May 26 2010 Edition

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.

To a soldier far from home

It's an open secret that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is my favorite forum, so if I'm asked to contribute to a Special Edition for you valiant people in Afghanistan, I'm more than willing. Also, I'm told that a special consignment of copies will be kept aside for soldiers from the Base, and I'm hoping you're one of them.

Canadian Forces help fight forest fires

With spring under way and summer approaching, the potential for forest fires increases in Canada. The Canadian Forces (CF) provides support and relief following natural disasters, in response to requests for assistance from civilian authorities. In early June 2002, CF members from Land Force Western Area, Edmonton, helped fight fires near Gibbons and Redwater, Alberta.

“Nous sommes fier”

I am a retired teacher, son of a soldier who fought in World War II stationed throughout Europe and Northern Africa where he met my mother.

Helicopter unit in training for Afghanistan

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Photo: Caporal Patricia Prévost from the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

They've trained at Ft. Irvine in California to prepare for desert-like conditions. Now, at the Valcartier Canadian Forces base, they're learning how to respond under battle pressure in different environments.

The Auberge Saint-Antoine, a hotel full of history in the heart of Québec City

 

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photo by Pauline Moisy

 

There are a number of hotels in Québec City where clients can work out or go to the spa.

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