February 5 2014 Edition

Philanthropy takes flight raises close to $40,000 for Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation

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Photo: Janie Vachon

Philanthropy takes flight – the fundraising event held at the Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère on Jan. 29 – was a soaring success, raising $39,458 for the Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation.

Fire prevention is high priority at Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s

After the tragic fire in L’Isle-Verte, some residents and their families may be worried about this type of event happening at the Jeffery Hale Hospital or Saint Brigid's Home.

We would like to take a moment to reassure them.  Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s (JHSB) is a public institution and, as such, both of our residences meet the highest fire prevention standards.

Save our Winters hockey classic

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Georges Laraque and friends are playing hockey on outdoor rinks while they still can.

The former Montreal Canadiens enforcer suited up for the fourth annual Save our Winters hockey classic, held Sunday afternoon at the outdoor rink near the Porte St-Louis in Vieux-Québec.

A busy year so far

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Photo: Photos provided by St. Vincent School

The staff and students of St. Vincent School have been very active this year with all sorts of interesting projects and activities. The school year started with the unveiling of a brand-new playground structure, in the second phase of the playground project, started three years ago.

Never a dull moment

Photo: Kerry Ann King

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School (DDO) is a combined elementary and high school located in Courcelette, Québec, near Valcartier Military Base and the town of Shannon. DDO offers a strong English program, and also a French-second-language stream. Most of our students have parents in the Armed Forces, so frequent moves and parental absence are a part of life for the 470 students at DDO.

The Hamelin brothers off to their second Olympics

Photo: François Hamelin

When five-year-old François Hamelin first strapped on long-bladed skates and began racing the other kids around the rink, it was only a matter of time before his older brother Charles joined in. Now, the two brothers are the face of short-track speed-skating in Canada.

"I was the one who started skating first," says François, now 27.

A day in the life of Carnival snow sculptures


The snow sculpture competitions have been a Carnival tradition for over 50 years. On Sunday afternoon, after a long night of sculpting, the Canadian champion was crowned. Twenty-four hours in the life of a block of snow ...

2:10 p.m., Saturday: On the Plains of Abraham, the blocks of snow have been uncovered and the sculptures begin to emerge.

The 21-day Act of Kindness challenge

Photo: Phil Joycey

Everest Elementary, along with Holland Elementary and Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, are participating in a 21-day challenge to document as many acts of kindness by students and staff as possible in a three-week period.

A strong contributor to the fabric of Quebec City

On January 22, Champlain-St. Lawrence College held an open house to welcome prospective students for the Fall 2014 session. In its 55 years, the campus has had a strong impact on Quebec City's Anglophone community and on many people in the greater Quebec City area. As the March 1 registration deadline approaches, the administration is gearing up for its spring applications.

“Five errors in the Charter of Quebec Values” according to McGill Law professor

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On January 29, about 100 Champlain-St.

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