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Saving green by going green: a how-to guide

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(NC)-Improving the world’s ecology and your own economy may be easier than many people realize. Right now, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports that the average Canadian household generates more than 60,000 pounds of CO2 (the most common greenhouse gas) emissions a year.

Winters can be warm without being pricey

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Photo: George Staniloae

(NC)-With the onset of the fall season, colder temperatures and snow will soon be here. In light of increasing fuel prices, that first large heating bill may come as a shock!

Goodbye, dear maples

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When the Old Fellow and I first bought our house we already had one child and another on the way. We were absolutely delighted with ourselves although we had a few worries, like how we would ever pay back $13,000, which was a monstrous sum at that time.

To know or not to know

Book celebrates Chamber of Commerce’s 200th anniversary, Anglo roots

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Photo: Scott French

SLC teachers take to the picket line in protest of wages, hours

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Photo: Scott French

Annual Craft Sale Oct 19th

The A.S. Johnson/St. Patrick School Foundation will hold its 14th Annual Craft Sale at the school, 919 Rue Mooney O., Thetford Mines, from 10 to 4 p.m. October 19, 2008.

A variety of crafts, knitting and home-baked goods and luch are available. Proceeds to fund the breakfast and other school programs.

Girl Guides struggle to find a niche in modern Quebec

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Ninety-nine years ago a daring group of girls attended a scouting rally in London, England. Until that point scouting had been the exclusive domain of boys, but these girls demanded the same privileges and adventures to which the Boy Scouts were entitled. So under the guidance of Agnes Baden-Powel, the first Girl Guide troop was created.

Toddler Time October 10

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Toddler Time is a fun activity just for 3 and 4 year olds.  Come sing songs, hear stories and make crafts.  This month’s theme is Halloween.

October 1, 2008: Moms’ Nite-Out

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Every mom needs time out from parental responsibilities now and then. It's perfectly normal. Admit it - you're dying to make some new women friends who are in the same life stage and who speak English!

Happy Jewish New Year

Quebec Bridge is falling down

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Photo: Photo: QCT archives

Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city.
And look at it now.

French needed? Students wanted at EQLC

Quebec City can be a foreign and difficult place to live and work if you don’t speak French. A coalition of community partners in the English-speaking community is therefore launching the French Second Language Employability program, offering free-of-charge French courses focused on newly arrived English-speakers looking to enter the job market.

YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.

Voter apathy prevalent among Quebec youth

On October 14, millions of Canadians in Quebec and across the country will fulfil their democratic duty by going to their local polling stations to vote in the federal election. Nearly as many – over 35 per cent of eligible voters in the last three federal elections – will abstain from voting, a number that has some seeking new ways to engage Canadian voters.

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fall Lunch & Sale

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Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec will be hosting their Fall Lunch & Sale on Saturday November 22nd from 10:30am -1:30pm in the Kirk Hall. Sale includes bake table, gift baskets & nearly new items. Cost for lunch is $7 and children under 12 for $5. For more information, contact Katherine at (418)849 7904.

Quebec Art Company Annual General Meeting

The Quebec Art Company welcomes everyone to its Annual General Meeting, Sunday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Carter Hall, 31 Rue Desjardins. For more information contact Cheryl Rimmer (418) 881-4090.

Memorials and things of fame


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The Morning Chronicle

Jeffery Hale lifts fourth-floor C. difficile quarantine

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Photo: Diane Kameen

A month-long quarantine of the Jeffery Hale Hospital’s fourth floor was finally lifted last week after the C. difficile outbreak that prompted it was determined to be over. The floor was put under quarantine on August 15 after tests confirmed three cases of the nosocomial infection in the hospital’s long-term care wards. The quarantine was lifted September 12.

Quebecers go car-free

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Photo by Scott French

History repeats itself: English schools await books

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Photo: Scott French

Oct 5th, Blessings of the Animals

There will be a Blessing of the Animals officiated by Arch-Bishop Bruce Stavert at St. Michael's Anglican Church in Sillery at 10:30AM on Sunday, October 5 2008

15th Annual Christmas Bazaar on November 16

Sponsored by Anglican Guild of Christ Church

CREATIVE AND FUN WORKSHOP " MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE"

BECOME A LITERACY VOLUNTEER!

JOIN US FOR A CREATIVE AND FUN WORKSHOP " MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE"

Presenter: Kate Strickland, the former Executive Director of Literacy Unlimited, currently runs art vein studio in Hudson, Quebec, where she does creativity workshops and makes her own art.

When:  Tuesday, September 30th 2008

Québec City Women’s Club’s annual Bookfair

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Saturday October 25, 2008

Envol et Macadam brings alternative rock to Saint-Roch

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Photo: Matthew Mendel

My shoes are dirty. My shoes are dirty because I am in the mud, behind a metal gate, trying to talk my way
backstage at the Envol et Macadam festival.

Held in Quebec City every September since 1996, Envol et Macadam is one of the town’s few alternative music festivals. This year, the concerts were staged at Ilot Fleury in the heart of Saint- Roch.

Port of Quebec has recordbreaking year

With nearly 27 million tons of goods handled in 2007, the Port of Quebec has had a recordbreaking year, jumping 15 per cent compared to 2006 and 75 per cent compared to the tonnage of goods handled in 2001. The news followed the release of the port’s annual activity report and audited financial results on August 29.

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