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First soldiers arrive home – greeted at Base Valcartier

Tuesday night saw the return of some 40 soldiers to Base Valcartier, and another 60 headed for Montreal, Trenton, Ontario, and destinations farther west, after some six months of duty in Afghanistan. They left last June. 

How we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary

To celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, our family is organizing a happy family gathering.
 
My sister, Patricia, married a French citizen from PAU while she was working as a nurse in Los Angeles.
 
Her husband, Robert, was studying Commercial Bakery in L.A.

Canadian Rangers travel to share in celebrating 400 years of history

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

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With cheery faces, the Canadian Rangers motored their way from CFB Valcartier to Quebec City Hall for an official greeting.

Some 40 Rangers from 23 Northern communities, members of the 2nd Patrol Group, made a trek to Quebec City by snowmobile in support of its 400th anniversary.

Echo[e]s will speak to the English-speaking communities of past and present

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Gisèle Bouchard is collecting photos and video that depict life as an English-speaker in Quebec City over the past century. This is the final step in her information gathering for Echo[e]s, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s oral history project.

Echo[e]s is part of the LHSQ’s 400th anniversary program, Voices from the Crossroads.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Carless in the suburbs

Who says that no one walks to the corner store for milk anymore? Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you’re stuck behind the wheel of a car.

A recent Canadian study said that folks who live outside of the city centre rely on their cars more. Perhaps this is the case for some people. But there are exceptions.

Haller to host wordcraft workshops at Morrin Centre

Poet, singer/songwriter Adrian Haller will host a four-session series on writing, Word/Craft: An Introduction to Poetry Writing and Practice, to be held on Sundays once a month from February to May at Morrin Centre. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Catchment areas unchanged

Last week the QCT reported that catchment areas, which correspond to enrolment, for Central Québec School Board’s Ste-Foy Elementary School had changed this year. In fact, they have not. They are the same as last year.

Restaurateur Luigi Sgobba dies at 79

Luigi Sgobba, co-founder of Le Continental restaurant, died on January 19 at Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. He was 79.

In November 1956, Sgobba and his brother Angelo, along with partners Luigi Giacomello and Stephano Degan, opened Le Continental at 26 Rue St-Louis, in the former residence of the Honourable Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a Canadian Supreme Court judge.

Horrocks succeeds Tabachnik as head of QESBA

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The executive of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) underwent a major shake-up this past wekeend.

Debbie Horrocks of the Riverside School Board in Montreal was elected president of the association at the organization’s annual general meeting. She succeeds Marcus Tabachnik, who served as president for the maximum allowable period of two two-year terms.