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New ecological reserve in Shannon will protect endangered orchids and help filter municipal well water


A little known pristine bog in Shannon boasting endangered plant life is set to become a permanently protected ecological reserve.

Riding the Tiger

Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, July 11, 1963

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address after being elected president of the United States of America.

It was a stirring speech.

I actually have it and many others on an old vinyl record at home.

Listening to it one day, a passage from that particular speech struck me.

Jeffery Hale honours 400 volunteers who lend a hand to make services available to others in the community

Photo: Scott French

Kind, generous, reliable, and hard-working are the words staff at Jeffery Hale Community Services Day Centre use to describe long-time volunteer Micheline Guignard.

The resident of Montcalm has volunteered in the kitchen for the seniors' centre twice a week for10 years this year -- a contribution the community health institution recognized last Thursday.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Quebec City photographer's shot of Ground Zero chosen out of thousands for publication by National Geographic

Photo: Jay Ouellet

Capturing a haunting night time scene at New York City's Ground Zero during a weekend visit has earned local photographer Jay Ouellet a place in a new publication from National Geographic.

Wilde production had plenty of challenges

Photo: by Julien Labrosse

The house was overflowing on Thursday April 9th, when the Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company presented, for the third consecutive night, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Team sports about fun, not just winning or losing

Photo: Trisha Klancar

Extra-curricular sports for children are supposed to be fun and action-packed.

Unfortunately, the news seems to be full of incidences of parents getting too involved, kids fighting and of course referee bashing.

This past weekend, a basketball tournament was held at the sports complex in Boischatel and it was put on by the l'École de Mini-Basketball de Québec, or EMBQ.

An evening with Neil Bissoondath - May 1st 2009, 7:30 PM

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We are pleased to announce our upcoming literary conference with renowned author Neil Bissoondath.The Morrin Centre, initiator of this event, is proud of encouraging local talent and of promoting this writer.

Letters from Afghanistan

Two Weeks Later

Portneuf Elementary turns sod [photo]

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