June 9 2010 Edition

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.

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 9, 2010

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“Rock on Mr. Benning!”

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are some who are happy when retirement comes, and there are some who cannot stop working. David Benning is one of them. After teaching 33 years at Quebec High School, he came back to the school in January following his retirement last year to help students who have reading problems.

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