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A Christmas Story

I am reminded of my childhood in Quebec City, way back when eight-year-old boys like me believed in Santa Claus. We were able to convince ourselves that, somehow, Santa did exist in some way or form. We felt we could affirm such a belief without being looked upon as silly.

VEQ close to 500 signatures on petition to CanWest Global

Voice of English-speaking Québec hopes to have 500 signatures on its petition to CanWest Global asking it to make good on its promises of broadcasting locally-produced content from the Quebec City region.

So far, the effort has been “going OK,” said spokesperson John Klassen.

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.

Gagné to leave Ste-Foy Elementary, and head to Everest Elementary

Micheline Gagné has taken on the job of principal at Everest Elementary School from outgoing administrator Lyse Grégoire. Gagné will leave Ste-Foy Elementary for the school in Duberger.

She has been principal at Ste-Foy Elementary for over five years. Before that Gagné helped to implement curriculum reform.

Shalom Québec to shed light on rich Jewish history in Quebec City

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Cuts mean loss of well-used online health website

The Canadian Health Network, a well-consulted online information resource will be shut down at the end of April due to budget cuts. Canadians who consult the site, including professionals in the health care sector, are outraged by the cuts.

Museum unveils restored portrait of Father Patrick McMahon

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Photo: courtesy of St. Patrick's Church

Amid details of 400th anniversary projects at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a finely restored portrait that records a bit of Quebec City’s Irish history was revealed.

Last Chance Sale at the library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

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Georgina Klassen wishes to thank all those who participated in her Christmas Scrapbooking Open House, held at Eastern Québec Learning Centre recently. Congratulations to Tamar Chittspattio, Denise Richard and Ngoyi Mayasa the first (scrapbooking magazine), second (ideas booklet) and third prize (Christmas stickers) winners, respectively, of the draw!

Memorials and Things of Fame

 


 

Valcartier troops receive holiday wishes from Uxbridge

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The Valcartier Family Centre received a magnificent Christmas card
addressed to our soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and to members of
their families.

The card is from the residents of Uxbridge, a town situated 45 km north of Toronto.