March 3 2010 Edition

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.

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