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Remembrance Day Event Schedule

About 250 military personnel from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and from various naval and land reserve units within Quebec City region will take part in the annual Remembrance Day Parade on November 11 in Quebec City.

St. Lawrence Reaches Out to the Quebec City Community

The second edition of St. Lawrence’s Community Activity Day was held last Friday, and the success of the event demonstrates how a little help can have a great impact on our community.

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

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14th Annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Up and Running

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Photo: Lucie Girard

Economic experts tell us that Quebec City seems to have escaped unscathed from the recession that hit most of North America this past year. This, however, is small consolation to folks in our community who are out of a job or whose social benefits have taken a hit or who are wondering how to pay for next month's medicine.

[Photo] Andrew Caddell to speak at Holy Trinity this Sunday

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Garnet Wolsley LeMesurier, volunteered for the Canadian Army in 1914.  Photo: courtesy Andrew Caddell

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Out of Position

A few games ago, Montreal Canadiens' center Scott Gomez got rammed into the boards from behind by Atlanta's Slava Kozlov. Then, about a week later, teammate Matt D'Agostini was victimized by a high hit from Chicago's Andrew Ladd.

A taste of Greece in Quebec at “La Taverna”

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Photo: Cristina Artenie

When tourists come to Quebec City, they discover not only its history of the place but also its restaurants. As its residents, we enjoy having so many places to go to.

A few weeks ago, on October 15, a new restaurant opened on Rue Scott, off of St-Jean. It is called "La Taverna" This is a Greek restaurant, with authentic Greek food.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Invitation to participate in the Morrin Holiday Bake Sale Committee

We invite you to participate in the Morrin Holiday Bake Sale Committee. We need your help in terms of logistics, solliciting contributions, preparing the sale and contributing items to the sale. We are looking for home-baked goods, jams, toys, Holiday Season items, gift items, etc. The Morrin Holiday Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, December 5th.

Insights on comments from last article

Thanks to all who wrote in to the QCT and who approached me personally with their comments, both for and against my recent article in the QCT. I'm glad that you spoke out and voiced your opinion.

Lions win hockey championship in Alma

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Photo: College d’Alma

by Mike Labadie
The Halloween showcase held in Alma set the stage for the first Collegiate AAA hockey tournament.

The local team, sitting on top of the league standing had great expectations for this initial showcase.

Unfortunately for them, their vision of Halloween treats was tragically stolen by the tricks and energy of the St. Lawrence Lions.

Annual book fair a success

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Photo: Debra Christiansen-Stowe

By Debra Christiansen-Stowe

Booming P.W. Sims Business program stages public event at CEGEP St. Lawrence today

Newly re-elected Mayor Regis Labeaume will be among those addressing the PW Sims Business Program today at Champlain St. Lawrence College. The program begins at 4 p.m.

Lebeaume easily re-elected to first full term

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Photo: Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec

By Ken Schankler
A challenge from a popular former radio shock jock was not enough to prevent a landslide victory for Regis Labeaume that Sunday handed the popular mayor his first full term as the city's chief executive.

Andrew Caddell to speak at Holy Trinity this Sunday

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‘'I am quite flattered because the cathedral was always my home church,'' said Andrew Caddell. ‘'I have a tremendous attachment to it.''

Caddell, 57, a native of Montreal with deep roots in Quebec City, will speak Sunday at his ‘'home'' church, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Rue Des Jardins as part of that day's activities.

Spagetti Supper

Don't forget! Valcartier Elementary School is having a spagetti supper on Saturday, November 7th at the Community Centre in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.  Adults $10, Children 5 to 12 $5 and 4 and under are free.  We will have a bake table, raffle etc. so come out and enjoy!

[Photo] Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

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Photo courtesy of SLC - Mr. Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain St. Lawrence

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Québec Counseling Week

It's under the theme of "Exploiting your Skills During a Period of Uncertainty," that the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation et des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec (OCCOPPQ) presents the Québec Counselling Week. During the week of Nov. 1-7, the OCCOPPQ offers various activities and free public conferences throughout the region of Québec.

Mutual fund practices look a bit like Ponzi schemes

There is something about Canadian mutual-fund industry numbers and practices that are troubling this retail investor. Some numbers don't add up and the industry talks to us in a language I call "fund-speak" about mysterious stuff like "trailers" which are hitched to "MERs."

Give Me One Good Reason to Vote in the Upcoming Municipality Elections

No substantial opposition has already placed Régis Labeaume in the winner's circle as the "re-elected" mayor of Québec City. Now it seems the only reason to vote is to secure a new arena for a potential NHL team; since Mr. Labeaume has made it clear that the project will be shut down if he doesn't have a strong majority win.

We must speak out together against Euthanasia-murder

Bill C-384, a bill to legalize euthanasia in Canada, is in no way comparable to Palliative Care. Euthanasia and assisted suicide will see an immediate end to a person's life, maybe without their knowledge or consent.

Last month’s Quebec City Reading Council event celebrating Literacy Day was a resounding success!

On Saturday, September 12th, more than 150 visited Eastern Quebec Learning Centre to celebrate International Literacy Day. The event was organised by the Quebec City Reading Council to raise awareness for literacy and sensitise the community to the fact that a large number of the population can't read or write as well as they would like to.

Stars, Rockets and Salamanders

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Discrimination in the NHL? A different statistical perspective

Bob Sirois' new book, Le Québec mis en échec, raises the issue of discrimination against French Canadian players at various levels of hockey, including the World Junior Program and the National Hockey League. In his book many of the arguments are of statistical nature.

Quebec’s 2002 amendment struck down by Supreme Court

The provincial government must now rework a law barring certain students from going to public English-language schools after the Supreme Court of Canada last week ruled the law unconstitutional, a decision that has "angered" the province's government.

Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

A provincial bill that has "worrisome" implications for Quebec colleges is likely to become law by the end of the year.

"There are a number of things that are worrisome," said Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain Regional College, whose three campuses include Champlain-St.Lawrence College serving 1,000 students in Ste-Foy.

In Memoriam - SMITH, LOUISA EMMA McLAUGHLIN

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In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away October 29th 2005.

"I wish so much that life could be,

just as it was in years gone by,

Kandahar Rush Hour

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A Coyote from B (Reconnaissance) Squadron, 12 RBC drives through downtown Kandahar on the first day of Ramadan.

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Ordination and introduction - Saint Andrew's presbyterian Church

The musical presentation is at 4pm , the service is at 5pm and there will be a reception after the service.

On Sunday October 25th a very special service will be held at Saint Andrew's presbyterian Church in Old Quebec to celebrate the ordination and induction of their new minister Reverend Katherine Burgess.  There will be a special musical presentation beginning at 4pm, followed by the service at 5pm.  A reception will follow.  All are welcome to this blessed event.

[Photo] Anglo organizations pleased with Lebaume meeting

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From left to right: Lorne Mulroney, Louis Hanrahan, Richard Walling, Jean Robert, Helen Walling, Guylaine Caron, Ron Corriveau, Mayor Labeaume, Michelle Morin-Doyle, Michael Boden, Simon Jacobs.

 

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Anglo organizations pleased with Lebaume meeting

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Photo: courtesy of VEQ

From left to right: Lorne Mulroney, Louis Hanrahan, Richard Walling, Jean Robert, Helen Walling, Guylaine Caron, Ron Corriveau, Mayor Labeaume, Michelle Morin-Doyle, Michael Boden, Simon Jacobs.

 

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