October 6 2010 Edition

MacDougall Kelleher, Margaret,

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MacDougall Kelleher, Margaret,

Newsie Notes for October 6, 2010

The Quebec City Reading Council, the Adult and Family Resource Centre in the Quebec City area, will hold a workshop for parents entitled "Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences." The workshop will offer insights into recognizing and working with an individual child's learning style (tips for each learning style), as well as tips for the visual, auditory and kinesthetic child.

AMI Quebec sponsors mental health workshops

Action on Mental Illness (AMI) Quebec is sponsoring several free tele-workshops in English this month.
Dr. Mark La Porta, psychiatrist, will lead a seminar entitled, Violence and Mental Illness: Separating fact from fiction, on Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Quebec ignored leading health care reform in Canada

The Quebec government had the chance to lead the way on health care reform, but it got cold feet.

By cancelling its planned $25 user fee for seeing a doctor, Quebec caved in to special interest groups that refuse to acknowledge the necessity of changing how we pay for health care in this country.

Ombudsman’s reports on public service ‘dysfunctions’

In her annual report, tabled September 30 in the National Assembly, Quebec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain spoke of certain dysfunctions in the public service, which she described as "deficiencies for which solutions are urgently required." She was particularly critical of situations in which administrative expediency took priority over citizens' needs, not only in government departm

St. Lawrence Hockey: Perfect record in September

In a one-sided offensive surge, the St. Lawrence Lions men's hockey team recorded an 8-3 victory over College Lionel-Groulx. After opening the season with two consecutive wins on home ice, the Lions lead the standings of the Quebec Provincial Collegiate Hockey League.

Learning series begins

After a successful first round of discussion groups, the Life Long Learning series will began a new group of sessions. Starting this week, interested participants are invited to register for sessions that will commence next week.

The Missing Link

Spiritual Chronicles

A successful businessman one day shared with me his life story. He had a successful business and, one night after enjoying an evening with some friends on a small cruise boat, he arrived home and sat down at his kitchen table. As he sat there he started to ponder his life and thought, “I have a great wife, great kids, I’m a successful businessman but ...but... something is missing?”

What’s in a title?

Well, everything and because there is I would like to clarify one thing from your last QCT edition. Your title QHS Fest on page four was misleading and something I would like to clear up for your readers.

Musical Happenings

Ouverture Baroque: Friday, October 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Palais Montcalm, Les Violons du Roy will wind up their 25th anniversary in style with the Ouverture baroque, as Bach, Handel, and Telemann - three of the most renowned masters of the baroque era - are united in an overture showcasing the sonic richness of Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie.

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