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A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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Photo: Scott French

It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Gallichon rides for the last time

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders lead Billy Carol Gallichon’s horse-drawn hearse and a procession of calèches toward the Château Frontenac, where a moment of silence was observed for the long-time calèche driver, who died last week at 81. Fellow drivers Jerry Dionne and Brian Turpin attended their friend’s funeral procession.

Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member

The Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member for the 2008-2009 school year.  If you are interested in providing a helping hand to the board, please contact the school for more details at 418-681-7705 ext. 233 or via e-mail at [email protected]

It's flu vaccine time! Friday, November 14, 2008 Flu Clinic at the Jeff!

You must make an appointment by calling Mamie Stewart at 418 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1564.

 

C.W.L. Shannon Nov. 23rd Community Breakfast

The CWL of Shannon will hold a community breakfast from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Shannon Community Center, 75 Gosford, Shannon.  The price is $6.00 for adultes, $4.00 for children from 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

See you then!!!

A Capacity for Caring

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. ~Ayn Rand

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Have you ever noticed how often life seems to be stitched together by the coincidence of synchronous events,  where everything you read, every person you encounter, every indiscriminate thought you imagine all point to the obvious and often random conclusion? Please let me explain.

Memorials and things of fame

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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

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