Community News

Cathy’s List of top Canadian news stories for 2009

1. The Recession

2. H1N1 - The Swine Flu

3. The Afghan Mission

4. Car Industry Collapse

5. Newfoundland Chopper Crash

6. NFL - Off-ice Battles -

7. Obama visits Canada -

8. Olympic Fever

Academy Awards

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Walking in a Winter Nightmare

It has become fashionable lately to discuss the modern city in terms of friendliness.

A city can have a friendly architecture or a friendly outlook. It can be tourist-friendly or even family-friendly. Books and articles about the subject of modern urban life are as common today as those on any other subject.

Four soldiers and a journalist die in Afghanistan

The holiday season had a tragic ending for four Canadian Forces soldiers serving in Afghanistan and a journalist embedded with the troops in Kandahar province.

First-year success for Turkey Can challenge

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

"It all started last year," said QHS Community Learning Centre Coordinator, Ed Sweeney. "When Mr. Thomson and I saw the work that was put into the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre's annual Christmas dinner".

It was then that they were inspired to create a happening at their own school to help contribute to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Ste-Foy Resident and important member of St. Lawrence hockey program passed away suddenly

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Photo: SLC

Hervey Beaubien, a popular and energetic part of the St. Lawrence College hockey program and among those who carried the Olympic as it trvelled through Quebec on its way to Vancouver, passed away December 17 of a massive heart attack.

Burke, Robert named chair and vice chair of CQSB

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Photo: SLC

The new chairman and vice-chairman of the Central Quebec School Board face a busy schedule while trying to maintain the standards of their predecessors.

English up provincially, but down in the Capital City

The number of English speaking people in the province of Quebec may have increased markedly between 2001 and 2006, but the opposite would be true for the Quebec City area, according to census figures provided by Statistics Canada.

Helping families manage the effects of mental illness

A grassroots organization, AMI-Quebec is committed to helping families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance and advocacy. By promoting understanding, we work to dispel the stigma still surrounding mental illness, thereby helping to create communities that offer new hope for meaningful lives.

New CQSB Vice Chair

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On Friday, December 11th, 2009, Stephen Burke and Jean Robert were elected chair and vice-chair of the Central Quebec School Board.

"We plan to follow in the footsteps of Marty Hicks, Edward Murphy and Michèle Morin-Doyle," said Burke in a phone interview.

Christmas 2009 QCT Front Page [Photo]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet,  Christmas scene at D’Orsay Restautrant, 65 rue Buade in Old Québec. For reservations call (418) 694-1582

A Christmas Letter - 1897 from The New York Sun, “Dear Editor--

1897

from The New York Sun,

"Dear Editor--

I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Clause. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Clause?
Virginia O'Hanlon
115 W. 95th Street

1822 A Visit from St. Nicholas

1822

A Visit from St. Nicholas

T'was the night before Christmas,

When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Lawyers are watching Copenhagen keenly

There was a time when debate over humankind's impact on the environment could have been conducted in a calm manner - with mutual respect and deference. I imagine such a place was a smoky Victorian drawing room over brandy and cigars.

Quebec premier says NHL commissioner keen on team in Quebec City

Quebec's premier says he is now confident the NHL is keen on bringing a team back to Quebec City.

Church Services St-Gabriele-de-Valcartier

RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND MASSES - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Anglican Christ Church 
December 20 at 9 a.m. with Reverend Christian Shriener
 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
December 20 at 7 p.m. – Candlelight ceremony
January 24, February 28th at 10 a.m.
 
St. Andrews United Church at 

Quebec City Kebs 2010 Schedule

The Premier Basketball League, which includes the Quebec City Kebs, opens its fourth season next month with a new scheduling twist.

No longer will teams be playing only within their divisions. Each team will play each other twice in a home and home format.

Record Number of IMAX booked for Cameron’s Avatar

Playing at IMAX des Galeries de la Capitale December 18

 

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James Cameron’s sci-fi epic AVATAR(2009). photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

 

Québec City children have special Christmas celebration

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Seven-year-old Grace Mugara, who lives in Vanier and attends first grade at Ecole Chemoine Cote, seemed a little overwhelmed - and more than a little shy - in her unfamiliar surroundings in a ballroom of the Quebec Hilton Tuesday morning.

CQSB Students pose with Taryn Tomlinson from the Canadian Space Agency

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Photo: Ed Sweeney, Students from QHS, St. Pat’s, and DDO pose with Taryn Tomlinson (on screen) from the Canadian Space Agency.  These students were chosen to take part in a Critical Thinking workshop via video conference offered by the Canadian Space Agency.

“QESBA and CSBA negotiating for National Association office to be located in Quebec”

Permit me to link an article, a Public Notice announcement, and a job posting - all from the Montreal Gazette to support simple suggestions respectfully submitted to the Minister of Education, Michelle Courchesne.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

Was it genocide?

So the Quebec National Assembly has passed judgment on the policies of the former Soviet Union in the 1930s? What do they know? (Chronicle-Telegraph, 9 December)

Possible police state - bill C-6: Consumer Product Safety Act

Bill C-6, the Government's proposed Consumer Product Safety Act, is now before the Senate. Last Thursday, I tabled amendments to the powers of an inspector under the bill. The Government wants those amendments rejected. I would like to set the record straight about why those amendments are necessary to protect Canadians.

New Nordiques a no-go

...et le but!

‘'Le But'' of certain higher ups in city government and perhaps certain local business interests is to find several hundred million dollars or so to prove once and for all that Quebec City is not, as the Commissioner or President or whatever he is called said the last time we had a big league hockey team, ‘'the smallest market in professional sports.''

Boutique de Noël has “secret passage” to holiday treats

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Photo: Ken Shcankler

Le passage secret lay before them, the five-year-old girl and her younger brother entering the mystery corridor they believed would take them to Santa Claus and the North Pole, but only if they had been good.

Important project at DDO School honors Valcartier soldiers in Afghanistan

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The parents, staff and students of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School honoured soldiers in Afghanistan during an afternoon ceremony at the school Dec. 8.

The school band played the Canadian national anthem, after which principal Emily Lagloire gave a speech in English and French highlighting the strong connection between C.F.B. Valcartier and the school.

Stephen Burke elected Chairman of Central Québec School Board; replaces Michele Morin-Doyle

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Photo: Daniel Neville

Stephen Burke is the new Chairman of the Central Quebec School Board Council of Commissioners. Burke, who was vice-chairman of the CQSB, replaces Michele Morin-Doyle, who resigned as chairwoman and as a member of the school board following her election earlier this year to City Council on a slate led by Mayor Regis Labeaume.

Your library needs

Morrin Centre is looking to find ways to make their library services more accessible

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Photo: Morrin Centre

Hanukah celebration…on ice

Giant ice menorah sculpted in Place d'Youville

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Photo: Simon Jacobs

Canadian Student Leadership Conference

What is CLSC?

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