October 1 2008 edition

Annual Craft Sale Oct 19th

The A.S. Johnson/St. Patrick School Foundation will hold its 14th Annual Craft Sale at the school, 919 Rue Mooney O., Thetford Mines, from 10 to 4 p.m. October 19, 2008.

A variety of crafts, knitting and home-baked goods and luch are available. Proceeds to fund the breakfast and other school programs.

Girl Guides struggle to find a niche in modern Quebec

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Photo: QCT archives

Ninety-nine years ago a daring group of girls attended a scouting rally in London, England. Until that point scouting had been the exclusive domain of boys, but these girls demanded the same privileges and adventures to which the Boy Scouts were entitled. So under the guidance of Agnes Baden-Powel, the first Girl Guide troop was created.

Quebec Bridge is falling down

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Photo: Photo: QCT archives

Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city.
And look at it now.

A new direction for the West in the Muslim world

In light of Barak Obama’s recent trip around the world to shore up his foreign policy credentials, it brings to mind certain musings about what shape or form the foreign policy in an Obama-led White House would take.

Chez-Soi offers delicious Chinese fare for cheap

Sitting abreast a unique intersection where Rue St. Jean forks off into Rue D’Aguillon, Restaurant Chez-Soi provides piping hot, unpretentious, and affordable Chinese cuisine in downtown Quebec.

French needed? Students wanted at EQLC

Quebec City can be a foreign and difficult place to live and work if you don’t speak French. A coalition of community partners in the English-speaking community is therefore launching the French Second Language Employability program, offering free-of-charge French courses focused on newly arrived English-speakers looking to enter the job market.

Quebec City bluesman wins award of a lifetime

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Photo: Guillaume D. Cyr, courtesy of Communications Paulette Dufour

He received a standing ovation before and after playing Be-Bop Beluga. During the performance, the crowd couldn’t help but sing along to the chorus. A full house of fans and fellow musicians honoured Quebec City bluesman Jay Sewall with the prestigious Lys Blues Lifetime Achievement award at the Théâtre Petit-Champlain Sunday night, saluting Sewall’s 30-year career in music.

YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.

Voter apathy prevalent among Quebec youth

On October 14, millions of Canadians in Quebec and across the country will fulfil their democratic duty by going to their local polling stations to vote in the federal election. Nearly as many – over 35 per cent of eligible voters in the last three federal elections – will abstain from voting, a number that has some seeking new ways to engage Canadian voters.

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