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Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

Hotel workers threaten strike

About 1,000 workers from six hotels in the Quebec City region are threatening to go on strike.  The workers, affiliated with La Federation du Commerce of CSN union, voted on Thursday, July 23 for a 72-hour bank of strike time that could be used at any time after August 1.

Quebec City athletes go for gold in Beijing

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Photo: Marc Sanche

On August 2, most of the Canadian Olympic team will be leaving for Beijing. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has selected the 331 athletes who will be attending the games. According to the COC’s website, there are six athletes from the Quebec City region who will be competing in Beijing. For the 2004 Athens Olympics, there were eight.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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General Tom Thumb Will Visit our City under the Especial Patronage of His Excellency the Governor General

QCT Newsies Hit the Streets

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Photo: Scott French

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! North America’s oldest newspaper, The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with its partners, the Quebec City CEDEC chapter and the Morrin Centre, has launched its Newsies project this summer.

Rain and Music Don’t Mix

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Photo: Bill Cox

Thursday evening we had prepared for a pleasant outing at the Roland-Beaudoin Park in Ste-Foy to listen to the Quebec Symphony Orchestra’s outdoor concert.

New Funds Bolster Celt Fest

Quebecers might consider staying in Quebec City this Labour Day weekend, as the Celtic Festival programme is looking very promising this year.

Best Bets

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Photo: courtesy of http://www.olympic.asso.fr


Kiugwe: le grand rendez-vous

The Huron-Wendat Nation presents Kiugwe, a series of performances inspired by First Nations creation myths. The show shares Wendake culture through Aboriginal storytelling, song and dance.  Kiugwe takes place in Wendake, from July 18 to September 7 at 9:30 p.m.  For more information, visit www.wendake.com.

Health Agency Approves Plan for Semi-Autonomous Seniors’ Residence Next to St. Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Scott French

Plans for a new alternative residence for semi-autonomous seniors to be built next to St. Brigid’s retirement home are coming closer to fruition. The plans for the facility were approved by the Agence regional de santé on July 3 and must now be approved by the Ministry of Health before construction takes place.

Tory Road Map Replaces Grit Action Plan On Official Languages

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Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Three weeks following Off icial Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, which blasted the Harper government’s lack of an action plan on official languages, the federal government responded with a five-year “Road Map” on Canadian bilingualism.  The plan involves a boost in funding to $1.1 billion over fi ve years.

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