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The changing face of English-speaking Quebec

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Photo: Nelson Peters

Kingsland carves genealogy tree for Côte de Beaupré

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Photo: courtesy of Scott Kingsland

Locally renowned wood-sculptor Scott Kingsland, along with his wife, Françoise Lavoie, unveiled their latest project last month for the Centre de Généalogie, des Archives et des biens culturels on the Côte de Beaupré. The work, entitled L’arbre de nos ancêtres, is an enormous carved genealogy tree for the region’s familles de souches.

Memorials and things of fame

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Goodbye, dear maples

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Photo: courtesy of nyekids.com

When the Old Fellow and I first bought our house we already had one child and another on the way. We were absolutely delighted with ourselves although we had a few worries, like how we would ever pay back $13,000, which was a monstrous sum at that time.

To know or not to know

Girl Guides struggle to find a niche in modern Quebec

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Photo: QCT archives

Ninety-nine years ago a daring group of girls attended a scouting rally in London, England. Until that point scouting had been the exclusive domain of boys, but these girls demanded the same privileges and adventures to which the Boy Scouts were entitled. So under the guidance of Agnes Baden-Powel, the first Girl Guide troop was created.

Quebec Bridge is falling down

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Photo: Photo: QCT archives

Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city.
And look at it now.

French needed? Students wanted at EQLC

Quebec City can be a foreign and difficult place to live and work if you don’t speak French. A coalition of community partners in the English-speaking community is therefore launching the French Second Language Employability program, offering free-of-charge French courses focused on newly arrived English-speakers looking to enter the job market.

YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.

Voter apathy prevalent among Quebec youth

On October 14, millions of Canadians in Quebec and across the country will fulfil their democratic duty by going to their local polling stations to vote in the federal election. Nearly as many – over 35 per cent of eligible voters in the last three federal elections – will abstain from voting, a number that has some seeking new ways to engage Canadian voters.