February 24 2010 Edition

Memorials and Things of Fame

1850
The Morning Chronicle

Statement of the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials in the district of Quebec for the year 1849:-
Baptisms: Males - 6,111, Females - 5,681-- Total 11,792
Burials: Males - 3,178, Females 2,698 -- Total 5,876.*
Marriages: 1,820

Québec runner entered in Napa Valley Marathon

Rodrigue Paradis, 55, a NVM entrant from Quebec, has registered almost 40 marathon finishes all over the world.

"For me, running marathons is the best excuse to travel with my wife, my faithful cheer leader," Paradis said. "As soon as a marathon is finished, I'm looking for the next one."

Interview with A/Lance-Corporal John Babcock

We sometimes hear about the terrible conditions during the First World War. Do you have happy or fond memories of the First World War?

Last surviving WWI vet dies at 109

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Photo: DND

The last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served in World War I has died.

John "Jack" Babcock,who has received tributes from Queen Elizabeth II,Prime Minister Steven Harper and Gouvernor General Michaelle Jean, passed away last week at the age of 109.

CQSB graduation rates still high

The graduation rate for students in the Central Quebec School Board district dropped just over 10 percent from 2007 to 2008, but the CQSB still ranked high among Quebec's English school boards. As well, a marked improvement is expected to show for 2009 based on preliminary information.

Mascot makes the St-Patrick’s Day Parade

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Photo: Peter Farrell

Bono posed for photos like a seasoned pro last week at the Loew's Concord on Grande Allee, perfectly natural in an environment where he was drawing a lot of attention.

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