June 4 2008 Edition

USS Mesa Verde [photos, video]

Port of Quebec Rondez vous Naval

From Michigan, Private First Class Paul Markham, US Navy

 

 

Rendez-vous Naval comes in big for Port of Quebec event

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Photo: Pierre Little

The $2-billion American ship, the Mesa Verde, pictured above, was part of this year’s Rendez-vous Naval in Quebec City’s port. Seven ships from five different countries participated in the event, three ships from Canada alone. The French, Irish and English navies also had ships on hand. Over 120,000 spectators saw the ships off on Sunday.

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Official Languages Commissioner blasts PM in report

Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser tabled his yearly report last Thursday in the House of Commons. Fraser blasted the Harper government’s failure to devise a follow-up to the Action Plan for Official Languages, which expired in March. Fraser was also critical of the use of official languages in some federal institutions.

A soldier’s homecoming - Soldiers decompress in Cyprus

One week before he came home to Canada, Captain Blair McNaught of the 3rd Battalion Vandoos regiment was still fulfilling his role as the “eyes and ears” of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Since May 19, the last group of the fourth rotation soldiers based in Valcartier returned with the rotation’s commander, Brigadier-General Guy Laroche.

QC students win LG’s award

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB

Stopping homelessness before it starts

Dial 2-1-1 for new referral service

A new, free referral service is now offered in Quebec City. 211 will help residents get information about community and government organizations and services in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. By dialling 2-1-1, residents will be put in touch with bilingual operators ready to answer questions about everything from large garbage collection to church service hours.

Grand Rire: What a laugh

Last year I went to the Festival de Grand Rire, L’Anglo Fun at the Theatre Imperial.

It was a great night and after the show, as I went outside, there was a stand with people selling DVDs of last year’s shows.

Initiatives of Change builds bridges between “solitudes”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

 


 

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