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QC’s centenarians celebrated

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In celebration of Quebec’s 400th anniversary, the United Way’s 9th annual Gala Reconnaissance des AS especially wished to recognize the efforts of local centenarians who have helped shape the city.

Memorials and Things of Fame



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The Morning Chronicle

Pedalling through Old QC

Trailblazing pedicab operator Tours Ludovica is taking visitors for a ride.

Fortunately, this exciting new way to see the sites is easy on the pocketbook and the environment.

When I met Tours Ludovica owner-operator Gilbert Garcia, he was rolling up in one of his signature rides.

Haller gets NMA nod

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Congratulations to Aurian Haller (pictured), winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for Best Poem. Haller’s long work Song of the Taxidermist, which appeared in the literary journal Malahat Review, was chosen by the judges as the finest piece of verse to have been published in a Canadian magazine in 2007.

Visionaries Garden illuminates

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Photo: Scott French

The spectacularly light Visionaries Garden at the Musée de Civilization is now open to the public.

Two solitudes working together in harmony

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Photo: Dan Parker

Official Languages Commissioner blasts PM in report

Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser tabled his yearly report last Thursday in the House of Commons. Fraser blasted the Harper government’s failure to devise a follow-up to the Action Plan for Official Languages, which expired in March. Fraser was also critical of the use of official languages in some federal institutions.

A soldier’s homecoming - Soldiers decompress in Cyprus

One week before he came home to Canada, Captain Blair McNaught of the 3rd Battalion Vandoos regiment was still fulfilling his role as the “eyes and ears” of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Since May 19, the last group of the fourth rotation soldiers based in Valcartier returned with the rotation’s commander, Brigadier-General Guy Laroche.

Dial 2-1-1 for new referral service

A new, free referral service is now offered in Quebec City. 211 will help residents get information about community and government organizations and services in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. By dialling 2-1-1, residents will be put in touch with bilingual operators ready to answer questions about everything from large garbage collection to church service hours.