest effort from the director of the internationally acclaimed "Horloge Biologique."

Monica Warren (nee Hewitt)

Monica Warren (nee Hewitt) passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, 23 January 2010, days shy of her 88th birthday on January 31st. Loving mother of Rosemary of Toronto and Dale of Waterloo and proud grandmother of Theo and Rieki Van Den Hurk.

Haiti donations will be tax deductible

Mechanisms will be set up to enable those Quebecers who so wish to deduct, in their 2009 tax return, donations of money made from January 12 to February 28, 2010, to charities to assist victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Deaf to the needs of the Anglophone education sector

As a retired teacher of English at the senior level, permit me a perspective on the recent news concerning the final English matriculation exam. First though, it is significant to know that this problem is nothing new - it's 22 years old. Let me elaborate.

Dementia in Canada: Important work on hold while Stephen Harper shuts down Parliament

Stephen Harper's decision to shut down Parliament in a secretive, undemocratic gesture on December 30th has generated a lot of discontent among Canadians.

Former QCT contributor dies in Earthquake in Haiti

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Photo: Courtesy of United Nations

"He always had a smile on his face."

78th Fraser Highlanders celebrate Robbie Burns with traditional Scottish Haggis

Robbie Burns 251st birthday party at the Garrison Club on rue St-Louis was again a success, despite the fact that the guest of honor was again absent.

"We had 56 people and they enjoyed the party," said Ted Gunn of the 78th Fraser Highlanders. "People had a good time. We did things a little differently.We had different people doing different things."

Québec City Kebs play double whammy

Saturday provided a double whammy for the Quebec City Kebs, who not only lost a heartbreaker to the Maryland Greenhawks in the season's first meeting between the two teams, but also saw centre Jonas Pierre go down for the season during what has become a difficult road trip for the locals.

Québec City artist James Cameron

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Shirley Nadeau correctly identified James Cameron, a member of the congregation at Chalmers-Wesley,  cabinetmaker, furniture restorer and photographer, as the artist pictured in last week’s Mystery Photo.

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