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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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