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Adriana Dominguez overcomes language barrier

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City with dreams of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou.

This is the last of a three-part series recounting their stories.

Les Voltigeurs save their drums and some of museum contents

Musicians determined to perform despite loss of instruments and uniforms

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

True to their training, members of Quebec’s Les Voltigeurs regiment remained courageous during and after their home, Quebec City’s Armoury was badly destroyed in a massive fire on the evening of Friday, April 4.

Weekly networking in English to return!

Diane Ipperseil of Une Affaire d’Anglais is thrilled with the success ofa language class initiative with partners SoHoWorld and Groupe Perspectives offered in conjunction with the Chambre de commerce du Québec.

Lively networking and discussions in English over breakfast at 7 a.m. are the perfect solution for busy business folk.

Royal Rifles of Canada heritage housed in Armoury

Disbanded but not forgotten, The Royal Rifles of Canada are part of Quebec City’s military history – and that of the Quebec City Armoury. This city-based infantry regiment was composed of soldiers from Quebec City, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Gaspé and parts of New Brunswick.

Some cell phone users agree with new regulation;

Quebec drivers have been ordered to put down their hand-held cell phones while driving. If not, they risk being fined between $80 and $100 for the first offense and losing three demerit points, with an added fine for speeding.

Police will hand out warnings only for the first three months.

The kinder, gentler face of minority government

Something’s up. Two weeks ago, Jean Charest’s minority government unveiled a new Employment Pact, worth close to $1 billion.

Time to remember Moe Rosenhek Volunteer Award

They donate their time and expect nothing in return, but some of Quebec City’s most altruistic residents are about to be recognized, whether they like it or not. Nominations for the Moe Rosenhek

Volunteer Award are now being accepted by the Citadel Foundation.

SLC looking for English skills, impressive marks

Students wishing to attend Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence beginning this September will have to hit the books extra hard; this year’s admissions process promises to be the most competitive in recent memory.

Applications to the school are up 25 per cent since this time last year, says Jean Robert, SLC’s campus director.

Help to free independent Cuban librarians

I am working on organizing a demonstration for August of this year, and I am hoping to make contact with people in the community who might be sympathetic to my cause and be able to assist me.

The issue at stake is a full-scale human rights violation which was begun in 2003 and which continues to this day.

Are they frog or fish?

The American humourist Mark Twain wrote that April 1 “is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364.”

For English-speaking readers Twain’s meaning is obvious and stinging: We are fools.