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Wilfred Rourke (1912–2010)



RazorSharks Take Down Kebs 102-89

The Quebec City Kebs' losing ways continue.


In a seesaw battle, the Rochester RazorSharks came out on top 102-89 as Glen Dandridge scored nine of his 19 points in the second half.

St-Lawrence College Dean’s Honour List

The following is the Champlain St-Lawrence College Dean's Honour List for the Fall semester. The list was established in order to encourage and recognize outstanding academic performance. Published at the end of both the fall and winter semesters, the Dean's Honour List is composed of those students who, carrying a normal course load, achieved an overall average of at least 80 percent.

Québec Ombudsman says major changes are needed to city Police force investigative procedures

In a special report tabled in the National Assembly last week, Québec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain concludes that major changes are needed in the investigative procedure implemented in Québec for incidents involving police officers.

She states that "the status quo is neither acceptable nor in the interest of citizens, police officers, or sound governance."

Music Culture Flourishes at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School!

In addition to a traditional Band program in the Secondary school, Dollard des Ormeaux School has a unique Music program within the CQSB. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 participate in a developmental, Orff-based curriculum that involves movement, instrumentation and song in every lesson.

Haiti Week at DDO

Our students and staff members have been highly sensitized to the terrible earthquake that occurred in Haiti a few weeks ago. A number of our students' parents have been called to duty on yet another mission: to help, treat, bring order, console and feed hundreds upon hundreds of homeless children and adults alike.

Community building at Dollard-Des-Ormeaux School

Environment, Peace, Unity and Democracy are the four pillars of a Brundtland Green School. At D.D.O. we are taking the steps to make this a reality for us. At the same time, students gain invaluable life skills and experience through hands-on projects.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Statement of the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials in the district of Quebec for the year 1849:-
Baptisms: Males - 6,111, Females - 5,681-- Total 11,792
Burials: Males - 3,178, Females 2,698 -- Total 5,876.*
Marriages: 1,820

Québec runner entered in Napa Valley Marathon

Rodrigue Paradis, 55, a NVM entrant from Quebec, has registered almost 40 marathon finishes all over the world.

"For me, running marathons is the best excuse to travel with my wife, my faithful cheer leader," Paradis said. "As soon as a marathon is finished, I'm looking for the next one."

Last surviving WWI vet dies at 109

Photo: DND

The last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served in World War I has died.

John "Jack" Babcock,who has received tributes from Queen Elizabeth II,Prime Minister Steven Harper and Gouvernor General Michaelle Jean, passed away last week at the age of 109.

CQSB graduation rates still high

The graduation rate for students in the Central Quebec School Board district dropped just over 10 percent from 2007 to 2008, but the CQSB still ranked high among Quebec's English school boards. As well, a marked improvement is expected to show for 2009 based on preliminary information.

Mascot makes the St-Patrick’s Day Parade

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Photo: Peter Farrell

Bono posed for photos like a seasoned pro last week at the Loew's Concord on Grande Allee, perfectly natural in an environment where he was drawing a lot of attention.

O’Gallagher named Grand Marshall [Photo]

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Photo: Kieran O’Carroll – St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal, Marianna O’Gallagher, right, during St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal parade with co-chair Barbara Gale, left, participating in Montreal’s 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


Heritage Minister calls to celebrate Quebec Day and Metis Day

The same day Canada took its first gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, invited all Canadians to celebrate Quebec Day and Metis Day and take part in Monday's victory ceremony at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Kebs name new GM, lose again

The presence of a new general manager didn't help the Quebec City Kebs end their losing ways last weekend.

Valcartier Elementary School Update

February was a very busy month for the students at Valcartier Elementary School!

The Cycle 3 class was busy fundraising for a trip they took to the Cosmodome in Montreal in January. The Cycle 3 class also participated in a Project Linus (making blankets for sick children) in January. They made 18 blankets for Project Linus.

Why we love Hollywood action heroes so much

I was thinking the other day about why we as a society love Hollywood action heroes and their movies so much. What is it about the Rocky Balboas, Rambos, Chuck Norrises, Terminators, James Bonds, Steven Segals, and so on, of this world that appeal to our visceral sense of fulfillment and catharsis?

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The Inner Sanctum

I recall a way back when I was a young teenager; we would sit around the impressive RCA radio in our living room and listen to the "Inner Sanctum Mysteries".

Majority-minority blues

We don't hear much out of Ottawa these days. That's because, as you know Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government prorogued Parliament recently, in the hopes of taking the heat off of his beleaguered government.

Hope shines bright for beloved Metis Lighthouse to become a Heritage Site

Pointe_Mitis_2005-1color.jpgPhotos:Courtesy of  Paul Gendron, The 100-year old Metis icon which may soon be designated a Heritage Lighthouse. Photo Donald Moffet , Fsdheries and Oceans Canada

Ex-Quebecer featured in California film festival

He hasn't lived here in over two decades, but actor Jean Brassard still feels a solid connection to his roots here. In fact, he still returns periodically to Charlesbourg, where he grew up.

Everest Elementary School: Reaching New Heights Together!

The winter Olympics are not only athletic events, they also foster humane values. We see countries pull their strengths together for the success and well-being of their teams. We hear of communities join hands to support their athletes. We witness families and friends pay tribute to their loved ones. And finally, we admire our athletes dedicate themselves to their sport.

The coolest team in Israel comes to Quebec

Photo: Chantal Bourgault

They practice in one of the only possible places in their country, traveling several hours to practice in one of the most disputed regions in the history of mankind.

How hard could this be?

O’Gallagher named Grand Marshall

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Photo: Kieran O’Carroll – St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

"In the olden days, he rode a horse and led the parade."
Marianna O'Gallagher doesn't expect her duties as Grand Marshal of the city's first Saint Patrick's Day parade in over 80 years to be quite so formal.

"I gather today it's an honorary title bestowed on someone the community likes."

Danny Belisle's organ class perform at Chalmers-Wesley Feb. 22

Monday, February 22, 8:00pm - Come and hear student's of Danny Belisle's organ class perform at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule, Vieux Québec. Free admission.

Expostion Révélation Celebrating 10 years

Jeffery Hale Hospital Proud Host - April 18, 19 and 20

Photo: Silvia Malfanti

44th Irish Show of Shannon - March 13, 2010

Preparations are well under way the for the CWL's 44th edition of the
Irish Show of Shannon. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March
13, 2010. An event not to be missed!

Sexual purity also duty for men

In response to last week's editorial by Muhammed Khaled Hamou:

Muhammed, I agree with you that hypersexualisation of women isn't equivalant to liberation, but putting the obligation of sexual purity on only women is not equality either. I don't agree with France's decision to outlaw the burka, but outlawing it in Canada would be unlikely because of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

School board conflicts of interest

On January 8, 2010, the National Post reported a controversial story concerning the creation of an office of the ombudsman at the Toronto District School Board. The proposal suggested the ombudsman would report to the education director, and not the board.

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