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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.

Riding the Tiger

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Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, July 11, 1963

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address after being elected president of the United States of America.

It was a stirring speech.

I actually have it and many others on an old vinyl record at home.

Listening to it one day, a passage from that particular speech struck me.

Jeffery Hale honours 400 volunteers who lend a hand to make services available to others in the community

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Photo: Scott French

Kind, generous, reliable, and hard-working are the words staff at Jeffery Hale Community Services Day Centre use to describe long-time volunteer Micheline Guignard.

The resident of Montcalm has volunteered in the kitchen for the seniors' centre twice a week for10 years this year -- a contribution the community health institution recognized last Thursday.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Quebec City photographer's shot of Ground Zero chosen out of thousands for publication by National Geographic

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Capturing a haunting night time scene at New York City's Ground Zero during a weekend visit has earned local photographer Jay Ouellet a place in a new publication from National Geographic.

Team sports about fun, not just winning or losing

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Photo: Trisha Klancar

Extra-curricular sports for children are supposed to be fun and action-packed.

Unfortunately, the news seems to be full of incidences of parents getting too involved, kids fighting and of course referee bashing.

This past weekend, a basketball tournament was held at the sports complex in Boischatel and it was put on by the l'École de Mini-Basketball de Québec, or EMBQ.

Valcartier loses soldier in new rotation in Afghanistan

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Photo: Courtesy of DoD

Valcartier Garrison lost its first soldier in Afghanistan Monday since troops began deployments for the seventh rotation in mid-March.

Award-winning authors share thoughts and works with public during literary festival this Saturday at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Courtesy of House of Anansi Press

Some of Canada's celebrated authors are coming to Quebec City this weekend as the Morrin Centre welcomes poets and novelists to share their thoughts and works at the third annual Quebec²: English-Language Literary Weekend.

Portneuf Elementary turns sod on $644, 000 expansion project

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A new expansion at Portneuf Elementary School will finally give students, staff and even the school's principal more breathing room as enrolment at the Cap-Santé English school continues to grow.

"We have been waiting for this new space for awhile," Linda Beaulieu, the principal of Portneuf Elementary, said on Tuesday