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Holland School gets smart with interactive Smartboards

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Photo: Photos by Scott French

Hands bolt up around Mrs. Beattie's English class at the Holland School. One wouldn't think that a poem by Robert Frost would inspire so much enthusiasm among 11-year-olds. All of the class' attention is directed toward the board at the front of the classroom. Instead of the black slate surface that has dominated the front of classrooms for generations, Mrs.

Snapshot of an ever-shifting political landscape

Four years ago, when the Parti Québécois was engaged in another of its bruising internal battles, Premier Jean Charest stepped back, and with the péquiste fur flying, looked on with a bemused air and said "c'est mon job d'être plate."

Christmas in the capital

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Deck the Halls! The National Assembly sporting magnificent Christmas wreaths.

Elmar Jeremiah Kane, P. Eng.

Peacefully at home on December 15, 2008, at the age of 84.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Kane (Dorothea Mulroney) and brother of the late Hugh Kane and the late Minerva Kane (late Bernard Theriault).

Supreme Court considers Bill 104

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments from six interveners about the future of English instruction in the province of Quebec Monday. Several Quebec families have challenged the Quebec government's Bill 104, which was deemed unconstitutional by the Quebec Court of Appeal in 2007.

QHS cardboard shelter raises awareness, funds

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Photo: Scott French

The main hallway of Quebec High School is providing shelter for the homeless, or at least a good venue to raise money for the underprivileged. Every lunch hour until the beginning of the holidays, one student will forego lunch to collect change for the Christmas Hamper Campaign from within a the school's newly built cardboard shanty.

Plains remains likely those of English-speakers: archaeologist

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Photo: Caroline Arpin, Artefactuel

Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd is no voodoo practitioner, but she is skilled at reading the bones. With the release of her latest report on the human remains found on the Plains of Abraham, the bio-archaeologist has begun scratching the surface of the identities of the two people unearthed last winter.

Erratum

I would like to personally and on behalf of the members of the Oasis Day Care board apologize for the mistake that appeared in the Oasis Day Care article of December 4, 2008. In said article, it was written that the Citadel Foundation was helping with financial assistance. Although we have approached very informally the Foundation, no understanding between us has been reached.

Seniors want company, not stuff, for Christmas

I know a great many younger folks are desperate for inspiration on what to present to their senior relatives and friends for the holidays. It is far from easy. Most of us are not short of material things. We have enough gloves, scarves, brooches, earrings, shirts, ties and sweaters. Some of the things we have received over the years, we are passing along to younger relatives and friends.

Christmas: It's about Christ

As a minister I try to tell my congregation at least once each year, at Advent or at Christmas, that if true, the Christmas story is the greatest single fact in the history of the world.

But what is the heart of the Christmas story?

A Christmas mishap

Christmas Memories

Great Article Mr. French

Mr. French, your article on Vincent Larochelle was excellent. In our class, reading and math were daily treats to be enjoyed. He and three others were captivated by The Hobbit. I'd like to use this occasion to encourage all parents to read to their infants as soon as possible. No other action will have as much of an impact on your child's future success in school.

The illumination of Chanukah

By Simon Jacobs

Echoes of the English speaking community Past

Echoes: English speakers of Quebec (DVD)

Available at the Morrin Centre

$20

Les Rhapsodes bring Handel, English carols to QC stage

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Photo: Scott French

Cardio, carbs and calendars: Christmas in Portneuf

PORTNEUF SENIORS' REPORT

Six sweethearts from the Québec city Day Care came to Portneuf on December 8th to treat us to a Christmas celebration as they have been doing for the last 15 years. Day Care was started in Québec City in 1992 and one year later they included Portneuf on a monthly basis, and how we all love them. We were nearly 30 people this time.

Ste-Foy Elementary Christmas Sale Dec 16th

The P.P.O. (Parent Participation Organization) of Ste-Foy Elementary School will be holding a sale in the spirit of Christmas. This sale will be held after the Christmas Concert which will take place on December 16th at 1:30. Homemade crafts will be sold, and if you don't end up buying anything, at least treat yourself to something from our bakesale!

January 10th. St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church

January 10th. St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Photo: Scott French

Saint Nicholas flanked by two kids on the ‘nice’ list, Sarah Duquet and Paul Choquette.  The Catholic Saint’s gift giving to poor children inspired the idea of Santa Claus in North America.

The VEQ Holiday Happy Hour was a great success

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Photo: Scott French

We hosted over 120 people at the Les Voûtes du Cavour, Thursday, December 4. Of those who attended over 40 were newcomers to the Quebec City area. We were very pleased to see such a great community turn out. Congratulations to those who won the door prizes and we hope to see everyone at the next VEQ happy hour in February 2009.' - Jean-Sébastien Gignac, Executive Director, VEQ.

 

No talent to waste: literacy an economic priority

To the Leaders of Quebec’s Political Parties,

We heard proposals during this past electoral campaign on how to deal with the economic crisis at our door. The situation is, in fact, worrisome, and the economy is the focal point of each party's position.

Oxford bound: Quebec City student takes the Rhodes

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Photo: Guinevere Shau

A self-described Romantic, a self-taught violinist and a self-motivated Mathematical Physics student and Karate champion, Quebec City's Vincent Larochelle is an exceptional individual.

PLQ win majority despite renewed sovereignty debate

In the sub-artic temperatures of Monday's provincial election, the Liberals won a majority government and allayed fears that the Prime Minister's recent anti-sovereigntist rhetoric would have a backlash on the province's federalist party. In fact, the party that seems to have been hurt most by the federal Conservatives' harsh condemnation of sovereigntists is the Conservatives themselves.

Germans meet at Christmas market

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Photo: Scott French

"Fröliche Weihnacten! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!" Standing at the door of St. Michael's Church wearing her traditional Black Forest dress and apron, Doris Fritschmann could hardly greet people quickly enough at the first annual German Christmas market on December 6.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Gov’t should be bilingual so citizens don’t need to be: Fraser

The success of the Official Bilingualism Act does not depend on universal bilingualism within Canada, Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser told a crowd at the Morrin Centre Sunday Night.

Spire Restoration Underway at Chalmers-Wesley

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Quebec City photo journalist Jay ouellett featured on CNN iReport with Ground Zero at Midnight photo

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Dec 6th QHS Coffee House:

QHS Coffee House:
December 6th A variety of students' talents will be showcased at Quebec High School, Belvedère corner René Levesque, at 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, students and seniors $3. For more information ask for Tess Leblanc, 418-683-1953.

Restaurant Thanh Long

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Restaurant Thanh Long, located just off Honore-Mercier by Place d'Youville, is an excellent place

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