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Canadian Rangers travel to share in celebrating 400 years of history

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With cheery faces, the Canadian Rangers motored their way from CFB Valcartier to Quebec City Hall for an official greeting.

Some 40 Rangers from 23 Northern communities, members of the 2nd Patrol Group, made a trek to Quebec City by snowmobile in support of its 400th anniversary.

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

Who will be beheaded in Valcartier?

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There will be strange happenings in the village of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. On February 10, shortly before 2 p.m. a crowd will gather to decide the fate of one of its own. Will it be municipal councillor Thomas Lavallee, school principal André Desgagné, or teacher Cedric Ferland?

Voices from the Crossroads begins

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The operetta Rosina was a hit! Students from the conservatoire d’art dramatique et de musique du Québec, singers and musicians, performed to sold out houses at Morrin Centre’s College Hall last weekend. Rosina launched Voices from the Crossroads, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s 400th anniversary initiative.

Echo[e]s will speak to the English-speaking communities of past and present

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Gisèle Bouchard is collecting photos and video that depict life as an English-speaker in Quebec City over the past century. This is the final step in her information gathering for Echo[e]s, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s oral history project.

Echo[e]s is part of the LHSQ’s 400th anniversary program, Voices from the Crossroads.

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Carless in the suburbs

Who says that no one walks to the corner store for milk anymore? Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you’re stuck behind the wheel of a car.

A recent Canadian study said that folks who live outside of the city centre rely on their cars more. Perhaps this is the case for some people. But there are exceptions.

Historian looking for English-speaking women

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Do you know any Quebec City women who should be celebrated?

Haller to host wordcraft workshops at Morrin Centre

Poet, singer/songwriter Adrian Haller will host a four-session series on writing, Word/Craft: An Introduction to Poetry Writing and Practice, to be held on Sundays once a month from February to May at Morrin Centre. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Rebels take home trophy from 95th Quebec International Bonspiel

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Ontario’s Rebels were flattered by the standing ovation when they were called to accept the Quebec International Bonspiel’s top trophy.

The bonspielers celebrated the 95th edition of the weeklong event, hosted at the Château Frontenac.

The Rebels, now combined with team La Terrace, is a bit of a father-and-son tradition.

Catchment areas unchanged

Last week the QCT reported that catchment areas, which correspond to enrolment, for Central Québec School Board’s Ste-Foy Elementary School had changed this year. In fact, they have not. They are the same as last year.

Restaurateur Luigi Sgobba dies at 79

Luigi Sgobba, co-founder of Le Continental restaurant, died on January 19 at Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. He was 79.

In November 1956, Sgobba and his brother Angelo, along with partners Luigi Giacomello and Stephano Degan, opened Le Continental at 26 Rue St-Louis, in the former residence of the Honourable Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a Canadian Supreme Court judge.

Horrocks succeeds Tabachnik as head of QESBA

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The executive of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) underwent a major shake-up this past wekeend.

Debbie Horrocks of the Riverside School Board in Montreal was elected president of the association at the organization’s annual general meeting. She succeeds Marcus Tabachnik, who served as president for the maximum allowable period of two two-year terms.

Mixed emotions reign at CFB Valcartier

The Valcartier Garrison, just outside of Quebec City, is a hub of mixed emotion at the moment. As soldiers and families at the base prepare to welcome back 1,700 troops from tours in Afghanistan, another 100 from CFB Valcartier are getting ready to join the mission.

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CARON LEMIRE, Denise 1948-2008

 

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Urbanopolis questions impact of cities

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We here at The Beat feel that it is our duty to keep you updated with the latest activities of Quebec City’s 400th birthday celebrations. Going forward with this week’s edition and every other week, we will make it a priority to keep you posted on some of the events you might want to attend, visit or participate in.

When you’re wearing your favourite sweater ...

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When you get ready to go to school or the museum or somewhere nice, what is your favourite thing to wear?

What is the first thing you grab from your dresser, the thing that makes you most comfortable? Is it your best t-shirt or maybe something your Grandma gave you? Do you have a lucky pair of underwear or a pair of fancy shoes that make you feel really, really special?

“Bright, Amazing Projects” at QHS Science Fair

IMG_8873_1_.jpgStudents learned about everything from dopamine and moisturizers to global warming and weather forecasting at the 2008 Quebec High School Science Fair.

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Monday, January 21, Letter of Acknowledgement from The Morning Chronicle.

Maclean’s reader surprised by White’s association with QCT

The following letter is in response to an article that appeared in the January 28, 2008, edition of Maclean’s magazine. It was addressed to the magazine and to Peter White.

QCT changes are disappointing

The Publisher’s Note on Page 4 of the most recent edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (Wednesday, January 16, 2008), acknowledged that changes have been occurring in the newspaper over the last few months under your ownership.

It confirmed what readers, including myself, have noticed: fewer and fewer articles and more and more advertising.

Central Québec receives MELS funds to renovate its schools

The Central Québec School Board has received $1,086,000 from the provincial Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport (MELS) to proceed with maintaining its buildings. School boards across the province got a piece of the $30 billion pie, part of the government’s five-year infrastructure plan.

Lions Hockey travels to Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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During the weekend of January 11, the St. Lawrence Lions hockey team travelled to Philadelphia and New Jersey to play two prep school teams. The team left on January 11 in the wee hours of the morning, in the direction of Philadelphia, Pa.

Kicking up funds for Scotland trip

Fundraising for a trip to Scotland to train with the Glasgow Rangers takes plenty of work, but there’s also room for a bit of fun.

Thirteen Quebec High School soccer concentration students are preparing to strut their stuff this Saturday during this year’s Salon Équilibre Santé Forme, January 25 to 27.

Dennis P. Drainville Ordination

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Photo by: James Sweeny

New catchment areas for Ste-Foy Elementary

Same criteria for Secondary I students headed for QHS, St. Pat’s

Parents of students headed for Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High need to make sure they get their registration forms in on time to ensure their children get a shot at the high school of their choice next fall.

Godin to head St-Foy School

Denise Godin will take on the job of principal of Ste-Foy Elementary School. She will succeed Micheline Gagné who officially begins at Everest as principal on February 1.

Godin currently occupies the position of special needs consultant at the Central Québec School Board. Previously she held the post of staff assistant and before that Godin taught at Ste-Foy Elementary.

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