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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.

Memorials and Things of Fame for October 6, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

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.

Big league hockey on the city’s mind last weekend

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Big league hockey of sorts returned to the city over the weekend with a preseason game between the Montreal Canadiens and a team masquerading as the New York Islanders at Le Colisee.

The game drew a sellout crowd of over 15,000.

Aurian Haller band gets ready to record new CD

Photo: Courtesy of Aurian Haller

The Aurian Haller Band will be playing one last show Friday at Le Cercle on Rue St. Joseph.

Then, it's off to the studio, where the four-piece ensemble will be recording its first full-length album, entitled Normal Town.

Running on more than hope

Thirty years ago, Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean at St John's, Newfoundland, creating one of the greatest ripples of cancer fundraising Canada has ever known.

City receives steel gift horses from the city of Calgary

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Photo: Shiley Nadeau

A hauntingly beautiful art installation was recently inaugurated in the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Park on boulevard Champlain. The work, entitled Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do, comprised of eight steel horses, is a gift to City of Quebec for its 400th anniversary by the City of Calgary and the Calgary Stampede.

Calgary is twinned with Quebec City.

Fourth shutout in five games enables SLC win over CEGEP Jonquière

Betchi Nkodo's second half strike put the finishing touches on a 2-0 win for St. Lawrence College men's soccer team over CEGEP Jonquière. Brice Aminou scored a lucky first goal for the Lions, who received another another shutout for goalkeeper Justin Savoie and his defence.

Military cookbook helps injured troops to ‘Soldier On’

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Photo: courtesy of Caitlin Grenier-Chalifoux

The wife of a soldier currently serving with the Canadian Forces and the daughter of a retired veteran, Caitlain Grenier-Chalifoux wanted to do her part to support members of the military who have been wounded in action.

St. Matthew’s Cemetery/Park reopened to the public

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After being closed to the public for the past year and a half, the cemetery/park next to the former St. Matthew's Anglican Church, which now serves as a library on rue Saint-Jean is once again open daily to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., from May 1 until November 15.

October 4 Official Languages Commissioner to appear before the senate committee


Announcement Jeffery Hale Annual Meeting


Quebec City Jazz Festival swings into town

Those who thought the festival season was over: Think again.

The fourth annual Quebec City Jazz Festival swings into town Thursday for a five-day stay at numerous venues around the city. All told, 16 different venues, including the Quebec Hilton, Palais Montcalm and the Hotel Clarendon, will play host to a variety of jazz sounds during the event.

Quebec housing resale activity slows

Quebec's record-breaking housing market rally proved to be unsustainable in the second quarter as resale activity slowed considerably, partly reflecting an erosion of affordability over the past year, according to the latest housing report released this week by RBC Economics Research.

Let’s be relevant!

Spiritual Chronicles

The Anglican Diocese of Quebec is getting ready for an extraordinary meeting of Synod, later this fall in Sherbrooke, where we are going to discuss, among other things, the mission of our Church, our raison d'être.


Author goes Batting on the Bosphorous

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The former Soviet Bloc seems an unlikely place to be playing a sport born as the exclusive property of the British Empire, but Montreal-based author Angus Bell found a burgeoning, if unusual, hotbed of interest in cricket in Eastern Europe.

"It's about an 8,000 mile cricket tour (by car) around the former Soviet bloc on the advice of a former psychic," Bell said Monday.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Paterson, Bolam and Walling honoured for contributions to English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

Perfect season ends for lacklustre Lions in 0-0 draw

At a cold CEGEP Lévi-Lauzon sports field a lacklustre performance ended the perfect start to the season for the St. Lawrence College men's soccer team.

In a game of few chances with defences on full alert, it took two good saves from Justin Savoie, notching his third shutout of the season, and an equally good save from the Lévi goalkeeper to keep the game scoreless.

Comment on Memorials and Things of Fame

It was with great interest that I read Catherine Mills Rouleau's account of the 1889 Landslide in Memorials and Things of Fame in last week's paper. I thought you might also be interested in hearing a first-hand account about of some of the victims of that disaster.

QCGN proposes shift in relations between English minority and French majority

In its brief to the Committee on Culture and Education looking at Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Network proposes a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority in Quebec.

The QCGN is proposing two fundamental shifts in perspective to help Quebec society move through the social and economic challenges ahead, said QCGN President Linda Leith.

Terry Fox Challenge Thursday

Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Terry Fox Run, an annual fundraising event to honour the memory of the runner who passed away in 1981, bypassed the city last Thursday, but local schools have been involved on different levels in the effort to honour his memory.

Festival offers spiritual music


From gospel to Gregorian chants, from Corsican polyphonies to early music, the Festival of Sacred Music offers musical forms inspired by spirituality, from here and elsewhere, from times gone by to today, performed by internationally renowned artists.

Through their art, they express all the soothing and stirring powers of sacred music.

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