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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.

Still grappling with humungous bins

The thousands who have been following this column will doubtless recall that toward the beginning of this winter of our discontent I tried to say what I thought about the new garbage and recycling bins I had been issued by the city.

In French these bins are called bacs and they come in two sizes: humungous and humungous.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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CBC Radio’s Bernard St-Laurent comes to celebrate

CBC Radio host Bernard St-Laurent and C’est la vie are coming to Quebec City!

The show will be broadcast from Quebec City on Friday, April 4—asalute to the city’s 400th anniversary. They’ll be setting up at Palais Montcalm in the Café-Spectacles for 7:15 p.m.

Founding Families Walk during marathon

The Marathon de Deux Rives has an extended mission this year. It has also invited families to get on board for a special marathon to help honour the city’s 400th anniversary. Organizers are hoping for 8,000 participants, double last year’s crowd, with help from participants in the Founding Families Walk.

An eco-friendly way to celebrate Quebec City

Residents and visitors to Quebec City will be able to travel from one site to another together in a special shuttle bus that will cruise around to 16 tourist attractions during this summer’s 400th anniversary festivities.

Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy bazaar

The Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy is preparing for its annual bazaar. For everyone who wants to buy or sell games, toys, seasonal articles for children, strollers, high chairs, beds, clothing, books and more, plan to attend the bazaar on Saturday, April 19 from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Centre communautaire Ressources, 3200 Ave. D’Amours. For more information, call 641-6301 ext 4081.

Ploop is the sound of healthy food cookin’

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

It’s never too late to set your dreams in motion. John Shea considers himself lucky to have had a second chance, one he’s used to take the plunge into small business.

Finding the right job in Quebec City took time for Galbraith

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City dreaming 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 second of a three-part series recounting their stories.

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