June 30 2010 Edition

VEQ seeks participants in twinning program

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec is looking for both English and French-speaking individuals and families interested in twinning with an individual or a family from the opposite community to interact and share their language and culture.

CQSB budget delayed until August 20

Short by one day of proper official notice, the Central Quebec School Board has delayed until Aug. 20 the adoption of its 2010-2011 budget.

The official notice was published June 15, meaning that Monday's meeting occurred only 14 days after the notice appeared in the proper publications.

International Space Station over Québec; Watched in Awe [Photo]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet.  This was an open shutter multi-seconds exposure photograph.  The International Space Station rose in spectacular fashion over Quebec City on June 26th, passing between Saturn and Mars and over the Quebec Bridge, the largest cantilever bridge in the world.


Valcartier accident injures soldier

A light armoured vehicle rolled over during a driver-training exercise in the Valcartier Garrison training sector, slightly injuring one serviceman at 10:35 a.m. on June 28, 2010.

The soldier with minor injuries was airlifted to a hospital located in the city.

An emergency response team was dispatched to the Lac à la Voile area to help troops there with the incident.

Afghanistan death toll rises to 150

Photo: DDO

The death toll for Canadian Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan now stands at 150.

Two Canadian soldiers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in as part of a convoy struck an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City, in the Panjwa'i District at approximately 11 a.m. Kandahar time Saturday.

CQSB coming to grips with Bill 100

Photo: QCT File Photo

School boards throughout the province, among them the Central School Board, must cut 10 percent in administrative costs and 25 percent for travel, training and publicity, by the 2013-14 school year under the provisions of Bill 100 passed June 12 by the National Assembly.

‘'By 2013-14, we have to be back to budget zero,'' said CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke.

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