January 25 2017 Edition

News Digest January 25 2017

 

 

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Issue January 25, 2017

 

Morrin Centre Pick-a-Book a perfect partnership

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The Morrin Centre has implemented yet another initiative to help build literacy skills and encourage a love of reading in children with a Pick-a-Book reading activity. The first session took place on January 21, and they will continue on February 4, February 18 and March 18 at 10:30 a.m. 

78th Fraser’s celebrate Robbie Burns 258th birthday

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

If he were alive today, Robbie Burns would have been very pleased with the supper held in his honour at the Château Laurier last Saturday evening. Eighty people, including many members of the Fort St. Andrew's Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, gathered to mark the 258th birthday of "the Bard," considered Scotland's national poet.

Political leaders trip over tongues

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Photo: Peter Black

Say what you will about former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper (insert snide or sentimental comment here ... ), he made a determined effort from an early age to learn and speak French. 

New health promotion tools for Quebec City’s English speakers

Getting up-to-date health information in English in Quebec City just got easier. 

St. Lawrence is in business

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Photo: Paul Bleau

Bilingual, resourceful, versatile, efficient! This is how the supervisors of training have described our students in administrative techniques for several years," says Paul Bleau, teacher of the P.W. Sims Business Program at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence. "If you are looking for help with accounting, marketing, client service, administration ...

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The story behind Rue Renfrew and Holt Renfrew stores

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Renfrew pays tribute to George Richard Renfrew (1831-1897), a Quebec fur merchant and businessman. His parents died during a cholera epidemic when he was just three years old, and he was raised by an aunt and uncle in Montreal. 

THANK YOU for helping deliver some goodness

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Photo: Amy Bilodeau

The 21st annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) has come to a close and once again, thanks to the huge number of volunteers, it was a resounding success. This year, 331 volunteers racked up an impressive 1,245 hours of involvement leading to the delivery of hampers to over 200 households in need in the Quebec City area.

Laughter will keep you warm at the ComediHa! Winter Fest

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To highlight Quebec City's winter season, ComediHa! recently launched the first winter edition of its comedy festival at the Voûte de la Maison historique Chevalier. From January 26 to February 19, over 150 shows will keep people laughing at seven outdoor locations and on stages in the Quartier Petit-Champlain.

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