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Memorials and Thing of fame


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The Morning Chronicle
Wednesday, February 13
Sympathetic Inks for Secret Correspondence*
(*for a paramour on St. Valentine’s Day.)

Keep heritage walls of Saint-Dominique’s

Some time ago (months, really), an article in Le Soleil caught my eye and did something to my blood pressure. The reporter had written something about the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec intending to erect some new buildings to exhibit yet more paintings; accompanying the text was a blank area, indicating what and where any such buildings would be.

Calgary, Carnival and community

The work of Calgary Stampede volunteers produced smiles and filled bellies during their annual visit to our Winter Carnival last week.

Central Québec basketball tournament a success, except for the bill

Several Central Québec School Board commissioners were unimpressed at having to fork out over $2,000 to rent space at the Base Valcartier sports centre for their annual basketball tournament.
The tournament, which changes facilities each year, was hosted by Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, located on the base.  

Portneuf Elementary’s building to grow

Plans are in the works for a much-needed addition at Portneuf Elementary! Central Québec School Board commissioners voted to hire architects to look at some options.

BonjourQuébec.com team takes 400th race in sport category

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Photo: Jeaneth Welstead

Captain David Blair’s BonjourQuébec.com ice canoe team forged its way to the front of the line to pick up first place in the sport category of Sunday’s annual Winter Carnival race on the icy St. Lawrence River.

Shannon mayor lobbies Ottawa

Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley is determined to get the federal government to help pay to complete the job of bringing clean well water to the municipality. A $19 million federal grant to cover the costs is almost gone, but Kiley needs another $1 million to bring the water from the mountains into Shannon homes.

Fries out, healthy sandwiches in at St. Pat’s High

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU
When St. Patrick’s High School students return from their relaxing March Break, there’ll be no more poutine, no more fries, and no more Skittles. The pop machines offer water and fruit juices, but no soft drinks or sports drinks.

Circus crowd invades Saint Brigid’s on Family Literacy Day

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Quebec City Reading Council’s Clowns Marilyn Baxter and Lucie Girard had the pleasure of amusing 15 families and 30 seniors on Saturday, January 26 for the 10th anniversary of Family Literacy Day.

Students can find fries elswhere

When St. Patrick’s High School students return from their relaxing March Break, there’ll be no more poutine, no more fries, and no more Skittles. The pop machines offer water and fruit juices, but no soft drinks or sports drinks.