July 21 2010 Edition

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay  Ouellet, Santana gesturing skyward after his show, thanking God for holding back the rain. A crowd of 50,000 fans also saw warmup performances by blues guitarist Steve Hill and Steve Winwood, a founding member of the British rock group Traffic.

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Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Place d'Youville was jumping Sunday afternoon to a blend of blues, funk, traditional New Orleans Jazz and Motown, courtesy of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, a unique New Orleans based outfit that a few years ago might not have been signed for the Festival d'été.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 21, 2010

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Canada: A shattered dream or a dream yet to Come true?

Canada is a country with no jobs for new immigrants, regardless of however suitably qualified they are, old or young. Even simple blue-collar jobs are hard to find, but most immigrants are highly-educated in their respective fields. They have migrated to Canada with the hope of being able to land at least something close to their white-collar professions left behind.

Life’s wakeup call

"Dear N'Dugu, I am weak and I am a failure." This line taken from one of Jack Nicholson's most interesting pieces of acting in the movie ‘'About Schmidt'' is important to introduce who I am and what I want to write you about.

Monumental Graffiti

In response to Thomas Eden's article in the July 7, 2010, edition regarding the graffiti spray-painted on the Cross of Sacrifice or cenotaph on Grande-Allée at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and on the Boer War monument on rue Saint-Louis, I am happy to report that the cenotaph has been cleaned up by the National Battlefield Parks Commission which maintains this monument, and the Boer War

Townshippers’ Day to mark Danville’s 150th anniversary

Townshippers' Day, a bilingual festival of friendship offering music, dance, art, artisans, information booths and other activities will take place on September 17 and 18 in Danville. Townshippers' Day 2010 will help celebrate Danville's 150th anniversary this year.

CQSB hoping for Willett replacement by September

Now that the deadline for applications has passed, the Central Quebec School Board is hoping to have a replacement for outgoing Eastern Quebec Learning Center Director Bruce Willett by September.

Friday was the closing date for receiving applications at the office of CQSB Human Resources Director Pierrette Laliberte.

Les Capitales clinch first half, look to playoffs

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Photo: Les Capitales

Their first-half Can-Am League title safely tucked away, Les Capitales de Québec can relax for the second half of the season.

"We'd really like to finish first," said Pat Scalabrini, first-year manager of the defending league champions. Doing so would assure the team of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We want to win (the championship) at home."

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