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Unpredictable weather confuses humans, not plants

We have been having such strange weather lately it is hard to figure out what outside outfit you should wear, what boots to put on or whether to risk going out in your shoes.

In the middle of December, we had green grass on our front lawn. Admittedly, our house faces south while neighbours facing north were still in their winter mood.

Oxford offers Rhodes Scholar new options in sport and life

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Photo: Annick Routhier Labadie

Clutching an acceptance letter to one of the world's most prestigious universities last December, Quebec City's 2007 Rhodes Scholar Annick Routhier Labadie expected the best was yet to come for her. The former Université Laval and Seton Hall basketball player has since described the transition to Oxford University's ancient academic culture as "a big leap."

The Fraser Recovery Program loses its best friend

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Photo: courtesy of the Fraser Recovery Program

Hazel Breakey dedicated most of her life to helping others and upon learning about the Fraser Recovery Program (FRP) she immediately gave it her full support. The FRP is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people overcome addiction problems. Hazel Ross Breakey passed away at St. Brigid's Home on December 20, 2008.

What’s wrong, can’t sleep? What insomnia costs Quebec

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Photo: Scott French

One in three people in Quebec can't fall asleep at night and few of those are seeking treatment. A recent study published by a group of researchers at Université Laval suggests untreated insomnia is indirectly costing the Quebec economy more in lower productivity and work place absenteeism than the direct costs for treatment in the health care system.

Memorials and Things of Fame

 

 

 

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The Morning Chronicle

The Party's Over.

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Quebec City's 400 anniversary is over. The last fireworks have been set off, the last songs have been sung, the last dances have been danced, and now unfortunately, it's time to get back to the business of actually running the city. I was able to partake in many of the celebrations, and they were all wonderful, especially VEQ's 400th Gala. All the goings on were great and for a great cause.

Fixing Canada's political mess

Manning Centre for Building Democracy and Troy Media Corporation

COMMENTARY

December 2008

Fixing Canada's political mess

By Preston Manning
President and CEO
Manning Centre for Building Democracy

Giving During Volatile Times

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We are currently experiencing a difficult and challenging economic environment. Many are worried about their financial position and are uncertain if they will be able to give to the charities they support. When times are tough, the need for charitable services and programs grows.

Holland School gets smart with interactive Smartboards

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Photo: Photos by Scott French

Hands bolt up around Mrs. Beattie's English class at the Holland School. One wouldn't think that a poem by Robert Frost would inspire so much enthusiasm among 11-year-olds. All of the class' attention is directed toward the board at the front of the classroom. Instead of the black slate surface that has dominated the front of classrooms for generations, Mrs.

Snapshot of an ever-shifting political landscape

Four years ago, when the Parti Québécois was engaged in another of its bruising internal battles, Premier Jean Charest stepped back, and with the péquiste fur flying, looked on with a bemused air and said "c'est mon job d'être plate."

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