May 26 2010 Edition

Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment develops new strategy in Afghanistan

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Valcartier military base doors were open to journalists recently, giving the public a glimpse of how Canadian troops are trained before their deployment in Afghanistan. From November 2010 to July 2011, about 800 soldiers from Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment will replace the 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment, from Petawawa (Ont.).

A tale of upper and lower cases

Last week, a Letter to the Editor "Authority...who has it?" from Mac Wigfield made a fuss over uppercase "Church" and lowercase "church". Basically, the author disagrees with the Catholic Church's claim to be the only Church founded by Jesus Christ (who is true Man and true God).

The Auberge Saint-Antoine: How a small family business became the best hotel in Canada

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

It appears on many postcards representing the Chateau Frontenac, but tourists probably do not notice the Auberge Saint-Antoine, at the feet of the chateau. With 95 bedrooms, the hotel accommodates more than 41,000 clients every year. Owned by English-speaking Québecois -the Price family- the Auberge became one of the top 100 hotels of the world (Trip Advisor ranking) in 17 years.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 26, 2010

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Royal Military College graduates 220 new officers

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Photo: Brad Lowe, CFB Kingston

"They have to be very organized," said Capt. Daniel Madryga, RMC Public Affairs Officer. "Their organizational skills are top notch."

Refus Global, sixty two years later

On August 9, 1948, painter Paul-Émile Borduas and a group of other Québécois artists signed a manifesto called "Refus Global," or loosely translated into English: "Global Repudiation." It was a manifesto that expressed a deepening frustration with traditional Québec society, and the iron grip which the Roman Catholic clergy had upon all aspects of everyday life, as well as

Canadian Forces will stand up 1 Canadian Division at Kingston

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, announced today that the Canadian Forces will stand up 1 Canadian Division at Kingston, Ontario, later this summer.

Newsie Notes for May 26, 2010

Betty's Quilters will be having their annual quilt show May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St Gabriel de Valcartier Municipal Center, 1743 Boul. Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. For information call Bev at 418-844-3578. The show is open to the public.

Smith, Nelson

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Nelson Smith

Colonel becomes highest-ranking officer to die in Afghanistan

A 42-year-old colonel and a 26-year-old Ontario soldier are the latest soldiers to die in the war in Afghanistan.

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