March 3 2010 Edition

VEQ welcomes newcomers

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Photo: VEQ

Approximately 50 people attended the Voice of English Quebec's newcomers night Feb. 23 at Jefferey Hale Hospital, an event that featured a number of partner organisations present to talk about the services on offer to the city's Anglophone community.

Irish Catholics remember St. Patrick, miracle worker and Patron Saint of Ireland

The beautiful prayer of St. Patrick, popularly known as "St. Patrick's Breast-Plate", is supposed to have been composed by him in preparation for this victory over Paganism. Appropriate for today's secularized western societies. Literal translation from the old Irish text. For full biography visit www.xr.com/stpatrick

I bind to myself today

Modesty is important

As with many other Canadians, I am delighted with many of the outcomes of the recent Olympics games, especially, Sunday's exciting victory in men's hockey. I am, however, concerned with the extent of Canada's new attitude towards the importance of winning medals, especially gold medals. Neither the games nor the country are well served, in my opinion, by such a focus.

Quebec singer assaulted

Popular Quebec singer Kevin Parent says he was attacked the night of Feb. 12 by a group of what he said were 10 people causing him to suffer a concussion and caused him to cut short his Feb. 17 performance at the Olympic Games. Parent, though, said he declined to press charges.

AMI-Quebec Action on mental illness

AMI-Quebec is offering free tele-workshops and tele-support group for English speaking caregivers dealing with mental illness in a loved one. To register for a Tele-Workshop or Tele-Support Group call 1-866-396-2433 or visit www.careringvoice.com

Canada takes Olympic gold !

The crowd peppered with anglophones at the half-filled Pizzadelic restaurant on Rue Cartier jumped to its feet and let out a mighty roar as television sets placed strategically throughout the eatery all showed Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal in Sunday's Olympic Gold Medal game in Vancouver.

Overhead view of winning goal

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Sidney Crosby watches the Gold Medal winning goal nestle in the back of the net after it gets past USA goalie Ryan Miller for Team Canada Sunday to close out the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Investment Fraud concern

More than a million Canadians have lost money in an investment fraud, according to recent research from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The 2009 CSA Investor Index found that Canadians feel confident and believe they are knowledgeable and responsible when it comes to investing, yet they are not taking the next steps to put their knowledge into practice.

Kebs are struggling in a losing streak

Playing the league's best team is not the tonic for a nine-game losing streak, a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way last Thursday. Even a change of scenery didn't help. The losing streak is now 10.

School boards: elected or appointed

One of the features listed in the Daily Briefings, on Friday, Feb. 26, of the Quebec Community Groups Network was an article from Le Journal de Montréal - "Plus besoin des élus scolaires". The story, which dealt with elections, was also reported several times on CJAD radio.

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