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Central Québec basketball tournament a success, except for the bill

Several Central Québec School Board commissioners were unimpressed at having to fork out over $2,000 to rent space at the Base Valcartier sports centre for their annual basketball tournament.
The tournament, which changes facilities each year, was hosted by Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, located on the base.  

Portneuf Elementary’s building to grow

Plans are in the works for a much-needed addition at Portneuf Elementary! Central Québec School Board commissioners voted to hire architects to look at some options.

BonjourQuébec.com team takes 400th race in sport category

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Photo: Jeaneth Welstead

Captain David Blair’s BonjourQuébec.com ice canoe team forged its way to the front of the line to pick up first place in the sport category of Sunday’s annual Winter Carnival race on the icy St. Lawrence River.

Shannon mayor lobbies Ottawa

Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley is determined to get the federal government to help pay to complete the job of bringing clean well water to the municipality. A $19 million federal grant to cover the costs is almost gone, but Kiley needs another $1 million to bring the water from the mountains into Shannon homes.

Characters in Search of Authors

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There are four young ladies, soon to be more, who are looking for someone to tell their stories. Brianne, Taryn, Alexi and Jenna each live in a different part of Canada, and all are looking for authors. These are the Maplelea Girls, full of energy and Canadian pride and just 18 inches tall!

Fries out, healthy sandwiches in at St. Pat’s High

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU
When St. Patrick’s High School students return from their relaxing March Break, there’ll be no more poutine, no more fries, and no more Skittles. The pop machines offer water and fruit juices, but no soft drinks or sports drinks.

Sounds like Canada from the Château Frontenac Café Live broadcast open to public

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CBC Radio One host Shelagh Rogers and company are enjoying winter in Quebec City this week as they prepare for a special Sounds Like Canada broadcast at the Château Frontenac’s Café de la Terrasse on Friday morning.

No stranger to the city, Rogers admitted that this is her first foray in February.

James Allan presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs

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James Allan (right) presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs from the 78 Fraser Highlanders who performed during the ceremony. A bunch of joyful Scots and their friends paid tribute to the bard Robbie Burns, last Saturday night, at the old school in Kinnear’s Mills.

Circus crowd invades Saint Brigid’s on Family Literacy Day

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Quebec City Reading Council’s Clowns Marilyn Baxter and Lucie Girard had the pleasure of amusing 15 families and 30 seniors on Saturday, January 26 for the 10th anniversary of Family Literacy Day.

Students can find fries elswhere

When St. Patrick’s High School students return from their relaxing March Break, there’ll be no more poutine, no more fries, and no more Skittles. The pop machines offer water and fruit juices, but no soft drinks or sports drinks.

CQSB ballplayers run rampant on the courts of DDO

Things have been pretty hectic the past couple of weeks at DDO as students and staff prepared to host Central Québec School Board’s annual invitational basketball tournament the weekend of February 1 to 3. 
 
In the printed program for the tournament, Principal Stéphane Lagacé welcomed visitors, pointi

Wintery fun at Valcartier Elementary

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The last week of January was full of wintery fun at Valcartier Elementary School. On Tuesday, Cycle 2 and 3 students travelled to Mont-St-Sacrement for a fun-filled day of sliding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Alison McBain, of the Cycle 3 class, described the trip as a “fun and active” day.

Five great reasons to celebrate at Everest Elementary School

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Everest Elementary School is five years old this year!

Where is QHS going next?

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History students at Québec High School are one year ahead of the rest of the province.

It’s happening at EQLC

There has been a very lively buzz at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre once again this year.

Becoming well-rounded at St. Patrick’s High School

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St. Patrick’s High School’s Educational Project aims at the development of the whole person, a person who will contribute in a significant way to his/her community with his/her knowledge, social skills, and values.
 
There is always something going on at St. Pat’s!

The greening of St-Foy Elementary

Ste-Foy Elementary School has achieved many goals throughout the school year such as helping the environment by recycling and composting.

Holland to buy smart boards

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Mother nature has stepped forward to provide a helping hand at Holland School as perfect rink-building weather allowed the school to hold its second annual PPO skating party last Sunday.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Life long learning

Lifelong learning is a great philosophy, one that is easily put into practice.

Life after driving can be tough

When the time comes to relieve someone of their driving privileges it is rarely an easy adjustment.

VEQ’s 400th anniversary plans are coming together

Voice of Engish-speaking Québec is rallying the troops this spring during the May long weekend with a full schedule of events for residents and visitors alike. 
 
Their hopes are to woo English-speakers back to their roots during 2008 and enc

Citadel Foundation honours past and builds for future through online portal

For some people, Citadel Foundation is a little-known English-speaking community organization. After decades of working in the background, the private, charitable organization has created a website to share its history and build its future.

Quebec gives grants to polluting farms

Quebec continues to subsidize its farmers even if they break pollution rules, a Quebec Auditor General’s report for 2007 reveals.

First soldiers arrive home – greeted at Base Valcartier

Tuesday night saw the return of some 40 soldiers to Base Valcartier, and another 60 headed for Montreal, Trenton, Ontario, and destinations farther west, after some six months of duty in Afghanistan. They left last June. 

How we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary

To celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, our family is organizing a happy family gathering.
 
My sister, Patricia, married a French citizen from PAU while she was working as a nurse in Los Angeles.
 
Her husband, Robert, was studying Commercial Bakery in L.A.

Canadian Rangers travel to share in celebrating 400 years of history

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

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With cheery faces, the Canadian Rangers motored their way from CFB Valcartier to Quebec City Hall for an official greeting.

Some 40 Rangers from 23 Northern communities, members of the 2nd Patrol Group, made a trek to Quebec City by snowmobile in support of its 400th anniversary.

Who will be beheaded in Valcartier?

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There will be strange happenings in the village of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. On February 10, shortly before 2 p.m. a crowd will gather to decide the fate of one of its own. Will it be municipal councillor Thomas Lavallee, school principal André Desgagné, or teacher Cedric Ferland?

Echo[e]s will speak to the English-speaking communities of past and present

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Gisèle Bouchard is collecting photos and video that depict life as an English-speaker in Quebec City over the past century. This is the final step in her information gathering for Echo[e]s, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s oral history project.

Echo[e]s is part of the LHSQ’s 400th anniversary program, Voices from the Crossroads.

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