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CQSB public consultation on school dropout/success rates set for November 9

The Central Quebec School Board will hold a public consultation on November 9 to allow members of the public to discuss the district's dropout/success rate, as part of the development of the board's strategic plan.

According to CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke, the CQSB success rate, currently at 79 percent, is considerably above the approximately 72 percent province-wide rate.

SongCircle Series

An afternoon of live music

Book Launch: Bury your Dead

Louise Penny at the Morrin Centre

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Jeffery Hale School of Nursing 40th Reunion

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On Friday, October 1, 2010, the last graduating class of the Jeffery Hale School of Nursing held their 40th reunion in what used to be the Nurses' Residence (now the Jeffery Hale Pavilion). Fourteen graduates gathered from far and wide to reminisce on their wonderful nursing training experience.

McElrea, Marjorie 1913-2010

McElrea, Marjorie
1913-2010

Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

Quebec City Language School Marks First Year

Les Services Emchar Inc., a Quebec City-based English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school, recently marked the end of its first year in business.

The company, which receives both federal and provincial funding, originally intended to employ one person and provide a regular income for the owner. However, more work followed and the company had to hire additional tutors.

Community Notes October 13, 2010

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On Sunday Oct. 17, the Rev. Dr. J. de Burgh Wetherall will speak at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule, during their 11:15 a.m. worship service.

Thanksgiving about giving thanks

This Thanksgiving season, many Canadians are looking for ways to show their appreciation and give thanks for everything they have been blessed with. As families come together to mark the end of the harvest season, homes overflow with food and good company. This Thanksgiving, why not take the opportunity to celebrate in a meaningful way?

Memorials and Things of Fame for October 13, 2010

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Brother André to be canonized Sunday

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Photo: Courtesy of Canadian Museum of Civilization

Brother André, the founder of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, will be canonized Sunday in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.In addition to founding the Oratory, Brother André, born Alfred Bessette in 1845, was credited with having miraculously cured many people. He died in Montreal in 1937 at the age of 91.

Noted speaker addresses educators in Ste. Foy

Approximately 350 teachers, administrators, professionals and support staff gathered
Friday, during a Pedagogical Day event in Ste. Foy organized by the Central Quebec School Board, to hear Barry MacDonald address the topic of meeting the needs of boys in our classrooms.

Winds of Change blow into Jeffery Hale Hospital

The Winds of Change is a workshop presented in partnership with the Community Health and Social Services Network and Jeffery Hale Community Services in English to aid English-speaking newcomers who have moved to the Quebec City region in the past few years.

Next stop, Quebec Kebs, for well-travelled coach

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One team, the Gary, Indiana Steelheads of the old Continental Basketball Association, folded just before it was to start the 2006 playoffs. A second team, the Wichita Kansas Bombers of the All-American Professional Basketball League, didn't get nearly that far in 2005, the entire league going under following a pre-season tryout camp in Montana.

A Community of Faith

Spiritual Chronicles

In the past several days, I have heard different people say something like: I believe in God, but I don't see any need to go to any church. Most of the people there are hypocrites anyhow and I have a close relationship with God. Or they will say: I am spiritual but not religious.

I find both of these statements profoundly disturbing on several levels.

Nurturing Abortion Dialogue is No Easy Task

May 14 marked the 41st anniversary of the Canadian Parliament's passage of legislation that gave the right of choice in abortion to women. Presently, Stephen Harper has made it clear, Canadians in general "don't want to re-open the debate" on the controversial topic.

Two SLC business students win prestigious Garfield Weston Award

Two Champlain St. Lawrence College students have been selected from among 800 applicants for the Garfield Weston Award, which recognizes college-bound students who show a strong commitment to their fields of study and are interested in making positive contributions to their communities.

Scots make Imprints in Quebec

Two new books trace the steps of Canada's - and Quebec's - extensive Scottish history; Ray Baillie's Scottish Imprints in Quebec, and award-winning author Ken McGoogan's How the Scots Invented Canada.

Baillie's book, launched last week at the Morrin Centre, looked back at the six years he had spent in the province putting together Scottish Imprints.

Enjoy Toastmasters week

Open-House at the 2 English Speaking Toastmasters Clubs

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Newsie Notes for October 6, 2010

The Quebec City Reading Council, the Adult and Family Resource Centre in the Quebec City area, will hold a workshop for parents entitled "Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences." The workshop will offer insights into recognizing and working with an individual child's learning style (tips for each learning style), as well as tips for the visual, auditory and kinesthetic child.

AMI Quebec sponsors mental health workshops

Action on Mental Illness (AMI) Quebec is sponsoring several free tele-workshops in English this month.
Dr. Mark La Porta, psychiatrist, will lead a seminar entitled, Violence and Mental Illness: Separating fact from fiction, on Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Quebec ignored leading health care reform in Canada

The Quebec government had the chance to lead the way on health care reform, but it got cold feet.

By cancelling its planned $25 user fee for seeing a doctor, Quebec caved in to special interest groups that refuse to acknowledge the necessity of changing how we pay for health care in this country.

Ombudsman’s reports on public service ‘dysfunctions’

In her annual report, tabled September 30 in the National Assembly, Quebec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain spoke of certain dysfunctions in the public service, which she described as "deficiencies for which solutions are urgently required." She was particularly critical of situations in which administrative expediency took priority over citizens' needs, not only in government departm

St. Lawrence Hockey: Perfect record in September

In a one-sided offensive surge, the St. Lawrence Lions men's hockey team recorded an 8-3 victory over College Lionel-Groulx. After opening the season with two consecutive wins on home ice, the Lions lead the standings of the Quebec Provincial Collegiate Hockey League.

Learning series begins

After a successful first round of discussion groups, the Life Long Learning series will began a new group of sessions. Starting this week, interested participants are invited to register for sessions that will commence next week.

The Missing Link

Spiritual Chronicles

A successful businessman one day shared with me his life story. He had a successful business and, one night after enjoying an evening with some friends on a small cruise boat, he arrived home and sat down at his kitchen table. As he sat there he started to ponder his life and thought, “I have a great wife, great kids, I’m a successful businessman but ...but... something is missing?”

What’s in a title?

Well, everything and because there is I would like to clarify one thing from your last QCT edition. Your title QHS Fest on page four was misleading and something I would like to clear up for your readers.

Memorials and Things of Fame for October 6, 2010

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Musical Happenings

Ouverture Baroque: Friday, October 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Palais Montcalm, Les Violons du Roy will wind up their 25th anniversary in style with the Ouverture baroque, as Bach, Handel, and Telemann - three of the most renowned masters of the baroque era - are united in an overture showcasing the sonic richness of Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie.

Big league hockey on the city’s mind last weekend

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Big league hockey of sorts returned to the city over the weekend with a preseason game between the Montreal Canadiens and a team masquerading as the New York Islanders at Le Colisee.

The game drew a sellout crowd of over 15,000.

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