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VEQ Finding Your Niche sponsors walking tour

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec will sponsor a walking tour of Old Quebec on September 11 as part of its Finding Your Niche newcomers program.

VEQ held its first Finding Your Niche Event June 17. This event allowed newcomers with home-based businesses to showcase their products and services while allowing others to socialize and see what resources are available to them.

QCGN supports new effort to reverse census decision

The Quebec Community Groups Network has expressed its full support for the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada in its effort to get the federal government to reverse its decision to scrap the mandatory long form census.

The FCFA has filed an application with the Federal Court for judicial review of the government's decision.

New Shannon water study irks residents

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Photo: QCT Archives

Even as Shannon residents are enjoying the benefits of a new water system, the results of a new study issued by l'Institut National de sante publique du Québec have stirred new unrest.

"They should help us," said Shannon resident Marie Paule Spieser Monday. "It started 30 years ago. We've known about it since 2000. We've had to fight.

Monumental Graffiti

In response to Thomas Eden's article in the July 7, 2010, edition regarding the graffiti spray-painted on the Cross of Sacrifice or cenotaph on Grande-Allée at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and on the Boer War monument on rue Saint-Louis, I am happy to report that the cenotaph has been cleaned up by the National Battlefield Parks Commission which maintains this monument, and the Boer War

Feds awards $1.8 million to POLE Chaudière-Appalaches

The federal government has allocated $1,800,000 in funding to POLE Quebec Chaudière-Appalaches.

QCGN seeks Community Service Award candidates

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2010 edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

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.

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.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

Official languages reports draw commissioner’s concern

Two new reports, issued within the last two weeks, highlight the concerns of Federal Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser over the impact of what he calls the government's laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service and the Canadian military.