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200 years of commerce in QC

As Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary, its Chamber of Commerce is about to turn 200 years old.

The Chamber of Commerce and the city have decided to collaborate in celebrating the two anniversaries. A book retracing the commercial history of Quebec City and the history of its Chamber of Commerce was just sent to press.

Summer soakings threaten Quebec’s crops

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Photo: Scott French

The Financière Agricole’s annual mid-season crop report released in July has confirmed what farmers in the Quebec City region know all too well already: the relentless wet weather is having an adverse effect on growing and harvesting crops.

Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

Hotel workers threaten strike

About 1,000 workers from six hotels in the Quebec City region are threatening to go on strike.  The workers, affiliated with La Federation du Commerce of CSN union, voted on Thursday, July 23 for a 72-hour bank of strike time that could be used at any time after August 1.

Ottawa pulls money out of regional economic development agencies

A battle has been raging between Ottawa and Quebec City for the past week with no white flags in sight. Federal Economic Development Minister for the Quebec Regions (DEC) Jean-Pierre Blackburn is intent on cutting $20 to $30 million normally delegated annually to non-profit regional economic development organizations.

Who is behind The Zone Multilingue?

As job seekers, headhunters and employers prepare for the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair, a group of individuals from the city’s English-speaking community is putting the finishing touches on its own section of the event.

It pays to be bilingual

It pays to be bilingual – literally. That’s the idea behind the establishment of the Zone Multilingue kiosk at the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair.

Weekly networking in English to return!

Diane Ipperseil of Une Affaire d’Anglais is thrilled with the success ofa language class initiative with partners SoHoWorld and Groupe Perspectives offered in conjunction with the Chambre de commerce du Québec.

Lively networking and discussions in English over breakfast at 7 a.m. are the perfect solution for busy business folk.

La Maison Simons expands store while reducing footprint

Expanding the Simons store at Place Ste-Foy shopping centre won’t mean a bigger environmental footprint for the Quebec City-family-owned clothing retailer.

Maclean’s reader surprised by White’s association with QCT

The following letter is in response to an article that appeared in the January 28, 2008, edition of Maclean’s magazine. It was addressed to the magazine and to Peter White.

Equal airfare for equal ride in store for disabled Canadians long overdue

Modest Needs makes dreams come true

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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.”

How the Caisse’s infatuation could affect the Quebec pension plan

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All through life, hasn’t there always been someone around to tell you: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!”?

And didn’t Mom always say: “Just because all the big banks are buying and selling billions of dollars worth of asset-backed commercial paper doesn’t mean you should do it too!”?

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NJ & Compagnie opens shop in new Shannon mall

Business partners Natalie Goodfellow and Janick Purchio have moved NJ & Compagnie from its home in Valcartier Village to nearby Shannon.

NJ & Compagnie recently welcomed visitors to its new digs. Advertising was done by word of mouth. The boutique is the second store to open its doors in Shannon's new mall, located on Blvd. Jacques-Cartier.

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