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St.Pat’s High School students conquer complex art of public speaking during competition

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High School

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, St.Patrick's High School held its annual public speaking competition for students from Secondary II to V.

All students at these levels were required to write, memorize and deliver a speech in class.

Funding available for new Quebec projects for seniors

Diane Finley, federal minister of human resources and skills development, and Marjory LeBreton,
leader of the government in the senate and minister of state for seniors, yesterday
launched a call for proposals for projects in Quebec under the New Horizons
for Seniors Program.

The federal program is accepting proposals under both its Community

Tuberculosis is back

Tuberculosis is back to haunt us

Not so long ago, one could believe tuberculosis was a thing of the past.

Regrettably, that is no longer true.

As rich countries like ours fight this disease at home, without caring much about its eradication in poor
countries around the world, tuberculosis has now come back to haunt us.

Quebec City police officer helps two lost tourists

I was in and out of Quebec City on a Friday night to see Yanni.

After the show, which was fantastic, Suzanne and myself got really lost.

We asked a cab driver to give us instructions on how to get back to The Clarion on Hochelaga, and he muttered something off, giving us the names of the highways, instead of the numbers.

Elizabeth Seton Center closes after 30 years

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Photo: Scott French

The Elizabeth Seton Center has closed its doors after offering the English community 30 years of spiritual solace as a prayer centre and spiritual retreat.

Tucked away among other stately homes on De Bougainville Avenue, the handsome four-storey house housing Elizabeth Seton Center was sold last week after only one week on the market.

Clock may be ticking toward divine retribution

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said in the dark days of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Truer words were never spoken.

They ring just as true today.

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Sing whenever you feel

One of the great things about being old is you can just sit and sing whenever you feel the urge.

What you sing is sometimes rather silly, but it keeps you entertained and smiling.

This week I am thinking of old songs which have names in them.

There seem to be many more ladies' names than men's.

Breaking News...Two Quebec High School teachers help apprehend teenage purse snatchers

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Photo: Scott French

Two Quebec High School teachers helped police apprehend two teenagers now accused of stealing an elderly woman's purse behind the school on Rue De Lévis Tuesday morning.

Two male teens, aged 13 and 16, have been arrested and charged with robbery, Sandra Dion, a spokesperson for the Quebec City municipal police confirmed yesterday.

Large View Photo St. Brigid's Expansion

Jeffery Hale Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars

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Many golfers are already hitting the links with the fine weather we have been recently enjoying. So a note to all you golfers; this year the Jeffery Hale golf tournament will once again be held in September. It is traditionally a spectacular time of year.

Great Hunger not Great Famine drove people out of Ireland

2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Celtic cross at the Grosse ÎIe Irish Memorial National Historic Site run by Parks Canada.

Veteran St.Brigid's volunteer receives Moe Rosenhek Award

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Photo: Kathleen Poulin, Citadel Foundation

Joan Holton has been named the recipient of this year's Moe Rosenhek Award for her dedication to the residents of St. Brigid's Home during more than 30 years of service.

Irish government pays tribute on Grosse Ile with new exhibition

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Photo: Scott French

Members of the English-speaking and Irish communities of Quebec City gathered on Grosse-Île with members of the federal government and Irish dignitaries this past Sunday to unveil a $75,000 project to create a new exhibition on the island that once served as a quarantine station for newly arrived immigrants to Canada during the 19th and early 20th century.

Construction to finally begin on new seniors' residence next to St. Brigid's Home next week

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The architect’s rendition of the new senior’s residence (left) to be built next to St. Brigid’s home (right) seen from Chemin St. Louis.

 

St. Pat's basketball alumni reunite on the court


AA Mens
AA mens winners: SHAD'S BOYZ

SEBASTIEN FEX
DOMINIC BARRIEAU
OLIVIER BARRIEAU
SMITH FISET
Francis Moore
Luke Radoux
JONATHAN LARSON

JESSE FOURNIER
MATTHEW RADOUX

SLC's Wu and Fortier win prestigious Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards for university study

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Photo: Courtesy of Clara Wu

Two Champlain St. Lawrence students have been named as winners of prestigious scholarships from the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation entrance awards last week for their involvement and leadership in their schools and in their community in Ste-Foy.

Clara Wu was one of 123 youths across the country to be recognized with the $25,000 national entrance scholarship.

St. Vincent students learn Iroquois tradition for Earth Day 2009

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Photo: Courtesy of CQSB

As part of this year's Earth Day celebrations, students at St. Vincent School participated in Project Loon, an outdoor and nature workshop given by Chief Onirha, Iroquois for Chief Top Leaf.

"The children were overwhelmed by Chief Top Leaf's pedagogical abilities," reported Gary Kenler, vice-principal at St.Vincent.

Simon Jacobs named as Morrin Center’s new executive director

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Photo: Scott French

Simon Jacobs has been named as the new executive director of the Morrin Centre, the self-described cultural portal of the heritage of English-speakers in Quebec City operated by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Learning French was a gift of opportunity and new perspective

Being an Anglophone, I have to admit, I was arrogant about my language for the first 20 years of my life.

I believed it was all I would need to succeed, and I was completely in love with the English language.

I loved to learn new words and use them, almost haughtily, in my conversations.

Touting little-known expressions made me feel quite intelligent.

Twenty-five years after the National Assembly killing spree

A gentle rain was falling as I made my way up the lawn toward the principal entrance of the Hotel du Parlement.

I hadn't walked that area in many years, and could not fail to notice the improvements that had taken place since the days when I worked for the Legis - woops! - National Assembly.

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Valcartier military wives count each day......

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Valcartier military wives count each day as their husbands fight on the war front

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Photo: Courtesy of the Champagne Family

With each day that passes, Gemma Verret and her three-year-old son Ronan place an "X" on a big calendar they made together.

"He knows that at the bottom of the calendar he gets to see Daddy again," said Verret.

Tewkesbury author Finn Clarke explores the dark side of fairy tales

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Photo: Courtesy of Finn Clarke

After two years of working with British inmates and tired of traditional fairy tales, Tewkesbury resident Finn Clarke was encouraged to write darker, grimmer tales for adults, which have hopeful, if not happy, endings.

Rick Dollard saluted at retirement bash

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Photo: Courtesy of Ashleay Dollard

Last Saturday, May 2, past and present members of the Central Quebec School Board gathered to celebrate Rick Dollard's retirement at a party organized for him at the Aquarium du Québec.

Military chaplain speaks of the chaos and heartache of war

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Photo: Courtesy of Captain Charles Deogratias

Captain Charles Deogratias seeks to make sense out of the senseless.

He knows the heartache and chaos of war through direct life experience in his native Rwanda and his tour in Afganistan as a military chaplain for Valcartier forces last year and the year before.

Music helps students with math and reading say teachers

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Photo: Scott French

If you live near a Central Quebec School Board school, you might have heard the sound of music Monday.

Valérie Côté named Athlete of the Year at Champlain St. Lawrence

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Valerie Côté was named Athlete of the Year for her overall performance in cross country running this year as Champlain St. Lawrence honoured its top athletes last Thursday evening at its annual sports banquet.

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