March 31 2010 Edition

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.

Union stages “symbolic” picketing at Champlain Saint-Lawrence

Increasing workloads and declining purchasing power are at the root of contractual differences between Champlain Saint-Lawrence College and its teachers union, which has been working under an imposed contract since 2005.

Will Ann Coulter dare take on tyrannical Canadian hate speech laws?

Why Inmates Should Receive Their Pensions

Given the outrage generated over the public disclosure that serial killer Clifford Olsen has been receiving pension payments while incarcerated, it is easy to jump on the bandwagon in a knee-jerk reaction to public opinion.

Remembering Wilfred E. Rourke

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Photo: Courtesy of the Rourke Family

The man who built St. Patrick's Church nearly celebrated his 98th St. Patrick's Day, in Quebec City in 2010.

Wilfred Edward Rourke died in Quebec City on February 16, 2010 completing a long successful life as a Québec businessman.

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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