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Community websites launched

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Many community organization members attended the Community Planned Giving Program and Voice of English-speaking Quebec website launch last Monday.

Memorials and things of fame

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Telegraph

English conversation group still appeals after 25 years

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With a silver anniversary this year, APPEAL, a Quebec City English conversation group, wants to stay in keeping with its name by appealing to francophones in the city. A significant drop in membership this year took organizers by surprise; the group had one of its best enrollment years in 2008.

Choosing the right home

I have had a great response to my stories relating to the major life decisions faced by senior citizens. Many of the stories are very sad and heartbreaking. Poor decisions were made not only by seniors themselves but also by others with responsibility and kinship. Sometimes there were disagreements which made for hard feelings and family troubles.

250 years later, Frasers back in Plains cross-fire

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders regiment is best known for bravely fighting side by side with the British infantry under General James Wolfe during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Despite this combative tradition, there is one battle the Quebec City Scottish heritage group of the same name is not willing to fight.

Old rivalries renewed at CQSB basketball tournament

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Photo: Pierre Charbonneau

Old cross-town rivalries between the St. Patrick's Fighting Irish and the Quebec High School Blazers were renewed on the court this weekend at the Central Quebec School Board's annual senior basketball tournament.

Striking Quebec gold: “an overnight success story 11 years in the making”

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Quebec City is not quite the dusty prospecting town Edmonton was in the late 19th century, but as the base of operations for the mineral exploration company Virginia Mines, the city serves as the company's own "Gateway to the North." In 2004, Virginia made a discovery that would rival that of the Klondike over 100 years ago: almost 4 million ounces of gold east of James Bay.

Fed budget knocked in QC

The federal budget, tabled last week in an effort to mitigate Canada's current economic downturn, is receiving rough reviews in Quebec. Opposition critics and the province's pundits have slammed the budget.

Ice-canoers brave the frigid St. Lawrence [with video]

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Photo: Scott French
Ice Canoe racing is like trying to push start a Volkswagen bus through knee-deep snow, ice and slush, wearing golf shoes and spandex tights, but the bus never starts and the race continues anyway.

Radio Canada report reveals new details in Shannon TCE case

In darkened homes lit by the blue hue of television screens, many Shannon residents waited anxiously for what news Enquête, Radio Canada's investigative reporting show, would offer concerning the community's drinking water, tainted with trichloroethylene (TCE) allegedly for decades. One of the program's revelations -- a newly revealed report -- may help to prove that alleged fact.