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Spoiled ballots face destruction

By May 31, barring any last-minute intervention by the Charest government, the 4.8 million ballots from the 1995 sovereignty referendum will be shredded and presumably recycled into some post-consumer product such as toilet paper.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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St. Matthew’s Cemetery desecrated

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Photo: Pierre Little

Last week, the newspaper received troubling news from a former Quebec City resident on some activities he witnessed on vacation in the city. While visiting St. Matthew’s Church and Cemetery, he observed shocking things, like grave-opening by vandals, anti-Anglo graffiti on tombstones and public urination on the walls of the historic church.

Capturing a spring moment

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Congratulations to Hugh Wolff on winning the QCT’s Spring Photo Contest! His photo, Lake Ferry, impressed our judge with its composition.

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City has more recycling in the works

The city of Quebec is getting serious about recycling. This June, the city will begin a year-long pilot project in several boroughs where residents will be required to collect their compostable organic garbage and keep it for the city to pick up.

School commissioners close to mission

The Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec has hard evidence that debunks the myth that Quebec’s French-language school commissioners are not parents.

New coin minted to honour Quebec City’s 400th

Seniors’ housing advances

The long-awaited seniors’ intermediate housing project is still chugging along.

Holland Resource Development Corporation (formerly part of Holland Centre) is managing the seniors’ housing project that will be a neighbour to Saint Brigid’s Home.

WestJet heads for QC early

Ontarians planning a Quebec City getaway might want to consider departing on May 17.

Lend your voice to the 400th

Your voice and your name could be part of the Espace 400eme exhibit!

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2008 photo contest winner

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Congratulations to Valcartier Village resident Hugh Wolff who took first prize in the QCT’s Spring Photo Contest! Wolff is an entrepreneur who lives on a farm in the village. Wolff has sent in photos to a couple of other contests, including the municipality’s photo contest. He is a fan of experimenting with his camera.

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SNC-Lavalin Pharma and GlaxoSmithKline

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SNC-Lavalin Pharma and GlaxoSmithKline took home the Prix Léonard for industry recently at the Grands Prix du génie conseil-québécois, held in Montreal. The two firms were honoured for their teamwork on the expansion project of GlaxoSmithKline’s Sainte-Foy vaccine production facility.

The great math project at St. Vincent School

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As a homework project, the students in all the Cycle 1 (year two) classes were asked to invent a math game. Students were encouraged to use any math notions that they learned this year and any theme.

MCDC partners with health & social services

The Health and Social Services Agency of Chaudière-Appalaches (HSSACA) in collaboration with the Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) launched a new access program for delivering services in English.

Toward a community of communities... together

In celebration of Quebec City’s 400th year, Initiatives of Change, a not-for-profit organization, is bringing its cultural bridge-building road show to town.

Island gallery prepares to honour Champlain’s work

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Photo: Arthur Plumpton

Among the summer 2008 treats for visitors to Île d’Orléans will be a trip to photographer Arthur Plumpton’s art gallery nestled in a restored carriage house in Ste-Famille.

Galerie Imag-isle will host the exhibit 1608 Revisited, featuring “photographs honouring Champlain’s establishment of a colony in Canada,” explained Plumpton.

VEQ gala to premiere multimedia look at what community means

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

A ticket to Voice of English-speaking Québec’s gala dinner on May 18 is a ticket to a nine-minute tour highlighting the community. VEQ’s 400th anniversary weekend celebration has taken up the theme, Let’s Celebrate Together.

QAC’s production of Our Town an all—round success

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Photo: Frank Scardina

The Quebec Art Company’s production of Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, pleased the crowd.

Director Scott Emery’s vision enabled the company to experiment with theatre in the round – a formula that worked, thanks to narration courtesy of stage manager Cheryl Rimmer.

The Lost Fingers launch first album — Lost in the 80s

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Django Reinhardt would be proud to be honoured by Quebec City’s latest recording artists, The Lost Fingers. This trio’s name is a nod to the jazz guitarist who lost the use of two fingers after a fire and went on to develop his own fingering style.

A taste of Flamenco and then hop into summer

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A kid-friendly guide to the environment

Someday, years from now, when you’re grown, you’re going to be given a very, very large gift.

There won’t be any need to unwrap it and you won’t need to wait till your birthday to get it. But just so you know, you won’t be able to keep it, either.

TAYLOR, Kenneth 1921 – 2008

 

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Champlain - St. Lawrence Honors its Athletes

Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence held its annual sports banquet last Thursday, May 1st. Athletes were honored for their athletic talents as well as their academic performance.

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

The 2008 athlete of the year award was presented to Kathleen Keller.

Capturing Canadian Forces in action in Afghanistan

Pecota's technique meshes photo and painting seamlessly

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Photo: Silvia Pecota

The news is full of images and words about what’s happening in Afghanistan, but few have the same perspective as visual artist and photographer Silvia Pecota. She likes to capture the action up close.

Canadian Forces

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Ontario artist and photographer Silvia Pecota has plunged herself into the action in Afghanistan and elsewhere on Canadian military bases to help tell soldiers’ stories through images. Read more on Pages 6 and 7. Above: Fallen Comrades was created two years ago in memory of the Canadian troops serving in Afghanistan.

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Thanks for the workshops

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Kate Hudson admires the work of students at the Learning Centre during her arts workshop.

Glasgow Rangers to coach at QHS

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Soccer players at Quebec High School are about to experience the Scotland Rangers difference. The Rangers, a pro soccer team, have partnered up with QHS to offer training to students and coaches.

QHS soccer coach William Hush has big dreams for his favourite sport in his adopted country.

CNIB’s new web store accessible for eyes and ears

There’s a new place to shop on the web aimed at people who are visually impaired. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has added a web store to its services.

Unlike a traditional website, the CNIB’s offers the visitor various options for contrasting the page and enlarging the print size. It is also equipped to handle surfers who use screen readers.

Christian Schreiner appointed dean

After six months of searching, the Anglican Parish of Quebec has finally found a new dean and rector.

The only problem is, he’s not Anglican.

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