March 9 2011 Edition

Death Notice - NICHOLL

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Do you have a loved one with a mental illness?

Try AMI-Quebec's free support group for English-speaking caregivers dealing with mental illness in a loved one from the comfort of your home.

English-speaking caregivers across Quebec who are experiencing difficulty coping with the mental illness of a loved one are invited to participate in support groups over the telephone.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

Saturday, March 12 - Shannon Irish Show - The Catholic Women's League of Shannon as well as the Shannon Irish Dancers invite you to attend their 45th traditional Irish Show. Matinee at 1:00 p.m. and evening show at 8:00 p.m. at the Shannon Community Centre, 75 Gosford Road, Shannon. Doors open one hour before each performance. $8 adults, $3 children (7-12), Tickets available at the door only.

The Dragons’ Den descends on the City

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Photo: Photo: Patrick Miller

The popular CBC Television show, The Dragons' Den, held open auditions in Quebec City on March 3. In preparation for Season Six, the show's producers are crisscrossing the country in search of Canada's next great business idea. Quebec is just one stop on the tour of 36 cities, which began on February 12.

Libya - Back in the nick of time

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Photo: Photo: courtesy of Jean Pierre Labreecque

"I managed with a group of four SNC employees and 30 other Canadians to board a flight to Malta Thursday night and escaped that nightmare. I will see you next week."

Results of the Coupe des Glaces Championship

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Photo: Photo By Shirley Nadeau

The Grand Défi des Glaces was held last Saturday, March 5, with teams of ice canoe racers leaving the Bassin Louise starting at 12:30 p.m. The weather was mild but visibility was poor due to the falling snow, which gradually turned to rain later in the afternoon.

According to their classification, the teams had to complete up to 10 crossings of the St. Lawrence River.

Alice in Wonderland . . . Reflections

Improvement of quality of life for seniors

(adapted from a provincial government press release))

Small fish, big fish, many fish

With the official opening of the fishing season, I am reminded of the many fishing excursions I have made over the past 45 years. I have fished for bass, pike, trout, ouananiche and the mighty Atlantic salmon. I have fished for smelt off the end of a wharf, and witnessed spawning capelin rolling on the beach several times.

English School educators on the beaches

Letters to the Editor

Last week's revelation that educators from English school boards attended a conference in Hawaii a few weeks ago, is troubling. The trip comes a year after it was learned that seven school principals travelled to the Dominican Republic the previous winter, to attend a "leadership" conference.

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