World Play Day celebrates kids’ right to play

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Did you know, every child has the right to play? Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that parties “recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”

Publisac: The publicity that is polluting the planet

Photo: Lise Lafond

Every week a little plastic bag arrives at our doorstep, filled with flyers, the local paper, and ads for merchandise. Our goal when looking through these numerous sales flyers is to save money by seeking out the best deals at our local grocery stores. But what impact does this weekly routine have on the environment?

The two Kinshasas


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On April 28, I landed in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The opportunity to discover Congo was one of the main reasons I accepted this job* – like Zanzibar, it sounded mythical and inviting. And, like many places on my itinerary, Congo was somewhere I probably wouldn’t get to otherwise.

75th anniversary of the Normandy landings: Preparing for D-Day

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This is the third in a series of four articles to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. Next week’s text about the operation, code-named Overlord, will recall the execution of D-Day.

Nurses deserve our appreciation

Photo: Scott Emery

May 6 to May 12 was National Nursing Week or Nurse Appreciation Week in Canada. The theme this year was “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All.”

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. – St. Patrick’s High School End-of-Year Music Concert in the St. Pat’s Auditorium (entrance via 1085 Avenue de Salaberry). The show will feature music students from all levels performing a variety of jazz and pop classics. General admission $5; free for children age 12 and under.

Congratulations to recipients of McGill Community Leadership Bursaries

Last year, Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, launched a call for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.

First homestand of the season not enough for the Capitales

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Photo: Luc Lang

Veteran hurler and pitching coach Karl Gélinas pitched eight strong innings, striking out eight batters as well, and led the Québec Capitales to a 2-1 win over the Rockland Boulders in Can-Am Baseball League action on May 26, at Stade Canac. Along with his eight strikeouts, Gélinas allowed only two hits and one base on balls.

Noises Off … Slamming doors! Sardines!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau


New Morrin Centre exhibit traces the history of capital punishment

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Before it was a college, before it became the English-language cultural centre of Quebec City, the building housing the Morrin Centre had a different vocation: from 1812 to 1867 it was the Common Gaol. Now the Morrin Centre has launched its new immersive guided tour, which features the hanging of William Pounden in 1823 and capital punishment at the former prison.

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