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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.

MACORQUODALE, Dorothy Elizabeth “Betty” (née Bishop)

 

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Nora Odgers 1925–2008

 

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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.

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

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?

Voices from the Crossroads begins

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The operetta Rosina was a hit! Students from the conservatoire d’art dramatique et de musique du Québec, singers and musicians, performed to sold out houses at Morrin Centre’s College Hall last weekend. Rosina launched Voices from the Crossroads, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s 400th anniversary initiative.

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.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Carless in the suburbs

Who says that no one walks to the corner store for milk anymore? Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you’re stuck behind the wheel of a car.

A recent Canadian study said that folks who live outside of the city centre rely on their cars more. Perhaps this is the case for some people. But there are exceptions.

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