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Cuts mean loss of well-used online health website

The Canadian Health Network, a well-consulted online information resource will be shut down at the end of April due to budget cuts. Canadians who consult the site, including professionals in the health care sector, are outraged by the cuts.

Museum unveils restored portrait of Father Patrick McMahon

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Photo: courtesy of St. Patrick's Church

Amid details of 400th anniversary projects at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a finely restored portrait that records a bit of Quebec City’s Irish history was revealed.

Last Chance Sale at the library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

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Georgina Klassen wishes to thank all those who participated in her Christmas Scrapbooking Open House, held at Eastern Québec Learning Centre recently. Congratulations to Tamar Chittspattio, Denise Richard and Ngoyi Mayasa the first (scrapbooking magazine), second (ideas booklet) and third prize (Christmas stickers) winners, respectively, of the draw!

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Valcartier troops receive holiday wishes from Uxbridge

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The Valcartier Family Centre received a magnificent Christmas card
addressed to our soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and to members of
their families.

The card is from the residents of Uxbridge, a town situated 45 km north of Toronto.

The QCT is available at the following newsstands


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Labeaume sworn in as Quebec City’s 37th mayor

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Photo: JAY OUELETTE

After a month of hard and fractious campaigning, Régis Labeaume was sworn in as the 37th mayor of Quebec City on Saturday.

QHS student entrepreneurs honoured

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Quebec High School Secondary V student Audrey Nadeau was surprised to find out that her teamwork had won a prize!

Two years ago, students in The Young Blazers’ Co-op produced bulletin boards and coasters made from cork and wood.

Fraser wants feds to produce an action plan

and to show leadership in offering bilingual services

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Canada’s commissioner of official languages, Graham Fraser, wants answers from the government on three specific topics. The first is the next phase of its Action Plan for Official Languages, due in March. Then Fraser said he wants to see “the leadership necessary to increase bilingualism in federal offices and improve the role of linguistic duality in public service renewal.”

Studying English-speaking teens in Quebec City is far from cut and dry

Researchers at Université Laval have conducted an unprecedented study of Quebec City’s English-speaking teens. In extended interviews with 29 students from Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High School, Laval social scientists examined what it’s like to be a member of a minority linguistic community in Quebec City.

Wedding - Calvin Murph and Patricia Henry

 

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Tree Canada celebrates 75 million trees planted across the country

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[PHOTO] Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide

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Above: Régis Labeaume is Quebec City’s new mayor-elect.

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St. Andrew’s Day

A fine farewell for Jane Falby

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Janet Campbell Falby embodied the values of the Guiding movement that she lovingly shared with young women for decades. She died suddenly on November 25 at the age of 68.

Mount Hermon’s records inscribed in historic volume

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

By MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Gordon Morley first set foot in Sillery’s Mount Hermon Cemetery back in 1978. It was the beginning of a long history, one that’s stretched all the way forward to 2007.

Homegrown Rhodes Scholar headed for success at Oxford to study biomedical engineering

Studying at Laval for now

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Quebec City’s Annick Routhier-Labadie, an accomplished athlete and exemplary student, has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Rhodes Scholars.

“I’m still really overwhelmed. The best is definitely going to come,” said Routhier-Labadie, who is applying to study at Oxford University. “The next step is to be accepted.”

Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

After a bitter month-long political battle, Régis Labeaume was chosen Sunday to become the 37th Mayor of Quebec City. Labeaume earned over 59 per cent of the vote, drubbing his closest competitor and odds-on favourite, Renouveau municipal de Québec (RMQ) leader Ann Bourget, whose meager 32 per cent support surprised even Labeaume.

Morrin Centre unveils Voices from the Crossroads for 400th

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From left to right: Société du 400e de Québec director general Pierre Boulanger, Literary and Historical Society of Quebec executive director France Cliche, National Battlefields Commission director André Juneau and LHSQ president David Blair welcome the public to Voices from the Crossroads.  Read the full articke here

Holocaust survivor shares story at SLC

Champlain-St. Lawrence College had the privilege of welcoming Leslie Vertes, a remarkable man with a painful past and an extraordinary passion for life on October 16. At 83 years of age, Vertes is one of the few remaining survivors of The Holocaust, the event responsible for the murder of six million European Jews during the Second World War.

Christmas lights up early this year

Commentary

Wasn’t it nice to see the first Christmas lights of 2007?

You bet. Especially with a light snow falling and a thin layer of it covering all the branches.

I walked down Grande Allée last night. Absolute fairyland. The restaurants were starting to get their holiday lights up and that really contributes to the atmosphere.

VEQ shares community priorities with mayoral candidate Régis Labeaume

Voice of English-speaking Quebec’s leadership table sat down with Quebec City mayoral candidate Régis Labeaume to discuss the community and its priorities last week.

McLAUGHLIN, Gordon T.

O’NEILL, Clara Rourke 1912-2007

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O’NEILL, Clara Rourke
1912-2007

How the Caisse’s infatuation could affect the Quebec pension plan

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All through life, hasn’t there always been someone around to tell you: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!”?

And didn’t Mom always say: “Just because all the big banks are buying and selling billions of dollars worth of asset-backed commercial paper doesn’t mean you should do it too!”?

Beat on the Street

Porcupine Tree returns

Let's start this week off heavy! If you were at the Porcupine Tree show back in October then you may have caught the opening act, Three, which blew the crowd off their chairs and onto their feet!

Mayoral Election on December 2

From a field of 15 candidates, two have emerged as the clear frontrunners in the race for Quebec City mayor, according to a poll in this Tuesday's Le Soleil.

Kebs flying high at St. Patrick's

Thirty years of championship pennants hang high on the walls of the St Patrick's High School gym. At centre court, head coach Charles Dubé is explaining the finer points of crossing the international date line to the Quebec City Kebekwas. The Kebs will soon be flying to Singapore for two matches against a top Chinese team.

Francophones have help from commissioner of official languages for court challenge

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The Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) is taking the federal government to court over its dismantling of the Court Challenges Program.

The FCFA filed an affidavit back in September. The organization is headed to court on January 21 and 22, 2008.

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