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Majority-minority blues

We don't hear much out of Ottawa these days. That's because, as you know Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government prorogued Parliament recently, in the hopes of taking the heat off of his beleaguered government.

Hope shines bright for beloved Metis Lighthouse to become a Heritage Site

Pointe_Mitis_2005-1color.jpgPhotos:Courtesy of  Paul Gendron, The 100-year old Metis icon which may soon be designated a Heritage Lighthouse. Photo Donald Moffet , Fsdheries and Oceans Canada

Ex-Quebecer featured in California film festival

He hasn't lived here in over two decades, but actor Jean Brassard still feels a solid connection to his roots here. In fact, he still returns periodically to Charlesbourg, where he grew up.

Everest Elementary School: Reaching New Heights Together!

The winter Olympics are not only athletic events, they also foster humane values. We see countries pull their strengths together for the success and well-being of their teams. We hear of communities join hands to support their athletes. We witness families and friends pay tribute to their loved ones. And finally, we admire our athletes dedicate themselves to their sport.

The coolest team in Israel comes to Quebec

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Photo: Chantal Bourgault

They practice in one of the only possible places in their country, traveling several hours to practice in one of the most disputed regions in the history of mankind.

How hard could this be?

O’Gallagher named Grand Marshall

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Photo: Kieran O’Carroll – St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

"In the olden days, he rode a horse and led the parade."
Marianna O'Gallagher doesn't expect her duties as Grand Marshal of the city's first Saint Patrick's Day parade in over 80 years to be quite so formal.

"I gather today it's an honorary title bestowed on someone the community likes."

School board conflicts of interest

On January 8, 2010, the National Post reported a controversial story concerning the creation of an office of the ombudsman at the Toronto District School Board. The proposal suggested the ombudsman would report to the education director, and not the board.

Sexual purity also duty for men

In response to last week's editorial by Muhammed Khaled Hamou:

Muhammed, I agree with you that hypersexualisation of women isn't equivalant to liberation, but putting the obligation of sexual purity on only women is not equality either. I don't agree with France's decision to outlaw the burka, but outlawing it in Canada would be unlikely because of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Federal government has announced $700 million joint investment to aid Québec’s crumbling infrastructure

The federal government has announced a total joint investment of more than $700 million to upgrade infrastructure throughout the province of Quebec.

Majestic Puppets at Holland School

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Photo: Anna Maria Romani

You have seen small puppets in a puppet show but have you ever seen giant puppets?

We were fortunate enough to work with a puppeteer named Jacques Boutin who showed us how to make giant puppets.