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Owning the podium a noble objective

In response to Ladd Johnson's letter in last week's QCT entitled "Modesty is Important," I have these words to say. As a native-born Canadian, I, along with many other millions of my compatriots are all too well aware of the ‘modesty, balance, and fair-mindedness', as Mr. Johnson refers to it, of our country and its people.

Irish Moutarde ready for St. Patrick’s Day

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Photo: Christian Haerinck

"My brother and I were doing a lot of Medieval parties," said Christian Haerinck, "and we were friends with some Scots who did Medieval re-enactments and I would wonder why nobody played the bagpipes."

So began Haerinck's infatuation with the fabled Scottish instrument, which he has now been playing for 10 years.

Kebs make player moves, break losing streak

Friday night's Premier Basketball Leagues game in Quebec City, where the Quebec City Kebs played against the Halifax Rainmen, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Kebs finally ended their losing streak, which stood at nine, with a 100-97 overtime win against the Halifax Rainmen before 1500 fans at the PEPS on the campus of Laval University in Saint-Foy.

Maple syrup industry optimistic for 2010

After four difficult springs, the 2009 season will go down as a historic season, with Quebec maple syrup production hitting 109.4 million pounds. Producers have been thrilled with the news, especially after they produced only half of this volume the previous year.

Time for a shoeshine

Here I am sitting on a stool surrounded by a dozen pair of black and brown shoes.

About every three months I decide it's time to shine my shoes and boots. I take them all down to the basement and get out the wax and brushes. I not only do those that have lost their shine but the shiny ones too. It keeps the leather soft and supple.

44th annual Shannon Irish Show dedicated to O’Gradys March 13th

Saturday night, the Catholic Women's League of Shannon will dedicate its 44th annual Irish Show to Ellen and Gene O'Grady.

Investment Fraud concern

More than a million Canadians have lost money in an investment fraud, according to recent research from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The 2009 CSA Investor Index found that Canadians feel confident and believe they are knowledgeable and responsible when it comes to investing, yet they are not taking the next steps to put their knowledge into practice.

New research facility slated for Valcartier

Minister of National Defence Peter McKay has announced an investment in defence infrastructure in the province of Quebec at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier.

School boards: elected or appointed

One of the features listed in the Daily Briefings, on Friday, Feb. 26, of the Quebec Community Groups Network was an article from Le Journal de Montréal - "Plus besoin des élus scolaires". The story, which dealt with elections, was also reported several times on CJAD radio.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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