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Québecers receive War Amps key tags this week

When Quebec residents receive their 2010 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn how these tags are hard at work assisting amputees in their community.

War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton explains in the letter enclosed with the mailing:

St. Lawrence opts for Nike

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Nike Canada has become the official supplier of basketball shoes for Champlain St. Lawrence College's English Basketball Camps.

Acid indigestion and stinky feet

I was on the city of Québec website the other day, looking at how our fair city presents itself to the outside world. There was a lot of talk about the great quality of life here, green spaces, and especially, a growing research-driven high-tech economy with a strong emphasis on the life sciences, high tech materials, and materials processing, as well as optics and photonics.

 

Calgarian canoe team satisfied with results

"Wait ‘til next year!"

Russ Keber and the other members of his five-man will have to rely on that age-old rallying after finishing 18th or 19th out of 24 in the Sport class of Sunday's Course en Canot de Carnaval, the annual canoe race between the city and Levis that takes places during the city's annual Winter Carnival.

Health Minister involved with Shannon complaints

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Photo by Doris Fritschmann, The arch on St-Julie street was decorated for the St-Patrick’s Day parade in the early 1920’s.  The last St-Patrick’s day parade in Quebec City was in 1926.

Holland Elementary does Chores-4-Haiti

At Holland School, students really wanted to help Haiti earthquake victims, so we came up with Chores-4-Haiti. Members of the Student Council went to each class to inform students about the tragic earthquake.

CQSB Basketball Tournament

Shawinigan High School will play host to the 11th edition of the Central Quebec School Boards Basketball Tournament this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Games will be played at Shawinigan High School and at Collège de Shawinigan.

Nineteen teams representing ten high schools will be competing for banners in three different categories.

Feeling like one of the Messier family

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Photo: Provided by Ed Sweeney

It was February 2006 when I finally got it! I was driving westward along Boulevard Champlain towards the arena in Ste. Foy. Beside me in the passanger seat was none other than the NHL's second all-time scorer and six-time Stanley Cup champion, Mark Messier.

Winter goes Crazy at Holland School !

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Photo: Russel Grocock

This year, Holland School students have been busy exercising and enjoying the beautiful winter weather.

On Friday February 5, all the six graders went to the ski center Le Relais. Beginners needed to take a lesson but people who already skied were allowed to go anywhere they wanted. Of course we had to wear a helmet!

CQSB Performing Arts Festival

This spring, the Central Québec School Board will be hosting its seventh Performing Arts Festival. The event provides an opportunity for elementary and secondary students throughout the school board to share their enthusiasm and passion for the performing arts.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière

Teaching English Second Language

Since my retirement as a criminal investigator with the Federal Government in 1999, I have been teaching English to adults in different professions: Banking and Insurance Institutions and Provincial Government Ministries.

Health Minister involved with Shannon complaints

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

A new television news report as well as tests showing the severity of water contamination near the Valcartier military base has aroused the curiosity of Quebec's health minister.

Whealan, Madeline

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Whealan, Madeline

Winter Carnival’s Canoe Ice Race scheduled to be a great one

Russ Keber, at 38, initially thought that he'd hung up his ice canoe paddle and crampons however, having received an impassioned plea from the Calgary team by way of a last-resort phone call, Russ is back and ready to race Sunday in one of the Carnaval de Quebec's most demanding events.

Tainted food warning

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Metro Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk or egg not to consume Selection brand Iced Chocolatey Donuts. The affected product contains milk and egg which are not declared on the label.

Federal government pledges financial support toward organic waste treatment system for Quebec City

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Josee Verner has pledged the federal government's financial support toward the construction of an organic waste treatment system in Quebec City.

In Canada, charter right in jeopardy, Freedom of Religion and “Reasonable Accommodation” is not the same thing

It saddens me to read that France again is moving against Muslims who are choosing to wear the Niqab. It is hypocritical that this ban is being done in the name of women's rights when the majority of oppression against women is ignored.

AMI-Quebec Action on mental illness

AMI-Quebec's free tele-workshop and tele-support group for English speaking caregivers dealing with mental illness in a loved one are now available from the comfort of your home "How to communicate so that your message gets across" will be presented in English February 24, 2010 from 7-8 pm. Dr. Perry Adler, psychologist, will be the speaker March 24, from 7-8 pm, Dr.

Autism treatment comes naturally for “Effervescence” author

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Simone Brenneman has taken a unique approach to raising autistic children.

"Many treatments focus on trying to make the autistic child normal," Brenneman, a mother of four, said. But the way she sees it, you have to go with what makes the afflicted feel comfortable. "I'm not saying don't use (those treatment methods).

St. Patrick’s High School student part of Juvenile Curling Team

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The juvenile curling team of 15 and 16 year-olds of Bergeron-Gallant consists of skip Alexandre Bergeron-Gallant, third Marc Lachance, a student of St. Patrick's High School, second Olivier Larouche and lead William Lebel coached by Luc Morissette.

Feds announce housing funding

The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.5 million as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan to improve housing conditions for Mashteuiatsh and the Innu Nation.

Quebec, Ontario wrong to complain

Canadians are quick to complain about - and even quicker to forget - one of the reasons that Canada is a great country: The federal government tries to ensure that, no matter where Canadians choose to live, they receive roughly the same level of public services thanks to wealth transfer among the provinces.

Deeply moving photographs by photojournalist Renaud Philippe At Musée de la civilisation

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A man awaits amputation in a makeshift operating room. Another sifts through the ruins of his home in search of surviving family members. A nun administers the last rites to a dying person. A woman learns that her baby has died. Containers in hand, people go in search of water.

65 Student-Athletes on the St. Lawrence All-Academic Team (Fall 2009)

The Champlain Saint-Lawrence College Athletic Department has released a list of 65 of its athletes who were able to maintain an 80 percent average or better in school while lettering for the Lions in the Fall 2009 semester. The list includes 33 percent of those participating in the Lions' athletic programs and represents 13 more than the previous high.

Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity

Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 9 in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 1145 De Salaberry, Quebec. Michael Kenneally, Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, will give a conference on the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University. Dr. Kenneally will explain the value of a course on Irish Studies to a Canadian student.

Micro-finance in Haiti

It would be so great, in the coming years, to see our government directing more of Canadian aid towards micro-finance in Haiti and other poor countries!

Canadian Forces in Operation HESTIA

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Photo: DND

Canadian Forces (CF) members carry orphans from a CF Griffon helicopter at the Port-au-Prince Airport in Haiti. The orphans were in the process of being adopted by Canadian families at the time of the earthquake. The CF helped transport the orphans from Jacmel to Port-au-Prince using Griffon helicopter number CH-146450 as part of their long journey to Canada.

Isabel McCartney: A century young

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Photo: James Cescas

"Can you speak up? I can't hear you."

The speaker leans in closer and speaks louder.

"I was just teasing you," McCartney said.

Newcomers’ Meet & Greet - a Smashing Success!

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More than seventy newcomers to Quebec City and their guests gathered under one roof on January 28th for an evening of fun and festivities. As part of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec’s annual roster of Finding Your Niche for Newcomers events,  the annual Meet & Greet allows us all to connect and reconnect in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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