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Free Kids Readings at the Library ! Inspiring a love for reading

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Free Kids Readings at the Library ! 

Valcartier troops, families to receive “one-stop service” medical care

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Members of CFB Valcartier attended a ceremony last Friday before their departure for Afghanistan mid-March. New medical facilities on the base will be up and running on their return home.

Sean Jones plays Quebec

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Photo: Wendy Little

Congratulations to QCT ticket contest winners Simon Jacobs and Catherine Dallaire (see photos on qctonline.com), who got to enjoy a backstage pass, as well as some time with musician Sean Jones and his band on their tour bus after the show.

Navy Commander tells of battling pirates while delivering food aid in war-torn Somalia

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Photo: Master Corporal Kevin Paul

Canadian Navy Commanding Officer Chris Dickinson found himself plying East African waters on HMCS Ville de Québec just as piracy off the coast of Somalia reached epidemic proportions last summer.

Federation invites British origin families to become "de souche"

The tenth edition of the Salon des familles souches will take place this coming weekend at Place Laurier and names from old Québécois families like Boulianne or Tremblay will each be duly represented at the annual conference.

Honoring battle life

I wonder if there could still be a way to have a summer event regarding the battle. As a former resident of Quebec City, I understand the sensitivity this event has for many francophones. How would anyone like to have salt rubbed into an old would over and over again? I'm not suggesting that the reality of history be totally buried because of negative feeling the conflict stirs in some.

English community takes on 5/30 Health Challenge [with video]

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Photo: Scott French
Hundreds of people in Quebec City's English community are about to get a whole lot healthier with the launch of the province-wide 5/30 Health Challenge one week ago.

City Libraries moving into the Modern Era

The world of writing in Quebec City is going to be revitalized for a total of $28.8 million. The Maison de la littérature, a project that has been on hold for the past decade, will finally become a reality in the Old City. And in Saint-Roch, the Gabrielle-Roy library will be renovated to bring it into the twenty-first century and create more space.

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QCWC ups bursaries for women continuing studies

The Quebec City Women's Club will this year offer two new $500 awards to local women entering a CEGEP-level or other post-secondary technical or vocational program.
The new awards are in addition to two $2000 bursaries the QCWC gives each year to support a young woman entering university and a mature woman beginning or continuing university studies.

Short-film festival Sundances into Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Prends ça court!

The best of the best shorts from Sundance, the Utah-based international film festival founded by Robert Redford, will be gracing Quebec City screens this March. In conjunction with the Prends ça court!

CQSB high schools boast healthy graduation rates

Despite headlines in the province's newspapers decrying the Quebec's dwindling high school graduation rates, parents of students in the Central Quebec School Board's high schools can breathe easy. The school board ranked first among the province's English school boards for the 2006-2007 school year with the highest percentage of graduates.

Huron-Wendats want to bury hatchet, end Plains tiff

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Photo: Courtesy of the Conseil de la nation Huronne-Wendat

The National Battlefields Commission has promised to consider and promptly respond to Grand Chief Konrad Siouï's proposal to create a peace-making ceremony on the Plains of Abraham that would replace the previously planned 1759 battle re-enactment.

Laval architecture students help revive Bishop Thorpe

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Photo: Scott French

Bishop Thorpe is entering the 21st century through the eyes of Université Laval's architecture students. The 168-year-old Anglican bishop's residence, located next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, was recently the subject of a design project by the university's second-year architecture students.

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February 25, 2009

 

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English Quebecers are not Wolfes under the bed

The recent decision to not hold the reconstruction of the battle of the Plains of Abraham has truly upset and insulted me. Living in Quebec City I am no stranger to the will that Quebec becomes its own nation. The importance of preserving French language and Quebec culture are both issues I consider very important.

QC man fights to return English films to city’s cinemas

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Photo: Scott French

"Bond. James Bond," so goes one of the most iconic phrases in film history. Not only does Steven Théberge prefer to see 007 complete with his signature tuxedo and Walther PPK in Quebec City's theatres, he would also like to hear Daniel Craig's British accent as well.

Controversial snow sculpture gets cold reception [photo]

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Photo by: Scott French
A snow sculpture depicting a Jewish money-lender gets a cold reception from Quebec’s Jewish community at the Winter Carnival last week.

Time magazine honours QCT’s own Jordan Himelfarb

Said the Gramophone, an MP3 blog co-run by the QCT's own assistant editor, Jordan Himelfarb, along with partners, Sean Michaels and Dan Beirne, was named one of the top 25 blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine this week. The blog provides a daily sampling of "good songs" accompanied by thoughtful and witty reviews.

When should we speak up?

Last week a complaint was made to the Carnaval de Québec regarding an ice sculpture that was displayed on the Plains of Abraham. The sculpture, carved by the Ukrainian team, was based upon a Christmas folktale that dates back at least 200 years with six allegorical characters, each representing a different facet in Ukrainian peasant life.

A ten-year marriage of science and art at Mois Multi

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Photo: Julian Oliver

Agnès Maltais is clearly delighted, fascinated even, with Julian Oliver's Levelhead installation. The large screen in the centre of the Salle Méduse on St. Vallier Est. makes the technology-cum-art difficult to miss at the Mois Multi's vernissage.

Feds announce $13 mil for Shannon water pipeline

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Photo: Pierre Little

Still waters may run deep but for the municipality of Shannon it took three years of rocking the federal government's boat to receive the $13.3 million necessary to connect the municipality's aqueduct system to a new fresh water source. Conservative Minister Josée Verner made the grant official at a press conference at Shannon's Community Centre last Friday.

Obama visit a good sign for Canada-US relations: Consul General to Quebec City

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Photo: Scott French

With US President Barack Obama expected to land in Ottawa Thursday for his first official international visit, political pundits are expounding on the significance of the trip and speculating about what might be on the agenda for discussion between Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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February 18, 2009

 

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Grand Curling Match

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Community websites launched

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Many community organization members attended the Community Planned Giving Program and Voice of English-speaking Quebec website launch last Monday.

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English conversation group still appeals after 25 years

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With a silver anniversary this year, APPEAL, a Quebec City English conversation group, wants to stay in keeping with its name by appealing to francophones in the city. A significant drop in membership this year took organizers by surprise; the group had one of its best enrollment years in 2008.

Choosing the right home

I have had a great response to my stories relating to the major life decisions faced by senior citizens. Many of the stories are very sad and heartbreaking. Poor decisions were made not only by seniors themselves but also by others with responsibility and kinship. Sometimes there were disagreements which made for hard feelings and family troubles.

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