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Going back to sea with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

 

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The recreated third class cabin is not to be missed when visiting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”. Photo courtesy of the Festival d’été de Quebec

 

Ste-Foy Elementary inaugurates new playground

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Photo: Pauline Moisy - CQSB Council of Commissioners chairmain Stephen Burke and a student from Ste Foy Elementary school inaugurated the new playground last Friday. The $100,000 new playground is entirely made of recycled materials. The money required to achieve the project was collected with the help of parents and corporate donors, like the Caisse Desjardins de Ste Foy.

Correction - QHS Sec 1 to 5 2010 Award Winners

Last week's awards list was from 2009. We apologise for the error

Sec 1
Most Improved in Academics
Cindy Truong

Sec 1
Proficiency in Mathematics
Ngo Duc Minh Hoang

Sec 1
Most Improved in Mathematics
Maude Emond

Sec 1
Proficiency in Geography
Sophie Connaughton

Sec 1
Proficiency in English
Edward Smith

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 23, 2010

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Fishing

"You should have seen the one that got away," is a favorite expression of casting, trolling and fly fishermen. When I started fishing, I did not have to use that phrase, because none got away.

CEDEC develops new project to help senior workers

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) has started a new project to help workers over 55 to get back into the job market. The organization, which aims at "strengthening local economies and employability of the English-speaking community," works as an intermediary between individuals and service providers.

Calèche horse collapses in apparent exhaustion

I have just returned from a vacation in Quebec City and would like to know how the calèche horses are protected?

Plaque dispute needs resolution

In last week's QCT issue (June 16), CQSB Chairperson Stephen Burke makes the point that it never occurred to the CQSB that the installation of the 78th Fraser Highlanders plaque on St. Patrick' High School would be an affront to anyone.

Newsie Notes for June 23, 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.

Combat engineer 148th soldier to die in Afghanistan

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Photo: DOD

The number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan since operations began in 2002 now stands at 148, with the death Monday morning of a soldier based in Petawawa, Ontario.

Gatineau university student videos Québec history

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Olivier Hyland has his eye on Quebec history. His video camera does, too.

"I guess they put me here because Quebec City is at the center of it all,'' said Hyland, who hails from Gatineau. "When I took the test to get the job, they asked me where I preferred to work. I told them I would work anywhere in Quebec.''

The future of the Métis lighthouse could be decided this summer

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Historian Alexander Reford was the featured speaker at a talk held at the Morrin Centre last Thursday on the Métis lighthouse. He presented different issues related to the lighthouse's future, after giving some historical facts about the building which is located 360 kilometres from Quebec City.

Lucille Wagner O’Connell 1921 - 2010

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Lucille Wagner O’Connell
1921 - 2010
 

2010 DDO School Graduates

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Sara Caron, Richard Castonguay, Roxanne Etienne, Tommy Etienne, Linka Fortier, Kathryn Gagnon, Valérie Gauthier, Sandy Lee Lanin, Jonathan Luffman, Pamela Matteau, Cassandra Payeur, Karell Perras, Jade Swain, Andréane Toussaint, Tanya Tremblay.

QHS graduates 57 seniors

 

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Last Friday's Quebec High School graduation marked the end of the high school careers of 57 students. The ceremonies began with the students being piped in by Pipe Major Alan Stairs of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

a sad time for everyone

I would like to express my sympathy to dear Marianna O’Gallagher, as she was a famous and smart and loved person. I met her when she was a nun when I was young.  She came at the home at St. Brigid’s and did speak about Ireland, which was very nice.  Her cousin moved in to St. Brigid’s and Marianna was here all the time to visit and was very good to her cousin.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

St Andrew’s Congregation marks 200th anniversary of unique Scottish church

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are several churches in Quebec City's area which offer services in English, but St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is the oldest one with Scottish origins. This weekend, members of the parish celebrated the 200th anniversary of their church building, which was dedicated in November, 1810, after the creation of the St. Andrew's Congregation by the Fraser Highlanders in 1759.

Holland School Graduation

Holland School Class of 2010 are as follows:
Lyna Abrougui, Laurie Arsenault, Matthew Aucoin, Bailey Beaudoin, Tristan Bédard, Sophie Belleau, Mélody Bessette, Douglas Surf Biron, Jeremy Boily-Lenden, Laurence Brasset, Laura Buteau, Daniel Cashaback-Myra, Andrew Charbonneau, Stacy Clair.

Armoury reconstruction announced

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Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner has announced the future plan for Quebec City's Grande Allee Armoury.

Working together for success

Quebec Unique English Speaking Toastmasters (QUEST) Club is honoured at its 25th anniversary celebration.
At the club’s 25th anniversary celebration of its founding at Chateau Laurier, QUEST was honoured by the presence of high-ranking dignitaries from Toastmasters International. Sue Dalati, an international director of the organization, graced the event with her presence.

Miller, Ernest 1920 – 2010

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Miller, Ernest 1920 – 2010

EQLC Graduates Adult Learners

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The Eastern Québec Learning Centre has adult learners in a variety of programs and students graduate throughout the year. Traditionally, an outing is organized at this time of year to say goodbye for the summer to the students in General Education, thus providing an occasion for all students and staff at the Centre to enjoy a special day together.

St. Patrick’s High School 2010 Awards

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Trophies
 
Peiyin Zhang & James Morse- Valedictorians
Eric Chang- Salutatorian
Presented by:  Steven Dopheide
 

Newsie Notes for June 16, 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!

Doherty, Joseph William (Bill)

Doherty, Joseph William (Bill) age 86 died peacefully at his daughter Sharon & Bob Catlin’s home in Victoria B.C. May 17, 2010, son of the late William John Doherty and late Allyce Wilson. Bill was a veteran (WWII) of the RCAF North Atlantic Squadron. After the war Bill held several positions in the Heavy Equipment Business (truck division) where he was well respected.

Irish Heritage Québec celebrates CWL’s 85th anniversary

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Twenty-five people gathered Monday evening to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Catholic Women's League. A conference organized by Irish Heritage Quebec was held at St. Patrick's church to report the league's activities during the last years and answer questions from the public.

Grade 6 Graduates Ste-Foy Elementary School, 2009 - 2010

Alexandre Amyot, Megan Byrns, Thomas Crête-Varty, Jean-Simon Dallaire, Constantin De Sandro, Hugo Dion, Angela Duran-Gingras, Abeau Fawzy-Esmaiel, Emile Fortier, Antoine Gouin.
Elizabeth Harvey, Edouard Lamontagne, Kevin Mandeville, Florence Martin, Eric Massé, Amélie Pagé, Olivier Parent, Marie Perron, Sofia Ricci Piché, Enya Pouliot, Sajjad Shafiei Mayam, Roxane Thériault.

Commentary on British army ranks in the 1700s

Response to June 2 Article "British dominance of Irish site unacceptable" By Danny Rouleau.

Irish Heritage continues effort to move St. Pat’s plaque

Representatives of Irish Heritage Quebec are hoping several new resolutions being passed by local historical societies will provide the impetus for the removal a commemorative plaque from St. Patrick's High School.

"We're waiting for this to come up at the Comité de Commemoration," said IHQ's Joseph Lonergan this week.

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