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Another week, another basketball banner for St. Pat’s

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The regional high school basketball championships were held last weekend to close the 2016-17 season for both the boys and girls teams.

After seeing their Bantam counterparts win the gold medal the previous weekend, St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Atom team crushed the Collège des Compagnons Mousquetaires 49-24, giving them a perfect 14-0 season.

Good Friday Procession of the Cross in Old Quebec

An ecumenical and bilingual Good Friday Procession of the Cross will take place on April 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule.

Newcomers receive a warm welcome to Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Every year, some 3,000 immigrants of many different nationalities arrive in Quebec City. 

The Videotron Centre was bustling with activity last Saturday afternoon as the Ville de Québec hosted a party to welcome many of those newcomers who had moved to Quebec City during the past year. 

Collaborative Community Mural unveiled at VEQ Spring Fling

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Photo: Courtesy of VEQ

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held their annual Spring Fling last Thursday at Les 3 Brasseurs pub on Grande Allée.

Close to 100 people showed up at the festive community get-together to enjoy some drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres with friends they may not have seen much of during the winter.

Affordable health care, Canadian-style

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It is a hard truth about life on Earth that some things will be forever unknowable. For example, how health care in the United States of America works. Like even the president himself said, “Who knew that health care could be so complicated?”

Letter to the Editor

The book launch [in Kinnear’s Mills] ... went very well. There was a good-size crowd and great exchange with the audience. Gail [Cameron] brought me a copy of the [March 22, 2017] newspaper. A big THANK YOU for the profile and article. I am sure it helped get people in the door. Have a great day.
Steven L. Cameron, author of Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
On Monday night about nine o’clock, a young man, while quietly walking on John Street a short distance outside the Gate, was brutally attacked and roughly handled by two men whom he was not conscious of ever having offended.

Visions of Community exhibit launched at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Mary McCown

Community is not a place, it is people,” said Sarah Blair as she introduced the Visions of Community exhibit at the Morrin Centre on Thursday, March 30.

The story behind Rue de la Ristigouche

Street Views:

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de la Ristigouche is named after the Restigouche River (Ristigouche in French) that flows into the Baie des Chaleurs near Campbellton in northeastern New Brunswick and Dalhousie in Quebec. The river is part of the border between the two provinces. 

Valcartier School goes to the birds!

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge
Students at Valcartier Elementary School have been busy building homes for their feathered friends for the Great Canadian Birdhouse Project. 
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