June 9 2010 Edition

Twenty-four students from QHS discover Newfoundland

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Photo: CQSB

Good grades and a good behavior in class reward Quebec High School students with more than their parents' pride.

Official languages reports draw commissioner’s concern

Two new reports, issued within the last two weeks, highlight the concerns of Federal Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser over the impact of what he calls the government's laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service and the Canadian military.

The “Pro-choi-life” open letter partially de-focuses the debate

If I was in favor of abortion, I would use this Open Letter by Cardinal Ouellet to attack the Catholic Church! I would quote the Cardinal who says that “only God and the pregnant woman can judge.”

The Métis Lighthouse with Alexander Reford at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Olivier Hannigan

The Métis Lighthouse is an "icon of our maritime heritage," says historian and Jardins de Métis director Alexander Reford who has spent the last 10 years researching the Métis-sur-Mer region and community.

Soldiers tell World War II stories

Paul DeVillers was on a Merchant Navy tanker in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1944 as he watched the ship next to his boat explode.

‘'We were just beside her when it was torpedoed,'' said DeVillers, of Quebec City, who gave 47 years in service to his country. ‘'The convoy doesn't stop. They just keep going.''

Goudreault, 147th soldier to die in conflict

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Photo: DOD

Once again, federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay has been called to cite a Canadian soldier fallen in Afghanistan.

"On behalf of the Defence family," said MacKay "I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sergeant Martin Goudreault, who was killed by an improvised explosive device while investigating a suspected weapons cache.

Liberal platform “coming along nicely’’

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Photo: Liberal Party

The Liberal Party platform is ‘'coming along nicely,'' according to Navdeep Bains, Official Opposition Critic for Small Business and Tourism and Chair of Platform Development for the Liberal Party.

St. Pat’s High Graduation

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Students from St. Patrick's High School gathered in the Palais Montcalm last Friday to receive the diploma that would give them access to university.

Newsie Notes for June 9, 2010

St. Bartholomew’s Church Bourg Louis will be holding their annual Hot Dog Party, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rivier Chaude Farm Home of Audrey Hill, in Pont Rouge. Cost is $10 per person and $4 for children under 8.

Future of newspapers befuddles journalists

Reporters, editors and media researchers gathered in Montreal this past weekend to discuss the impact and potential of social media in news gathering and presentation.

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