June 10 2020 Edition

Presenting the St. Patrick’s High School Class of 2020

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Photo courtesy of St. Patrick’s High School  

 

A message to the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Class of 2020

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Photo: Dollard-des-Ormeaux School

Dear Graduates,

In school, you learn from the lessons your fabulous teachers present. To see if you have understood the concepts, you write a test. In life, daily situations do both: they are tests that teach you a lesson. What has this year taught you?

Is life full of surprises? Yes.

Is life about resilience? Yes.

Is life learning to live in a changing world? Yes.

QCT journalists widely recognized with QCNA Awards

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Photo: The late Terence Kerwin

It is with great pleasure that we announce several of our journalists and photographers were named winners in various categories of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA)’s 2019 Better Newspaper Awards. The gala awards ceremony, typically held in early June at a hotel venue in the Laurentians each year, had to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 10, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle

So you want to be an orderly at a long-term care facility?

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I like old folks. Being an aspiring candidate for the status myself, I have a heightened appreciation of the challenges of growing old. One of the most wrenching of those challenges is the prospect of ending up in what we used to quaintly call “old folks’ homes.”

Remparts make Evan Nause their first-round selection

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Photo: Hockey Canada

The Quebec Remparts selected defenceman Evan Nause, from the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s annual draft, held online this year, on June 5. He was the fifth overall selection.

St. Pat’s and SLC Lions’ student-athletes honoured

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Photo: Luc Lang

St. Patrick’s High School recently honoured its Fighting Irish student-athletes for the 2019-2020 school year. Because the season ended so abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards were presented online.

Peaceful rally against racial discrimination and police brutality held in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To support the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Quebecers held a peaceful rally against police brutality and racial discrimination on June 7. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the National Assembly to encourage change for a better future.

RDN to offer renewed focus on regional development

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The Regional Development Network (RDN) held its founding general meeting on May 28, 2020. The nine founding members held a telemeeting to formalize the establishment of the organization, elect a board of directors and executive, and take the first steps towards enhancing the vitality and supporting the development of regional English-speaking communities across Quebec.

We’re all in this together

It took a race riot to knock COVID-19 from the headlines.

This is not an indictment of the Trump regime south of the border or a demand for the Canadian government to speak out against the violence. It is a reminder that throwing stones is a pastime best left to those who do not live in glass houses.

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