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The Morning Chronicle (NO. 177)
Wednesday, 5th January

Sing along to The Sound of Music for Easter … in English!

When Shirley Nadeau read that a sing-along version of the Sound of Music was being screened at the Théàtre Petit Champlain last December, she rallied the troops and rented several nun costumes!

Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero documents the fight against malaria

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Photo: Canadian Red Cross

Getting back in the swing of things after Christmas vacation for Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero must have been a bit of a shock.

She arrived home to Ste-Marie-de-Beauce from Mali at the end of December in time to welcome home her partner, Jean-Pierre Taschereau, back from helping earthquake victims in Peru.

Children helping children

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Three Canadian soldiers lose their lives over the holidays

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Gunner Jonathan Dion, Age: 27, Home Town:

Gatineau, Quebec, Unit: 5e Régiment d’artilleriae légère du Canada,

Valcartier, Quebec

House System builds community bonds at DDO School

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This year at Dollard des Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base, Mary-Anne Fairbairn, the Secondary V leadership teacher, devised a system to help bring our school community together.

Officer – Pilot RCAF J.F.C (Freddy) Brown, DFC

 

DDO School students buy shoes for Afghans

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Students at Dollard des Ormeaux Elementary School know more about the price of shoes in Afghanistan these days. And they can be proud that they have helped children over there to get a pair!

A good reason to check out CBC Radio Two’s

CBC Radio Two’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert has a bit of a French connection – or at least one familiar to the English-speaking community. A recent post from former CBC Radio Quebec City reporter Madonna Hamel revealed what she’s been up to behind the scenes in Toronto.

Be part of The Sound of Music!

JOYCE, Elizabeth Anne

Celebrating 400 Years and the New Year 2008

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.  

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.   

Merry Christmas from old Québec

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Built in 1752, the Maison Chevalier is notable for its exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces and all round 18th century charm. The structure, located in Place Royale, now serves as an ethnographic museum, and is here pictured under a fresh coat of snow, on the verge of a fresh new year.

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Avante garde pageant at St. Michael’s

We reestablished chaos for God the other day, so that God’s Son might come and be born anew. We decreated, so God could recreate. That was our Pageant.

A 400th gift for pedestrians!

I’ve just returned from Christmas shopping. And I feel about as Christmassy as an ante-conversion Scrooge.

School’s out at 1 p.m.?

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There is something I don’t understand. The school board has trouble closing schools in case of a snowstorm, allegedly because of the missed schooling time. But you have just decided that school will end at 1 p.m. on December 21, stating no reason for this in the notice we received this week.

My guess is that you have voted yourselves an early holiday.

A Christmas Story

I am reminded of my childhood in Quebec City, way back when eight-year-old boys like me believed in Santa Claus. We were able to convince ourselves that, somehow, Santa did exist in some way or form. We felt we could affirm such a belief without being looked upon as silly.

Modest Needs makes dreams come true

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Keith Taylor never expected his modest dream of helping others would become such an international affair, thanks to a little help from a web friend in Quebec City.

The former professor of medieval English literature abandoned his childhood aspiration of becoming a philanthropist, when he discovered that “it meant you had a lot of money.”

VEQ close to 500 signatures on petition to CanWest Global

Voice of English-speaking Québec hopes to have 500 signatures on its petition to CanWest Global asking it to make good on its promises of broadcasting locally-produced content from the Quebec City region.

So far, the effort has been “going OK,” said spokesperson John Klassen.

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.

Gagné to leave Ste-Foy Elementary, and head to Everest Elementary

Micheline Gagné has taken on the job of principal at Everest Elementary School from outgoing administrator Lyse Grégoire. Gagné will leave Ste-Foy Elementary for the school in Duberger.

She has been principal at Ste-Foy Elementary for over five years. Before that Gagné helped to implement curriculum reform.

Chaudière Community Economic Development and Employability Committee

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The Quebec-Chaudière Community Economic Development and Employability Committee (CeDeC) opened its doors to the community last Friday to show off its expanded offices and consult with people before finalizing its priorities for 2008-2009.

Memorial Mass for James (Jimmy) O’Shea on December 29th

at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 94 St. Patrick, Shannon, QC.

An anniversary mass will be held for James (Jimmy) O’Shea on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 94 St. Patrick, Shannon, QC.

Birth November 22, 2007 - Cécilia Frances DeCarlo

 

Shalom Québec to shed light on rich Jewish history in Quebec City

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TO FULL ARTICLE HERE From left to right: Shalom Québec executive director Simon Jacobs, president Arthur Aron, historian Pierre Anctil and musician Ryna Wolteger greeted visitors to the Beth Israel Synagogue. In the background are some of the congregation’s sacred Torahs, or scrolls, unveiled for the occasion.

Shalom Québec to shed light on rich Jewish history in Quebec City

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

HICKS, Richard Howard 1972-2007

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HICKS, Richard Howard 1972-2007

December 4, 2007, died at home at the age of 35 of complications arising from diabetes.

From Virginie Hamel to Strada on tap this month

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The many coloured lights wrapped around our trees peek through our windows, illuminating the white coat of snow comfortably surrounding our warm, cosy nests. The crackling fire gently warms our bones while we sip away on our favourite hot drinks.

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