August 25 2010 Edition

VEQ holds Fall Fest

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec, in partnership with the Central Québec School Board, will be the host of a community Fall Fest this year Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quebec High School, 945 Avenue Belvédère.

The Fest will feature giant inflatables and activities for the whole family; live music, food and entertainment, and a showcase of community groups.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 25, 2010

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Québec below national average in corporate taxes

Québec is below the Canadian average in general corporate income taxes with a combined federal-provincial rate of 29.9 percent for the year ending December 31, 2010.

The average across the country is 30.7 percent. Québec also provides special tax "holidays" for business that undertake major investments and locate manufacturing or processing in remote regions.

Old magazines and their advertising can tell us a lot about ourselves as a society

As a child growing up in Sillery in the 1960s and 70s, I was always surrounded by books, magazines, music, information and knowledge of all kinds. I realize now just how lucky I was to have such a cornucopia of information so readily at my fingertips at such a young age.

Son of ex-Bulldogs’ star: He was ‘Gentle Joe’

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He was born the year before his father stopped playing, so he only knows about Joe Malone Sr. from what he's read and heard about the legendary Joe Malone.

"He played hockey with me," said Joe Malone Jr., from Ontario, where he now lives. "But I never really saw him play. He played in Quebec City."

Summer Notes activities and events August 25, 2010

New teacher helps students learn business world ‘hands-on’

Studying the business world in the classroom is one thing; working hands-on in that world is quite another.
A Champlain St. Lawrence College professor with that real world experience is hoping this fall to help students bridge the gap.

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

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