September 3 2008 Edition

Tattered old books expected to fetch $15,000 for LHSQ

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Photo: Scott French

Stacked in the small, common space adjacent to the jail cells that once held the city's criminals, 106 boxes of books, worn with use, age, and neglect, await their fate: sale by silent auction. The proposed sale of certain 18th and 19th century volumes from the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec's private collection has led many to believe the society's heritage has been condemned.

Society's old books await the auction block

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Photo:  Scott French

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
president David Blair inspects one of the books slated for sale by silent
auction.

EQLC to help train much-needed bilingual nursing assistants

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

The Eastern Québec Learning Centre is ready and waiting to help meet the demand for bilingual registered nursing assistants (RNAs), nursing assistants and medical assistants. All it needs are students to warm the seats.

Students will be able to work toward a diploma in Health, Assistance and Nursing (RNA) beginning September 29.

Simons apologizes: "We should have done better"

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

The Quebec City based clothing retailer La Maison Simons has recalled 450,000 of its youth-focused fall/winter catalogue after numerous customer complaints cited the young female models pictured in the catalogue as too thin.

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