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Quebec Bridge is falling down

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Photo: Photo: QCT archives

Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city.
And look at it now.

French needed? Students wanted at EQLC

Quebec City can be a foreign and difficult place to live and work if you don’t speak French. A coalition of community partners in the English-speaking community is therefore launching the French Second Language Employability program, offering free-of-charge French courses focused on newly arrived English-speakers looking to enter the job market.

YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.

Voter apathy prevalent among Quebec youth

On October 14, millions of Canadians in Quebec and across the country will fulfil their democratic duty by going to their local polling stations to vote in the federal election. Nearly as many – over 35 per cent of eligible voters in the last three federal elections – will abstain from voting, a number that has some seeking new ways to engage Canadian voters.

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fall Lunch & Sale

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Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec will be hosting their Fall Lunch & Sale on Saturday November 22nd from 10:30am -1:30pm in the Kirk Hall. Sale includes bake table, gift baskets & nearly new items. Cost for lunch is $7 and children under 12 for $5. For more information, contact Katherine at (418)849 7904.

Quebec Art Company Annual General Meeting

The Quebec Art Company welcomes everyone to its Annual General Meeting, Sunday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Carter Hall, 31 Rue Desjardins. For more information contact Cheryl Rimmer (418) 881-4090.

Memorials and things of fame


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Jeffery Hale lifts fourth-floor C. difficile quarantine

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Photo: Diane Kameen

A month-long quarantine of the Jeffery Hale Hospital’s fourth floor was finally lifted last week after the C. difficile outbreak that prompted it was determined to be over. The floor was put under quarantine on August 15 after tests confirmed three cases of the nosocomial infection in the hospital’s long-term care wards. The quarantine was lifted September 12.

Quebecers go car-free

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Photo by Scott French

History repeats itself: English schools await books

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Photo: Scott French
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