September 29 2010 Edition

Quebec City Jazz Festival swings into town

Those who thought the festival season was over: Think again.

The fourth annual Quebec City Jazz Festival swings into town Thursday for a five-day stay at numerous venues around the city. All told, 16 different venues, including the Quebec Hilton, Palais Montcalm and the Hotel Clarendon, will play host to a variety of jazz sounds during the event.

Quebec housing resale activity slows

Quebec's record-breaking housing market rally proved to be unsustainable in the second quarter as resale activity slowed considerably, partly reflecting an erosion of affordability over the past year, according to the latest housing report released this week by RBC Economics Research.

Let’s be relevant!

Spiritual Chronicles

The Anglican Diocese of Quebec is getting ready for an extraordinary meeting of Synod, later this fall in Sherbrooke, where we are going to discuss, among other things, the mission of our Church, our raison d'être.

 

Author goes Batting on the Bosphorous

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The former Soviet Bloc seems an unlikely place to be playing a sport born as the exclusive property of the British Empire, but Montreal-based author Angus Bell found a burgeoning, if unusual, hotbed of interest in cricket in Eastern Europe.

"It's about an 8,000 mile cricket tour (by car) around the former Soviet bloc on the advice of a former psychic," Bell said Monday.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Paterson, Bolam and Walling honoured for contributions to English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec.

Perfect season ends for lacklustre Lions in 0-0 draw

At a cold CEGEP Lévi-Lauzon sports field a lacklustre performance ended the perfect start to the season for the St. Lawrence College men's soccer team.

In a game of few chances with defences on full alert, it took two good saves from Justin Savoie, notching his third shutout of the season, and an equally good save from the Lévi goalkeeper to keep the game scoreless.

Comment on Memorials and Things of Fame

It was with great interest that I read Catherine Mills Rouleau's account of the 1889 Landslide in Memorials and Things of Fame in last week's paper. I thought you might also be interested in hearing a first-hand account about of some of the victims of that disaster.

QCGN proposes shift in relations between English minority and French majority

In its brief to the Committee on Culture and Education looking at Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Network proposes a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority in Quebec.

The QCGN is proposing two fundamental shifts in perspective to help Quebec society move through the social and economic challenges ahead, said QCGN President Linda Leith.

Terry Fox Challenge Thursday

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Terry Fox Run, an annual fundraising event to honour the memory of the runner who passed away in 1981, bypassed the city last Thursday, but local schools have been involved on different levels in the effort to honour his memory.

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