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CQSB budget delayed until August 20

Short by one day of proper official notice, the Central Quebec School Board has delayed until Aug. 20 the adoption of its 2010-2011 budget.

The official notice was published June 15, meaning that Monday's meeting occurred only 14 days after the notice appeared in the proper publications.

CQSB coming to grips with Bill 100

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Photo: QCT File Photo

School boards throughout the province, among them the Central School Board, must cut 10 percent in administrative costs and 25 percent for travel, training and publicity, by the 2013-14 school year under the provisions of Bill 100 passed June 12 by the National Assembly.

‘'By 2013-14, we have to be back to budget zero,'' said CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke.

Going back to sea with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

 

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The recreated third class cabin is not to be missed when visiting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”. Photo courtesy of the Festival d’été de Quebec

 

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 23, 2010

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Fishing

"You should have seen the one that got away," is a favorite expression of casting, trolling and fly fishermen. When I started fishing, I did not have to use that phrase, because none got away.

CEDEC develops new project to help senior workers

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) has started a new project to help workers over 55 to get back into the job market. The organization, which aims at "strengthening local economies and employability of the English-speaking community," works as an intermediary between individuals and service providers.

Newsie Notes for June 23, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City, location TBA.

Gatineau university student videos Québec history

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Olivier Hyland has his eye on Quebec history. His video camera does, too.

"I guess they put me here because Quebec City is at the center of it all,'' said Hyland, who hails from Gatineau. "When I took the test to get the job, they asked me where I preferred to work. I told them I would work anywhere in Quebec.''

The future of the Métis lighthouse could be decided this summer

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Historian Alexander Reford was the featured speaker at a talk held at the Morrin Centre last Thursday on the Métis lighthouse. He presented different issues related to the lighthouse's future, after giving some historical facts about the building which is located 360 kilometres from Quebec City.

St Andrew’s Congregation marks 200th anniversary of unique Scottish church

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are several churches in Quebec City's area which offer services in English, but St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is the oldest one with Scottish origins. This weekend, members of the parish celebrated the 200th anniversary of their church building, which was dedicated in November, 1810, after the creation of the St. Andrew's Congregation by the Fraser Highlanders in 1759.