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What the 400th did for Quebec and how Quebec can keep it up

The first in a two-part series

With the five presentations in Quebec City of an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show between October 17 and 19, the celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Quebec have almost come to an end.

Immigration dept. promotes “francisation” for newcomers

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Photo: Scott French

A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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Photo: Scott French

It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Memorials and things of fame

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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

Friends of the Jeff raise $32,000 on the links

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Photo: courtesy of Diane Kameen

The Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation raised $32,000 at its annual golf tournament, this year held in Pont-Rouge on September 15.

In the end, the weather cooperated for the 100-plus golfers who played. Forty more people joined the group for the supper, including special guest Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services.

Kennedy leaves CEDEC post

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Photo: QCT archives

With a heavy heart, Lisa Kennedy will be resigning her position as the Executive Director of CEDEC at the end of the week.

Kennedy, who has worked for the regional economic development organization since its inception almost nine years ago, is leaving to take a job with Groupe Perspective, the largest human resource agency in the province.

Memorials and things of fame

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