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Travels in Africa

Quebec youngster learns close up about the horrors of child soldiers and poverty and the warmth of locals who give openly to visitors

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Photo: Courtesy of Blair family


"My hands tied behind my back, I watched as my friends dug a pit for my body to fall into. As soon as they had finished, I would be shot."

I listened in horror as a former child soldier told me of his experiences when he was not much older than me (I'm twelve).

Portneuf Elementary turns sod on $644, 000 expansion project

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A new expansion at Portneuf Elementary School will finally give students, staff and even the school's principal more breathing room as enrolment at the Cap-Santé English school continues to grow.

"We have been waiting for this new space for awhile," Linda Beaulieu, the principal of Portneuf Elementary, said on Tuesday

Afro-Brazilian mix of dance and martial arts helps children learn coordination

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A Czech national is hoping to teach the fluid dance movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira Angola to children in Quebec City's English-speaking community in the coming months.

"Capoeira is a mix of African rituals and martial arts and is a relaxing art form," said Robert Radek, 28, who recently moved to Quebec from Scotland.

St. Pat's Jazz Band swings in New Orleans

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Photo: Courtesy of David Parker, St. Pat's

By Paul Hinton

On April 1st, the St. Pat's High School Jazz Band returned from a one week trip in Louisiana.

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Hospital volunteers help with quiet understanding

I have been talking to different volunteers in the hospitals and have discovered they all have the same desire and that is to be helpful to others and at the same time do something more useful than sitting around the house watching soap operas, doing crosswords and feeling sorry for themselves.

Flight over and food not so bad

April 7: It's still rain season here, so it's cold and wet.

And muddy.

But let's back up a bit here.

I have to dispel some awful rumors I heard about this place.

First of all, the flight in, however long, was not as stomach-turning as people said it would be.

I've been on worse roller coasters.

Looking for Nanny

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Looking for a nanny, long term and non-smoking. Full time (45-50 hours weekly, daytime). Montcalm. 418-353-0707.

QHS High school basketball photo

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Not playing the victim: Ste. Foy Elementary theatre production tackles bullying

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Students at Ste. Foy Elementary aren't only speaking out against bullying, they're rapping out against it. Through a hip hop inspired play, grade five and six students at the school offered a solution to tackling the problem of bullying in schools.

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