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The Canadiens, Boys Will Be Boys

We were all young once. In fact, being only 23 years old, I still am. And I know that youth entails its fair share of mistakes and learning experiences. In our youth, many of us have certainly been guilty of relying too heavily on our talents or charms instead of putting in the necessary work.

Should we consider other ideas?

Some readers of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph did not appreciate last week's foray into "non-entertainment".

I call Bishop Fulton Sheen's article "non-entertainment", as opposed to what the majority of French-Canadian newspapers contain: gossip about the sexual mores of highly-photographed

The inconvenient business of God

Like Tim Pettipiece, I was rather surprised at the article featured by Bishop Sheen in a recent edition of the QCT. Unlike Tim, my surprise was neither unpleasant nor irritating.

QHS Terry Fox Run raises over $5700 - hair shaved

Each year QHS students heed the call of Donna Hicks, QHS teacher and advisor for the Terry Fox Run.

CQSB Cross Country Championships held at Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy

Mother nature provided the perfect back drop for a classic cross country run, as light rain and autumn winds descended on the assembled athletes and spectators at this year’s edition of the CQSB Cross Country Championships held at the Base Plein Air Ste Foy this past Saturday morning.   Over 400 registered runners from CQSB schools as far away as Chibougamau took part in the event which featur

Bell Tower ringing at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

There will be demonstrations/explanations of English Change Ringing (bells) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity this coming weekend, October 10, 11 and 12. The demonstrations explain how change ringing came about, how the bells and ringing are different from all other types of bells, and other information about change ringing through the years.

QESBA to meet at Concorde next weekend; Bill 88 on agenda?

The Quebec English School Board's Association will meet next weekend at the Loew's Concorde Hotel for what is being billed as a professional development conference.

The conference, scheduled for October 16 and 17, offers participants a choice of paying the $85 fee by check or billing it to the school boards in which the participants represent.

Thanksgiving, an important part of our English heritage

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Photo: Marie White

Quebec City is splendid in its golden-tinged hues of red and green that form the tapestry of the Thanksgiving weekend. Before the winter air turns the world white and stiff, nature gives the region a beautiful gift of colours, crisp air and bountiful harvests. If you are not leaving to visit relatives or friends this weekend, then what could be a special activity to do nearby 

History repeats itself? Or is it man that keeps repeating the same moral errors?

In response to Tim Pettipiece's Letter to the editor in the most recent issue of the QCT, concerning my four part article concerning "The coming of Corporate Fascism," I have the following things to say.

[Photo] New Reverend arrives to celebrate St. Andrew’s Church 250th anniversary


Photo: Ken Shcankler, Rev. Katherine Burgess, new rector at St. Andrew’s


Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The Indian Act Revisited: The Huron-Wendat Museum launches its first visual arts exhibit

First Nation artists are revisiting the 1876 Indian Act at the Musée Huron-Wendat's first visual arts exhibit in Wendake since the museum's opening in March 2008. The traditional, permanent cultural collection is now complimented by a contemporary display by eight up-and-coming artists from across the country.

St.Patrick’s Cadets and the March 17th parade

Reverend Mrs. Burgess arrives to celebrate St. Andrew’s Church 250th anniversary

Photo: Ken Schankler

Following her retirement after 30 years as a teacher of music, English and French, Rev. Katherine Burgess said she heard God’s calling. That led her to a degree in Theology at McGill University and, finally, to St. Andrews Church.

Annual Jeffery Hale golf tournament a great success

Photo: Jeffery Hale Community Services

Porter Airlines upgrades Quebec City To Toronto service

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Photo: Photo Courtesy Porter Airlines Inc.

"We're going from a leisure schedule to a schedule that's more business oriented," said Porter Airlines spokesman Brad Cicero.

Cicero was referring to the new schedule that daily will take more passengers from Jean Lesage International Airport to within minutes of downtown Toronto in a little over an hour and a half.

No room for spiritual or thought provoking commentaries in the QCT

I have been a subscriber to the QCT for the last six years. Even though I no longer live in Quebec City, I have continued to support it as an important vehicle for the Anglophone community.

“Falling to the way side” with non-Anglo immigrants

I was reading about newcomers to this country, some with no knowledge of our language and vernacular, and attending ESL courses.

New interim principal installed at DDO

Photo: Courtesy of CQSB

Emily Lagloire has always had a yen for teaching.

"From when I was in high school," Lagloire said, "I was always trying to help other students."

Letters from Afghanistan

Time Fillers

Newly Published Book Details History of Seven Years’ War


Newly Published Book Details History of Seven Years’ War

Photo: National Battlefields Commission

"It was a very nice way of commemorating the battle," said Andre Juneau, President of the National Battlefields Commission.

Port Celebrates Half a Million Cruise Boat Visitors to Quebec City

Photo: Port of Quebec Administration

More than 500,000 passengers have disembarked from cruise ships at the Quebec City port of call since it was inaugurated in 2002.

"We are very proud that half a million people went through the new terminal," said Ross Gaudreault, President and CEO of the Port of Quebec, noting the cruise industry brings business to local restaurants, shops, taxis and the air port.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Valcartier Soldiers Are Demonstrating Their Bravery

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A Canadian Forces chaplain spoke of the fragility of life, as family members of the latest Valcartier-based soldier to die in Afghanistan were quoted as saying that Private Jonathan Couturier felt less than totally committed to the war effort.

Jack Hérisset’s Bell Challenge Is Tennis At Its Best

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Photo: Mary White

Jacques Hérisset has a passion for tennis, a passion he lives through his commitment to the annual Bell Challenge, through his work at Club Avantage and through his coaching.

The Coming Corporate Fascism Part IV

This control over the average person's life will, at some point, become so oppressive, that it will serve as a selling point to encourage the people of earth to go and live in the so-called ‘off-world' colonies, either on Mars, or elsewhere.

Get Involved in Grass-roots Social Justice and Community Development Initiatives

Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my strong disapproval with your decision to publish some of the statements made by Peter Stuart in part III of his series "The Coming Corporate Fascism."

Les Capitales Are Champions

Les Capitales de Quebec are champions of the Can-Am League for the second time in four years, eliminating the Worcester Tornadoes Friday night at Stade Municipal. Les Capitales won the series three games to one.

QHS and DDO Receive Funding From S’Cool Life Fund Awards


When people knock at the door of Central Quebec School Board schools with checks in their hands the doors open wide. That was the case on September 21 as two representatives from the S'Cool Life Fund visited Quebec High School and Dollard Des Ormeaux. Each year this organization which is managed through the company Priszm funds approximately 100 projects across Canada.

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