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DDO students sing along at coffeehouse

The fifth annual Dollard des Ormeaux Coffeehouse was held this past Friday at the school. The performers varied from Kindergarten to Secondary V and even a teacher contributed a song.

NEIL, Olive, Clara 1917-2010

NEIL, Olive, Clara
1917-2010

An admirable defense

Captain Giffen's admirable defense (CT-May 12-De Gaulle's Bum Rap) of the heroic soldiers of France defending their homeland from Nazi Germany in 1940, unfortunately, completely overlooks the fact that in September 1939, after declaring war on Germany, France's politicians and generals, ignoring calls from Poland where the bulk of the German army was engaged in the savage destruction of the countr

Newsie Notes for May 19, 2010

Betty's Quilters will be having their annual quilt show on Sunday May 30,2 010 from 9am to 3pm at the St Gabriel de Valcartier Municipal Center, 1743 Boul. Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. For information call Bev at

QHS fashion show gives students a chance to shine

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Photo: Claudia Kedney

They learn while they model the latest fashions, all the while raising funds used to benefit their fellow students.

"It's more we're on stage and we're having fun," said Kate Nadeau, a special needs teacher who doubles as the faculty advisor to the Quebec High School students that produce an annual fashion show, held recently at the high school.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 19, 2010

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Plaque must be in proper location

There is nothing puzzling about Irish Heritage Quebec's stand with regard to the 78th Fraser Highlanders organization's plaque installed on St. Patrick's High School. Irish Heritage Quebec wants the plaque removed to another venue for the following reasons:

YPI Charity winner announced

The charity winner of the YPI program which was instituted this year at St. Patrick's High School is "SQUAT".

“LOST” - 8pm One night only May 20, 2010 at Cineplex St-Foy, 1200 Boulevard Duplessis

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The New York Times presents Times Talks “LOST”

Irish Heritage Québec continues effort to move St-Pat’s plaque [photo]

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St. Patrick’s High School displays  plaque commemorating the 78th Fraser Highlanders participation in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.  Irish Heritage Québec would like the plaque moved to an alternate location.

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English parents group concerned about rights

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The English Parents' Committee Association is concerned that the Quebec government will follow the recommendation of the Conseil Supérieur de la langue française and invoke the notwithstanding clause that will again restrain accessibility to our English schools.

Board chairman statement out of line

The Quebec government is expected to make a decision quite soon concerning the access to English schools matter - the Bill 104 issue.

Canadian Forces in Netherlands celebration

A Canadian Forces contingent participated Sunday in the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands with a parade in Apeldoorn.

It was in April 1945 that members of 1st Canadian Corps liberated the city of Apeldoorn from Axis forces. The operation, which lasted seven days, resulted in 506 casualties for the Canadians while at the same time capturing over 2,500 German soldiers.

Les Capitales hold open tryouts

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Max Poulin was a shortstop on the move when he arrived at Stade Municipal for a tryout with Les Capitales about a decade ago.

Failing to catch on here, he went on the road to look for a job, finally landing in Winnipeg, where his defensive ability earned him a reputation as a solid ballplayer with a a long career with the Winnipeg Goldeneyes of the Northern League.

St-Pat’s Science Fair

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St. Patrick's High School has been particularly busy in the science department as students participated in the robotics competition held at the Musee de la Civilization on April 29. Raphael Beaulieu, Charles Catta, Alex Gordon, and Thomas Gordon represented St. Pat's at the third edition of the RECIT Robotics Competition.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 12, 2010

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Bruce Hicks wins the Moe Rosenhek Award

Bruce Hicks has been named winner of the Moe Rosenhek Award for his outstanding contribution to volunteerism within Québec's English-speaking community.

The signs of summer

Is it mid May already?

Will the Roman Catholic Church, which is world wide, crumble from criticisms of the Post-Modern Liberal Democratic Secular Consu

We all hear in the popular media about scandals in the Roman Catholic Church and how out of touch this organization supposedly is with today's world: It doesn't let priests marry, it won't ordain women, and it won't morally approve of homosexuality and gay marriage. Boy, is it ever out of touch with reality, eh?

Rahim Jaffer’s corporate welfare habit

Regardless of what one thinks about Rahim Jaffer's post-Parliament activities, or his recent testimony about assertions he improperly lobbied former colleagues, few people have noted an obvious point: someone first elected as a fiscally conservative Reform MP in 1997 was eagerly going after millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

YPI St-Pat’s Initiative

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative of The Free the Children Network was incorporated into St-Patrick's High School Secondary Four Advisory program during the 2009 -2010 school year. YPI (for short) is an international initiative designed to support young people in developing community awareness.

Newsie Notes for May 12, 2010

Clothing, purses and jewelry will be among the items available at the Saint Bridget Guild Spring Sale Saturday in Saint Charles Garnier Church Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Champlain St-Lawrence College Awards its top Athletes at the Annual Sports Banquet

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Champlain St- Lawrence honored its top athletes on Thursday evening during it's annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performances.

Valcartier playground equipment needs upgrade

"In a nutshell, this school is about 55 years old and the (playground) equipment is limited," said Valcartier Elementary School teach Paul Barker.

Barker is spearheading a fundraising effort to upgrade and modernize the equipment. Barker said the goal is $75,000, with the effort looking toward a variety of sources.

First nursing assistants graduate from new program at EQLC

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Photo: courtesy EQLC

The Eastern Quebec Learning Centre last month marked the graduation of the first class of students from its new Central Quebec School Board Health Assistance and Nursing program. These six students, who graduated April 27 after starting the program Nov. 4, 2008, are now officially registered nursing assistants.

Irish Heritage Québec continues effort to move St-Pat’s plaque

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Efforts by Irish Heritage Quebec to have a commemorative plaque moved from St-Patrick's High School will continue in earnest, said Joseph Lonergan.

Morrin Centre nears fundraising goal for renovations

It's down to the short strokes for the Literary and Historical Society in its search for funds to complete renovations to the Morrin Centre.

Centre Director Simon Jacobs said last week that he has received word that the City has approved a grant that will leave Historical Society "offhand about $110,000" short of its goal.

Voices of Victory Choir at Chalmers-Wesley

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Photo: Erwin Stroobach

Government recognizes significance of maple products

The historic significance of maple syrup and other maple delicacies, which are widely considered one of Canada's flagship products, has received official recognition by the Government of Canada.

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