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Deux-Montagnes mulls Phase 1 future at Manoir du Grand Moulin Agrees with citizens’ committee demolition suggestion, says mayor M A R T I N C. B A R R Y During Deux-Montagnes Dec. 8 city council meeting, Robert Montplaisir asked the mayor whether the city is considering demolishing Phase 1 of the Manoir du Grand Moulin senior citizens residence, to erect in its place a condominium project, and to relocate the current occupants of the Manoir in a new building to be constructed on a site located elsewhere on DeuxMontagnes’ territory.

tion. So city council looked at that and is in complete agreement with that proposal, and so we are working in that direction.”

Why no renovate?

Montplaisir asked Lauzon why Phase 1 couldn’t be renovated rather than demolished. “We conducted studies,” Lauzon replied, adding that the current building standards at Phase 1 don’t conform to the latest construction protocols. He listed a number of problems there, including water seepage, dampness, air currents and a roof that dates Phase 1 future from the 1970s. The mayor acknowledged that “There’s nothing that can be done Montplaisir had at least some of his with it,” he insisted, noting that the facts right. “The citizens’ committee is building isn’t leased to capacity because recommending to us the demolition of potential occupants are not interested Phase 1,” he said, adding that the build- in living there. However, he said there ing is no longer feasible, “and to build is a waiting list for Phase 2, which is a Phase 3, if you will, directly connect- subsidized, compared to Phase 1 which ing with Phase 2, to accommodate the is causing Deux-Montagnes to lose people from Phase 1. money each year. “Thus, in the first place it would be to build, to relocate, to demolish and Des Promenades Blvd. to make a park in front so that people Council passed a motion calling for could have its use and a view,” Lauzon the creation of a committee to consider continued. “And after that there would bids for services that would be required be a third phase which would provide for the replacement or rehabilitation another 80 to 90 subsidized Accès of infrastructure on des Promenades Logis. It’s the committee that said that Boulevard. Council was supposed to and that made to us the recommenda-

Monique Dorion, right, presents a petition signed by residents opposing re-zoning on 28th Ave. to city clerk Jacques Robichaud.

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hold an information session during the council meeting. It was struck from the agenda, opposition councillor James McAllister told the North Shore News. McAllister said that he and the two other opposition councillors failed to come to an agreement with Lauzon over the extent of cuts to be made in the 2012 budget. According to McAllister, the cuts to city services that the opposition was proposing, mostly to fire, police and public works, were more extensive than the mayor and the other councillors were willing to concede.

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Renewed hope for a more efficient Canada-U.S. border

The new border security agreement to be announced the factory and processed more quickly at the border. The delays. The Canadian side apparently will need to make a on Wednesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and two governments have also begun a bilateral process of significant investment to set this up. Fine, but our governU.S. President Barack Obama is badly needed and should identifying regulations that can be harmonized to reduce ment must provide both itemized budget amounts and bring some relief to Canadian traders, travelers, and tax customs and other paperwork. benchmarks to allow Canadians to see whether we are, in payers. The fact of the matter is that this latest agreement builds fact, making progress on the border and whether we are Harper has managed to convince his American coun- on earlier accords and is not the invention of the current spending money wisely. terpart that the past 10 years of increased border security government. It is an improvement on the Smart Border and corresponding delays and bureaucracy - border thick- Accord of 2001 negotiated by Jean Chretien as well as the Border a costly bottleneck ening - has to stop and be reversed. Both governments are Security and Prosperity Partnership with Mexico and the The Canada-U.S. border is quite a costly bottleneck. proposing to do this by streamlining how we process the United States that Paul Martin joined in 2005. Losses in travel and tourism, commerce and trade, as well coming and going of people and by streamlining unnecThe new deal adds a coordinated entrance and exit sys- as taxpayers’ money to finance government expenditures essary commercial regulations on the products we make tem on the land border. Given that Canada and the United in administering border procedures and various security together. States share a 6,500 km border (not including Alaska) programs amount to tens of billions of dollars per year. which we do not want to turn into a military zone, it is There is no consistent data available to the public to track only reasonable to share data on people coming and going. year-by-year costs of border programs. Researchers can Overcoming “fortress America” Convincing the Americans to make the border more The Americans want to make sure that no terrorists slip only find snap shots of individual programs or pieces of streamlined is by no means a small feat. The Department into their country and there is little point in Canadian overall program spending. Keep in mind that, after 10 years of various border of Homeland Security and many members of Congress critics calling this concern paranoid. After all, national would like to build more fences and walls and make the security is no longer just about airplanes or missiles. One initiatives, actual costs have gone up while we are not border even more difficult and expensive to transit. So terrorist with a backpack or car full of deadly material can sure if any security gains have been made. Unless we can measure and evaluate them, border programs will expand Harper has wisely engaged the White House to put some cause a catastrophe. Canadians on the other hand want more efficient trade by their own bureaucratic momentum. Canadians are counter pressure to this ‘fortress America’ momentum. Although explicit details of the agreement are not yet access to the U.S. market. Given those two interests, the well-served by this new shared border vision but we need to demand that its objectives and expenditures be held to available, government sources indicate it contains provi- deal seems to offer both sides progress. Rather than crying over lost privacy, Canadians and account. sions calling for coordination of the entrance and exit of all people as well as additional security features to Americans need to keep their governments’ feet to the fire. Alexander Moens enhance trade whereby trucks or cargo can be secured at The plan promises a thinner border and less regulatory

The unhealthy consequences of the Canada Health Act When provincial and territorial health ministers recently of dollars to the provinces to finance health care services. required to pay a portion of the costs of the service that they met in Halifax to discuss the 2004 federal-provincial-territo- Between 1997/98 and 2006/2007, the feds provided $115.7 use through some form of copayment or user fee. rial agreement on health transfers, which is set to expire in billion in health transfers. This is $36 billion more than Indeed, several European countries achieve universal 2014, the resulting news reports simply reinforced the status needed to keep up with population growth and inflation health insurance coverage by requiring their citizens to quo. The provinces expect more money for health care from over the period. In 2004, federal-provincial-territorial first purchase private health insurance in a competitive market Ottawa. ministers agreed upon “a 10-year plan to strengthen health and subsidizing those who cannot afford it on their own. In It would have been refreshing to hear something differ- care” that increased existing federal health transfers by $41.3 contrast to Canada, patients in these countries have the freeent, some new ideas to ensure the sustainability of Canada’s billion in new funding, including an automatic escalator of dom to choose health care coverage that suits their personal health care system. The fact is, the pending expiration of six per cent annually to the new base of federal funding. or family’s medical needs. the health accord provides an ideal opportunity for the Yet none of the additional funding has led to improved provinces to demand sensible policy reform. Provincial access to medical services for Canadian families. Although Time for a time-out for the Canada Health Act Co-payments, user fees and competitive health insurance leaders need only look to other developed countries that the feds transferred $5 billion to the provinces to reduce wait have universal health care, but achieve better access and times, in 2010 Canadians waited 18.2 weeks on average from plans encourage patients to use the health care system more more sustainable growth in costs by incorporating practical referral by a GP to receiving treatment by a specialist. Last responsibly and incentivize providers to allocate resources economic incentives. year four million people - or 15 per cent of the population where they are most efficient and effective. Regrettably, one reason that our provinces cannot experiaged 12 and older - reported that they did not have a regular ment with these types of policies is because of specific family doctor. Health care spending outpacing An international comparison indicates that Canadians prohibitions in the Canada Health Act. The Act stipulates economic growth are getting poor value for money from their health system. that the federal government will financially punish provinces Total health spending in Canada is expected to reach $200 billion by the end of this year. Provincial health spending has In 2007, Canada had the sixth most expensive health care that allow user fees or extra billing by withdrawing federal grown faster than the economy since public health insur- system in the OECD, yet ranked between seventh and 21st transfer payments. Eliminating this federal restriction on ance was established. Between 1975 and 2009, government in 16 out of 18 indicators measuring availability of medical provincial policy freedom should be the focus of any future federal/provincial health agreement. health spending in Canada grew annually by 8.1 per cent on resources and services. When provincial premiers meet in January to begin negoIt’s time to accept the fact that simply injecting more average while GDP grew by 6.7 per cent. Over the past 10 tiating the next health accord, they should pressure the fedpublic money through federal transfers to pay for health years - averaged across the provinces - government health eral government to take a ‘time out’ on the Canada Health care services is not a viable solution. Provinces are increasspending has grown at an average annual rate of 7.5 per cent. This compares to the average annual growth rate of ingly faced with growing debts, and while many Canadian Act so that the provinces can experiment with sensible total available revenue (including federal transfers) of 5.7 per families are struggling during times of economic uncertainty, economic reforms that are currently practised throughout cent and the average annual growth of GDP of 5.2 per cent. increasing federal transfers through debt financing or raising the rest of the developed world. At this pace, six out of 10 provinces will be spending half of taxes to pay for future health care costs will clearly do more Mark Rovere their total available revenues on healthcare by the year 2017. harm than good. Governments play a significant role in health care financOntario and Quebec have already reached 50 per cent. 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Tempest still brews in Deux-Montagnes over zoning of 28th Ave. lot ‘What caused these shields to be raised again?’ asks Mayor Marc Lauzon zoned residential three years ago – would be returned to the institutional designation it had for many decades. Residents of 28th Ave. as well as So at council’s November public meetother parts of Deux-Montagnes got ing, notice was served of the zoning a chance to voice their views on Dec. change. 8 during a public hearing held at city Those with objections want the zonhall on a plan to re-zone a vacant lot at ing maintained exclusively for single the corner of Oka Road “institutional” family residential homes, in order to from its current “residential” status. be consistent with the existing charDeux-Montagnes’ already complex acter of the neighbourhood and so attempt to resolve the zoning question as not to negatively impact property involving the property between 26th values. Lauzon has acknowledged that and 28th avenues became a little more an institutional project would be more complicated last month when some worthwhile to the city because the tax nearby residents said they wouldn’t put rate would be higher, although GBD up with the institutional status. has so far provided no clues as to what it plans to do with its property.

M A R T I N C. B A R R Y

28th Ave. opposition

A group consisting of a half-dozen people, led by Monique Dorion of 28th Ave., had staged a demonstration on Nov. 24 at the Deux-Montagnes Legion where city officials were inside at the time unveiling long-awaited reports from citizens’ committees on priorities to be set in the future for DeuxMontagnes. Last Oct. 27, the mayor revealed the terms of an agreement made between the city and the land’s owner, Gestion Benoît Dumoulin Inc. The company had earlier initiated a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Deux-Montagnes after the city refused to allow GBD to build housing on the site because of the objections of the nearby homeowners. While GBD was seeking several million dollars in compensation, the company agreed to drop the case on the condition that the land – which council

Glenda Esguerra said she was for institutional zoning of the 28th Ave. lot. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

Against: 28th Ave. resident Suzanne Fradet, right, voices her opposition during a public meeting held in DeuxMontagnes on Dec. 8 about re-zoning of a vacant lot on the street.

number of stories that any future instiPHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst tutional building, such as a senior citiDeux-Montagnes would stand to zens’ residence, might have could seri- for the institutional proposal. take in as much as $90,000 per year in ously jeopardize the view from homes “When you look at this city that’s 95 property taxes were a senior citizens’ of the waterfront. Lauzon strenuously per cent residential and only five per residence built on the lot, compared denied this will happen. cent commercial, we must maximize to around $30,000 for houses. But one what we can get, you know, in terms thing the mayor virtually promised Pros and cons of taxes,” said Esguerra. “As a citizen of after the residents rejected the first While there was a strong show of Two Mountains wherever you live, the zoning proposal is that there wouldn’t hands against re-zoning to institution- decision has to be how do we maxibe any residences on GBD’s land. al by at least 30 people, an almost mize the return for the city, because we Summarizing the situation as he equal number in the room expressed also have to think about what’s going opened the Dec. 8 consultation, Mayor no objections to the plan. Two resi- out of our pockets,” she added. Marc Lauzon noted that everything dents, Zédus Constantin and Glenda seemed settled until the opposition Esguerra, rose to express their support recently surged back into activity. “What I would like to know at the start is what caused these shields to be raised again, if you will?” he said. There are apprehensions that the institutional status will give the developer too much leeway for expansion in the future, and that an unspecified

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The # 1 way to avoid post holiday financial blues With just over a week left before Christmas - many Canadians are feeling the pressure to run to the malls for last minute purchases. Whether you have everyone on your holiday shopping list checked off and are roaming the malls for additional stocking stuffers and decorations, or you have left everything till the last minute and will bravely face the holiday crowds, our financial experts advise that the number one way to ensure a successful holiday season without the added stress come January is to make a budget - and stick to it!

“I have bought presents for everyone on my list and am on budget - but now I can’t stop shopping!” Recent surveys indicate Canadians are going to be spending more than ever this holiday season; a trend that Jeff O’Rourke, a Certified General Accountant (CGA) says is worrisome. “Are Canadians really going to ‘spend more’ this season, or are they simply going to be using their credit cards and running up their balances?” he asks. “Spending should be defined as money Canadians use to purchase items without incurring debt or negative wealth. If negative wealth is being created by Canadian’s shopping patterns, this should be defined as ‘debt financing holiday spending,’” he said. O’Rourke adds that Canadians are using debt as an extension of their annual income - they borrow outside their means and have a difficult time

making repayments. “If you’re on budget and are finished shopping - that’s great,” O’Rourke said. “Now, put your credit card away and resist the impulse to buy more items. Just because you have a $2000 limit on your credit card - that does not mean you have $2000 to spend!” “I have saved a little…but will use my credit card for a lot of my holiday expenses.” To avoid going into debt this holiday season, O’Rourke says Canadians must include the holidays in their monthly budget. “By developing their budget, Canadians can see what they have to spend on their monthly expenses, plus add in the cost for the holidays,” he said. “A budget can help ensure that all priorities are met before additional holiday expenses are taken into account. The most important thing is to make sure one’s own needs and the needs of their family are met.” “Ideally, the Christmas budget is planned months in advance of Christmas,” said Carol Nent, CGA. “The longer you wait, the more you’re prone to make impulse purchases, and blow your budget. Holiday spending is typically a large sum of money spent in a short period of time, so regular monthly saving towards that holiday budget will take the stress away, and will leave you bill-free in January,” she said.

“Help! I haven’t saved anything and can’t afford to go into debt!”

sumer event, Nent advises to take the time to think about what the season really means to you and your family, set limits and be creative. She suggests a few ideas to help keep your spending in check: • Create inexpensive yet meaningful gifts - some ideas are a family calendar, holiday baking, a collection of old family recipes, homemade crafts. The most memorable gifts are the ones someone took the time to make you. • Give the gift of time - make a coupon that can be redeemed for babysitting, pet sitting, cooking meals, house cleaning, driving services or fix-it hours. • Set dollar limits, or better yet draw names of one family member instead of buying for everyone. • Have a good conversation with your extended family. They too may be feeling the stress, financially or time related over buying that perfect present. Having a discussion may help you reach an agreement to limit or stop gift buying. When it comes right down to it, do any of us really need more “stuff ”? • Agree not to exchange gifts but to share a holiday experience instead, such as a visit to a museum, zoo, gallery, or a day together outdoors

“It’s too late! I have spent too much! What can I do to make sure this doesn’t happen again next year?”

11 (the number of months before next Christmas). This gives you a monthly amount you will need to put away to save up for next year. “Include this figure in your monthly budget and ask yourself, with all your other expenditures, can you afford to put that monthly amount away for Christmas? If the answer is no, then you have budgeted too much and you will have to cut back where you can until the answer to the question is yes - I can afford that amount,” said Appleyard. Once a monthly amount is established, set up an automatic withdrawal that sets aside your holiday funds into a separate account. And make sure you don’t touch it for any other reason than to fund the holidays next year.

“Bah humbug - the holidays left me broke. Now what?” “Credit cards, for the most part carry a very high interest rate,” said Appleyard. “Assuming that you racked up most of your holiday debt on your credit card, look into a bank loan or a line of credit. These generally carry more reasonable rates of interest. Then plan to pay down the loan as quickly as possible. You don’t want to be paying for this year’s holiday expenses when Christmas 2012 rolls around.” “The most important thing you can do in January is set up a budget and a strategy to fund that budget so that this never happens to you again,” added Appleyard. “January is a great month to do this because you have an entire year to fund your budget, Christmas is still fresh in our minds and we know the extra expenses we incurred. If you follow these simple steps, you will enjoy the holidays and not be financially stressed each January when the credit cards come in. Sound to me like a perfect Christmas.” And remember what this season is truly about. “Many people focus too much on spending money,” said O’Rourke. “This holiday season - focus more on spending time with family and friends.”

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English-speaking immigrants face job challenge, says CEDEC report M A R T I N C. B A R R Y Mature English-speaking workers in the Montreal region who are recent immigrants face numerous challenges, including the fact that some lack adequate French language skills, according to a new survey released by a Quebecbased English linguistic minority group.

Discrimination seen

The report, written by the federally-funded Community Economic Development and Employability Corp. (CEDEC), suggests that these kinds of workers are more likely to experience racial or religious discrimination, and are less likely to know about available resources for finding employment. Older mature workers likewise seem to have less French language skills, are more likely to consider their level of computer skills as an obstacle, and are more likely to experience prejudice related to their age. Perry Calce, vice-president of the Park Extension Youth Organization (PEYO), who also sits on the board of the Montreal region CEDEC, said the results are an accurate reflection of a situation he sees in the community. “For a great deal of our residents this much unemployment amongst the older workers is really a major problem,” he said in an interview following the release of the results last week in Côte des Neiges.

Age prejudice

“Until there is a concerted initiative by all levels of government to try to solve this problem then there will be a lost generation – especially for new Canadians who have been here for a period of 10 years or less,” Calce added. The report states, “It is interesting that the phenomenon of age discrimination related to seeking employment begins to be felt most acutely after the age of 50 years, and is particularly pronounced after 55 years. “This prejudice exists despite the fact that a very small percentage of Englishspeaking mature workers have physical or health limitations that impact on their ability to find employment.” However, there is a more insidious side to this problem, it continues.

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“Some of the respondents mentioned the fact that even though they were perfectly bilingual, they felt job discrimination targeted them simply because they are not Francophone.” Many of the mature workers participating in the study felt frustration because they faced challenges which they had no control over, whether it might be related to the fact that they belonged to a linguistic minority, were recent immigrants whose schooling was not recognized, or simply that they were were considered “too old.”

From the left, CEDEC facilitator Marianna Balakhnina, Charles Shahar who authored the CEDEC’s profile on mature workers, CEDEC executive-director John Buck, Stacey Dakin, operations manager, and Peter Spunt, a mature former executive who is findPHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst ing it difficult adjusting in the current economic climate.

Heather Halman, a director of one of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s Competency Development centres, said the survey’s findings could be useful in helping to orient some of the SWLSB’s students. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

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An estimated 20,000 people viewed 42nd annual Christmas parade Without a doubt one of the Montreal region’s largest and most popular parades from all over the North Shore, and points beyond, vie to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the Montreal Every year on the North Shore, the region’s largest and most popular spirit of Christmas starts to take shape parades held throughout the year. on 20th Ave. near the corner of Oka It is certainly a measure of the enorRoad. On Dec. 4, for the 42nd year in mous amount of community spira row, Santa Claus arrived in Deux- it and determination that resides in Montagnes as he had promised, to the Deux-Montagnes that the people here, delight of some 20,000 spectators. backed by certain key organizations, At 1 p.m., the jolly old man in red sat have kept the Santa Claus Parade going in his traditional spot atop a float at the all these years as a cherished tradition. rear of the long parade that made its way along Oka Road, before winding Next year’s parade through some residential streets. There are usually around 800 march-

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ers, 11 bands, 36 community groups and 20 floats in the 1.2-kilometre-long For some who’ve seen Deux- parade. Coordinated mainly by the Montagnes’ Santa Claus Parade grow local branch of the Lions Club, prepasince its beginning, it only gets bet- rations for next year’s parade, taking ter. Sponsors and marching bands place on Dec. 2, are already underway.

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Thursday, January 26th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Registration for 2012-2013 begins week of February 6th 2012 Mountainview Elementary School is an English language school that has a proud tradition of inspiring each child to reach his or her individual potential. Our caring and dedicated staff work together to offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular learning opportunities. Our Motto “Mountainview Cares” permeates all aspects of our school life. Some of the opportunities Mountainview offers are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

A Math programme focusing on the core competencies of the QEP with a an emphasis on developing and understanding situational problems A strong English programme with multileveled reading that challenges students to constantly develop and improve their Language Arts skills A thematic based French as a second language programme (30% of instructional time is in French) A Cycle 3 Robotics programme Computer-assisted learning incorporating 33 IBM Think Pads and five Smart Boards A Kindergarten to Grade 6 academic Music programme 120 minutes of Physical Education per week Extra-curricular music, science and circus activities Lunchtime intramural sports activities, and various clubs Extra-curricular and co-curricular field trips including overnight excursions for Cycle 3 students Student-led Portfolio Conferences Ongoing community partnership programmes A school wide positive behaviour and character building programme, including a “House System” MELS Daycare For more information or to make an appointment please call: (450) 621-7780 The parade queen and her youthful courtiers.

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ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR 2012-2013 Registration week for the 2012-2013 school year at RHS will begin February 6, 2012. Parents of students already enrolled at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will receive a registration form at the end of January 2012. If you would like to register your child and are not part of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, please make an appointment for registration by contacting Mrs. Adams at (450) 621-5900 ext. 8719 after February 7, 2012. Only students who are eligible for English instruction can attend a SWLSB school. Call us to find out if your child is eligible at 450 621-5600 extension 1335.

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During our assemblies, we have several guest speakers who tell their stories about their experiences in combat. This allows the students to really understand the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who risk their lives for the freedom of our nation. One very important guest is Mr. Neil MacDonald, a veteran who has fought in the Korean War and has been very dedicated to LTMHS throughout the years. This year, we also had the honour of having a visit from Corporal Angela Hildrum and Petty Officer 2nd Class John Beaulieu, who are current members of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is important to listen to what they have to share because we must never forget past sacrifices, and we must also reflect on the present ones. We would also like to thank Mr. Robert Vallerand, Interim Director General of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board for joining our assembly. This year, our loyal art teacher, Mrs. Kim White, started a Remembrance Day project, allowing all students to participate. Students created artwork inspired by this very important day that was displayed during the assembly. We thank her for her hard work and encouragement. We would also like to mention the students who presented creative writing pieces during the assembly. Thank you to Antonietta Covelli-Brière, Daphnée Dubé, Kayla Rost, Patrick Walling-Laperrière, Catherine Vallières, and Benjamin Nikolajew. On this day, Mrs. Ronda Gibson and ten students from LTMHS went on a field trip to Ottawa to see the national Remembrance Day event, where they had the chance to speak to veterans of war, observe the moment of silence, and see the fighter jets soar through the air. They had a memorable time and would like to see this field trip become an annual tradition. Once again, thanks go Matthew Curiale to Mr. Robins for suggesting this outing and to Mrs. Gibson for chaperoning the students, giving them a wonderful opportunity. Though Remembrance Day has passed, we continue to and will always remember.


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The fourth and fifth meetings for our parents and children registered in our Faith First classes are Dec. 24 on December 11th and January 7 pm Family Service – worship, 29th at our parish center, 555 music and fun for young and not Lefrancois, 10h45 to 12h00. so young, followed by a “Happy Birthday, Jesus” party Registrations for 1st Communion Confirmation continues 11 pm: Traditional Candlelight and on line via our website until Service December 15th or until classes “For unto us a Child is born; unto are full. Classes begin in January us a Son is given.” (Isaiah 9:6) 2012. This Christmas, find light in a dark world, hope in troubled times and love without condition. We invite Christmas Mass Schedule: you to celebrate the birth of Jesus The Holiday Season is just around the corner so we are in the prowith our All Saints family. cess of planning our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses. The schedule remains the same Christ Church United 214-14th Avenue, Deux as last year: Montagnes December 24th - 5hpm Family 450-473-4784 Mass with Youth Choir and Trio 10h30pm Late Mass with Adult Weekly worship Sundays at 11:15 Choir a.m. No service Dec 25 or Jan 1 Weekly Bible Study Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Weekly Office Hours Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm. Feel free to drop by for a chat or a prayer.

December 25th 9h15am Christmas Morning Mass. These celebrations are at the Ste Francoise Cabrini Church in Rosemere, 210 de L’Eglise corner Grande Cote.

Dec 15th 10:30 am - Monthly December 18th – Knights of Worship at Manoir Grand Moulin- Columbus General meeting and Social 2hpm Christmas celebration

There will be a service on New Year’s Day, Sunday 1 January 2012 at 9:30AM.

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Relationships fill Sunday/Monday. So do contracts and negotiations, opposition and serious attraction. Life’s circumstances tumble across us and form our path. Sometimes another tumbles down the same channel. The beneficial relationships appear after noon Sunday, not before. Be careful with money and investments Tuesday/Wednesday. Thursday/Friday’s international, legal, cultural or intellectual interests form an entry to ambition. A month of ambitions starts Wednesday—it would be a good time to start projects, but a partner/client (a “permitter”) must be freely onside. Go slow.

Taurus April 20-May 20___________________

Deal with chores, employment matters, health and nutrition Sunday/ Monday. You can beneficially invest in your job Sunday afternoon, Monday. Relationships become front and center Tuesday/Wednesday, just as a month of love, understanding and wisdom start. The weeks ahead hold success in higher education, legal matters, far travel, culture, intellectual endeavours, publishing, religion, and love. This week, your personal efforts succeed, especially midweek. But retiring or dealing with the government, holds problems. Thursday/Friday’s mysteries contain an echo of earlier December.

Gemini May 21-June 20___________________

You could fall in love Sunday/Monday, but if you do, make sure it’s after Sunday noon (PST). Tackle chores and health concerns Tuesday/ Wednesday – avoid background activities, collusion or unethical temptation. (Even innocent government-related actions could incur the criticism of “legal hawks.”) Relationships bless you Thursday/Friday (and can solve any problems that arose Tuesday). But a surprise awaits, too, one that could spur you to alter your social plans/outlook. Midweek begins a lucky month of financial action, accurate hunches, sexual urges, research, secrets and mysteries.

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Get everything done on the home front Sunday/Monday, because midweek begins a month of opportunities, excitement and fresh horizons – you’re going to want the freedom to act on new openings, especially in romantic and social zones. Tuesday/Wednesday spark romantic urges, creative talents, pleasure and speculative success. The month ahead does feature opportunities, but opposition and challenge also – be flexible, diplomatic. If single, you could meet true love in a work-related group (Saturday?) but he/she will be deeply stubborn inside, so make sure you want “the whole package.”

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Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing are tops Sunday/ Monday. Sunday morning might present a problem, or an insight into a soon-to-occur action. (This action/event could be purchase of a residence, a home move, children’s programs, or a gardening or soul project.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday (but be careful with purchases). Wednesday begins a month of rest and family, domestic, security, property, retirement concerns. A major venture (investment, home purchase, surgery, lifestyle change, intimate affair) has stalled since August: soon it will move forward, swiftly.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21___________________

Lie low, rest, contemplate and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy returns Tuesday/Wednesday – others notice you, try to please you. Chase money Thursday/Friday, buy/sell – but don’t buy machinery, computers, electronics, etc., until Friday afternoon/eve. Friends, news or a short trip give you good ideas Saturday. Midweek begins a month of reports, paperwork, communications and travel. One friendship might ebb for awhile, but your home and family will more than fill the gap, as they show affection now into mid-January. Soon, an anticipated opportunity or relationship will “start.”

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21________________

Your energy and charisma stay high, Sage, but midweek (to late January) shifts your focus to earnings, purchases, possessions, and sensual urges. Optimism and popularity fill Sunday/Monday – a wee wish will come true. Retreat to catch a second wind Tuesday/Wednesday. Contemplate two things: the few weeks ahead, and a project or idea that arose in the late spring or summer, then stalled. This project will likely speed forward over the next six months – plan how to re-launch it. It involves work, machinery, health or money. Shift to a lower gear in pleasure, love, for awhile.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19_________________

Be restful Sunday to Friday – you’re about to emerge (Wednesday, though you won’t really feel it until Saturday) into a 30-day phase of heightened energy, alertness, effectiveness and charisma. Sunday/Monday nudge you to ambition – all’s smooth, you communicate well. Your hopes and general joy rise Tuesday/Wednesday. A flirtation, even a developed love, is fruitful/lucky, almost in a hidden way. Rest deeply Thursday/Friday. You might need to split with a family member, which can close a source of money. (Just as well.) A stalled romantic or creative venture will revive soon.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18__________________

This is a fine, happy week, although romance, adventure and pleasure are winding down. (Still, you’ll give and receive love messages for weeks to come – perhaps from your kids.) If you’ve started a love relationship since November 25, look at it carefully Sunday: is it worth continuing? Is there a major potential flaw which you might be ignoring (e.g., she likes society and you live in a backwoods cabin)? Love relationships in 2011 tend to mingle with ambition, which can leave love in second place. Midweek’s restful. The month ahead brings work. Love, not temper, Friday a.m.!

Don’t shop before noon Sunday. This day and Monday bring a sweet, mellow mood and a broader understanding – of life, society, religion’s role, etc. Be ambitious Tuesday/Wednesday – all’s smooth. You might stumble upon a lucky break in home, property, retirement, security or similar zones. (This week is a good time to quit a job, if you’ve been planning to do so.) A month of rest, retreat, of spiritual quietude, charity and perhaps government-related chores, begins Wednesday – but it doesn’t affect you until Saturday. Thursday/Friday brings hope and an uncomfortable friend.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22____________________

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20__________________

You’ve had a nice long rest, Virgo, a “down home” time. That ends midweek, when a month of romance, creativity, adventure, pleasure and speculation begins – you’ll ride a winning streak, one that could bring a potential life mating. (To some; most Virgos will meet their big love 2012 to 2025.) A lucky mid-2011 to mid-2012 trend nudges you to settle in a foreign country, or to combine idealistic love with a nesting instinct. Either of these could bring major action soon (Wednesday/Thursday bring clues.) Chase money Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s restless – follow your curiosity.

You might have figure out a mystery (of finances/investment, or of love, of emotions, of commitment and consequence) Sunday/Monday. Realize investments made now will be merely okay (unexciting returns). Midweek brings profound thoughts, gentleness and love. A money relationship might hit an unexpected barrier; a rather new personal link grows, a friendship begins to form. Be ambitious all week, especially Thursday/Friday. Show higher-ups what you can do. Be eager, social, a team player. An exciting month of social delights, optimism, popularity and flirtation starts this week!

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“Help...Help, my pilot just died!”

A blonde is on board a small two-seater airplane when suddenly the pilot dies. Not knowing how to fly a plane she grabs the radio. “Mayday! Mayday! My pilot just died!” Ground control receives her call for help and answers back, “Don’t worry, Madam. I’ll talk you down, just do as I say. First I need you to give me your height and position.” “I’m 5’2” and sitting in the right front seat.” Ground control responds, “Repeat after me: Our Father... Who are in Heaven...

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Husband and Wife

An angry Wife to her Husband on Phone: - Where the hell are you??? Husband: - Darling Do you remember that Jewelery shop where you saw the Diamond necklace and totally fell in love with it and I didn’t have money that time and I said “Baby it will be yours One day???” Wife, with a smile and blushing : - Yeah Yeah…. I remember that my love ! Husband: - I am in the Pub just next to that shop...

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73. Grocery vehicle 76. Large African antelope 77. Allergic reaction 79. Turns aside 81. Rowdy girl 85. Ardor 87. Like some seals 91. Takes away, legally 92. Breathing spell 93. Stringed instrument 94. Hendrix of “The Highwayman’’ 95. ____ and pieces 96. Find fault with

29. Hindu queen 31. Mountain pool 1. Hello, in Hilo 32. Pass over 6. Gaucho’s tool 33. Witness 10. “____ Suite’’ 35. Cessation of service 15. Warning sound 37. Docile 16. Heroic tale 39. ‘‘You ____ Meant 17. Wed secretly for Me’’ 18. Fabric fold 42. Social appointment 19. A yard has three 43. One who presses 20. Cited 45. Coin spent in Seville 21. Eyeshade 47. Motive 23. Film of algae 49. Literary collections 25. Double-reeded 50. Welsh people instrument 51. Splendor 28. Lab gel 54. Lithe DOWN 30. Rush 57. High flier 34. Folk-dance attire 1. Venomous viper 59. Coordination 36. Kaffiyeh cord 2. Adjective for Abner 61. Puts off 38. Beneath decks 3. Valuable dirt 63. Christmas tree 40. Freckle 4. ‘‘____ Can Wait’’ 64. ‘‘____ Wednesday’’ 41. Antiseptic 5. Opponent 65. David Sanborn’s 44. Fairy instrument 6. Confuse 46. Flying high 68. Horse’s kin 7. ‘‘Phantom of the 48. One who finishes ____’’ 70. Inlaid-tile picture 49. Certain pilot 8. Mislead 72. Odor 52. ‘‘Render therefore 9. Biblical book 74. Nautical term ____ Caesar . . .’’ 10. Certain fleshy fruit 75. Has a landlord 53. Prepare a salad 11. Old card game 78. Bandleader Alpert 55. Previous to, in verse 12. Likely 80. Guns an engine 56. Head supports 13. Last letter 81. Playing marble 58. Take into bondage 14. Do sums 82. Harem room 60. Joint 17. Measures up to 83. Chess pieces 62. Shoelace hole 22. Watering hole 84. Water or canopy 63. Fourth notes 24. Chinese tea 86. Orchid necklace 66. At once, to a doctor 25. Eccentric 88. Australian marsupial, 67. Deserve, as a reward 26. Life story, briefly for short 69. Thin layer 89. Building shape 27. Morsel 71. Purloins 90. Family member

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The North Shore News • www.ns-news.com • December 17, 2011 •

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Screening Room mY week with mArilYn

the Adventures oF tintin 3d

Alvin And the Chipmunks:

Arthur ChristmAs 3d

13+ | 1 hr 39 mins | Action |

G | 1 hr 47 mins | Action, Adventure |

ChipwreCked

G | 1 hr 40 mins | Animation |

G | 1 hr 38 mins | Animation |

Marilyn arrives like a ray of light in a grey world but as she struggles to adjust, Colin Clark becomes her confidant and guide through the personal and professional culture clash of working in England.

Tintin is the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure.

SHOWTIMES FROM : DECEMbER 16TH TO DECEMbER 22nD

LATE SHOWS FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS MEGA-PLEX MArCHÉ-CENTrAL 18 (514) 385-5566 MArCHÉ-CENTrAL - 901 CrÉMAZIE bLVd W.

W W W.CINEMASGUZ ZO.COM MEGA-PLEX SPHErETECH 14 (514) 745-5566 COMPLEXE SPHErETECH - 3500 CÔTE-VErTU ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL)-1,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:15 tueS 7:10-9:15 Wed-thu 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL)-2,(G) Sat-Sun 12:40-2:45-4:50 Wed-thu 12:40-2:45-4:50 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:45-2:50-4:55 Wedthu 12:45-2:50-4:55 HAPPY FEET 2(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:50-3:00-5:10 HUGO 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:05-3:35-7:05-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 FriMon 7:05-9:35 tueS 7:05-9:35 Wed-thu 1:05-3:35-7:05-9:35 JACK AND JILL(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 7:20-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:20 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL(DIGITAL), (13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:05-9:45 Wed-thu 12:50-3:30-6:50-9:30 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:209:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:30 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:25 tueS 7:20-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:20-9:25 NEW YEAR’S EVE(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LS(FriSat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:30 tueS 7:05-9:30 Wed-thu 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL)-1, (G) Sat-Sun 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 Fri-Mon 6:55-9:30 tueS 6:559:30 Wed-thu 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL)-2 , (G) Sat-Sun 7:10-9:45 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:45 tueS 7:10-9:45 Wed-thu 7:10-9:45 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 LS(FriSat)-11:40 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:20 tueS 7:00-9:20 Wed-thu 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:30 tueS 7:10-9:30 Wed-thu 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 THE DESCENDANTS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 LS(FriSat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:25 tueS 7:05-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO(DIGITAL),(13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:00-10:00 Wed-thu 12:45-3:50-6:55-10:00 THE MUPPETS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:05-5:15 THE SITTER(DIGITAL),(13+) Sat-Sun 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:20 tueS 7:20-9:20 Wed-thu 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN(DIGITAL) , (G) Sat-Sun 7:00-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:25 tueS 7:00-9:25 Wed-thu 7:00-9:25 TOWER HEIST(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 7:25-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:25-9:35 YOUNG ADULT(DIGITAL), . Sat-Sun 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:15 Fri-Mon 7:15-9:15 tueS 7:15-9:15 Wed-thu 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15

MEGA-PLEX dEUX-MONTAGNES 14 (450) 472-5566 dEUX-MONTAGNES - 2701 des Promenades ALVIN ET LES CHIPMUNKS:LES NAUFRAGES( DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:15 tueS 7:10-9:15 Wed-thu 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 EN TEMPS,(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:25 GANTS D’ACIER,(G) Sat-Sun 1:00-7:00 JACK ET JILL,(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:05 FriMon 7:05-9:05 tueS 7:05-9:05 Wed-thu 1:05-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05 LA SAGA TWILIGHT: REVELATION( DIGITAL)-1 , (G) Sat-Sun 1:00-3:257:00-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:25 tueS out Wed-thu out LA SAGA TWILIGHT: REVELATION-2 , (G) Sat-Sun 1:10-3:35-7:10-9:35 LS(FriSat)-12:00 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:35 tueS 7:10-9:35 Wed-thu 1:10-3:35-7:10-9:35 LA VEILLE DU NOUVEL AN,(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:30 tueS 7:05-9:30 Wed-thu 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LE GARDIEN D’ENFANTS,(13+) Sat-Sun 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(FriSat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:20 tueS 7:20-9:20 Wed-thu 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 LS(FriSat)-11:40 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:20 tueS 7:00-9:20 Wed-thu 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN( DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:30 tueS 7:10-9:30 Wed-thu 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 MILLENIUM:LES HOMMES QUI N’AIMAIENT PAS LES FEMMES,(13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:00-10:00 Wed-thu 12:45-3:50-6:55-10:00 MISSION NOEL 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:25 Fri-Mon 7:15-9:20 tueS 7:15-9:20 Wed-thu 3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 MISSION NOEL( DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:00 Wed-thu 1:00 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL , BEGIN tueSdaY tueS 7:109:50 Wed-thu 12:55-3:35-6:55-9:35 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-PROTOCOLE FANTOME( DIGITAL), BEGIN tueSdaY tueS 7:05-9:45 Wed-thu 12:50-3:30-6:50-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS , (G) Sat-Sun 1:00-3:357:00-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:05 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:35 tueS 7:00-9:35 Wed-thu 1:00-3:35-7:00-9:35 SHERLOCK HOLMES:LE JEU DES OMBRES( DIGITAL) , (G) Sat-Sun 12:553:30-6:55-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 Fri-Mon 6:55-9:30 tueS 6:55-9:30 Wed-thu 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 LS(FriSat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:25 tueS 7:05-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN , (G) Sat-Sun 3:25-9:25 LS(FriSat)- 11:55 Fri-Mon 9:25

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL),(G) CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL), Sat-Sun 10:301:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:25 Fri-Mon 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:159:20 tueS 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 Wed-thu 1:00-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 ALVIN ET LES CHIPMUNKS:LES NAUFRAGES( DIGITAL)-1, DIGITAL)-1,(G) Sat-Sun 10:3012:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:109:15 tueS 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 Wed-thu 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 ALVIN ET LES CHIPMUNKS:LES NAUFRAGES(DIGITAL)-2, NAUFRAGES(DIGITAL)-2,(G) Sat-Sun 12:40-2:45-4:50 Fri-Mon 12:40-2:45-4:50 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS 3D, 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:00-5:05 Fri-Mon 12:55-3:00-5:05 HUGO 3D, 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 7:10-9:35 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:35 LA SAGA TWILIGHT: REVELATION , (G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 tueS 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 Wed-thu 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LA VEILLE DU NOUVEL AN,(G) Sat-Sun 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 FriMon 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 tueS 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 Wed-thu 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 LE GARDIEN D’ENFANTS,(13+) Sat-Sun 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(FriSat)-11:15 Fri-Mon 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 tueS 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 Wed-thu 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:40 Fri-Mon 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 tueS 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 Wed-thu 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 MILLENIUM:LES HOMMES QUI N’AIMAIENT PAS LES FEMMES,(13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:05-10:05 Wed-thu 12:40-3:45-6:50-9:55 MISSION NOEL 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:25 FriMon 3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 tueS 3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 Wed-thu 3:05-5:10-7:15-9:20 MISSION NOEL( DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:00 Fri-Mon 1:00 tueS 1:00 Wed-thu 1:00 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL(DIGITAL), (13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:05-9:45 Wed-thu 12:50-3:30-6:50-9:30 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-PROTOCOLE FANTOME( DIGITAL, (13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:10-9:50 Wed-thu 12:55-3:35-6:55-9:35 NEW YEAR’S EVE,(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 tueS 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 Wed-thu 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL) , (G) Sat-Sun 12:553:30-6:55-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 Fri-Mon 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 tueS 12:553:30-6:55-9:30 Wed-thu 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL)-2 , (G) Sat-Sun 7:10-9:45 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:45 SHERLOCK HOLMES:LE JEU DES OMBRES( DIGITAL), (G) Sat-Sun 1:003:35-7:00-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:05 Fri-Mon 1:00-3:35-7:00-9:35 tueS 1:003:35-7:00-9:35 Wed-thu 1:00-3:35-7:00-9:35 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:15-3:35-7:15-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 1:15-3:35-7:15-9:35 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 tueS 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO(DIGITAL),(13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:00-10:00 Wed-thu 12:45-3:50-6:55-10:00 THE SITTER,(13+) Sat-Sun 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 1:203:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 tueS 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 Wed-thu 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN , (G) Sat-Sun 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 tueS 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 Wed-thu 1:00-3:25-7:00-9:25 YOUNG ADULT, . Sat-Sun 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:15 Fri-Mon 1:153:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 tueS 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 Wed-thu 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15

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