August 11 2010 Edition

Fête de la Nouvelle France weds past and present [Photo]

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Photo : Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France SAQ - A real marriage took place Saturday at Place Royal during the Fête de le Novelle France

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Envol et Macadam festival - Roster Reflects 15 Years of Music & Passion

For the past 15 years, the city of Quebec has rocked to the rhythms of alternative music thanks to Envol et Macadam. The organizers of the Envol et Macadam festival are proud to mark this special anniversary by presenting an amazing and diversified roster of musicians.

Quebec Baptist Church offer thanks

It began in 1987 when Kevin and Diana Pentland arrived in Quebec City to pastor Quebec Baptist Church. A newly-arrived family from Asia lacked warm clothing. Diana began networking to meet this need...then another. A closet in the church was appropriated, then a room.

English school access still difficult

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph article, "Register now for fall French language courses" (Aug.

QESBA joins growing chorus opposed to new census form

The list of organizations opposing the federal government's new shortened census form continues to grow.

The Quebec English School Boards Association has thrown its support behind Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages in his investigation on the shortened census data questionnaire by the Government of Canada.

Champlain-Saint-Lawrence offering tour guide course

Champlain-Saint-Lawrence College will begin offering a course for prospective tour guides starting next month.

The course is intended for individuals who wish to acquire better knowledge of Quebec City either to share it with visitors or simply for their own personal knowledge.

Fete de Sillery marks second edition Saturday

Avenue Maguire in Sillery will come alive Saturday with the second edition of the Fete de Sillery.

Te event is the brainchild of Sillery Councillor Vincent Grenier-Cliche, who simply wanted to revive an annual event that had taken place prior to the merger of surrounding towns into the greater Quebec municipality.

Nightshade takes root at Morrin Centre

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Atropa belladonna - known around the world as nightshade - is among the most toxic plant species in existence.

For historic Quebec City, the backdrop for Tom Henighan's new novel Nightshade, the lethal leaves are at the root of a high-profile murder.

Hennigan will give a seminar on his latest work Aug. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussee des Ecossais.

CQSB chairman “mystified” by census change

Though the Central Quebec School Board likely won't have any formal discussion of the matter, its chairman says he is "mystified" by the federal government's decision to scrap its mandatory long form for the 2011 census.
"Everyone is surprised," said CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke. "They are by every government to measure the needs of the population."

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