April 17 2013 Edition

News Digest for April 17, 2013

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Ghomeshi: Q is “my love letter to Quebec City”

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Photo: Marie White

What does Q stand for?” asked a woman who voiced what everyone else was wondering. Q is the name of his national daily cultural affairs talk program (recorded in Studio Q at the CBC headquarters in Toronto). “Could it be for Quebec City?” she teased. “Well, yes, right, that’s it,” chimed in a charmed Jian Ghomeshi and the room roared with laughter and applause.

Bill 14 hearings continue: QCGN presents brief to protect English-language rights

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Photo: Gib McInnis

Claire Martin celebrates 99 years of living

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Photo: Dennis Lortle

A wonderful woman is about to celebrate her 99th birthday. She is a witty, charming, determined, fiercely independent, outspoken person whose life reads like a best-selling novel.

Memorials and Things of Fame

April 21, 1963
A night watchman died last night in Montreal, the first victim of acts of terrorism attributed to the FLQ. The tragedy occurred in a building occupied by the Canadian Army and its recruitment centre.

VEQ shocks Bill 14 committee with economic status of English community

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Photo: Gib McInnis

Voice of English-speaking Quebec representatives - President Helen Walling, Executive Director Jean-Sébastien Gignac, and VEQ Board member Warren Thomson - recently presented a brief to the committee on Bill 14 at the National Assembly. Diane De Courcy, the Minister responsible for the Charter of the French Language, was present.

Lady Lions win AA basketball banner

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

The St. Lawrence Lady Lions AA basketball team won the provincial banner for the first time since the mid-1980s this past Sunday in Chicoutimi.

In their quarterfinal game on Friday, the Lady Lions defeated the Montmorency Nomads 67-59. However, things did not start smoothly for the Lady Lions. They had a horrible first quarter, falling behind 26-5.

The Lions sleep tonight

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Photo: Lise Lafond - Archives

The College Lafleche Boomerangs won the finals of the men's collegial AAA hockey league. The St. Lawrence Lions were not able to add another provincial title to those won in the past three years.

The Lions finished the season in second place with a respectable 41 points but were never able to beat the Boomerangs in the seven games that they played against each other.

ImagiNation author Deni Y. Béchard visits Cégep Garneau

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Photo: Marie White

Book swap promotes the rewards of literacy

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Photo: Danielle Burns

I love this book swap. I look forward to it every year. It's on my social calendar," says Kristine Sanderson when approached by this QCT writer. We chatted at the fourth annual book swap put on by the Quebec City Reading Council (QCRC) last Wednesday evening at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre.

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