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English community takes on 5/30 Health Challenge [with video]

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Hundreds of people in Quebec City's English community are about to get a whole lot healthier with the launch of the province-wide 5/30 Health Challenge one week ago.

City Libraries moving into the Modern Era

The world of writing in Quebec City is going to be revitalized for a total of $28.8 million. The Maison de la littérature, a project that has been on hold for the past decade, will finally become a reality in the Old City. And in Saint-Roch, the Gabrielle-Roy library will be renovated to bring it into the twenty-first century and create more space.

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QCWC ups bursaries for women continuing studies

The Quebec City Women's Club will this year offer two new $500 awards to local women entering a CEGEP-level or other post-secondary technical or vocational program.
The new awards are in addition to two $2000 bursaries the QCWC gives each year to support a young woman entering university and a mature woman beginning or continuing university studies.

Senior night at St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Lions basketball teams honored their graduating players last weekend as their AAA Women, AA Men and AA Women’s teams played their final home game of the 2008-09 season.

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Motivation

Burst out or burn out!

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Preparing for a move this spring I packed my oil colors, canvases and easel, thinking that I'd probably not get back to them again until next fall. I haven't painted for a few months now, since I've taken up writing. This got me thinking about motivation.

I don't want to!

Girl hit by a car

I don't want to.

No, I don't want to feel pain.

I don't want others to feel pain.

I don't want to ever again witness an accident like the one in Trois-Rivières. I don't want to see that car again, with the idiot at the wheel who stopped in the left lane in front of me, beckoning a girl on the sidewalk to get into his car. She was probably hitch-hiking.

Short-film festival Sundances into Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Prends ça court!

The best of the best shorts from Sundance, the Utah-based international film festival founded by Robert Redford, will be gracing Quebec City screens this March. In conjunction with the Prends ça court!

CQSB high schools boast healthy graduation rates

Despite headlines in the province's newspapers decrying the Quebec's dwindling high school graduation rates, parents of students in the Central Quebec School Board's high schools can breathe easy. The school board ranked first among the province's English school boards for the 2006-2007 school year with the highest percentage of graduates.

Huron-Wendats want to bury hatchet, end Plains tiff

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Photo: Courtesy of the Conseil de la nation Huronne-Wendat

The National Battlefields Commission has promised to consider and promptly respond to Grand Chief Konrad Siouï's proposal to create a peace-making ceremony on the Plains of Abraham that would replace the previously planned 1759 battle re-enactment.

Laval architecture students help revive Bishop Thorpe

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Bishop Thorpe is entering the 21st century through the eyes of Université Laval's architecture students. The 168-year-old Anglican bishop's residence, located next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, was recently the subject of a design project by the university's second-year architecture students.

Memorials and things of fame

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February 25, 2009

 

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English Quebecers are not Wolfes under the bed

The recent decision to not hold the reconstruction of the battle of the Plains of Abraham has truly upset and insulted me. Living in Quebec City I am no stranger to the will that Quebec becomes its own nation. The importance of preserving French language and Quebec culture are both issues I consider very important.

QC man fights to return English films to city’s cinemas

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Photo: Scott French

"Bond. James Bond," so goes one of the most iconic phrases in film history. Not only does Steven Théberge prefer to see 007 complete with his signature tuxedo and Walther PPK in Quebec City's theatres, he would also like to hear Daniel Craig's British accent as well.

Québec City Women’s Club Meeting February 25, 2009

The February Meeting of the Québec City Women’s Club will be held at the home of Kim Clarke, 1450 ave du Buisson, Sillery on Wednesday February 25, 2009. A short business meeting will be held at 7:00 pm. This will be followed by a  hands-on cooking demonstration by Terri Delli Colli.

Sunshine & Shadows at Morrin is cancelled

Good morning

Please find below the text we are sending to our members. If you could please post it on your website we would really appreaciate it.

Thanks

Controversial snow sculpture gets cold reception [photo]

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Photo by: Scott French
A snow sculpture depicting a Jewish money-lender gets a cold reception from Quebec’s Jewish community at the Winter Carnival last week.

Margaret Stella (Queenie) Cazes (Suess) 1919 - 2009

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Margaret Stella (Queenie) Cazes (Suess) 1919 - 2009

Time magazine honours QCT’s own Jordan Himelfarb

Said the Gramophone, an MP3 blog co-run by the QCT's own assistant editor, Jordan Himelfarb, along with partners, Sean Michaels and Dan Beirne, was named one of the top 25 blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine this week. The blog provides a daily sampling of "good songs" accompanied by thoughtful and witty reviews.

When should we speak up?

Last week a complaint was made to the Carnaval de Québec regarding an ice sculpture that was displayed on the Plains of Abraham. The sculpture, carved by the Ukrainian team, was based upon a Christmas folktale that dates back at least 200 years with six allegorical characters, each representing a different facet in Ukrainian peasant life.

A ten-year marriage of science and art at Mois Multi

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Photo: Julian Oliver

Agnès Maltais is clearly delighted, fascinated even, with Julian Oliver's Levelhead installation. The large screen in the centre of the Salle Méduse on St. Vallier Est. makes the technology-cum-art difficult to miss at the Mois Multi's vernissage.

Feds announce $13 mil for Shannon water pipeline

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Photo: Pierre Little

Still waters may run deep but for the municipality of Shannon it took three years of rocking the federal government's boat to receive the $13.3 million necessary to connect the municipality's aqueduct system to a new fresh water source. Conservative Minister Josée Verner made the grant official at a press conference at Shannon's Community Centre last Friday.

Obama visit a good sign for Canada-US relations: Consul General to Quebec City

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With US President Barack Obama expected to land in Ottawa Thursday for his first official international visit, political pundits are expounding on the significance of the trip and speculating about what might be on the agenda for discussion between Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Memorials and Things of Fame

February 18, 2009

 

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Grand Curling Match

Scotland Against The World

St. Lawrence Well Represented at Forum Etudiant

Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence was once again very well represented at this year's Forum Etudiant, held at the National Assembly from January 6-10

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The 17th edition of the Forum Etudiant took place from January 6th to January 10th 2009 at the National Assembly and the Delta Hotel in Québec. 5 Students from St. Lawrence participated in this activity:

Ingres and the moderns part III

The legacy

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Photo: MNBAQ

Throughout his career, Ingres was very influenced by the old masters and he, himself, hoped that his work would inspire the younger generations.  Actually, this is one of the reasons why, from 1826 on, he was interested in having lithographs made of his paintings.

McPEAK William H. (Bill) 1917 - 2009.

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Community websites launched

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Many community organization members attended the Community Planned Giving Program and Voice of English-speaking Quebec website launch last Monday.

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