April 4 2018 Edition

First Mont-Sainte-Anne Loppet attracts over 700 skiers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Over 700 cross-country skiers raced through the woods of Saint-Férréol-les-Neiges for the inaugural Mont-Sainte-Anne Loppet on March 31.

Letter to the Editor - Re: Street Views – Rue Adrien-Pouliot

What a pleasure to read last week’s article by Bill Cox on Rue Adrien-Pouliot! It brought back fond personal memories of an extraordinary mathematician, teacher and human being.

VEQ launches Connect With Your City Guide and Tell me a Story

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Spring is in bloom and so too are the two completed book projects that the Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) co-ordinated over the past year.

The Tell me a Story/Raconte-moi une histoire project promoted the importance of linguistic duality within the English- and French-speaking communities in the greater Quebec City region.

Quebec gears up for autonomous car race

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People of a certain generation will remember there was a time when automobiles did not converse with you, although that notion did inspire a short-lived television series in the 1960s called My Mother the Car.

Bill 166 adopted!

All homeowners will now pay the same school tax rate

I am delighted to be able to officially inform you that Bill 166 was adopted by the National Assembly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Finally, all homeowners in any given region of the province will be assessed the same tax rate as their neighbours. This tax rate will be the lowest rate in that region.

QCGN has high praise for provincial budget

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) says the recently tabled provincial budget could be a game changer for English speakers in the province.

The story behind Rue Ader

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (public domain)
This street is named in honour of French engineer-inventor Clément Ader (1841-1925). Ader was an innovator in a number of electrical and mechanical engineering fields. He originally studied electrical engineering and, in 1878, improved on the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell. He established the telephone network in Paris in 1880. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

April 2, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Morrin Centre re-elects its council members at 2018 AGM

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

About 50 people gathered in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on March 26, for the 194th annual general meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

QCWC bursary application period extended

 

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