January 9 2008 Edition

Fakin’ Eh! has a Canuck sense of humour

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“Fakin’ Eh! How to Pretend to Be a Canadian” by Dan de Figueiredo, illustrations by Roger Garcia
2007, Blue Bike Books $14.95 Canada 224 pages

The house down the road finally sold, and you’re looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to the area. You hear they’re from down south.

Céline Dion says good-bye to Vegas to begin her new life

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It certainly is a new day for Quebec chanteuse Celine Dion, as she closed on December 15 an almost five-year run in Las Vegas to embark on a world tour in February.

Since March 2003, the talented singer did 723 sold-out shows for her “A New Day” extravaganza, with Franco Dragone, known for his work with Cirque du Soleil, as the creative force behind the project.

Shoes for Afghans

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A Canadian soldier walks with an Afghan boy. Many of the children walk without shoes, even in the winter. Full Story

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The Morning Chronicle (NO. 177)
Wednesday, 5th January

Sing along to The Sound of Music for Easter … in English!

When Shirley Nadeau read that a sing-along version of the Sound of Music was being screened at the Théàtre Petit Champlain last December, she rallied the troops and rented several nun costumes!

Thanks to the Jeff staff

I would like to thank Gail Quinn and her wonderful staff as well as the volunteers for the lovely Christmas party they organized for those of us who attend the day centre at the Jeff.

Each and every one of them is so thoughtful, kind and very dedicated. I am sure everyone had a good time, especially when old St. Nick arrived with gifts for everyone.

Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero documents the fight against malaria

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Photo: Canadian Red Cross

Getting back in the swing of things after Christmas vacation for Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero must have been a bit of a shock.

She arrived home to Ste-Marie-de-Beauce from Mali at the end of December in time to welcome home her partner, Jean-Pierre Taschereau, back from helping earthquake victims in Peru.

Children helping children

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Three Canadian soldiers lose their lives over the holidays

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Gunner Jonathan Dion, Age: 27, Home Town:

Gatineau, Quebec, Unit: 5e Régiment d’artilleriae légère du Canada,

Valcartier, Quebec

House System builds community bonds at DDO School

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This year at Dollard des Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base, Mary-Anne Fairbairn, the Secondary V leadership teacher, devised a system to help bring our school community together.

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