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Feds awards $1.8 million to POLE Chaudière-Appalaches

The federal government has allocated $1,800,000 in funding to POLE Quebec Chaudière-Appalaches.

QCGN seeks Community Service Award candidates

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2010 edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

CEDEC develops new project to help senior workers

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) has started a new project to help workers over 55 to get back into the job market. The organization, which aims at "strengthening local economies and employability of the English-speaking community," works as an intermediary between individuals and service providers.

The future of the Métis lighthouse could be decided this summer

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Historian Alexander Reford was the featured speaker at a talk held at the Morrin Centre last Thursday on the Métis lighthouse. He presented different issues related to the lighthouse's future, after giving some historical facts about the building which is located 360 kilometres from Quebec City.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

Official languages reports draw commissioner’s concern

Two new reports, issued within the last two weeks, highlight the concerns of Federal Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser over the impact of what he calls the government's laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service and the Canadian military.

Liberal platform “coming along nicely’’

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The Liberal Party platform is ‘'coming along nicely,'' according to Navdeep Bains, Official Opposition Critic for Small Business and Tourism and Chair of Platform Development for the Liberal Party.

Three new members join VEQ Board

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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.

Rahim Jaffer’s corporate welfare habit

Regardless of what one thinks about Rahim Jaffer's post-Parliament activities, or his recent testimony about assertions he improperly lobbied former colleagues, few people have noted an obvious point: someone first elected as a fiscally conservative Reform MP in 1997 was eagerly going after millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

Valcartier playground equipment needs upgrade

"In a nutshell, this school is about 55 years old and the (playground) equipment is limited," said Valcartier Elementary School teach Paul Barker.

Barker is spearheading a fundraising effort to upgrade and modernize the equipment. Barker said the goal is $75,000, with the effort looking toward a variety of sources.