June 2 2010 Edition

O’Gallagher laid to rest

"Marianna. Where do I start?"

James Callery would know as well as most people. It was he who donated the Celtic Cross that stands on McMahon Street, a monument not only to the rich Irish heritage of Québec, but to Marianna O'Gallagher's undying commitment to have their voices, both past and present, heard.

An open Letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet

The abortion debate is on

The abortion debate is on and we must not be afraid of it. Canada's abortion rate, 100,000 abortions per year nationwide, more than 25,000 in Québec, is much too high. The number could be reduced by half if only women in distress because of an unexpected pregnancy were welcomed, informed and accompanied in their choice with compassion and solidarity.

Canadian Soldiers join fight against forest fires

Smoke drifting south and affecting Boston and New England

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Private Thomas Hazell joined the Canadian Forces with one thing in mind.

"I'm a firefighter," Hazell, 26, originally from Ontario, said. "I joined (the army) so I could help my country. Our main priority is to be on standby if we're asked through mutual aid."

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 2, 2010

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Newsie Notes for June 2, 2010

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City.

Kids Teaching Kids at St.Vincent Elementary School

On May 12, and 13, class 601, a sixth grade class supervised Ms. Leigh-Anne Fischer Fiset of St. Vincent School held a Science Fair. The students presented their scientific research and experiments to the entire school.

QHS Blazers end basketball season with three gold medals

"We had a good year," said Quebec High School Basketball Coach Ed Sweeney, "with exciting teams living exciting moments. Looking at 2009-2010 results, I'm optimistic about next year."

The QHS Junior boys (secondary 3) won the regional championship by defeating the Ecole secondaire Les Pionniers April 11. The score was 44-32.

British dominance of Irish site unacceptable

While Joe Lonergan is trying very hard to be politically correct, any person with a knowledge of Irish history knows that it is impossible to accept an acknowledgement of British presence and dominance on an Irish site. While the Scots have always been linked with the gaels, it was the British who captured North America and The Fraser Highlanders were part of it.

Remembering Lt. Col. Jean Charles Forbes

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"He fought for peace," said Michael Forbes, "not to make war."  Memorial Video here.

Forbes was addressing a gathering of approximately 300 people Friday at the Ancienne Lorette Church, there to pay its last respects to his father, Lieutenant Colonel Jean Charles Forbes.

Three new members join VEQ Board

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Three new members will join the Board of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec next year. Kathleen Poulin, Diana Stavert and Warren Thomson will replace Edward Sweeney, Stephen Burke, and Ann Martell, whose terms have come to an end. The three new members were elected at Friday's annual VEQ meeting at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

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