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Are they frog or fish?

The American humourist Mark Twain wrote that April 1 “is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364.”

For English-speaking readers Twain’s meaning is obvious and stinging: We are fools.

Still grappling with humungous bins

The thousands who have been following this column will doubtless recall that toward the beginning of this winter of our discontent I tried to say what I thought about the new garbage and recycling bins I had been issued by the city.

In French these bins are called bacs and they come in two sizes: humungous and humungous.

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CBC Radio’s Bernard St-Laurent comes to celebrate

CBC Radio host Bernard St-Laurent and C’est la vie are coming to Quebec City!

The show will be broadcast from Quebec City on Friday, April 4—asalute to the city’s 400th anniversary. They’ll be setting up at Palais Montcalm in the Café-Spectacles for 7:15 p.m.

Founding Families Walk during marathon

The Marathon de Deux Rives has an extended mission this year. It has also invited families to get on board for a special marathon to help honour the city’s 400th anniversary. Organizers are hoping for 8,000 participants, double last year’s crowd, with help from participants in the Founding Families Walk.

An eco-friendly way to celebrate Quebec City

Residents and visitors to Quebec City will be able to travel from one site to another together in a special shuttle bus that will cruise around to 16 tourist attractions during this summer’s 400th anniversary festivities.

Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy bazaar

The Joujouthèque de Sainte-Foy is preparing for its annual bazaar. For everyone who wants to buy or sell games, toys, seasonal articles for children, strollers, high chairs, beds, clothing, books and more, plan to attend the bazaar on Saturday, April 19 from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Centre communautaire Ressources, 3200 Ave. D’Amours. For more information, call 641-6301 ext 4081.

Ploop is the sound of healthy food cookin’

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

It’s never too late to set your dreams in motion. John Shea considers himself lucky to have had a second chance, one he’s used to take the plunge into small business.

Finding the right job in Quebec City took time for Galbraith

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City dreaming of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou. This is the second of a three-part series recounting their stories.

The Chronicle-Telegraph up for five newspaper awards this May

The QCT has been honoured with five nominations at the annual Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards.

Assistant editor Michèle Thibeau is a finalist in the Best Education Story category for a piece she wrote on DDO School’s community-backed effort to secure an addition to its building.

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Spire is Crumbling

Riverdance bids adieu

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Photo: Jack Hartir, Abhann Productions 2004 (c)

Where homework is fun!

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At 3:05 on a weekday afternoon when most children are heading out the door to enjoy the good weather, Dollard-des-Ormeaux School’s Victory Hall comes alive.

LHSQ unveils impressive Writers’ Series for 2008

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Photo: Mitch Krupp

Six Quebec and Canadian authors will grace the library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec this spring during the 2008 Writers’ Series.

hey’ll come from far and wide to present their work to a new audience. One of them, Charles Mountford, splits his time between Stratford, Ontario, and Quebec City. Others are known for their book club favourites.

Sharon MacLeod has found her niche

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City with dreams of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou.

This is the first of a three-part series recounting their stories.

Calling descendants from survivors of Brig Hannah

“Were your ancestor survivors of the tragic Hannah wreck?” A Montreal film production company wants to know!

During the Brig Hannah’s voyage from Newry, Ulster, to Quebec in 1849, it hit an iceberg and sank in the Gulf of the St.

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Make peace on the ice

It is unfortunate that penalties must be handed out to ensure that people do not beat each other senseless while playing a sport.

Quebec Remparts coach Patrick Roy and his son, goalie Jonathan Roy, were among those whose actions were penalized by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Tuesday.

Taylor returns safe and sound from Afghanistan

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Base Valcartier troops are back from Afghanistan. Major Walter Taylor, Squadron Commander of the 53 Combat Engineer Squadron, is safe and sound. Now it’s time for him to spend his five weeks’ holidays with his wife, Sonja, and his parents, Helga and Garth Taylor, from Ottawa.

Over 550 tickets sold for Voice of English-speaking Québec’s May gala

Voice of English-speaking Québec has surpassed its ticket sales target for the May 18 gala event to celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

“We’re very excited,” said VEQ executive director Helen Walling. “We’ve sold over 550. Our objective was to sell over 500 by the end of March.”

Take in Tartan Day 2008 in old Quebec

Tartan Day 2008 will take place on Sunday, April 6. The festivities will begin with the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Rue Cook, in old Quebec. This is a religious service that will include a blessing of the tartans.  

Chalmers-Wesley spire starting to crumble

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A “big chunk” of one of four granite pinnacles on the Chalmers-Wesley Church spire came crumbling down during the wind and snow that whipped Quebec City on the night of March 8.

[REQUEST] - Looking for Sheena Taylor McDonald

In 1950 Sheena Taylor aged 19 migrated to Quebec from Glasgow with her parents Hugh and Ann McDonald Taylor. Sheena’s Mother Ann McDonald’s family had migrated to Australia in 1925 and no contact was ever made with
her parents, Sheena’s Grandparents, or Uncles/Cousins from that time.

Quebec’s roofs buckle

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The Quebec City region has had its share of snow! Backyards and sheds are under its cover.

Kelly, Corrigan celebrate Irish in Quebec

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

A week of celebrating launched the long-awaited DVD and traditional history of Valcartier and Shannon, called Ireland in Quebec.

Fiddler Jimmy Kelly and accordionist Keith Corrigan recorded the CD with fellow musicians five years ago; the CD comes with a history of traditional Irish dance and song, including steps and lyrics, from the two municipalities.

Quebec’s roofs buckle under weight of snow

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Photo: Trinity McKenzie

A record-breaking winter’s snowfall may be the stuff of dreams for Quebec City kids, but it’s serious cause for worry among their parents.

Roofs throughout the province of Quebec have been crumbling under the weight of this year’s unprecedented snowfall, and that has some parents worried about the flat-roofed schools of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB).

Catch Révélations at the Jeff

Painters, sculptors, crafters, writers and other artists await visitors during the eighth edition of the Exposition Révélations exhibit to be held at the Jeffery Hale from April 6 to 8 from 11 to 5 p.m. The launch will take place on Sunday, April 6 in the Coin Soleil room, second floor, at 2 p.m.

Marianna O’Gallagher enjoys the ride

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Quebec City’s Marianna O’Gallagher was the hit of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal this year. She travelled in the lead horse-drawn calèche of the six decorated by volunteers of the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal. The organization picked up two prizes at the parade — the award for the sister societies and best float in the parade.

Stanstead honours Dumas

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Andrea Dumas of Quebec City is this year’s winner of the Bess Ferguson Trophy for senior girls basketball at Stanstead College, a private school in Stanstead. This was no surprise to anyone at the school.

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