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EQLC students get “The Talk” about money

Photo: Danielle Burns

On the third Wednesday in April, parents and teachers across Canada were having “The Talk” with kids. It had nothing to do with sex education, but rather another subject that can make people uncomfortable: money.

Young entrepreneurs recognized at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Young entrepreneurs gathered at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on April 4 to enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a panel discussion featuring four businesspeople.

The results of the 20th OSEntreprendre Challenge, a provincewide entrepreneurial skills competition which attracts over 40,000 participants yearly, were announced at the end of the evening.

This year’s Salon de l’Auto electrically charged

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There was a lot of electricity in the air at the 37e Salon International de l’Auto de Québec (Quebec City International Auto Show) held at ExpoCité from March 6 to 11.

What’s cooking in the Canadian bakery business?

You may have missed the story last week in the hubbub over the discovery of a solar system with Earth-like planets, refugees fleeing to Canada from the United States, and the déconfiture (falling apart) of the Montreal Canadiens. But this is big: The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is coming to Canada, and what’s more, there will be a Canadian edition!

Architecture: improving urban living by design

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Architect and Université Laval professor Carole Després gave students at Champlain-St. Lawrence a different perspective on urban living and planning during her talk on February 21.

CEDEC Youth Startup Business Workshop - March 25


Wednesday, March 25, at 5:00 p.m. - CEDEC Youth Startup Business Workshop - Do you have an idea for a project or business? Are you between 18 and 35? Put your entrepreneurial qualities to the test, explore your idea and learn how to take it further! Learn from William Hush of BellePoubelle how you can turn your passion into a business.

JEF the fishmonger brings an English classic to Quebec City

Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Watch out, poutine-lovers – another guilty pleasure awaits you. The classic English “fish and chips” dish has made its way to the Basse-Ville and is set to make waves.

Save Your Children!

We must feed their talents, their dreams, and their hopes. But first, we must feed their empty stomachs with rich nutrients; something they can’t afford.

Photo: Kristina Giguere, Camille Boulanger, Florence Demers, Mr.Foy

Situated at the heart of the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood, Pignon Bleu is the primary actor in the fight against poverty in the region of Quebec.

The Empowerment Equation

Take a deep breath in... you should read this.


Let me start off by sharing a story with you. The founder of The International Association for Human Values and The Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian and expert on the mind. Sri Sri was invited to give the keynote speech at the international head quarters of Nokia, in Helsinki, Finland. The address was incredibly engaging, and inspiring.

10 Great Reasons to Use a Mortgage Broker


1 Get independent advice on your financial options. As independent mortgage brokers and mortgage agents, we’re not tied to any one lender or range of products. Our goal is to help you successfully finance your home or property. We’ll start by getting to know you and your homeownership goals.

Canadian mortgage debt a concern: Flaherty

Photo: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

TORONTO -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he's still concerned about the mortgage debt Canadians are carrying, but adds he thinks they're getting the message that interest rates won't stay low forever.
"I remain concerned about people taking on larger obligations than they would be able to afford were interest rates to go up, as they inevitably will," Flaherty said.

Laval University students study a unique bison herd


The bison graze in meadows, along lakes, and throughout the thick aspen forests of Prince Albert National Park.
Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Auberge Saint-Antoine offers Grape Harvest package

Photo: Marie White

Shortly after receiving the prestigious 2012 Top City Hotel in Canada Award from Travel and Leisure Magazine in New York City, the Auberge Saint-Antoine announced its newest novelty. Guests will be offered a luxurious experience called the Grape Harvest package on two weekends this October.

Clothing Drive for Africa

St. Lawrence Clothing Drive for Africa reached its end.

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Photo: Catherine Jean

Help Feed the Kids, Buy a Cookie

Photo: Champlain St. Lawrence

During the creation of our project, we had to be organized and we had strict restrictions to follow in order to create an event. At first, we had to form a team which, in our case, was pretty easy. We could not have a better group, we were organized and we communicated very well with each other. The team’s roles, responsibilities, values and behaviours have been separated equally.


A Dysfunctional financial system has led to a dysfunctional title registry


Canadians avoided the U.S. Banking disaster through prudence and good management. Yet they flock to pick up "bargains" in the states with little or no understanding of the scope of the disaster, nor the risks to new buyers of foreclosed properties. If the property is or was subject to a claim of "securitization" it is very likely based upon faulty or false paperwork.

CEDEC SBSN launch in QCA a true provincial collaboration

Photo: Lucie-Ann Laberge; photomontage CEDEC

CEDEC Small Business Support Network has launched into action in the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions!

On December 8, CEDEC's 5 à 7 event provided a space for small business owners and self-employed workers to meet, network and share with resource organizations that can help them succeed.

Six community projects nominated for 2011 CEDEC Award

Community Economic Development and Employability Committees (CEDEC) recently nominated six community projects for the 2011 CEDEC Award. CEDEC is a volunteer-driven organization, started in 1998 that strives to connect the Federal Government with community constructed initiatives focused on strengthening English-speaking economies.

Promoting the PW Sims program


During their communication class, five students from the College Champlain-St.Lawrence decided to promote their program to local companies. They are parts of the PW Sims program, the business program the college offers.

Promotion of the P.W. Sims Program at Champlain St.Lawrence


Every year, students from St. Lawrence College must form groups to organize an event. This has been the case lately with students from the P.W. Sims Program, a 3-year DEC-BAC business program that is offered by the Champlain Saint-Lawrence College.

Good Manners for Dummies

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Last Thursday, on the 14th of April, a table manners event took place at the Tatum Café on St-Jean Street in Quebec City under the supervision of Andrée Dargis, who was our table manners expert. The participants were welcomed by one of the team members while afterwards Andree Dargis explained them how they should behave during a cocktail.

The Field Trip to Montreal


Fivestudents of the Champlain St-Lawrence College organized a field trip toMontreal for the business students. During this event, they visited an amazing and unique company, which was the Sun Life Financial. The firm welcomed thegroup in a really nice way.

Entrepreneurship in Québec City

Raising awareness


Did you know that entrepreneurship plays a major role in the economic development of society? Whether locally or internationally, entrepreneurship drives innovation, creates jobs, and spurs economics growth. This being said, what’s up with entrepreneurship in Québec?

Great Collaboration leads to a 1st in Québec for the Waste & Recycling vehicle using Natural Gas

Labrie Environmental Group held a Press Conference on February 9, 2010. During this conference Labrie, EBI & Gaz Métro Transportation Solutions discussed the collaborative efforts of the three companies, which lead to the 1st CNG waste & recycling vehicle in the province of Quebec.

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On December 10, 2010, EBI awarded Labrie Environmental Group the contract to manufacturer EBI’s first automated compressed natural gas (CNG) Waste & Recycling Vehicle, the Labrie CNG Automizer.

Port of Quebec passes the 100,000 passenger mark in 2010


Commissionaires Return to Work


Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

Quebec’s Air Carrier Aeropro To Shut Down Flight Operations

August 17, 2010 - Quebec air carrier Aeropro reported on Monday that the company is shutting down its flight operations as a result of its failure to convince a Federal Court in Quebec, Canada to reverse the decision made by Transport Canada which had revoking its operating license.

P.W. Sims program seeks business participation

This fall at Champlain St. Lawrence College's P.W. Sims Business Program, 40 second-year marketing students under Professor Paul Bleau will form into groups of five or six and will be asked to write up a marketing plan for an already existing product or one that is in development, or even just an idea, phase.

Residential construction rises in Quebec centres

According to the results of the latest monthly survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), residential construction increased last month in Quebec centres with 10,000 or more inhabitants. In all, 4,223 dwellings were started in June 2010, compared to 2,990 a year earlier.

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