September 1 2010 Edition

Cornforth, Margaret

Cornforth, Margaret

McCoubrey, Violet (Higgins) 1916– 2010

 

 

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McCoubrey, Violet (Higgins)
1916– 2010

Language commissioners seek renewed ‘vitality’ of offficial tongues

The country's five language commissioners (Canada, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario) are calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up their efforts to ensure the vitality of official languages. The commissioners made their appeal during the Language and Territory International Conference, which is being held at Laurentian University in Sudbury this week.

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 1, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

The Royal Visit

It began with Prince Albert Edward’s landing at St. John’s Newfoundland, on July 23, 1860, and ended nearly two months later, when the Prince crossed from Windsor to Detroit on September 20.
The Grand Ball was held in The Music Hall on St. Louis Street

Marathon draws 7,000 participants

What started 13 years ago as a local event with 2,600 participants has now grown to take a place on the world stage.

"It's like being voted among the great wines," said Johanne Caron, Assistant Director General for the Marathon des Deux Rives. "We never even went to the London Marathon. It's a big honour."

March planned for Jim, late calèche horse

A woman from Sherbrooke is reportedly among those planning to honour a caleche horse who had to be destroyed in July while on the job.

The march, according to reports, will depart Parc de l'Esplanade at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 4.

Participants will be asked to carry a flower in memory of Jim, the horse who collapsed and died on July 28.

Group opposes downsizing Veteran Affairs

Responding to recent media reports on the lack of response from the federal government and senior public servants to Canada's veterans, the National Council of Veteran Association has urged elected officials not to downsize Veterans Affairs Canada.

English school rigmarole ridiculous

The rigmarole that parents have to put up with to enroll their children in an English school, in the province of Quebec, is ridiculous.

The August 28 articles, "Quebec to draft new language law" (National Post), and "Quebec appeals ruling on English education" (The Gazette) accentuated this point.

Newfoundland soldier the latest to die in Afghanistan

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Photo: DOD

A Canadian soldier from Newfoundland, who was wounded August 22 in Afghanistan, passed away at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany Monday.

Corporal Brian Pinksen from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Military Music Festival a big success

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Photo: David Cannon

"A big success" is the way the president of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands described last week's popular event staged throughout the city.

Crowd estimates were not available as of Monday.

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