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The Dragons’ Den descends on the City

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Photo: Photo: Patrick Miller

The popular CBC Television show, The Dragons' Den, held open auditions in Quebec City on March 3. In preparation for Season Six, the show's producers are crisscrossing the country in search of Canada's next great business idea. Quebec is just one stop on the tour of 36 cities, which began on February 12.

Libya - Back in the nick of time

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Photo: Photo: courtesy of Jean Pierre Labreecque

"I managed with a group of four SNC employees and 30 other Canadians to board a flight to Malta Thursday night and escaped that nightmare. I will see you next week."

Results of the Coupe des Glaces Championship

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Photo: Photo By Shirley Nadeau

The Grand Défi des Glaces was held last Saturday, March 5, with teams of ice canoe racers leaving the Bassin Louise starting at 12:30 p.m. The weather was mild but visibility was poor due to the falling snow, which gradually turned to rain later in the afternoon.

According to their classification, the teams had to complete up to 10 crossings of the St. Lawrence River.

Alice in Wonderland . . . Reflections

Improvement of quality of life for seniors

(adapted from a provincial government press release))

Small fish, big fish, many fish

With the official opening of the fishing season, I am reminded of the many fishing excursions I have made over the past 45 years. I have fished for bass, pike, trout, ouananiche and the mighty Atlantic salmon. I have fished for smelt off the end of a wharf, and witnessed spawning capelin rolling on the beach several times.

English School educators on the beaches

Letters to the Editor

Last week's revelation that educators from English school boards attended a conference in Hawaii a few weeks ago, is troubling. The trip comes a year after it was learned that seven school principals travelled to the Dominican Republic the previous winter, to attend a "leadership" conference.

A Tribute to Giovanni Costa

Giovanni Costa, originally from Sicily, and a long-time Italian lecturer at Laval University's École de Langues, passed way on February 3, 2011. Giovanni's life was celebrated at a well-attended and moving ceremony organized by the love of his life, Louise, and several other friends.

Irony and wordplay dance in Vienney Carpentier’s verse

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Vienney Carpentier

"I am in a highly creative phase now," says Vienney, 36, who already has four books in print and Writing Sessions set for release this fall. "I put on ear phones to listen to music, I disconnect from the world and I write," explains the dynamic, sensitive author whose work testifies to his keen ear and eye for the charming interplay between a word's sound and sense.

Quebec City Women’s Club seeking bursary applicants

Each year, the Quebec City Women's Club gives away thousands of dollars to women seeking higher education. The social group, partnered with the Citadel Foundation, raises funds for these bursaries primarily through the annual English Book Fair.

Currently, the QCWC is accepting applications from female students attending post-secondary schools.