August 20 2008 Edition

The Caring Gardener

“Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they’ll o’ergrow the garden.”
-William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Thomson and the QHS founders plaque

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Photo: Scott French 

Thomson and the QHS founders plaque: “History tells of a community, not just a school.”

New QHS principal looks forward to “successes, big and small”

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Photo: Scott French

While most kids probably aren’t awaiting the start of the school year with great enthusiasm, one man certainly is.

400th events mean better business for hotels

The summer months are always kind to Quebec City’s hotels, and this year has been no exception.

The 400th anniversary celebrations have meant a significant spike in occupancies and an extended high season. In addition an influx in the number of conferences being held in the city has meant a regular stream of guests at Quebec city’s hotels.

Getting young people to open books means being open-minded: librarians

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Photo: Scott French

Librarians are trying to beat old stereotypes and use new technology in order to attract younger audiences to peruse the stacks, or at least open up a book.

GG in Quebec City: “Global youth community can affect the world”

It started with music and ended with music.

Governor General Michaelle Jean entered the big tent clapping her hands to a melodic rap song. After the meeting, she danced in the middle of the young crowd during an explosive concert offered by Canadian singers Samiane, Chauit, K’naan, Ariane Moffat and Jully Black.

Plains play downplays politics, scores points

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Photo: Photo: Scott French

Predictably, political posturing among Quebec federalists and nationalists has made headlines throughout Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations this summer, with each side using “petit politiques” to score marginal gains for their respective teams. Apparently politics, like football, is a game of inches.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Enrolment up at CQSB - New year, new teachers, new courses at the CQSB

The nights are getting a little cooler and that means the streets will soon be lined with children in the morning, lunch boxes in hand, waiting for the bus back to school. Schools in the Central Quebec School Board will be opening their doors to students and staff on September 2. Many schools are promising exciting new programs and changes for the upcoming school year.

Polio survivor hand cycles to “Eradicate, educate, rehabilitate”

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Photo: courtesy of www.cycletowalk.com

Ramesh Ferris stands on the doorstep of history, wearing leg braces and with the aid of crutches. In the wake of Canadian legends like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, the 28-year-old polio survivor is hand cycling across the country to raise awareness and funds to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.

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