March 25 2009 Edition

LHSQ cancels controversial book auction

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Barry, Claude 1924. - 2009

 

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Barry, Claude 1924. - 2009

DODDRIGDE Elwin Russell (Buddy) 1930 – 2009

 

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The Franglaise Association wants you to practice English or French

A group of students on a mission to practice their English and French gathered together on a recent Sunday night for a screening of Bon Cop, Bad Cop on the campus of Université Laval.

Study shows francophones in Quebec City more bilingual

A francophone in Quebec City is often more equipped to reply "Hello" and have a conversation with someone in the street than an anglophone in Ottawa is to speak with someone who says "Bonjour," according to a recent study on the bilingualism levels in the nation's capital region that made a comparison with those in Quebec City.

Montreal-based institute hopes to encourage learning in retirement in Quebec City

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Photo: Scott French

Born at the end of the steam train era, Andrew MacDougall has been able to turn a boyhood fascination with steam engines and street cars into a life-long passion, thanks in part to the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement which lets him share this passion with others.
The peer-based learning and teaching institute located in Montreal is now looking to spread the idea to other

Look hard at English schools

In last week's issue of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph we read that the Central Québec School Board is "celebrating increased enrolment" in its schools. No one can deny that is good news.

However, there is a worrisome reality that neither your article nor, more importantly, the commissioners themselves seem to be addressing.

LHSQ cancels controversial book auction

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

The silent book auction that wasn't will not be.

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec has decided it will not proceed with the a controversial auction of old books it postponed last September following divisions in the community and the society's own membership.

DDO students fill bags with love for literacy in Africa

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Photo: Claire Giroux Spiritual Animator DDO School

To teach about other countries in the world is an important mandate at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, but to help our students discover the realities that other children must face is just as important.

One of the great challenges that students in developing countries are confronted with is the lack of simple learning materials.

Katimavik attracts student volunteers across Canada

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Photo: Scott French

In the shadow of the Site Historique de la Visitation, a church that once hosted one of New France's first religious communities, a Katimavik house has been introducing young English Canadians to the French Canadian culture for decades.

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