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Lorne Lemarquand and Gary Kenler

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Above: Principals Lorne Lemarquand and Gary Kenler take over the phones. Principal Phil Joycey (not seen) worked the phones too for National Secretary Day.

Support staff appreciate lunch together

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School secretaries dine together: Diane George and Sandra Cooper from St. Vincent School, Cheryl McCoubrey of Holland School and Marlene McCarthy of St. Vincent and Holland.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Funds for Chalmers-Wesley’s pinnacles

Chalmers-Wesley United Church recently received $392,360 from La Ministre de la culture, des Communications et de la condition feminine to cover 68 per cent of the cost of fixing its spire and the roof’s pinnacles and finials

Football to start up soon at St. Pat’s

Spring is finally here! The home stretch may be upon us, but things are still going strong at St. Pat’s.

Arthur Plumpton

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Arthur Plumpton at SGS-Lakefield Research, where aluminum-plant carbon waste will be used to test the new carbon recycling process.

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Quebec’s aluminum smelters might one day benefit from new use of old process

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Spring cleaning is a great time to think about recycling. But what about recycling an old idea to recycle some real hazardous waste? Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity.

VEQ volunteer adds her voice to the community

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Brigitte Wellens is saving the world, one meeting at a time.

Examining the state of television

The TV remote control is in the hands of the CRTC these days, as it holds what are being described as critical hearings into the state of Canadian television. Let’s join the commissioners on some channel-hopping.

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Applying alchemy to carbon

École secondaire Roger-Comtois’s cheerleading squad, Les Patriotes, took home first place in the Juvénile (Division 2) category at last Saturday’s regional competition. High school and cegep teams, friends and families crowded the gymnasium at the PEPS to watch the show.

Patriotes and Fighting Irish take home honours

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Photo: Steven Dopheide

École secondaire Roger-Comtois’s cheerleading squad, Les Patriotes, took home first place in the Juvénile (Division 2) category at last Saturday’s regional competition. High school and cegep teams, friends and families crowded the gymnasium at the PEPS to watch the show.

Spring into shape with a new exercise regimen

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Among the myriad delights that attend spring’s arrival, there is also, for many of us, the sad realization that another winter spent eating potato chips in front of the TV has done nothing good for our physiques. As we doff our winter gear, we reveal bodies grown flabby and disused, so we make ambitious promises to hit the gym three, four times a week, play tennis, get into shape.

Come wish Quebec City a Happy Birthday!

Come out and wish Quebec City a happy 400th birthday! Voice of English-speaking Québec will be filming groups of people offering their wishes for our fair city. The recording will be part of an audio-visual presentation to be shown at the May Gala Dinner. Everyone is invited to participate on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Filming will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Kenny Rogers to play Rock Jam

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A stitch in time saves nine

preparations for QAC’s Our Town by Thornton Wilder

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It may be a rehearsal break but Mark Lepitre is busy making some last minute touches on a costume for “Emily.” Mark, a man of many talents, has used his creativity to produce costumes that work for the period and that suit the characters. Playing one of the characters himself, ( Doc Gibbs ) Mark has had time to become very familiar with the townsfolk of Grover’s Corners.

Winning conditions enable SLC to bring back a hockey/study program

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Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence has found a solution to its hockey woes. The St. Lawrence Lions will be a member of the America East Hockey League (AEHL) and offer students a chance at completing their studies and playing a season of junior collegiate hockey.

Norbert Cole

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Norbert Cole brought the QCT a copy of a photo taken between 1953 and 1956 at the Quebec Armoury, while he was serving with the Royal Rifles of Canada. He recalled good times with the regiment. This group photo is online at www.qctonline.com/node/675, where you can zoom in and view the faces. Among them are decorated officers, veterans of Hong Kong and other battles fought.

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Beware of plastic bags and monsters in old Quebec

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Earth Day is coming up soon! It’s time to think of the planet and how our actions affect our home over the short and long term. Thinking about it now will get us ready for Earth Day on April 22.

One way is to come face to face with our waste.

Young QHS scientists head to provincial finals

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Quebec High School students Azanie Roy and Fred Parsons will compete at the provincial Bell Science Fair in Montreal this week, representing the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches region after placing sixth out of 112 entries at the regional Expo-sciences Bell last month.

Job Fair’s Zone Multilingue a booming success

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Last weekend’s job fair at ExpoCité welcomed 10,800 visitors through its doors on Friday and Saturday.

Some 157 companies and organizations were present at the fair with jobs to be filled.

What a winter!

When the month of May is finally upon us, when welcome skeins of Snow and Canada Geese noisily invade the skies on their northward migrations, when blossoms fill the air with their scent, when the celebrations for our city’s 400th anniversary get into at least medium gear, then will we be able to look backward, take a deep breath, and say, all together, “What a winter!”

Viewing the ruins of the drill hall after the fire

A week ago Friday, on a cold wet evening, Joann and I smelled smoke and heard the screaming sirens but we had no idea Quebec was losing one of its most beautiful buildings.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Mount Hermon Cemetery Association

1848-2008 – 160 years of service

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At its most recent annual general meeting, March 26, the Mount Hermon Cemetery Association was presented with statistics regarding its history. Among other things, we found out that David E. Blinco is the ninth president of the cemetery.

This would give an average of 17.78 years of service per president if we calculate the 160 years of activity at the cemetery.

QHS Blazers complete perfect seasons

The weekend of March 29 and 30 was an exciting and memorable one for the Quebec High School Bantam and Senior Boys AA basketball teams.

VEQ ensures professional development

Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Patrick Tomlinson organized two community professional development workshops at the Quebec High School Community Learning Centre. Four community groups attended from Gaspé via the centre’s videoconferencing system.

Zinky Boys a hit at SLC

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Ten students from the Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company (Alex Carter-Labbé, Jean-Philippe Chabot, Edenne Fournier, Rosalie Genois, Charles-Auguste Lehoux, Catherine Moisan, Marie-Christine Plante, Zoë Toupin, Jean-Thomas Tremblay and Stéphanie Turmel) presented the startling drama Zinky Boys to a full house for three nights running on April 1, 2 and 3.

Salon international du livre de Québec

The Salon international du livre de Québec runs until April 20 at the convention centre. This year’s honourary chair is author Marie Laberge, and the theme is the francophonie.

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