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Where is QHS going next?

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History students at Québec High School are one year ahead of the rest of the province.

It’s happening at EQLC

There has been a very lively buzz at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre once again this year.

Becoming well-rounded at St. Patrick’s High School

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St. Patrick’s High School’s Educational Project aims at the development of the whole person, a person who will contribute in a significant way to his/her community with his/her knowledge, social skills, and values.
 
There is always something going on at St. Pat’s!

The greening of St-Foy Elementary

Ste-Foy Elementary School has achieved many goals throughout the school year such as helping the environment by recycling and composting.

Holland to buy smart boards

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Mother nature has stepped forward to provide a helping hand at Holland School as perfect rink-building weather allowed the school to hold its second annual PPO skating party last Sunday.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Life long learning

Lifelong learning is a great philosophy, one that is easily put into practice.

Life after driving can be tough

When the time comes to relieve someone of their driving privileges it is rarely an easy adjustment.

VEQ’s 400th anniversary plans are coming together

Voice of Engish-speaking Québec is rallying the troops this spring during the May long weekend with a full schedule of events for residents and visitors alike. 
 
Their hopes are to woo English-speakers back to their roots during 2008 and enc

Citadel Foundation honours past and builds for future through online portal

For some people, Citadel Foundation is a little-known English-speaking community organization. After decades of working in the background, the private, charitable organization has created a website to share its history and build its future.

Quebec gives grants to polluting farms

Quebec continues to subsidize its farmers even if they break pollution rules, a Quebec Auditor General’s report for 2007 reveals.

First soldiers arrive home – greeted at Base Valcartier

Tuesday night saw the return of some 40 soldiers to Base Valcartier, and another 60 headed for Montreal, Trenton, Ontario, and destinations farther west, after some six months of duty in Afghanistan. They left last June. 

How we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary

To celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, our family is organizing a happy family gathering.
 
My sister, Patricia, married a French citizen from PAU while she was working as a nurse in Los Angeles.
 
Her husband, Robert, was studying Commercial Bakery in L.A.

MACORQUODALE, Dorothy Elizabeth “Betty” (née Bishop)

 

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Nora Odgers 1925–2008

 

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Canadian Rangers travel to share in celebrating 400 years of history

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

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With cheery faces, the Canadian Rangers motored their way from CFB Valcartier to Quebec City Hall for an official greeting.

Some 40 Rangers from 23 Northern communities, members of the 2nd Patrol Group, made a trek to Quebec City by snowmobile in support of its 400th anniversary.

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

Who will be beheaded in Valcartier?

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Municipal Library

There will be strange happenings in the village of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. On February 10, shortly before 2 p.m. a crowd will gather to decide the fate of one of its own. Will it be municipal councillor Thomas Lavallee, school principal André Desgagné, or teacher Cedric Ferland?

Voices from the Crossroads begins

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 Photo: Claude Côté 

The operetta Rosina was a hit! Students from the conservatoire d’art dramatique et de musique du Québec, singers and musicians, performed to sold out houses at Morrin Centre’s College Hall last weekend. Rosina launched Voices from the Crossroads, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s 400th anniversary initiative.

Echo[e]s will speak to the English-speaking communities of past and present

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Gisèle Bouchard is collecting photos and video that depict life as an English-speaker in Quebec City over the past century. This is the final step in her information gathering for Echo[e]s, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s oral history project.

Echo[e]s is part of the LHSQ’s 400th anniversary program, Voices from the Crossroads.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Carless in the suburbs

Who says that no one walks to the corner store for milk anymore? Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you’re stuck behind the wheel of a car.

A recent Canadian study said that folks who live outside of the city centre rely on their cars more. Perhaps this is the case for some people. But there are exceptions.

Historian looking for English-speaking women

Editor's Update: Thanks for the response! This project is no longer in need of responses.   

 

Do you know any Quebec City women who should be celebrated?

Haller to host wordcraft workshops at Morrin Centre

Poet, singer/songwriter Adrian Haller will host a four-session series on writing, Word/Craft: An Introduction to Poetry Writing and Practice, to be held on Sundays once a month from February to May at Morrin Centre. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Rebels take home trophy from 95th Quebec International Bonspiel

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Ontario’s Rebels were flattered by the standing ovation when they were called to accept the Quebec International Bonspiel’s top trophy.

The bonspielers celebrated the 95th edition of the weeklong event, hosted at the Château Frontenac.

The Rebels, now combined with team La Terrace, is a bit of a father-and-son tradition.

Catchment areas unchanged

Last week the QCT reported that catchment areas, which correspond to enrolment, for Central Québec School Board’s Ste-Foy Elementary School had changed this year. In fact, they have not. They are the same as last year.

Restaurateur Luigi Sgobba dies at 79

Luigi Sgobba, co-founder of Le Continental restaurant, died on January 19 at Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. He was 79.

In November 1956, Sgobba and his brother Angelo, along with partners Luigi Giacomello and Stephano Degan, opened Le Continental at 26 Rue St-Louis, in the former residence of the Honourable Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a Canadian Supreme Court judge.

Horrocks succeeds Tabachnik as head of QESBA

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The executive of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) underwent a major shake-up this past wekeend.

Debbie Horrocks of the Riverside School Board in Montreal was elected president of the association at the organization’s annual general meeting. She succeeds Marcus Tabachnik, who served as president for the maximum allowable period of two two-year terms.

Mixed emotions reign at CFB Valcartier

The Valcartier Garrison, just outside of Quebec City, is a hub of mixed emotion at the moment. As soldiers and families at the base prepare to welcome back 1,700 troops from tours in Afghanistan, another 100 from CFB Valcartier are getting ready to join the mission.

DOUGLAS, Marvin (1922-2008)

 

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