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Viewing the ruins of the drill hall after the fire

A week ago Friday, on a cold wet evening, Joann and I smelled smoke and heard the screaming sirens but we had no idea Quebec was losing one of its most beautiful buildings.

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Mount Hermon Cemetery Association

1848-2008 – 160 years of service

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

At its most recent annual general meeting, March 26, the Mount Hermon Cemetery Association was presented with statistics regarding its history. Among other things, we found out that David E. Blinco is the ninth president of the cemetery.

This would give an average of 17.78 years of service per president if we calculate the 160 years of activity at the cemetery.

QHS Blazers complete perfect seasons

The weekend of March 29 and 30 was an exciting and memorable one for the Quebec High School Bantam and Senior Boys AA basketball teams.

VEQ ensures professional development

Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Patrick Tomlinson organized two community professional development workshops at the Quebec High School Community Learning Centre. Four community groups attended from Gaspé via the centre’s videoconferencing system.

Zinky Boys a hit at SLC

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Ten students from the Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company (Alex Carter-Labbé, Jean-Philippe Chabot, Edenne Fournier, Rosalie Genois, Charles-Auguste Lehoux, Catherine Moisan, Marie-Christine Plante, Zoë Toupin, Jean-Thomas Tremblay and Stéphanie Turmel) presented the startling drama Zinky Boys to a full house for three nights running on April 1, 2 and 3.

Salon international du livre de Québec

The Salon international du livre de Québec runs until April 20 at the convention centre. This year’s honourary chair is author Marie Laberge, and the theme is the francophonie.

Who is behind The Zone Multilingue?

As job seekers, headhunters and employers prepare for the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair, a group of individuals from the city’s English-speaking community is putting the finishing touches on its own section of the event.

Jeffery Hale history on display

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Saint-Brigid's-Jeffery Hale held the eighth edition of its annual art exhibit, Révélations earlier this week. Participants range from residents, staff and community members from the Jeff and Saint Brigid's. Painters, soap makers, ceramicists and crafters spent three days in the Coin Soleil room for what could be called a colourful harbinger of spring.

Former Royal Rifles of Canada mourn the lost of the armoury

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

A building of great historical significance was destroyed leaving crumbling walls, smouldering ashes and a host of memories in the smoking ruins. The Quebec City Armoury (Le Manège Militaire de Quebec) burned Friday night, April 4, 2008. Only its skeletal remains stand stark against grey skies.