April 29 2009 Edition

English newcomers to Quebec City are young and educated and plan to stay, new VEQ survey finds

New English-speaking arrivals to the Quebec City region are likely to be young, educated Canadians who are eager to learn French, according to a new survey released last week by the Voice of English-Speaking Québec.

A significant majority, or 42 per cent, of the survey's 192 respondents were between the ages of 25 and 34.

Quiet mutinies fill canvasses and show turning point in history of Quebec art

Good things come in small packages they say.

Newcomer to Quebec City from California fits in and finds warmth even in the cold of winter

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Photo: Scott French

 

In spite of Quebec City's frigid winters, Herb Goss said he has received a warm welcome from the city he now calls home.

The former Hollywood screenwriter moved from sunny Los Angeles three months ago to take a job as the senior writer for Longtail Studios, a videogame design company in the St. Roch commercial district.

Eastern Quebec Learning Centre dedicates its library to “Book Lady” Dorothy O’Brien

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Photo: Hugh Glassco

The English-language adult education and vocational training institution will bring her volunteering to light by dedicating the library to the late O'Brien next Wednesday,May 6, as part of the school's open house.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Old clothes cramp closets, hold memories

I wonder whether all people my age have the same problems I do.

My closets are absolutely cramped and full.

It doesn't help to have great wooden or padded hangers taking up space, but the alternative is wire freebies from the cleaners which encourage all your clothes to fall off and sit in a great heap.

Quebec turbot fishermen

Deep-sea fishing trawlers should not be allowed back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Office des pêcheurs de flétan du Groenland du Québec (Office of Greenland Turbot Fisherman of Quebec) is worried about a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to allow trawlers back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence for deep-sea fishing.

According to comments by the ministry's representatives, all is set for the return of these boats with mobile gear

Life same but different for commoner and queen

I'm sure I have told you all before I am the same age as the Queen.

(Queen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926)

There are a few other things we have in common.

First of all, we have both managed to hold on to our Old Fellows.

The other is, we are both shrinking.

Of course, there are many more things we don't share.

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