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Base Valcartier hopes to be on Quebec City water by 2009

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

The Valcartier Garrison wants to get out of the water business and become part of Quebec City’s water supply system.

US Consul General takes advantage of winter sport in Quebec

United States Consul General to Quebec David Fetter has been on the job from his office at 2 Dufferin Terrace since last fall.

Fetter admitted that he was disappointed that he could not find a Nordique’s shirt when he arrived — he learned, to his dismay, that they had become the Avalanche!

Saint Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale Hospital’s new code of ethics

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Photo: Jordan Himelfarb

Who says launching a code of ethics can’t be fun? Employees and users of Saint Brigid’s – Jeffery Hale and its Community Services got a taste of just what’s behind the words written in the new rule book – thanks to some imaginative and well thought out sketches and games.

Saint Brigid’s tackling stomach bug

Saint Brigid’s Home had two floors under quarantine as of late Thursday when a number of cases of gastroenteritis appeared. Both residents and some 19 staff members had been affected as of Monday. The cause of the outbreak was unknown as of Monday.

Resident activities were cancelled at the home as of Friday.

A new look at Military History of Quebec City launched

Military History of Quebec City: 1608-2008 was launched this week in time to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. Historians and military scholars Serge Bernier, Jacques Castonguay, André Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola have put together a work that shines a light on Quebec City’s different regimes and roles, beginning with the organization of New France.

Chalmers-Wesley Church spire in need of urgent repairs

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Photo: Yves Rodriguez

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, built in 1853, was recognized as a historic building by the province in 1995. This imposing Neo-Gothic structure is home to one of the few English-language congregations within the walls of historic Quebec City. The attached photograph shows the church with its soaring 164-foot spire, a feature of the skyline in many a famous picture of old Quebec.

Rediscover Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist”, edited by Stephen W. Hines
c.2007, University of Missouri Press $34.95
330 pages, includes index

Remember the days before computers?

Storybook weekend for Spartans at small schools tournament

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The Stanstead College Senior Girls basketball team did it again this past weekend, this time at the Bailly Small Schools Provincial Tournament at Bishop’s College School. And this time they did it in storybook fashion.

Another historic win for the Lady Lions

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Last Friday night, the St. Lawrence AAA Women’s Basketball team set a new benchmark for their program by beating the Volontaires de Sherbrooke by a score of 104-71. This win confirmed the participation of the team in the Provincial Championships for the first time in the program’s history.

The St. Andrew’s Soloists to perform concert this weekend

The St. Andrew’s soloists are set to perform their chamber music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in old Quebec on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Entitled Seasons at St. Andrew’s, the concert will be a musical panorama featuring the works of Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostakovich and Schumann.

Classical guitar, heavy metal and prog rock

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Bonhomme and Prime Minister Harper

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Canadian Heritage Minister Josée Verner, Bonhomme Carnival and Prime Minister Stephen Harper help serve up some fun at Quebec City’s winter festival.

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 2]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 3]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Above: Winter Carnival parade number one was a little late out of the starting gate, but a celebration of the 400th anniversary nonetheless. There was even snow to brighten the show! The second parade is scheduled for Quebec City on Saturday, February 16. Dress warmly!

Calgary Stampeders win hearts

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The annual Calgary contingent did not go unnoticed at Base Valcartier, old Quebec and Charlesbourg this Carnival season. Calgary and Quebec City are sister cities and so they celebrate at the other’s big festival each year. The Quebec City crew will head out for another Stampede run this summer to share Quebec delicacies such as maple sugar.

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 1]

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Photo By Jay Ouellet

Photo right: Justine (12) and Justin (8) Lafrance from St-Augustin had a blast at their fourth Carnival parade!

Lady Lions come out with two big wins

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

In a battle for a spot in the provincials, the St. Lawrence Lady Lions clinched two very important wins on the weekend.

Trailing by 10 points in the third quarter of their first game, the Lions eventually came out with a 61-57 win over the Diablos of Trois Rivières. Kathryn Bariault and Gabrielle Côté-Caouette had hot hands with a combined 29 points for the Lions.

Quebec City proud of Simons’ project

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Quebec City councillor Raymond Dion praised “the quality and the pride of the Simons family - it’s a trademark.” He congratulated the family on their “environmental efforts.”

La Maison Simons expands store while reducing footprint

Expanding the Simons store at Place Ste-Foy shopping centre won’t mean a bigger environmental footprint for the Quebec City-family-owned clothing retailer.

Autism fundraiser

The 17th annual fundraising brunch for the Fondation de l’autisme de Quebec will take place on Sunday, February 17, from 10 to 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ancienne-Lorette, 1300 Rue de la Hutte, Ancienne-Lorette. The honourary president is Andre Gagne, chair of the board of directors of la Caisse populaire Desjardins des Chutes Montmorency.

SLC takes stand during Suicide Prevention Week

Cégep Champlain-St. Lawrence is joining its counterparts in offering Sentinelle, a program managed by the Centre de prevention du suicide de Québec (CPSQ).

Offering Sentinelle means training personnel to be able to intervene in stressful situations such as when a student or colleague is contemplating suicide.

Chalmers-Wesley United Church needs new minister

The Chalmers-Wesley United Church congregation is about to begin searching for a new minister.

Reverend George MacDonald, who had been out on extended sick leave, recently asked for his name to be placed on the United Church’s discontinued service list in January.

Memorials and Thing of fame


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Wednesday, February 13
Sympathetic Inks for Secret Correspondence*
(*for a paramour on St. Valentine’s Day.)

Keep heritage walls of Saint-Dominique’s

Some time ago (months, really), an article in Le Soleil caught my eye and did something to my blood pressure. The reporter had written something about the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec intending to erect some new buildings to exhibit yet more paintings; accompanying the text was a blank area, indicating what and where any such buildings would be.

Calgary, Carnival and community

The work of Calgary Stampede volunteers produced smiles and filled bellies during their annual visit to our Winter Carnival last week.

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