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Les Voltigeurs save their drums and some of museum contents

Musicians determined to perform despite loss of instruments and uniforms

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True to their training, members of Quebec’s Les Voltigeurs regiment remained courageous during and after their home, Quebec City’s Armoury was badly destroyed in a massive fire on the evening of Friday, April 4.

Jeffery Hale history on display

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In addition to the annual Saint Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale art exhibit was a focus on the history of the institution’s two former entities. Above: some old medical instruments and a picture of the lifelong governors of the board of Jeffery Hale’s Hospital were among items displayed at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.

Café-Spectacles to present The Echo Hunters

The Café-Spectacles at Palais Montcalm will welcome two Canadian folk/roots groups on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Montreal-based The Echo Hunters and Porkbelly Futures, some of whom hail from Toronto, will share the stage for the latter group’s first Quebec appearance.

Royal Rifles of Canada heritage housed in Armoury

Disbanded but not forgotten, The Royal Rifles of Canada are part of Quebec City’s military history – and that of the Quebec City Armoury. This city-based infantry regiment was composed of soldiers from Quebec City, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Gaspé and parts of New Brunswick.

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[Video] Armoury Fire Aftermath 3 minutes

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Photos of the Armoury Fire Aftermath

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Quebec City armoury destroyed by fire - photos and video

DSCF0018_1.jpgQuebec City’s 124-year-old armoury was destroyed in a massive fire on Friday night. It is located off Grande-Allée, just outside the city’s fortified walls.

The building was undergoing renovations, which included sprinklers.

From humble origin, Marc Ouellet grew to become a leading prince of the Church

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When Cardinal Marc Ouellet became a priest in 1968, he dreamed of becoming a missionary.

Instead of work in a far off jungle or city slum, Ouellet hoped to be a
"missionary to priests." He joined the Sulpicians, an order dedicated
to priestly formation....read more

Price takes top honour

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Photo: Gilles Fréchette 

Some cell phone users agree with new regulation;

Quebec drivers have been ordered to put down their hand-held cell phones while driving. If not, they risk being fined between $80 and $100 for the first offense and losing three demerit points, with an added fine for speeding.

Police will hand out warnings only for the first three months.

The kinder, gentler face of minority government

Something’s up. Two weeks ago, Jean Charest’s minority government unveiled a new Employment Pact, worth close to $1 billion.

Time to remember Moe Rosenhek Volunteer Award

They donate their time and expect nothing in return, but some of Quebec City’s most altruistic residents are about to be recognized, whether they like it or not. Nominations for the Moe Rosenhek

Volunteer Award are now being accepted by the Citadel Foundation.

SLC looking for English skills, impressive marks

Students wishing to attend Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence beginning this September will have to hit the books extra hard; this year’s admissions process promises to be the most competitive in recent memory.

Applications to the school are up 25 per cent since this time last year, says Jean Robert, SLC’s campus director.

Quebec Semaine Multilingue runs from April 7 to 12

Quebec’s Semaine Multilingue will hit the region from April 7 to 12 this year.

The week, an initiative of the Chambre de commerce de Québec and its partners, is  a time to encourage people to think about multilingualism.

Events will wrap up with the region’s annual job fair at ExpoQuébec April 11 and 12 under the theme “Because we can choose .”

Help to free independent Cuban librarians

I am working on organizing a demonstration for August of this year, and I am hoping to make contact with people in the community who might be sympathetic to my cause and be able to assist me.

The issue at stake is a full-scale human rights violation which was begun in 2003 and which continues to this day.

Are they frog or fish?

The American humourist Mark Twain wrote that April 1 “is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364.”

For English-speaking readers Twain’s meaning is obvious and stinging: We are fools.

Still grappling with humungous bins

The thousands who have been following this column will doubtless recall that toward the beginning of this winter of our discontent I tried to say what I thought about the new garbage and recycling bins I had been issued by the city.

In French these bins are called bacs and they come in two sizes: humungous and humungous.

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CBC Radio’s Bernard St-Laurent comes to celebrate

CBC Radio host Bernard St-Laurent and C’est la vie are coming to Quebec City!

The show will be broadcast from Quebec City on Friday, April 4—asalute to the city’s 400th anniversary. They’ll be setting up at Palais Montcalm in the Café-Spectacles for 7:15 p.m.

Founding Families Walk during marathon

The Marathon de Deux Rives has an extended mission this year. It has also invited families to get on board for a special marathon to help honour the city’s 400th anniversary. Organizers are hoping for 8,000 participants, double last year’s crowd, with help from participants in the Founding Families Walk.

An eco-friendly way to celebrate Quebec City

Residents and visitors to Quebec City will be able to travel from one site to another together in a special shuttle bus that will cruise around to 16 tourist attractions during this summer’s 400th anniversary festivities.

Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy bazaar

The Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy is preparing for its annual bazaar. For everyone who wants to buy or sell games, toys, seasonal articles for children, strollers, high chairs, beds, clothing, books and more, plan to attend the bazaar on Saturday, April 19 from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Centre communautaire Ressources, 3200 Ave. D’Amours. For more information, call 641-6301 ext 4081.

Ploop is the sound of healthy food cookin’

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

It’s never too late to set your dreams in motion. John Shea considers himself lucky to have had a second chance, one he’s used to take the plunge into small business.

Finding the right job in Quebec City took time for Galbraith

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City dreaming of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou. This is the second of a three-part series recounting their stories.

ROULEAU, Robert, ing. 1940-2008

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INNES, Randall Edward (Ted) 1928 – 2008

The Chronicle-Telegraph up for five newspaper awards this May

The QCT has been honoured with five nominations at the annual Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards.

Assistant editor Michèle Thibeau is a finalist in the Best Education Story category for a piece she wrote on DDO School’s community-backed effort to secure an addition to its building.

Photo - Chalmers-Wesley spire starting to crumble

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Spire is Crumbling

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