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SLC's Wu and Fortier win prestigious Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards for university study

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Photo: Courtesy of Clara Wu

Two Champlain St. Lawrence students have been named as winners of prestigious scholarships from the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards last week for their involvement and leadership in their schools and in their community in Ste-Foy.

Clara Wu was one of 123 youths across the country to be recognized with the $25,000 national entrance scholarship.

Learning French was a gift of opportunity and new perspective

Being an Anglophone, I have to admit, I was arrogant about my language for the first 20 years of my life.

I believed it was all I would need to succeed, and I was completely in love with the English language.

I loved to learn new words and use them, almost haughtily, in my conversations.

Touting little-known expressions made me feel quite intelligent.

Twenty-five years after the National Assembly killing spree

A gentle rain was falling as I made my way up the lawn toward the principal entrance of the Hotel du Parlement.

I hadn't walked that area in many years, and could not fail to notice the improvements that had taken place since the days when I worked for the Legis - woops! - National Assembly.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Tewkesbury author Finn Clarke explores the dark side of fairy tales

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Photo: Courtesy of Finn Clarke

After two years of working with British inmates and tired of traditional fairy tales, Tewkesbury resident Finn Clarke was encouraged to write darker, grimmer tales for adults, which have hopeful, if not happy, endings.

Rick Dollard saluted at retirement bash

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Photo: Courtesy of Ashleay Dollard

Last Saturday, May 2, past and present members of the Central Quebec School Board gathered to celebrate Rick Dollard's retirement at a party organized for him at the Aquarium du Québec.

Music helps students with math and reading say teachers

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Photo: Scott French

If you live near a Central Quebec School Board school, you might have heard the sound of music Monday.

Valérie Côté named Athlete of the Year at Champlain St. Lawrence

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Valerie Côté was named Athlete of the Year for her overall performance in cross country running this year as Champlain St. Lawrence honoured its top athletes last Thursday evening at its annual sports banquet.

America: The Bad and the Beautiful and Harley Davidson and the NRA

In the early 1980s, the Canadian pop-rock group Rough Trade wrote a song called America: Bad and Beautiful.

In the song, the band commented on the nature of American society, being one based on virtually unlimited individual liberty.

This situation created, in their opinion, a society of ‘bad and beautiful' things.

Be prepared to protect health and safety in an emergency

May 3 to May 9 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime.

They can be caused by severe weather, disease outbreaks, food or water contamination, accidents or by
intentional acts.

Right now you might be thinking more about planning your
summer vacation, but it's important for families to talk about emergency