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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.

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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.

A summer 400 years in the making: how Quebec City’s Anglo community celebrated a momentous anniversary

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

A whirlwind, festival filled summer has passed and the official Quebec 400th celebrations are beginning to wind down. As the smoke clears from all the birthday candles, cannon charges and fireworks displays, we look back at a few of the English-speaking community groups that have contributed to the celebration of this extraordinary anniversary.

Buses a boon

The shuttle service created by Industrial Alliance Insurance Company with the co-operation of the Capital Transportation Network and the National Capitol Commission provides links to the main activity sites for the 400th anniversary celebrations.

Wendake mounts world’s first francophone Native literary fest

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Photo: Marie White

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Can’t keep mum on mums: a history of popular flowers

Have you seen all the mums on sale everywhere? They are a joy to behold. Of course, we know they are telling us summer is over but we can say goodbye with gratitude and enjoyment. In all the grocery stores and nurseries everyone is buying up mums in every colour and smiling to see them so healthy and full of buds.

Quebec City falters on Terry Fox Run

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

Kamouraska shrine honours fallen drunkard

“So you were at Kamouraska. Did you see the monument to the drunkard?”

I knew what he was getting at, but couldn’t place it. Then it came ...

YWCA’s Empreintes d’Elles honours women in science, highlights lack of gender parity in the field

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Photo: Brigitte Boudreau

Forty women scientists and engineers were honoured at Université Laval on September 10 for helping to break down science’s gender barrier by entering fields often dominated by men. Questions about women’s place in science and how to encourage young women to pursue a career in the field took centre stage at the cocktail series Empreintes d’elle, organized by the Quebec City YWCA.

Autumn of the 400th

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Photo: Société du 400e.

Quebec Health Minister

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Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc (far right) sits with the Leadership Table Initiative in the Pavilion Jeffery Hale board room

Avant-garde art installations offer fresh perspectives

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Photo: Comunications Sira ba

Instead of singin’ in the rain, inventor-cumcomposer Paul De Marinis makes the rain sing. Showcasing De Marinis’ installation, Rain Dance, along with a wonderland of similarly grand curiosities that marry science and technology with art, a special outdoor edition of Le Mois Multi will be held in and around Saint-Roch and the lower town throughout the weekend.

Jean Talon by-election overshadowed by federal and American races, despite high-profile candidate

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Photo: Scott French

Any other year, the provincial by-election in Jean-Talon would be front-page news. With Health Minister Yves Bolduc attempting to legitimize his position in the eyes of the electorate by gaining a seat in the legislature, the campaign has the makings of a juicy story.

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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Photo: Google

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.

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