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Construction to finally begin on new seniors' residence next to St. Brigid's Home next week

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The architect’s rendition of the new senior’s residence (left) to be built next to St. Brigid’s home (right) seen from Chemin St. Louis.

 

St. Pat's basketball alumni reunite on the court


AA Mens
AA mens winners: SHAD'S BOYZ

SEBASTIEN FEX
DOMINIC BARRIEAU
OLIVIER BARRIEAU
SMITH FISET
Francis Moore
Luke Radoux
JONATHAN LARSON

JESSE FOURNIER
MATTHEW RADOUX

SLC's Wu and Fortier win prestigious Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards for university study

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Photo: Courtesy of Clara Wu

Two Champlain St. Lawrence students have been named as winners of prestigious scholarships from the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards last week for their involvement and leadership in their schools and in their community in Ste-Foy.

Clara Wu was one of 123 youths across the country to be recognized with the $25,000 national entrance scholarship.

St. Vincent students learn Iroquois tradition for Earth Day 2009

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Photo: Courtesy of CQSB

As part of this year's Earth Day celebrations, students at St. Vincent School participated in Project Loon, an outdoor and nature workshop given by Chief Onirha, Iroquois for Chief Top Leaf.

"The children were overwhelmed by Chief Top Leaf's pedagogical abilities," reported Gary Kenler, vice-principal at St.Vincent.

Simon Jacobs named as Morrin Center’s new executive director

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Photo: Scott French

Simon Jacobs has been named as the new executive director of the Morrin Centre, the self-described cultural portal of the heritage of English-speakers in Quebec City operated by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Learning French was a gift of opportunity and new perspective

Being an Anglophone, I have to admit, I was arrogant about my language for the first 20 years of my life.

I believed it was all I would need to succeed, and I was completely in love with the English language.

I loved to learn new words and use them, almost haughtily, in my conversations.

Touting little-known expressions made me feel quite intelligent.

Twenty-five years after the National Assembly killing spree

A gentle rain was falling as I made my way up the lawn toward the principal entrance of the Hotel du Parlement.

I hadn't walked that area in many years, and could not fail to notice the improvements that had taken place since the days when I worked for the Legis - woops! - National Assembly.

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DUBÉ, née GRIFFRIN, NOREEN 1914 - 2009

 

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DUBÉ, née GRIFFRIN, NOREEN 1914 - 2009

Valcartier military wives count each day......

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Vanessa Champagne with husband Captain Jean Pascal Champagne and daughters
Annabelle, 4, Chloé, 2, and son Jacques, 7 months.

Book Fair

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Book Fair

Saturday May 30th 2009

Valcartier military wives count each day as their husbands fight on the war front

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Photo: Courtesy of the Champagne Family

With each day that passes, Gemma Verret and her three-year-old son Ronan place an "X" on a big calendar they made together.

"He knows that at the bottom of the calendar he gets to see Daddy again," said Verret.

Tewkesbury author Finn Clarke explores the dark side of fairy tales

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Photo: Courtesy of Finn Clarke

After two years of working with British inmates and tired of traditional fairy tales, Tewkesbury resident Finn Clarke was encouraged to write darker, grimmer tales for adults, which have hopeful, if not happy, endings.

Rick Dollard saluted at retirement bash

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Photo: Courtesy of Ashleay Dollard

Last Saturday, May 2, past and present members of the Central Quebec School Board gathered to celebrate Rick Dollard's retirement at a party organized for him at the Aquarium du Québec.

Military chaplain speaks of the chaos and heartache of war

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Photo: Courtesy of Captain Charles Deogratias

Captain Charles Deogratias seeks to make sense out of the senseless.

He knows the heartache and chaos of war through direct life experience in his native Rwanda and his tour in Afganistan as a military chaplain for Valcartier forces last year and the year before.

Music helps students with math and reading say teachers

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Photo: Scott French

If you live near a Central Quebec School Board school, you might have heard the sound of music Monday.

Valérie Côté named Athlete of the Year at Champlain St. Lawrence

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Valerie Côté was named Athlete of the Year for her overall performance in cross country running this year as Champlain St. Lawrence honoured its top athletes last Thursday evening at its annual sports banquet.

America: The Bad and the Beautiful and Harley Davidson and the NRA

In the early 1980s, the Canadian pop-rock group Rough Trade wrote a song called America: Bad and Beautiful.

In the song, the band commented on the nature of American society, being one based on virtually unlimited individual liberty.

This situation created, in their opinion, a society of ‘bad and beautiful' things.

Be prepared to protect health and safety in an emergency

May 3 to May 9 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime.

They can be caused by severe weather, disease outbreaks, food or water contamination, accidents or by
intentional acts.

Right now you might be thinking more about planning your
summer vacation, but it's important for families to talk about emergency

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Riots in Montreal

English newcomers to Quebec City are young and educated and plan to stay, new VEQ survey finds

New English-speaking arrivals to the Quebec City region are likely to be young, educated Canadians who are eager to learn French, according to a new survey released last week by the Voice of English-Speaking Québec.

A significant majority, or 42 per cent, of the survey's 192 respondents were between the ages of 25 and 34.

Quiet mutinies fill canvasses and show turning point in history of Quebec art

Good things come in small packages they say.

Newcomer to Quebec City from California fits in and finds warmth even in the cold of winter

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Photo: Scott French

 

In spite of Quebec City's frigid winters, Herb Goss said he has received a warm welcome from the city he now calls home.

The former Hollywood screenwriter moved from sunny Los Angeles three months ago to take a job as the senior writer for Longtail Studios, a videogame design company in the St. Roch commercial district.

New book sheds light or gives insight about many little known details of Quebec City history

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Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

Few would notice that among the half dozen British 32-pounder cannons lining the Dufferin Terrace, two are Russian-made.

Two of the cannons bear the coat of arms of the Romanoffs, the Imperial family of Russia deposed during revolution in 1917, while the others bear the coat of arms of British King George III.

Eastern Quebec Learning Centre dedicates its library to “Book Lady” Dorothy O’Brien

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Photo: Hugh Glassco

The English-language adult education and vocational training institution will bring her volunteering to light by dedicating the library to the late O'Brien next Wednesday,May 6, as part of the school's open house.

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Old clothes cramp closets, hold memories

I wonder whether all people my age have the same problems I do.

My closets are absolutely cramped and full.

It doesn't help to have great wooden or padded hangers taking up space, but the alternative is wire freebies from the cleaners which encourage all your clothes to fall off and sit in a great heap.

Quebec turbot fishermen

Deep-sea fishing trawlers should not be allowed back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Office des pêcheurs de flétan du Groenland du Québec (Office of Greenland Turbot Fisherman of Quebec) is worried about a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to allow trawlers back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence for deep-sea fishing.

According to comments by the ministry's representatives, all is set for the return of these boats with mobile gear

Life same but different for commoner and queen

I'm sure I have told you all before I am the same age as the Queen.

(Queen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926)

There are a few other things we have in common.

First of all, we have both managed to hold on to our Old Fellows.

The other is, we are both shrinking.

Of course, there are many more things we don't share.

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