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St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church Oct 4th Monthly Sale

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October 4. St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

QHS Freshman Night breaks ice for first-years

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Excited Secondary One students at Quebec High School brought the school gym and playing field alive for the second annual Freshman Night last Friday.

Google digitizes QCT archives

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The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has teamed up with American search engine giant Google to make our archives – the oldest of any newspaper’s in North America – available free of charge to the world.

Using Google’s news archive search technology, Internet surfers will be able to consult over 200 years of QCT back issues.

Memorials and Things of Fame

 The Morning Chronicle


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A Dog Story

Literary and Historical Society halts book sale

Following a meeting of its council Monday evening, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec is postponing the controversial sale of thousands of historical volumes to a later, unconfirmed date.

Hilton, Loews strike deal with workers, end labour dispute

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hotel and the Loews Concorde Hotel in Quebec voted in large majorities on August 29 to accept contracts from their employers.

The employees’ acceptance of the proposed contract has resolved a labour conflict that lasted nearly four months.

English Canadian Bible Society looks to French Canada for funds

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When he departs for the Gaspé this week, Pierre Therrien will be fulfilling a centuries-old English Canadian tradition, though it’s relatively new to French-speaking Quebec. The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) director will be canvassing in the Gaspé’s English-protestant communities in order to raise funds for the society’s Christian publications.

Rouge et Or ride roughshod over Carabins

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“We’re in search of excellence,” said Glen Constantin, head coach of the threetime national champions Université Laval Rouge et Or football club. They seem to have found what they’re looking for; the Rouge et Or got off to a fantastic start this year with a 17 to 6 victory over the Université de Montréal Carabins on Sunday.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Chronicle-Telegraph CBC Quebec AM interview

 

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ANNOUNCING - Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Archive Partnership with Google

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Archives can be accessed here

Please click on the CBC logo below to listen to Pierre Little, Publisher of the QCT explain the project. 

Kéno Foundation 3rd annual fund-raising walk

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Spag&tini Restaurant Review

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From under a row of blue and yellow umbrellas on the Petit Champlain come the gentle sounds of conversation, silverware clinking with plates, and servers bustling to and from the kitchen carrying orders. Here at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac, local restauranteurs Caroline Bergeron and Dominique Roy are trying to attract more local customers to their tourist-frequented Italian resto.

Peter Simons

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La Maison Simons president Peter Simons
(photo taken in 2003). The retailer recently pullled advertising geared
to teens after complaints that models were too thin. The fashion industry
has been proactive of late in promoting healthier-looking female models

The Celtic Festival

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The Celtic Festival kicked off the weekend
in grand style with a parade throughout the streets of Old Quebec last
Saturday morning. Led by the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Band, about a hundred participants rallied under the banners of their
respective Celtic nations.  The parade stopped momentarily at City

The finer points of whisky and whiskey

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"It's not bad, a little light," said Fredéric Dubois after sampling the evening's second whisky of the night, Qunita Ruban, a single-malt by Scottish distiller Glen Morangie. Dubois was one of the 100 whisky fans who attended the Celtic Festival's third annual Whisky Tasting held at Morrin Centre last Friday night.

Shannon Dancers draw a crowd - Dancers are friends

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Jigs, travel reels, and horn pipes are apparently just part of growing up with Celtic roots in Shannon. Following their show on Saturday morning at Morrin Centre, several members of the Shannon Irish Dancers explained that the tradition of Irish dancing is one which is passed on from generation to generation.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

The Morning Chronicle

Access to volumes elsewhere

The recent debate over the proposed auction
of volumes from the Literary and Historical Society's collection has
left me somewhat perplexed.

Auction: both views have merit

In the recent exchange of letters to the editor regarding the silent book auction, there has been much metaphor and hyperbole. Entertainment to match the politics-as-spectacle from down South.

Update from the Publisher First-year round-up

Amazingly, it has been a year since I took the helm of North America's oldest newspaper. Over this year, I have learned a great deal about and have become integrated into this city; it has been a profound learning experience for me.

My French is certainly better, and I feel, now more than ever, a part of Quebec City's close-knit anglophone community.

Learn about the benefits of planned giving

A new Planned Giving Program, initiated by the Jeffery Hale Community Partners, will benefit partner organizations in the English-speaking community this fall.

Tattered old books expected to fetch $15,000 for LHSQ

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Photo: Scott French

Stacked in the small, common space adjacent to the jail cells that once held the city's criminals, 106 boxes of books, worn with use, age, and neglect, await their fate: sale by silent auction. The proposed sale of certain 18th and 19th century volumes from the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec's private collection has led many to believe the society's heritage has been condemned.

Society's old books await the auction block

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Photo:  Scott French

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
president David Blair inspects one of the books slated for sale by silent
auction.

EQLC to help train much-needed bilingual nursing assistants

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

The Eastern Québec Learning Centre is ready and waiting to help meet the demand for bilingual registered nursing assistants (RNAs), nursing assistants and medical assistants. All it needs are students to warm the seats.

Students will be able to work toward a diploma in Health, Assistance and Nursing (RNA) beginning September 29.

Simons apologizes: "We should have done better"

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

The Quebec City based clothing retailer La Maison Simons has recalled 450,000 of its youth-focused fall/winter catalogue after numerous customer complaints cited the young female models pictured in the catalogue as too thin.

Turkey Supper

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 St-Andrew’s Presbyter

Tinity Church Flea Market September 13th

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Trinity Church is holding flea market on Saturday, September 13th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in Collie Hall, everything from furniture, clothing, tools, household items will be on sale.  Coffee and tea and muffins for sale as well.

Proceeds will go to Anglican Church Women

The fireworks

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Photo: David Cannon 

The fireworks finale of the last movement of the OSQ’s rendition of Carmina Burana. Photo courtesy Société du 400e.

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