March 31 2010 Edition

It’s that time of the year again!

"Honey, have you seen that big brown envelope marked Tax 2009?"

"I think I saw it under the driver's seat of the car.

It's been there since last spring," she answered.

"Thank you," I replied sheepishly.

Three things reminded me that it was time to think of filling my tax returns.

Salon du Livres returns to Centre de Congres next week

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Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière will serve as the honorary President of this year's Salon du Livres opening next Wednesday, April 7, at the Centre de Congres on Boulevard Rene Levesque. The event concludes April 11.

Quebec High School Shooting guard Peter Weston scored 28 points

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Photo by Claudia Kedney-Bolduc, Shooting guard Peter Weston scored 28 points to help Quebec High School senior boys basketball team reach the provincial championships that will be held at Trois Rivieres a week from Saturday against an as yet undetermined opponent. The team is now 17-0. The QHS senior girls will also be in the provincial championships.

Farewell note

What an honour it has been for me to have assisted you with your integration into the Quebec City region over the past two years. It's not every job that allows you to meet people from around the globe, almost on a daily basis.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Businesses look to rebuild in strong economy

As the Canadian economy begins to gain momentum with stronger business growth, organizations are looking for innovative ways to rebuild and strengthen their workforce. To gain a competitive advantage, companies are beginning to see the value of hiring interns from abroad through intermediaries like AIESEC.

VEQ feels Winds of Change

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Photo: Courtesy of VEQ

Newcomers to Quebec City came together on March 24th for Winds of Change, an annual workshop aimed at providing support, understanding and methods of adapting into a new culture.

Newsie Note for March 31, 2010

I am a member of the QHS PPO and we are organizing a Flea Market to raise money for different activities in the school, mostly to help pay for all the celebrations at the end of the year (awards, graduation..) The flea market will be held May 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are looking for donations (no clothing) that may be droped off at QHS 945 Belvedere during the week of the 10.

Thank you Jay Ouellet and Chronicle-Telegraph’s coverage

Received my copy of the Chronicle today and was very happy to see Jay's photo of the Saint-Patrick's Day Parade on the front page. Great copy. I have enjoyed Jay's photographs for many years and am so glad to see that you are sharing his talents with many. Look forward to seeing more.

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