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The St. Lawrence Lions ads new Basketball Camp

The St. Lawrence Lions English Basketball Camp is adding a new camp to its already comprehensive program this year.

We are proud to offer our CQSB clientele a March Break Camp.

Former QCT journalist Dean Rhodes passes away

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A former journalist for the Chronicle-Telegraph, whose career spanned more than three decades, died Monday in Hilton Head, S.C.

Dean Rhodes died at age 80 after several years of declining health.

Rhodes was born in Martinsville, Va., and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Duke University in 1951. Rhodes served in Presque Isle, Korea and Washington, D.C.

Children’s Wish Foundation grants ill 12-year-old boy’s wish

Gregory Herbert is a 12-year-old boy. He fell ill suddenly at the age of 10. Several organs were attacked, including his eyes, brain, kidneys and heart, by a genetic mitochondrial disease that is rather unknown to doctors.

Thanks to the Children's Wish Foundation, Gregory will experience his fondest wish and participate in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament this month.

Kebs loose sixth straight in Puerto Rico

Facing the unbeaten first place team is not the best tonic when you've lost six games out of your first seven. That was a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way Friday night in Puerto Rico, falling 93-86 to the Puerto Rico Capitaines.

Flying low

Once I got my clearance from the Jean Lesage airport tower to take off, I acknowledged then released the brakes and pushed the throttle forward. I could feel the thrust of the twin engines pushing me back into my seat as the plane raced faster and faster down the runway.

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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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).

Greenhawks wins against Kebs by One point

Greenhawks secure victory against Kebs in winning 125 to124

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Québec City Kebs play double whammy

Saturday provided a double whammy for the Quebec City Kebs, who not only lost a heartbreaker to the Maryland Greenhawks in the season's first meeting between the two teams, but also saw centre Jonas Pierre go down for the season during what has become a difficult road trip for the locals.

Dementia in Canada: Important work on hold while Stephen Harper shuts down Parliament

Stephen Harper's decision to shut down Parliament in a secretive, undemocratic gesture on December 30th has generated a lot of discontent among Canadians.

Québec City Jazz artists raise money for Haiti

Thirty jazz artists and poets gathered Monday night at the Largo restaurant on Rue St. Joseph, raising $3,000 that will go to help victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The funds will be turned over to Oxfam Quebec, a membre of the Human Coalition, for distribution in Haiti.

78th Fraser Highlanders celebrate Robbie Burns with traditional Scottish Haggis

Robbie Burns 251st birthday party at the Garrison Club on rue St-Louis was again a success, despite the fact that the guest of honor was again absent.

"We had 56 people and they enjoyed the party," said Ted Gunn of the 78th Fraser Highlanders. "People had a good time. We did things a little differently.We had different people doing different things."

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Plains of Abraham - battlefield for Québec’s nationalist seperatism

The sun was setting on the Plains of Abraham. As I prepare to sit down near a Martello Tower, I heard muffled voices on a loud speaker. I knew the 120 readings from Quebec history was happening, but I had only fleeting thoughts about attending the controversial ceremony. Curiousity drew me in, and I gingerly approached the dell where the podium was located.

California festival features Québec films

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will mark its 25th anniversary next week with a special sidebar featuring more than a dozen films during a sidebar entitled "Focus on Quebec," including the latest effort from the director of the internationally acclaimed "Horloge Biologique."

More troop deployment to Haiti from Base Valcartier

A new, smaller contingent of soldiers from the Canadian Forces base at Valcartier left for Haiti this week to fortify the Canadian Forces effort toward helping that country recover from this month's devastating earthquake.

Haiti donations will be tax deductible

Mechanisms will be set up to enable those Quebecers who so wish to deduct, in their 2009 tax return, donations of money made from January 12 to February 28, 2010, to charities to assist victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Québec City artist James Cameron

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Shirley Nadeau correctly identified James Cameron, a member of the congregation at Chalmers-Wesley,  cabinetmaker, furniture restorer and photographer, as the artist pictured in last week’s Mystery Photo.

Deaf to the needs of the Anglophone education sector

As a retired teacher of English at the senior level, permit me a perspective on the recent news concerning the final English matriculation exam. First though, it is significant to know that this problem is nothing new - it's 22 years old. Let me elaborate.

Former QCT contributor dies in Earthquake in Haiti

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"He always had a smile on his face."

Monica Warren (nee Hewitt)

Monica Warren (nee Hewitt) passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, 23 January 2010, days shy of her 88th birthday on January 31st. Loving mother of Rosemary of Toronto and Dale of Waterloo and proud grandmother of Theo and Rieki Van Den Hurk.

Haiti’s Agony

Reading the stories and seeing the heartbreaking images in the media about the calamitous humanitarian disaster in Haiti is indeed humbling.

Finding care for mental illness

Dealing with mental illness can be difficult enough. Finding care for it can be doubly so.

"Sometimes it's difficult to know which way to turn," says Blanche Moskovici, an Ami-Québec Support Councillor, responsible for coordinating the English community support network outside of Montreal.

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