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St. Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale fights to avoid deficit

Administrators at St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital say they have had to delay hiring plans and the purchase of new equipment in order to keep the institution from entering a prohibited budgetary deficit situation for the fiscal year that ends on March 31.

Valcartier troops, families to receive “one-stop service” medical care

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Members of CFB Valcartier attended a ceremony last Friday before their departure for Afghanistan mid-March. New medical facilities on the base will be up and running on their return home.

Navy Commander tells of battling pirates while delivering food aid in war-torn Somalia

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Photo: Master Corporal Kevin Paul

Canadian Navy Commanding Officer Chris Dickinson found himself plying East African waters on HMCS Ville de Québec just as piracy off the coast of Somalia reached epidemic proportions last summer.

Federation invites British origin families to become "de souche"

The tenth edition of the Salon des familles souches will take place this coming weekend at Place Laurier and names from old Québécois families like Boulianne or Tremblay will each be duly represented at the annual conference.

Honoring battle life

I wonder if there could still be a way to have a summer event regarding the battle. As a former resident of Quebec City, I understand the sensitivity this event has for many francophones. How would anyone like to have salt rubbed into an old would over and over again? I'm not suggesting that the reality of history be totally buried because of negative feeling the conflict stirs in some.

City Libraries moving into the Modern Era

The world of writing in Quebec City is going to be revitalized for a total of $28.8 million. The Maison de la littérature, a project that has been on hold for the past decade, will finally become a reality in the Old City. And in Saint-Roch, the Gabrielle-Roy library will be renovated to bring it into the twenty-first century and create more space.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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QCWC ups bursaries for women continuing studies

The Quebec City Women's Club will this year offer two new $500 awards to local women entering a CEGEP-level or other post-secondary technical or vocational program.
The new awards are in addition to two $2000 bursaries the QCWC gives each year to support a young woman entering university and a mature woman beginning or continuing university studies.

CQSB high schools boast healthy graduation rates

Despite headlines in the province's newspapers decrying the Quebec's dwindling high school graduation rates, parents of students in the Central Quebec School Board's high schools can breathe easy. The school board ranked first among the province's English school boards for the 2006-2007 school year with the highest percentage of graduates.

Huron-Wendats want to bury hatchet, end Plains tiff

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Photo: Courtesy of the Conseil de la nation Huronne-Wendat

The National Battlefields Commission has promised to consider and promptly respond to Grand Chief Konrad Siouï's proposal to create a peace-making ceremony on the Plains of Abraham that would replace the previously planned 1759 battle re-enactment.