Community News

Bruce Willett retiring from EQLC in September

Photo: Pierre Little

The Central Quebec School Board is hoping to have a replacement for Bruce Willett, outgoing head of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, by September. Willett, the longtime director of the EQLC, is retiring on September 3.

Joseph Alphonsus Kane, MBA, P. Eng.

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Joseph Alphonsus Kane, MBA, P. Eng.

It is with regret that we announce the passing of our father, Joseph Alphonsus Kane, on July 1, 2010, at the age of 79.

WHYTE, Mrs Rita May (Nee Rourke)

WHYTE, Mrs Rita May (Nee Rourke)

Passed away peacefully in her 102nd year in her room at St. Brigid’s Home, Sillery, Quebec on June 30, 2010.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 7, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

PM announces contributions to three charities on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen


Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government of Canada will make, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, contributions to three charitable foundations: the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, the True Patriot Love Foundation, and the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund. Photo by PMO's Office.

A weekend of model airplane flying

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It was my son Clifford who got me to watch him compete in a model airplane flying event. He had travelled from Sept Iles with his friend and fellow pilot Richard Vigneault.

QHS Alumni gather in Toronto to remember the good times


A gathering of the Quebec High School Alumni and Friends took place June 17 at the York Station Bar of the Royal York Hotel. As always, we were treated like royalty by our hostess and a special surprise was the arrival of Don Harriet from Quebec City, via the West Coast. The Alumni gathered to remember good times and special events that took come out of way back when.

Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet killed

Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet was killed at 41 years of age following a motorcycle accident in Nevada.
LCol Ouellet served for 23 years with the Canadian Forces and garnered an impressive number of accomplishments for herself, notably as Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (C) Colorado Springs, in Colorado (between 2007 and 2010).

The indifferent society

For the most part, the presence of graffiti is something that the majority of us look at as nothing more than a minor nuisance, something that we've come to accept as part of living in a city.

Summer Notes activities and events

Prepared by Shirley Nadeau

Vatican selects Québec’s Cardinal Ouellet

Cardinal is headed to Rome to head the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America

Photo: Arch-Diocese of Québec

The Vatican Press Office has confirmed the appointment of Cardinal Marc Ouellet as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. The Cardinal expressed gratitude and humility in accepting the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI:

Summer in full swing with Cirque, Festival and Moulin Image

The summer is in full swing with cultural events open to the public taking up a large part of the city and its environs. Three major annual outdoor productions are underway: Robert Lepage's Moulin à Image (Image Mill in English) and the Cirque de Soleil's Les Chemins Invisible (The Invisible Roads) have been playing since the last week of June.

Les Capitales cruising as first half nears end


One significant off-season acquisition didn't make the grade; another sits injured after a strong start.

Yet Les Capitales de Québec sit solidly atop the Can-Am League standings as the first half of their schedule reaches its final stages. Following an 8-1 win Monday over the Worcester Tornadoes, Les Capitales held a five-and-a-half game lead over the second place Brockton Rox.

Federal government provides youth job training in Québec City area

Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada's support for an employment project,
said Sylvie Boucher, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Beauport-Limoilou.

Cutting new president of Townshippers Association

The Townshippers Association's Board of Directors has elected Gerry Cutting as its new president. Cutting, former vice-president of the Association takes over from Michael van Lierop who is stepping down after four years as president.

Revisiting “closed” debates

Monseigneur Ouellet's recent comments and letters in the press have drawn some heavy criticism from commentators and citizens, and personal attacks by Facebook groups, referring to him as being a "primate."

Learning from history

As any high school student knows, the reason we study history is that if we are to move ahead intelligently, we must look back first. Let's look back at one aspect of the Bill 104, Bill 103 matter - the petitions by parents calling for parental choice regarding the right of entry to English schools.

Canada, so be it

On the eve of Canada Day, eight years ago, I draped my Maple Leaf Flag from my balcony and figured, "Well that's it, I've done my duty as a Canadian citizen." That same evening I saw Canada in a different light, through music.

Thanks to a kind Canadian soldier, I received two tickets to attend the concert of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band at the Citadel in Quebec.

Thank you and a clarification

We want to thank the QCT's intern Pauline Moisy for taking the time to come out and visit CEDEC and for listening to our plans for one of our activities this year. It is always great to be able to promote our initiatives in our local newspaper.

Newsie Notes for June 30, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City, location TBA.

English change ringing at Holy Trinity

Every Saturday during the months of July and August and possibly extending until mid-September, there will be demonstrations of English Change Ringing at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

New electoral officers appointed

Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, has announced that 28 returning officers were appointed on June 16 and 21 of this year. In each electoral division the returning officer carries out all of the activities related to the holding of an election or a referendum and sees to the application of the laws administered by the Chief Electoral Officer.

VEQ seeks participants in twinning program

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec is looking for both English and French-speaking individuals and families interested in twinning with an individual or a family from the opposite community to interact and share their language and culture.

CQSB budget delayed until August 20

Short by one day of proper official notice, the Central Quebec School Board has delayed until Aug. 20 the adoption of its 2010-2011 budget.

The official notice was published June 15, meaning that Monday's meeting occurred only 14 days after the notice appeared in the proper publications.

International Space Station over Québec; Watched in Awe [Photo]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet.  This was an open shutter multi-seconds exposure photograph.  The International Space Station rose in spectacular fashion over Quebec City on June 26th, passing between Saturn and Mars and over the Quebec Bridge, the largest cantilever bridge in the world.


Valcartier accident injures soldier

A light armoured vehicle rolled over during a driver-training exercise in the Valcartier Garrison training sector, slightly injuring one serviceman at 10:35 a.m. on June 28, 2010.

The soldier with minor injuries was airlifted to a hospital located in the city.

An emergency response team was dispatched to the Lac à la Voile area to help troops there with the incident.

Afghanistan death toll rises to 150

Photo: DDO

The death toll for Canadian Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan now stands at 150.

Two Canadian soldiers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in as part of a convoy struck an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City, in the Panjwa'i District at approximately 11 a.m. Kandahar time Saturday.

CQSB coming to grips with Bill 100

Photo: QCT File Photo

School boards throughout the province, among them the Central School Board, must cut 10 percent in administrative costs and 25 percent for travel, training and publicity, by the 2013-14 school year under the provisions of Bill 100 passed June 12 by the National Assembly.

‘'By 2013-14, we have to be back to budget zero,'' said CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke.

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors [Photo & Video]

Photo: Jay Ouellet - Skip Stewart and his Prometheus Custom Stunt Bi-plane perform a death defying ribbon cutting stunt amazingly close to the ground!

Canada Day Events Notice

Unfortunately Canada Day events have been scaled back this year due to lack of funding from Heritage Canada.  There will be no fireworks or concert.  Family daytime events will take place on the Plaines of Abraham and will end at 5 P.M.

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