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       I find this confrontation between M. Marc Bellemare and Mr. Jean Charest rather amusing, in fact I find it both hilarious and ridiculous at the same time. It's obviously one man's word against another's; at least at the time of this writing it is. Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Who knows and who cares?

CQSB approves 2010-11 budget

The Central Quebec School Board gave formal approval to its 2010-11 operating budget Friday evening. There were no members of the public present for the vote, which was unanimous in favor.

The budget calls for $46 million in operating expenses and another $3.6 million for capital improvements and other expenditures.

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

CQSB considers 2010-11 budget Friday

The Central Quebec School Board will take up its 2010-11 budget Friday night during its regular monthly meeting at its offices on Chemin Saint Louis.

English school access still difficult

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph article, "Register now for fall French language courses" (Aug.

VEQ Finding Your Niche sponsors walking tour

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec will sponsor a walking tour of Old Quebec on September 11 as part of its Finding Your Niche newcomers program.

VEQ held its first Finding Your Niche Event June 17. This event allowed newcomers with home-based businesses to showcase their products and services while allowing others to socialize and see what resources are available to them.

QCGN supports new effort to reverse census decision

The Quebec Community Groups Network has expressed its full support for the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada in its effort to get the federal government to reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long form census.

The FCFA has filed an application with the Federal Court for judicial review of the government's decision.

New Shannon water study irks residents

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Even as Shannon residents are enjoying the benefits of a new water system, the results of a new study issued by l'Institut National de sante publique du Québec have stirred new unrest.

"They should help us," said Shannon resident Marie Paule Spieser Monday. "It started 30 years ago. We've known about it since 2000. We've had to fight.

Summer heat is tough on calèche horses

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This summer's long heat wave combined with abnormal levels of smog and humidity has affected affected everybody from human beings to . . . horses.

Canada: A shattered dream or a dream yet to Come true?

Canada is a country with no jobs for new immigrants, regardless of however suitably qualified they are, old or young. Even simple blue-collar jobs are hard to find, but most immigrants are highly-educated in their respective fields. They have migrated to Canada with the hope of being able to land at least something close to their white-collar professions left behind.

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