December 9 2009 Edition

What is Christmas really all about?

Christmas is not just about decorations and the giving of presents, although these are nice. Christmas is about Jesus Christ coming to this earth over 2000 years ago.

“Sovereignists want Québec to defy Supreme Court ruling on Bill 104”

In Montreal a downtown rally last month kicked off "a vast campaign of public mobilization" designed to pressure the Quebec National Assembly to declare it will defy an Oct. 22 decision on English-language schooling in Quebec handed down by Canada's highest court, prominent Quebec nationalist Mario Beaulieu said ... The court declared Bill 104 unconstitutional.

We really need your help! Christmas Hamper Campaign Update

As you probably know, your Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has now switched into high gear. Fund raising events are going forward, food is being ordered, boxes of non perishable items are starting to fill up around town and many of you have already sent in generous donations to campaign headquarters.

Supreme Court of Canada rules class actions not the appropriate procedure to quash municipal by-laws

A deeply-divided Supreme Court of Canada recently held that a class action is not an appropriate procedure to challenge the validity of a municipal by-law in a ruling that may have an impact for all common law provinces even though the decision dealt with the Quebec provincial regime for class action authorization.

Michael Ignatieff gave speech at Université Laval

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Photo: Leberal.ca

New Mystery Photos no. 2

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This week’s mystery photos, offered by Diane Kameen at Jeffery Hale, feature an oil painting of a woman, hanging in the Jeffery Hale boardroom for years, who might have been the director of the Jeffery Hale’s nursing school. The photo is possibly a board member or a donor. Please contact Diane Kameen at 418-684-5333 ext 1552

New Mystery Photos no. 1

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This week’s mystery photos, offered by Diane Kameen at Jeffery Hale, feature an oil painting of a woman, hanging in the Jeffery Hale boardroom for years, who might have been the director of the Jeffery Hale’s nursing school. The photo is possibly a board member or a donor. Please contact Diane Kameen at 418-684-5333 ext 1552

Olympic Torch carried through Base Valcartier this past week

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Photo: Imagery team CFB Valcartier

The olympic torch continues its way west toward the 2010 games in Vancouver after making stops last week in the Old City and at the Valcartier military base.

The torch then made stops in Trois Rivieres, Drummondville and Sherbrooke, among other Quebec locales this week before heading to the Montreal area.

German Christmas Market in better location this year

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Three days of festivities, including three concerts, helped draw strong attendance to the second German Christmas Market, held last weekend at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Simons Family’s Tourny fountain gift is being repaired

Tourny_Fountain3color.jpgThe famous Tourny fountain, donated by Peter Simons in 2007 to mark the celebration of the city's 400th anniversary, is in need of repairs.

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