June 2 2010 Edition

O’Gallagher laid to rest

"Marianna. Where do I start?"

James Callery would know as well as most people. It was he who donated the Celtic Cross that stands on McMahon Street, a monument not only to the rich Irish heritage of Québec, but to Marianna O'Gallagher's undying commitment to have their voices, both past and present, heard.

An open Letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet

The abortion debate is on

The abortion debate is on and we must not be afraid of it. Canada's abortion rate, 100,000 abortions per year nationwide, more than 25,000 in Québec, is much too high. The number could be reduced by half if only women in distress because of an unexpected pregnancy were welcomed, informed and accompanied in their choice with compassion and solidarity.

Three new members join VEQ Board

Photo: Pauline Moisy

Three new members will join the Board of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec next year. Kathleen Poulin, Diana Stavert and Warren Thomson will replace Edward Sweeney, Stephen Burke, and Ann Martell, whose terms have come to an end. The three new members were elected at Friday's annual VEQ meeting at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

Irish dancing group Queltica gives great performance during “Spectap” dance show

Photo: Pauline Moisy

The auditorium of Les Compagnons de Cartier secondary school was full Saturday evening, as three dance schools from Québec City presented their collective annual show "Spectap". For more than two hours, tap dance, jig dance, modern jazz and Irish dancing acts followed one another, entertaining an audience of 300. Almost 40 dancers participated.

Correction - Analyst’s statement clarified

The following statement, which was quoted, in the article, "Helicopter unit in training for Afghanistan," in the May 26 edition of the Chronicle-Telegraph, should have been attributed to defense analyst Sharon Hobson.

Federal support project for disadvantaged women

The federal government has announced its support for a new project that will benefit disadvantaged women in the Québec City area. The investment in La fripe.com's 12-month project, En route vers le marché du travail (On the Road to Employment), will help improve women's economic security and open the door to their future prosperity.

The Chronicle is still here!

Had anyone told me the Chronicle would eventually look like this and be this accessible when I was searching through the morgue and scalping old stories while we prepared the Chronicle's special 200th edition in 1964, I would have suggested having another drink.

Community Table, CEDEC stress joint approach

Community Table and the eleven Community Economic Development and Employability Committees (CEDECs) across Quebec, are now operating together under one name - Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation. This is a small, yet significant move towards a stronger collective approach to supporting the vitality of the English-speaking community.

CQSB opens visual arts gallery on line

This Spring, the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) launched a project to showcase visual art work by students, teachers and staff across the school board. Since the board stretches from La Tuque to Québec to Kawawachikamach, it was decided that an online gallery is the perfect tool to create an exchange through the visual arts.

Oil spill: There could be more

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the environmental disaster is horrendous. Here are three reasons for Canadians to be concerned, although there may be more.

1) Lots of Canadian waterfowl and birds migrate to the Louisiana wetlands every winter. No doubt they will be affected and we will see less birds next year.

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