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Next stop, Quebec Kebs, for well-travelled coach

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Photo: Courtesy Quebec Kebs

One team, the Gary, Indiana Steelheads of the old Continental Basketball Association, folded just before it was to start the 2006 playoffs. A second team, the Wichita Kansas Bombers of the All-American Professional Basketball League, didn't get nearly that far in 2005, the entire league going under following a pre-season tryout camp in Montana.

A Community of Faith

Spiritual Chronicles

In the past several days, I have heard different people say something like: I believe in God, but I don't see any need to go to any church. Most of the people there are hypocrites anyhow and I have a close relationship with God. Or they will say: I am spiritual but not religious.

I find both of these statements profoundly disturbing on several levels.

Nurturing Abortion Dialogue is No Easy Task

May 14 marked the 41st anniversary of the Canadian Parliament's passage of legislation that gave the right of choice in abortion to women. Presently, Stephen Harper has made it clear, Canadians in general "don't want to re-open the debate" on the controversial topic.

Two SLC business students win prestigious Garfield Weston Award

Two Champlain St. Lawrence College students have been selected from among 800 applicants for the Garfield Weston Award, which recognizes college-bound students who show a strong commitment to their fields of study and are interested in making positive contributions to their communities.

Scots make Imprints in Quebec

Two new books trace the steps of Canada's - and Quebec's - extensive Scottish history; Ray Baillie's Scottish Imprints in Quebec, and award-winning author Ken McGoogan's How the Scots Invented Canada.

Baillie's book, launched last week at the Morrin Centre, looked back at the six years he had spent in the province putting together Scottish Imprints.

Newsie Notes for October 6, 2010

The Quebec City Reading Council, the Adult and Family Resource Centre in the Quebec City area, will hold a workshop for parents entitled "Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences." The workshop will offer insights into recognizing and working with an individual child's learning style (tips for each learning style), as well as tips for the visual, auditory and kinesthetic child.

AMI Quebec sponsors mental health workshops

Action on Mental Illness (AMI) Quebec is sponsoring several free tele-workshops in English this month.
Dr. Mark La Porta, psychiatrist, will lead a seminar entitled, Violence and Mental Illness: Separating fact from fiction, on Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Quebec ignored leading health care reform in Canada

The Quebec government had the chance to lead the way on health care reform, but it got cold feet.

By cancelling its planned $25 user fee for seeing a doctor, Quebec caved in to special interest groups that refuse to acknowledge the necessity of changing how we pay for health care in this country.

Ombudsman’s reports on public service ‘dysfunctions’

In her annual report, tabled September 30 in the National Assembly, Quebec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain spoke of certain dysfunctions in the public service, which she described as "deficiencies for which solutions are urgently required." She was particularly critical of situations in which administrative expediency took priority over citizens' needs, not only in government departm

St. Lawrence Hockey: Perfect record in September

In a one-sided offensive surge, the St. Lawrence Lions men's hockey team recorded an 8-3 victory over College Lionel-Groulx. After opening the season with two consecutive wins on home ice, the Lions lead the standings of the Quebec Provincial Collegiate Hockey League.