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Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Photo: Scott French

Saint Nicholas flanked by two kids on the ‘nice’ list, Sarah Duquet and Paul Choquette.  The Catholic Saint’s gift giving to poor children inspired the idea of Santa Claus in North America.

The VEQ Holiday Happy Hour was a great success

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Photo: Scott French

We hosted over 120 people at the Les Voûtes du Cavour, Thursday, December 4. Of those who attended over 40 were newcomers to the Quebec City area. We were very pleased to see such a great community turn out. Congratulations to those who won the door prizes and we hope to see everyone at the next VEQ happy hour in February 2009.' - Jean-Sébastien Gignac, Executive Director, VEQ.

 

No talent to waste: literacy an economic priority

To the Leaders of Quebec’s Political Parties,

We heard proposals during this past electoral campaign on how to deal with the economic crisis at our door. The situation is, in fact, worrisome, and the economy is the focal point of each party's position.

Oxford bound: Quebec City student takes the Rhodes

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Photo: Guinevere Shau

A self-described Romantic, a self-taught violinist and a self-motivated Mathematical Physics student and Karate champion, Quebec City's Vincent Larochelle is an exceptional individual.

PLQ win majority despite renewed sovereignty debate

In the sub-artic temperatures of Monday's provincial election, the Liberals won a majority government and allayed fears that the Prime Minister's recent anti-sovereigntist rhetoric would have a backlash on the province's federalist party. In fact, the party that seems to have been hurt most by the federal Conservatives' harsh condemnation of sovereigntists is the Conservatives themselves.

Germans meet at Christmas market

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Photo: Scott French

"Fröliche Weihnacten! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!" Standing at the door of St. Michael's Church wearing her traditional Black Forest dress and apron, Doris Fritschmann could hardly greet people quickly enough at the first annual German Christmas market on December 6.

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Gov’t should be bilingual so citizens don’t need to be: Fraser

The success of the Official Bilingualism Act does not depend on universal bilingualism within Canada, Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser told a crowd at the Morrin Centre Sunday Night.

Spire Restoration Underway at Chalmers-Wesley

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Quebec City photo journalist Jay ouellett featured on CNN iReport with Ground Zero at Midnight photo

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Dec 6th QHS Coffee House:

QHS Coffee House:
December 6th A variety of students' talents will be showcased at Quebec High School, Belvedère corner René Levesque, at 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, students and seniors $3. For more information ask for Tess Leblanc, 418-683-1953.

Restaurant Thanh Long

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Restaurant Thanh Long, located just off Honore-Mercier by Place d'Youville, is an excellent place

Charest talks economy, skirts language

During a recent visit to Quebec City, Liberal leader Jean Charest, the man who will most

Registration for Jeffery Hale Community Art Program - deadline December 19th

Creative Expression

Shannon Author Captures Irish-Canadian Experience

My dad was Irish and my mom was French -- another one of those mixed marriages. But they appreciated the same things. Of course, my dad said, "It took me twenty years to learn."

Playing the Player Piano

Somepianos today play automatically. It really gives you a shock to hearthem tinkering along without someone sitting on the bench. Iguess it's really great, but not too much different from aradio without advertisements or a CD -- and it takes up more room.

Timeless Tall Tales

The other day while passing by Chalmers Wesley Church I saw two cranes, one of which appeared to reach to the clouds. The workmen were replacing the shutters in the steeple with wooden panels in order to prevent rain and snow from penetrating and causing more damage. This could not wait until next summer when the steeple will be rebuilt. It reminded me of Baron Munchausen.

QC parents create child care oasis

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Photo: Scott French

Finding an open place for a child in a Quebec City day care can be like trying to find a drink of water in the desert. With few places and even fewer bilingual day cares, a group of parents in the English-speaking community have created Halte Garderie Oasis Daycare, a bilingual cooperative drop-off day care with registration beginning this week at the Eastern Quebec Learning Center.

Study seeks source of unemployment amongst Anglophones, Allophones

Why aren't bilingual anglophones and allophones being employed in Quebec City? The launch of a new study by the Quebec Multilingual Committee and Emploi-Québec promises to find out this winter.

CQSB bemoaning lack of volunteers, recognize their efforts

While volunteers in our schools are not an extinct species, they certainly are an endangered one, according to several members of the Central Quebec School Board's Parents' Committee. Members of that committee are trying to counter the decline in the number of parent volunteers with the launch of a Parent-Volunteer of the Month section on the CQSB website in the coming year.

Annual Carols By Candlelight at Trinity Church Dec. 19th

Friday Decemeber 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm - Annual Carols By Candlelight at Trinity Church in Ste Foy, 2687 Quatre Bourgeouis, Quebec. At the end of the service will be followed with a time of fellowship in Colly Hall where our usual mincemeat tarts and short breads will be served.

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Wendake Chief Sworn In

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Photo: Mary White

Days after the elections in Wendake, former Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis, 77, gallantly spoke with the QCT in his home in the village. Rummaging through letters and articles written to or about him, Gros-Louis, having announced his retirement, sat calmly at his dining room table and reminisced.

Kudos to the QCT

I'm sure that I'm only one of the many subscribers to the QCT that wants to underline the fact that we appreciate the local and world news that is provided by the newspaper (my parents and then myself have received it for some 60 yrs). Also great now that I read the digital version when in front of my PC.

Thanks again for your great work at keeping it alive.

Battle for the Leaves

As I gaze out my window my eyes are drawn by the sight of something the size of a Patton tank making its way up my street. The city uses these things round this time of year, for collecting leaves that accumulate alongside curbstones.

Lost in Translation

I am deeply concerned by the shoddy translation that is on the new monument unveiled for Remembrance Day at Valcartier.

Perhaps it is a small error and I should be more forgiving, but to me it shows the second-class position given to English.

Rouge et Or Capture the Vanier Cup

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by: Steve Deschens 

Unbeatable! The Rouge et Or capped a perfect season by beating the University of Western 44-21 Saturday in Hamilton, capturing their fifth Vanier Cup. Earlier in the week, veteran quarterback Benoit Groulx was named CIS Player of the Year, joining head coach, Glen Constantin, as CIS Coach of the Year.

Trinity Anglican turns 183

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Photo by: John Himmelman

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign to benefit hundreds of households

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Photo: Scott French

 

Anglo Issues Downplayed in Quebec Election Campaign

Of all of Quebec's political parties, only the ultra-nationalist Parti Indépendentiste has drawn reference to specifically anglophone issues this provincial election campaign. In particular, the party has proposed the closing of English hospitals and schools.

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