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A 400th gift for pedestrians!

I’ve just returned from Christmas shopping. And I feel about as Christmassy as an ante-conversion Scrooge.

School’s out at 1 p.m.?


There is something I don’t understand. The school board has trouble closing schools in case of a snowstorm, allegedly because of the missed schooling time. But you have just decided that school will end at 1 p.m. on December 21, stating no reason for this in the notice we received this week.

My guess is that you have voted yourselves an early holiday.

A Christmas Story

I am reminded of my childhood in Quebec City, way back when eight-year-old boys like me believed in Santa Claus. We were able to convince ourselves that, somehow, Santa did exist in some way or form. We felt we could affirm such a belief without being looked upon as silly.

Modest Needs makes dreams come true


Keith Taylor never expected his modest dream of helping others would become such an international affair, thanks to a little help from a web friend in Quebec City.

The former professor of medieval English literature abandoned his childhood aspiration of becoming a philanthropist, when he discovered that “it meant you had a lot of money.”

VEQ close to 500 signatures on petition to CanWest Global

Voice of English-speaking Québec hopes to have 500 signatures on its petition to CanWest Global asking it to make good on its promises of broadcasting locally-produced content from the Quebec City region.

So far, the effort has been “going OK,” said spokesperson John Klassen.

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.

Gagné to leave Ste-Foy Elementary, and head to Everest Elementary

Micheline Gagné has taken on the job of principal at Everest Elementary School from outgoing administrator Lyse Grégoire. Gagné will leave Ste-Foy Elementary for the school in Duberger.

She has been principal at Ste-Foy Elementary for over five years. Before that Gagné helped to implement curriculum reform.

Chaudière Community Economic Development and Employability Committee


The Quebec-Chaudière Community Economic Development and Employability Committee (CeDeC) opened its doors to the community last Friday to show off its expanded offices and consult with people before finalizing its priorities for 2008-2009.

Memorial Mass for James (Jimmy) O’Shea on December 29th

at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 94 St. Patrick, Shannon, QC.

An anniversary mass will be held for James (Jimmy) O’Shea on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 94 St. Patrick, Shannon, QC.

Birth November 22, 2007 - Cécilia Frances DeCarlo


Shalom Québec to shed light on rich Jewish history in Quebec City


TO FULL ARTICLE HERE From left to right: Shalom Québec executive director Simon Jacobs, president Arthur Aron, historian Pierre Anctil and musician Ryna Wolteger greeted visitors to the Beth Israel Synagogue. In the background are some of the congregation’s sacred Torahs, or scrolls, unveiled for the occasion.

Shalom Québec to shed light on rich Jewish history in Quebec City


HICKS, Richard Howard 1972-2007

HICKS, Richard Howard 1972-2007

December 4, 2007, died at home at the age of 35 of complications arising from diabetes.

From Virginie Hamel to Strada on tap this month


The many coloured lights wrapped around our trees peek through our windows, illuminating the white coat of snow comfortably surrounding our warm, cosy nests. The crackling fire gently warms our bones while we sip away on our favourite hot drinks.

Portrait of Father Patrick McMahon


From left to right: Irish Heritage Québec president Marianna O’Gallagher, St. Brigid’s Guild president Gertrude Edwards Grogan, Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec director John Porter, St. Patrick’s Parishioner Robert McGoldrick and St.

Cuts mean loss of well-used online health website

The Canadian Health Network, a well-consulted online information resource will be shut down at the end of April due to budget cuts. Canadians who consult the site, including professionals in the health care sector, are outraged by the cuts.

Museum unveils restored portrait of Father Patrick McMahon

Photo: courtesy of St. Patrick's Church

Amid details of 400th anniversary projects at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a finely restored portrait that records a bit of Quebec City’s Irish history was revealed.

Last Chance Sale at the library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec


Georgina Klassen wishes to thank all those who participated in her Christmas Scrapbooking Open House, held at Eastern Québec Learning Centre recently. Congratulations to Tamar Chittspattio, Denise Richard and Ngoyi Mayasa the first (scrapbooking magazine), second (ideas booklet) and third prize (Christmas stickers) winners, respectively, of the draw!

Memorials and Things of Fame



Valcartier troops receive holiday wishes from Uxbridge


The Valcartier Family Centre received a magnificent Christmas card
addressed to our soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and to members of
their families.

The card is from the residents of Uxbridge, a town situated 45 km north of Toronto.

The QCT is available at the following newsstands


Labeaume sworn in as Quebec City’s 37th mayor


After a month of hard and fractious campaigning, Régis Labeaume was sworn in as the 37th mayor of Quebec City on Saturday.

QHS student entrepreneurs honoured


Quebec High School Secondary V student Audrey Nadeau was surprised to find out that her teamwork had won a prize!

Two years ago, students in The Young Blazers’ Co-op produced bulletin boards and coasters made from cork and wood.

Fraser wants feds to produce an action plan

and to show leadership in offering bilingual services

Photo: Jean-Marc Carisse

Canada’s commissioner of official languages, Graham Fraser, wants answers from the government on three specific topics. The first is the next phase of its Action Plan for Official Languages, due in March. Then Fraser said he wants to see “the leadership necessary to increase bilingualism in federal offices and improve the role of linguistic duality in public service renewal.”

Studying English-speaking teens in Quebec City is far from cut and dry

Researchers at Université Laval have conducted an unprecedented study of Quebec City’s English-speaking teens. In extended interviews with 29 students from Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High School, Laval social scientists examined what it’s like to be a member of a minority linguistic community in Quebec City.

Wedding - Calvin Murph and Patricia Henry





Tree Canada celebrates 75 million trees planted across the country


[PHOTO] Régis Labeaume wins mayoral election in a surprise landslide


Above: Régis Labeaume is Quebec City’s new mayor-elect.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle, December 1
St. Andrew’s Day

A fine farewell for Jane Falby


Janet Campbell Falby embodied the values of the Guiding movement that she lovingly shared with young women for decades. She died suddenly on November 25 at the age of 68.

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