January 6 2010 Edition

Stryckman, Judith (Miller) 1944 - 2009

Stryckman, Judith (Miller)
1944 - 2009

Passed away at Quebec General Hospital, on December 29th 2009, at the age of 66.

Lewis, Elma Joyce (nee Ford)

Lewis, Elma Joyce
(nee Ford)

Gerald "Gerry" Kenny 1934-2009



Gerald "Gerry" Kenny

“The creation of a school board ombudsman is a gift to the public”

In 1981, Norway became the first country to establish through legislation, an Ombudsman for Children. Today, in Europe, children's commissioners or "ombudsmen" are part of the political landscape, with some 25 in post.

Yes, we can

We hear a lot of cynicism from our young people these days: Voter turnout for the 18 to 24 crowd in recent Canadian federal elections has been around 25. We hear a lot about conspiracy theories amongst our youth that they see on the Internet. The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, the Free Masons, The Trilateral Commission, The Bilderberg Group, The Council on Foreign Relations, etc...

Shutting down Parliament: The arrogance of power

The first duty of leaders in a democratic society like ours is to respect the institutions that put constraints on their power.
Messy. Inconvenient. Frustrating. Democracy is all those things. But as Churchill said, it is better than the alternatives.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Cathy’s List of top Canadian news stories for 2009

1. The Recession

2. H1N1 - The Swine Flu

3. The Afghan Mission

4. Car Industry Collapse

5. Newfoundland Chopper Crash

6. NFL - Off-ice Battles -

7. Obama visits Canada -

8. Olympic Fever

Academy Awards

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Four soldiers and a journalist die in Afghanistan

The holiday season had a tragic ending for four Canadian Forces soldiers serving in Afghanistan and a journalist embedded with the troops in Kandahar province.

First-year success for Turkey Can challenge

Photo: Ed Sweeney

"It all started last year," said QHS Community Learning Centre Coordinator, Ed Sweeney. "When Mr. Thomson and I saw the work that was put into the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre's annual Christmas dinner".

It was then that they were inspired to create a happening at their own school to help contribute to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

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