February 3 2010 Edition

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.

St. Patrick’s High School student part of Juvenile Curling Team

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The juvenile curling team of 15 and 16 year-olds of Bergeron-Gallant consists of skip Alexandre Bergeron-Gallant, third Marc Lachance, a student of St. Patrick's High School, second Olivier Larouche and lead William Lebel coached by Luc Morissette.

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.

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.

65 Student-Athletes on the St. Lawrence All-Academic Team (Fall 2009)

The Champlain Saint-Lawrence College Athletic Department has released a list of 65 of its athletes who were able to maintain an 80 percent average or better in school while lettering for the Lions in the Fall 2009 semester. The list includes 33 percent of those participating in the Lions' athletic programs and represents 13 more than the previous high.

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.

Whealan, Madeline

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Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity

Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 9 in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 1145 De Salaberry, Quebec. Michael Kenneally, Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, will give a conference on the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University. Dr. Kenneally will explain the value of a course on Irish Studies to a Canadian student.

Quebec, Ontario wrong to complain

Canadians are quick to complain about - and even quicker to forget - one of the reasons that Canada is a great country: The federal government tries to ensure that, no matter where Canadians choose to live, they receive roughly the same level of public services thanks to wealth transfer among the provinces.

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