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250 years later, Frasers back in Plains cross-fire

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders regiment is best known for bravely fighting side by side with the British infantry under General James Wolfe during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Despite this combative tradition, there is one battle the Quebec City Scottish heritage group of the same name is not willing to fight.

Quebec man leaves sporting legacy, spawned dynasty

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Adrian Leger's humbleness meant many of his early sporting exploits were not widely known, even among those he loved. While his family always knew him as a great sportsman, few knew about his captaincy of the Université Laval basketball team until his recent death. Now at least some of his grandchildren know where their great jump shots came from.

Old rivalries renewed at CQSB basketball tournament

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Photo: Pierre Charbonneau

Old cross-town rivalries between the St. Patrick's Fighting Irish and the Quebec High School Blazers were renewed on the court this weekend at the Central Quebec School Board's annual senior basketball tournament.

Striking Quebec gold: “an overnight success story 11 years in the making”

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Quebec City is not quite the dusty prospecting town Edmonton was in the late 19th century, but as the base of operations for the mineral exploration company Virginia Mines, the city serves as the company's own "Gateway to the North." In 2004, Virginia made a discovery that would rival that of the Klondike over 100 years ago: almost 4 million ounces of gold east of James Bay.

Fed budget knocked in QC

The federal budget, tabled last week in an effort to mitigate Canada's current economic downturn, is receiving rough reviews in Quebec. Opposition critics and the province's pundits have slammed the budget.

Ice-canoers brave the frigid St. Lawrence [with video]

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Photo: Scott French
Ice Canoe racing is like trying to push start a Volkswagen bus through knee-deep snow, ice and slush, wearing golf shoes and spandex tights, but the bus never starts and the race continues anyway.

Radio Canada report reveals new details in Shannon TCE case

In darkened homes lit by the blue hue of television screens, many Shannon residents waited anxiously for what news Enquête, Radio Canada's investigative reporting show, would offer concerning the community's drinking water, tainted with trichloroethylene (TCE) allegedly for decades. One of the program's revelations -- a newly revealed report -- may help to prove that alleged fact.

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Memorials and things of fame

Chronicle Telegraph

Memorials and Things of Fame

February 4, 2009

 

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The Morning Chronicle

Letter to the Editor

Loud Beast scares some, wins over many others

Ashtray. This is the name of a song on Beast's debut album. Luckily, the new Montreal band compensates for their sub-par song names by bringing to the musical table one of the most original sounds created by a Canadian band in years. Listening to Beast is quite an experience.

St. Pat’s to use robots to improve science program

Beginning in September 2009, the St. Patrick`s High School science department will include robotics engineering as an integral part of its science program. This will enable the students to get acquainted with motion programming and simple tasks accomplished by a machine.

Entrepreneurial spirit sweeps Holland’s halls

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Photo: Photo Courtesy Holland School

Read All About It, Picture This, Take One and Green It Up are all players in the entrepreneurial spirit sweeping the halls of Holland School. As part of the provincially funded Young Entrepreneurs project, Holland students, led by staff members, are participating in four projects with an entrepreneurial aspect to them.

Lights! Camera! Action!... At Dollard-des-Ormeaux

This year students at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School have been learning about life on the other side of the TV camera. They have been producing material for S'Cool, a TV program by young people, for young people, that airs weekly on CTV.

Everest goes the extra mile to reach success

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Being successful at school is the goal that parents and educators share for their children and students. We all know that it takes effort, dedication and hard work for a school and for families to make sure children learn and succeed.

Quebec High School blends tradition and innovation

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The annual Quebec High School Open House held over the weekend was a huge success, according to school officials.

Principal Warren Thomson and Vice Principal Gina Farnell both said the turnout and the feedback had been very positive.

St. Vincent’s offers variety

It's been an exciting year at St. Vincent's with plenty of activities and initiatives.

All classes have participated in many outings, from visiting farms in the fall to making pottery, exploring museums and a whole school trip to the Carnaval.

Every student counts at Sainte-Foy Elementary

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Sainte-Foy Elementary School

You may already know that Ste-Foy Elementary is a small school where every student counts. But did you know that we also offer a wide variety of after-school activities? Some of these activities are: Basketball, Homework Assistance, Tae Kwon Do, Katag, Hip Hop, Woodworking, etc.

Winter Walking Group at Place Laurier

I have started for the winter walking in the mall on Saturdays at Place Laurier. Anyone and everyone is invited. The time is beween 9am -10:30am.

Please give my e-mail to everyone. I do request people confirm no later than Friday afternoon.

[email protected]

Mitis Prehistory

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When the Google-Chronicle Telegraph project first appeared on my screen last autumn, soon to bring online early Quebec Gazette newspapers, the idea seemed novel, perhaps even a bit far-fetched. Having read through most of the Quebec Gazette from 1800 to 1873 on hard-copy and microfilm, I knew how the Gazette had brought news from the Lower St.

Seminar presented at Quebec High School Feb 3rd at 6:30

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families will be the topic of this seminar
presented at Quebec High School on February 3rd at 6:30 pm.

If you would like to sign up please contact Ed Sweeney at
[email protected]

January Job Postings from jobs.qctonline.com

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01/30/2009 - 11:57 RCMP Recruiting GRC-RCMP

Carnivalesque Quebec [Photo]

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Photo by Scott French, Michel Lepire cuts away at what will be a snow sculpture on the recreated Rue Ste. Therese in the Palais de Bonhomme.

Important correction on last week's article "CQSB to change catchment area for Saint-Augustin, Cap Rouge"

On the front page of last week's edition of the QCT, in a piece entitled "CQSB to change catchment area for Saint-Augustin, Cap Rouge," we mistakenly reported that changes would be made to several CQSB catchment areas. In fact, no such changes have been made, nor are there plans to do so. Catchment areas for the coming year will remain identical to those in effect this past year.

Shannon’s Winterfest promises fun for families

Entertainment at what risk

Red Bull Crashed Ice (Translation: An accident waiting to happen)

We're talking here of the event with the ungrammatical name. An event the preparations for which can tie up an entire chosen section of our city for at least a month. This year the section chosen was Cote de la Montagne.

Result: one-way traffic along la Cote (for cars) and awkward walking (for pedestrians).

Thank you, ‘community angels’

The members of the 13th annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee would like to express their deep gratitude to community members for their ongoing support and enthusiastic participation in what is truly a community holiday celebration of collective goodwill. Thank you for helping us to reach our financial goal of $20,000.

Quebec ice sculptor revives classic Carnaval tradition

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Photo: Scott French

It is minus thirty outside and Michel Lepire is working with his gloves off. As the Carnaval de Québec's official snow and ice sculptor for the last 25 years, he says he's used to it.

Scots celebrate bard’s 250th birthday with Burns Supper

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Photo: Scott French

Two-hundred and fifty years ago last Sunday, Scotland's favourite son, the poet Robbie Burns, was born. True to tradition, the English- and French-speaking communities -- among them a countless number of Scots -- celebrated the birth of Scotland's national hero with the Burns Supper on Saturday evening at the Quebec Garrison Club.

Anglo youth in QC insecure about French skills, employment: report

Anglophone youth in Quebec are insecure about their French language skills, a new report by the Quebec Community Groups Network indicates. According to a Quebec City committee member who helped develop the report, this worry translates into a lack of confidence among young Anglos seeking employment in the region.

Update from Penny Whelan Saint Brigid's Home

January 22, 2008

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