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Come wish Quebec City a Happy Birthday!

Come out and wish Quebec City a happy 400th birthday! Voice of English-speaking Québec will be filming groups of people offering their wishes for our fair city. The recording will be part of an audio-visual presentation to be shown at the May Gala Dinner. Everyone is invited to participate on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Filming will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Kenny Rogers to play Rock Jam

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Winning conditions enable SLC to bring back a hockey/study program

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence has found a solution to its hockey woes. The St. Lawrence Lions will be a member of the America East Hockey League (AEHL) and offer students a chance at completing their studies and playing a season of junior collegiate hockey.

Young QHS scientists head to provincial finals

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Quebec High School students Azanie Roy and Fred Parsons will compete at the provincial Bell Science Fair in Montreal this week, representing the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches region after placing sixth out of 112 entries at the regional Expo-sciences Bell last month.

Job Fair’s Zone Multilingue a booming success

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Last weekend’s job fair at ExpoCité welcomed 10,800 visitors through its doors on Friday and Saturday.

Some 157 companies and organizations were present at the fair with jobs to be filled.

What a winter!

When the month of May is finally upon us, when welcome skeins of Snow and Canada Geese noisily invade the skies on their northward migrations, when blossoms fill the air with their scent, when the celebrations for our city’s 400th anniversary get into at least medium gear, then will we be able to look backward, take a deep breath, and say, all together, “What a winter!”

Viewing the ruins of the drill hall after the fire

A week ago Friday, on a cold wet evening, Joann and I smelled smoke and heard the screaming sirens but we had no idea Quebec was losing one of its most beautiful buildings.

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Mount Hermon Cemetery Association

1848-2008 – 160 years of service

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

At its most recent annual general meeting, March 26, the Mount Hermon Cemetery Association was presented with statistics regarding its history. Among other things, we found out that David E. Blinco is the ninth president of the cemetery.

This would give an average of 17.78 years of service per president if we calculate the 160 years of activity at the cemetery.