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Solid support for solidarity brunch

Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches’s annual Grand Brunch de la Solidarité raised funds and spirits last Sunday as four Grands Prix de Solidarité were handed out for this special 400th anniversary edition.

Tartan Day draws crowd from across the province

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Photo: Frances Kelly

News of the great fire at the Manège militaire dampened the joy, but Scots came from across the province to celebrate Tartan Day.

The Kirking of the Tartan was "a moment," according to Milady Gina Farnell.

Walling to leave VEQ for own office next door!

Voice of English-speaking Québec executive director Helen Walling is preparing to take on a new challenge after nine years at the helm of the community organization. She'll wrap up at the end of June, after the May events have been completed.

Air cadets lose home before scheduled sleepover at Armoury

Fifteen-year-old Sergeant Despina Artenie of Quebec City’s 629 Kiwanis-SIllery Air Cadet Squadron was a little shook up about news of last Friday night’s fire at the Armoury.

Royal Rifles of Canada heritage housed in Armoury

Disbanded but not forgotten, The Royal Rifles of Canada are part of Quebec City’s military history – and that of the Quebec City Armoury. This city-based infantry regiment was composed of soldiers from Quebec City, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Gaspé and parts of New Brunswick.

Adriana Dominguez overcomes language barrier

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Five years ago, three newcomers arrived in Quebec City with dreams of starting new lives here with their Quebec-raised spouses. They found themselves together in the same French class at the Centre Louis-Jolliet in Limoilou.

This is the last of a three-part series recounting their stories.

Les Voltigeurs save their drums and some of museum contents

Musicians determined to perform despite loss of instruments and uniforms

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

True to their training, members of Quebec’s Les Voltigeurs regiment remained courageous during and after their home, Quebec City’s Armoury was badly destroyed in a massive fire on the evening of Friday, April 4.

Weekly networking in English to return!

Diane Ipperseil of Une Affaire d’Anglais is thrilled with the success ofa language class initiative with partners SoHoWorld and Groupe Perspectives offered in conjunction with the Chambre de commerce du Québec.

Lively networking and discussions in English over breakfast at 7 a.m. are the perfect solution for busy business folk.

Some cell phone users agree with new regulation;

Quebec drivers have been ordered to put down their hand-held cell phones while driving. If not, they risk being fined between $80 and $100 for the first offense and losing three demerit points, with an added fine for speeding.

Police will hand out warnings only for the first three months.

The kinder, gentler face of minority government

Something’s up. Two weeks ago, Jean Charest’s minority government unveiled a new Employment Pact, worth close to $1 billion.