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Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment develops new strategy in Afghanistan

Photo: Pauline Moisy

Valcartier military base doors were open to journalists recently, giving the public a glimpse of how Canadian troops are trained before their deployment in Afghanistan. From November 2010 to July 2011, about 800 soldiers from Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment will replace the 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment, from Petawawa (Ont.).

“Nous sommes fier”

I am a retired teacher, son of a soldier who fought in World War II stationed throughout Europe and Northern Africa where he met my mother.

Refus Global, sixty two years later

On August 9, 1948, painter Paul-Émile Borduas and a group of other Québécois artists signed a manifesto called "Refus Global," or loosely translated into English: "Global Repudiation." It was a manifesto that expressed a deepening frustration with traditional Québec society, and the iron grip which the Roman Catholic clergy had upon all aspects of everyday life, as well as

Rendez-vous British June 5


The 11th edition of Rendez-vous British, Québec City's show of classic British-made cars will take place June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Plains of Abraham near the statue of Joan of Arc and to Martello Tower No. 1

Helicopter unit in training for Afghanistan

Photo: Caporal Patricia Prévost from the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

They've trained at Ft. Irvine in California to prepare for desert-like conditions. Now, at the Valcartier Canadian Forces base, they're learning how to respond under battle pressure in different environments.

Smith, Nelson

Nelson Smith

Colonel becomes highest-ranking officer to die in Afghanistan

A 42-year-old colonel and a 26-year-old Ontario soldier are the latest soldiers to die in the war in Afghanistan.

Newsie Notes for May 26, 2010

Betty's Quilters will be having their annual quilt show May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St Gabriel de Valcartier Municipal Center, 1743 Boul. Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. For information call Bev at 418-844-3578. The show is open to the public.

YPI Charity winner announced

The charity winner of the YPI program which was instituted this year at St. Patrick's High School is "SQUAT".