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Meet the marvellous Madame Labriski

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Mériane Labrie, better known as Madame Labriski, is the fascinating local baker behind all those sugar-free baked goods now available at IGA grocery stores. With her thirst for innovation and her vision of changing the eating habits of the world, she proudly wages war against refined sugar with recipes using date purée.

IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.

Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

Photo: QCT archives

With an election call looming, the Quebec government hastened last week to announce plans for a third link across the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. The plans unveiled, however, lack a sense of urgency; no construction is expected for at least eight years.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies Part 2: What do you own when you buy a cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, initially dismissed as fluff for nerds and geeks, are making a big comeback and they’re getting the attention of major Wall Street players. The New York Stock Exchange’s owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), recently announced its intentions to bring bitcoin into standard investment vehicles such as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and pension funds.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: important things you may not know

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Bitcoin is back in the news because its price is going up again. The sheer complexity of the subject of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult for anyone to accurately determine if it is a sound investment or something to avoid completely.

EQLC students get “The Talk” about money

Photo: Danielle Burns

On the third Wednesday in April, parents and teachers across Canada were having “The Talk” with kids. It had nothing to do with sex education, but rather another subject that can make people uncomfortable: money.

Young entrepreneurs recognized at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Young entrepreneurs gathered at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on April 4 to enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a panel discussion featuring four businesspeople.

The results of the 20th OSEntreprendre Challenge, a provincewide entrepreneurial skills competition which attracts over 40,000 participants yearly, were announced at the end of the evening.

This year’s Salon de l’Auto electrically charged

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There was a lot of electricity in the air at the 37e Salon International de l’Auto de Québec (Quebec City International Auto Show) held at ExpoCité from March 6 to 11.

What’s cooking in the Canadian bakery business?

You may have missed the story last week in the hubbub over the discovery of a solar system with Earth-like planets, refugees fleeing to Canada from the United States, and the déconfiture (falling apart) of the Montreal Canadiens. But this is big: The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is coming to Canada, and what’s more, there will be a Canadian edition!

Architecture: improving urban living by design

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Architect and Université Laval professor Carole Després gave students at Champlain-St. Lawrence a different perspective on urban living and planning during her talk on February 21.

CEDEC Youth Startup Business Workshop - March 25


Wednesday, March 25, at 5:00 p.m. - CEDEC Youth Startup Business Workshop - Do you have an idea for a project or business? Are you between 18 and 35? Put your entrepreneurial qualities to the test, explore your idea and learn how to take it further! Learn from William Hush of BellePoubelle how you can turn your passion into a business.

JEF the fishmonger brings an English classic to Quebec City

Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

Watch out, poutine-lovers – another guilty pleasure awaits you. The classic English “fish and chips” dish has made its way to the Basse-Ville and is set to make waves.

Save Your Children!

We must feed their talents, their dreams, and their hopes. But first, we must feed their empty stomachs with rich nutrients; something they can’t afford.

Photo: Kristina Giguere, Camille Boulanger, Florence Demers, Mr.Foy

Situated at the heart of the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood, Pignon Bleu is the primary actor in the fight against poverty in the region of Quebec.

The Empowerment Equation

Take a deep breath in... you should read this.


Let me start off by sharing a story with you. The founder of The International Association for Human Values and The Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian and expert on the mind. Sri Sri was invited to give the keynote speech at the international head quarters of Nokia, in Helsinki, Finland. The address was incredibly engaging, and inspiring.

10 Great Reasons to Use a Mortgage Broker


1 Get independent advice on your financial options. As independent mortgage brokers and mortgage agents, we’re not tied to any one lender or range of products. Our goal is to help you successfully finance your home or property. We’ll start by getting to know you and your homeownership goals.

Canadian mortgage debt a concern: Flaherty

Photo: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

TORONTO -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he's still concerned about the mortgage debt Canadians are carrying, but adds he thinks they're getting the message that interest rates won't stay low forever.
"I remain concerned about people taking on larger obligations than they would be able to afford were interest rates to go up, as they inevitably will," Flaherty said.

Laval University students study a unique bison herd


The bison graze in meadows, along lakes, and throughout the thick aspen forests of Prince Albert National Park.
Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Auberge Saint-Antoine offers Grape Harvest package

Photo: Marie White

Shortly after receiving the prestigious 2012 Top City Hotel in Canada Award from Travel and Leisure Magazine in New York City, the Auberge Saint-Antoine announced its newest novelty. Guests will be offered a luxurious experience called the Grape Harvest package on two weekends this October.

Clothing Drive for Africa

St. Lawrence Clothing Drive for Africa reached its end.

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Photo: Catherine Jean

Help Feed the Kids, Buy a Cookie

Photo: Champlain St. Lawrence

During the creation of our project, we had to be organized and we had strict restrictions to follow in order to create an event. At first, we had to form a team which, in our case, was pretty easy. We could not have a better group, we were organized and we communicated very well with each other. The team’s roles, responsibilities, values and behaviours have been separated equally.


A Dysfunctional financial system has led to a dysfunctional title registry


Canadians avoided the U.S. Banking disaster through prudence and good management. Yet they flock to pick up "bargains" in the states with little or no understanding of the scope of the disaster, nor the risks to new buyers of foreclosed properties. If the property is or was subject to a claim of "securitization" it is very likely based upon faulty or false paperwork.

CEDEC SBSN launch in QCA a true provincial collaboration

Photo: Lucie-Ann Laberge; photomontage CEDEC

CEDEC Small Business Support Network has launched into action in the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions!

On December 8, CEDEC's 5 à 7 event provided a space for small business owners and self-employed workers to meet, network and share with resource organizations that can help them succeed.

Six community projects nominated for 2011 CEDEC Award

Community Economic Development and Employability Committees (CEDEC) recently nominated six community projects for the 2011 CEDEC Award. CEDEC is a volunteer-driven organization, started in 1998 that strives to connect the Federal Government with community constructed initiatives focused on strengthening English-speaking economies.

Promoting the PW Sims program


During their communication class, five students from the College Champlain-St.Lawrence decided to promote their program to local companies. They are parts of the PW Sims program, the business program the college offers.

Promotion of the P.W. Sims Program at Champlain St.Lawrence


Every year, students from St. Lawrence College must form groups to organize an event. This has been the case lately with students from the P.W. Sims Program, a 3-year DEC-BAC business program that is offered by the Champlain Saint-Lawrence College.

Good Manners for Dummies

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Last Thursday, on the 14th of April, a table manners event took place at the Tatum Café on St-Jean Street in Quebec City under the supervision of Andrée Dargis, who was our table manners expert. The participants were welcomed by one of the team members while afterwards Andree Dargis explained them how they should behave during a cocktail.

The Field Trip to Montreal


Fivestudents of the Champlain St-Lawrence College organized a field trip toMontreal for the business students. During this event, they visited an amazing and unique company, which was the Sun Life Financial. The firm welcomed thegroup in a really nice way.

Entrepreneurship in Québec City

Raising awareness


Did you know that entrepreneurship plays a major role in the economic development of society? Whether locally or internationally, entrepreneurship drives innovation, creates jobs, and spurs economics growth. This being said, what’s up with entrepreneurship in Québec?

Great Collaboration leads to a 1st in Québec for the Waste & Recycling vehicle using Natural Gas

Labrie Environmental Group held a Press Conference on February 9, 2010. During this conference Labrie, EBI & Gaz Métro Transportation Solutions discussed the collaborative efforts of the three companies, which lead to the 1st CNG waste & recycling vehicle in the province of Quebec.

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On December 10, 2010, EBI awarded Labrie Environmental Group the contract to manufacturer EBI’s first automated compressed natural gas (CNG) Waste & Recycling Vehicle, the Labrie CNG Automizer.

Port of Quebec passes the 100,000 passenger mark in 2010

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