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QHS finds new vice-principal in own backyard

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Photo: Scott French

"Never a boring moment" -- that's how longtime Quebec High School teacher Gina Farnell described her new position as the school's vice-principal. Farnell's continued teaching schedule, in combination with her new administrative responsibilities, means there is never a spare moment either. The new vice-principal said she is rapidly adjusting to the demands of both jobs.

Impressions of a former Quebec City mayor

I met Jean Pelletier in the 1960's when we were both named to a junior committee of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. I was impressed by his intelligence and knowledge of music. Later, the Bois Fontaine building held an annual luncheon for its tenants to start the New Year. Jean was a terrific mimic and he entertained all of us with his imitations of politicians.

Shannon TCE test results in doubt

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

A study that was supposed to clear the air about hazardous trichloroethylene (TCE) vapours potentially seeping into the basements of Shannon homes has at least one member of the Shannon Citizens' Committee fuming mad.

Unpredictable weather confuses humans, not plants

We have been having such strange weather lately it is hard to figure out what outside outfit you should wear, what boots to put on or whether to risk going out in your shoes.

In the middle of December, we had green grass on our front lawn. Admittedly, our house faces south while neighbours facing north were still in their winter mood.

Oxford offers Rhodes Scholar new options in sport and life

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Photo: Annick Routhier Labadie

Clutching an acceptance letter to one of the world's most prestigious universities last December, Quebec City's 2007 Rhodes Scholar Annick Routhier Labadie expected the best was yet to come for her. The former Université Laval and Seton Hall basketball player has since described the transition to Oxford University's ancient academic culture as "a big leap."

What’s wrong, can’t sleep? What insomnia costs Quebec

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Photo: Scott French

One in three people in Quebec can't fall asleep at night and few of those are seeking treatment. A recent study published by a group of researchers at Université Laval suggests untreated insomnia is indirectly costing the Quebec economy more in lower productivity and work place absenteeism than the direct costs for treatment in the health care system.

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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."

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.