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“Hurricane Hazel” hits Quebec twice in May

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Photo: Scott French

English Quebecers go down the brain drain

Quebec Community Groups Network Pre-sident Robert Donnelly recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages to address several pressing issues in Quebec’s English-language communities.

By-law harmonization hits a dissonant note - QC’s billboards to be banned

The city of Quebec and groups representing the city’s business interests are clashing over new uniform municipal by-laws slated for all eight city boroughs. A meeting with municipal officials on Thursday left many business groups scrambling to prepare a report for the city-imposed deadline of June 13.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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J H.H. class of ‘48 reunites

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We met in 1945, a group of young ladies from different provinces and backgrounds, embarking on our studies to become nurses, and not quite sure what was ahead of us. We soon found out!

Shalom Quebec shares 400 years of jewish history

Same Cloth, Different Threads: The Jews of Quebec City 1608-2008 will take visitors on an historical tour, at the Gare du Palais, as part of Exposition Shalom Quebec’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

After two and a half years of work, Shalom Quebec executive director Simon Jacobs is finally seeing “that crazy vision and the goals [he] set out to achieve come to life.”

Roberts writes guide for going green gradually

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Photo: Terri Schlichenmeyer

Every time you turn around, someone mentions “going green.” All that talk is making you positively blue.

You already recycle. You buy organic, you re-use grocery bags, and saving gas is a no-brainer.

Government wants to increase school board democracy

Quebec education minister Michelle Courchesne presented a new bill in the National Assembly on May 13 set to modify the governance of school boards. If passed, Bill 88 would increase “transparency, governance, the rendering of accounts and communication” of school boards.

Champlain-St. Lawrence toasts its 50th anniversary

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Photo: Scott French

St. Lawrence alumni returned in droves this past Saturday to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary event was co-ordinated to coincide with the VEQ weekend in celebration of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

Over 100 alumni attended a golf tournament at Mont Tourbillon during the day and a dinner at the club that evening.

Mixed reviews for toonie

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The newly minted toonie commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City is getting mixed reviews from the city’s residents, according to the results of a QCT poll. Depicting a stylized fleur-de-lys and sailing ship, the coin is capturing the hearts of some, the disapproval of others and leaving most people completely indifferent.