May 3 2017 Edition

Jeffery Hale Community Partners thank tea-rrific volunteers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
During Canada’s National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, many organizations take the opportunity to express their appreciation to the volunteers who have helped them during the past year. 
Jeffery Hale Community Partners were no exception.

SLC Blood Drive helps save lives

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Andrea Andrade Chapal, Gabriel Langlois and Matea Marjanovic, students at Champlain-St. Lawrence, organized and hosted the college’s annual blood drive.

Cabane à sucre party a sure sign of spring in Quebec

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Photo: Bill Cox
Spring can be appreciated in many ways but for me the best is at a cabane à sucre (sugar shack) “boiling off” party in a maple grove with warm sunshine, and a gentle breeze swaying the top branches of the trees.

Laval’s Auclair signs as free agent with NFL’s Bucs

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Photo: Yan Doublet, Université Laval

Kids play football with the dream of someday playing in the National Football League, even in Canada. Well, last Saturday, Anthony Auclair, from the Université Laval Rouge et Or team, took one step closer to his dream.

Undrafted in last weekend’s NFL draft in Philadelphia, Auclair, a six-foot-six, 256-pound tight end, signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Who knows who will win Tory leadership?

So, the Dragon turned out to lack the leadership magic and puffed out. With Kevin O'Leary's exit, pundits and pollsters say the race to replace Stephen Harper is now Maxime Bernier’s to lose.

QHS and St. Pat’s rugby teams start their spring season on the field

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Photo: Luc Lang

The last sport of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) to be played in the 2016-2017 high school athletic season will start this week on fields in the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region.

The St. Patrick High School Fighting Irish will dress two girls teams.

The Quebec High School Blazers will field two teams – one senior girls and one senior boys.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
We learn by a telegram from Father Point [Pointe-au-Père near Rimouski] of the destruction by fire of the Father Point Light-House and dwelling house.

The story behind Rue du Marché-Finlay

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue du Marché-Finlay is named after the merchant William Finlay who played a leading role in the business world of Quebec City in the 19th century. Possibly a native of Kilmarnock, Scotland, he arrived in Quebec sometime between 1798 and 1805 and by 1808, he was working for the powerful merchant John Mure.

Love is just as lovely the second time around

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

When they look at each other, you can see the love-light in their eyes. And I’m sure what they see is the 20-something young man and woman they once were when they first met 66 years ago.

What The Heck “breaks the mold” of traditional school rock shows

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 29, Champlain-St. Lawrence’s rock band What The Heck brought down the house with its recent show, Break The Mold.* During what is hopefully the final performance outside the campus’ amphitheatre, the band played impressively at the Collège Compagnons-de-Cartier. During the show, the audience danced, sang along, cheered and applauded.

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