August 6 2008 Edition

Visa Olympics

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Cang Yi Yan (pictured third from left) with her fellow Visa Olympics of the imagination contest first-prize winners.

Young QC artist’s poster wins gold

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Photo: courtesy of Visa Canada

Cang Yi Yan is one lucky girl and she knows it. The 12-year-old Montcalm resident was one of four Canadians whose artwork was awarded top honours in the Visa Olympics of the Imagination contest. As a first-prize winner, she and her father will be flown out to the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 5.

Harper defines “real nationalists,” Bloc bites back

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and fellow Conservative deputies and ministers descended upon Lévis and Quebec City for their annual Conservative caucus meeting last week. Conservatives used the occasion to demonstrate the party’s perceived strength in the province, in spite of inconclusive polling results released later in the week.

Golfers wanted for a good cause

The 18th edition of the annual Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation is looking for golfers to hit the links on September 15 at le Club de Golf le Grand Portneuf to help raise funds for the Jeffery Hale Hospital.

Quebec tae kwon do champions ready for Olympic fights in Beijing

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Photo: courtesy of www.combatcanada.ca

For the first time since tae kwon do became an Olympic discipline at the 2000 Sydney Games, Canada will be represented in the sport by a male athlete. Sebastien Michaud from Quebec City qualified in the - 80 kg category.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

The Morning Chronicle

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A Visit to St Leon Springs

Toronto city centre remains within reach of Quebec City

Porter Airlines announ-ced on July 30 that it would extend its flights between Quebec City and Toronto beyond the end of its summer schedule.

LHSQ’s patrimony for sale

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Canada’s oldest learned society, is about to divest itself of its heart and soul: the sale by “silent auction” of 1,500 of its historical books, mostly from the 19th and 18th centuries, by the boxful no less! To view the titles, go to www.morrin.org/auction.pdf. Although the proposed auction may be silent, I am not.

Shocked by the lack of transparency on Tasers

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Photo: Photo: courtesy of www.2dsecurity.com

On July 22, a 17-year-old boy died in Winnipeg after being shocked by police officers with a conducted energy weapon (commonly referred to as the Taser). He was the 21st person in Canada to die after receiving such an injury at the hands of a Canadian police force member.

Henriette Jolicoeur

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