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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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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.

“Rock on Mr. Benning!”

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are some who are happy when retirement comes, and there are some who cannot stop working. David Benning is one of them. After teaching 33 years at Quebec High School, he came back to the school in January following his retirement last year to help students who have reading problems.

Goudreault, 147th soldier to die in conflict

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Once again, federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay has been called to cite a Canadian soldier fallen in Afghanistan.

"On behalf of the Defence family," said MacKay "I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sergeant Martin Goudreault, who was killed by an improvised explosive device while investigating a suspected weapons cache.

Newsie Notes for June 9, 2010

St. Bartholomew’s Church Bourg Louis will be holding their annual Hot Dog Party, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rivier Chaude Farm Home of Audrey Hill, in Pont Rouge. Cost is $10 per person and $4 for children under 8.

St. Pat’s High Graduation

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Students from St. Patrick's High School gathered in the Palais Montcalm last Friday to receive the diploma that would give them access to university.

Future of newspapers befuddles journalists

Reporters, editors and media researchers gathered in Montreal this past weekend to discuss the impact and potential of social media in news gathering and presentation.

Soldiers tell World War II stories

Paul DeVillers was on a Merchant Navy tanker in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1944 as he watched the ship next to his boat explode.

‘'We were just beside her when it was torpedoed,'' said DeVillers, of Quebec City, who gave 47 years in service to his country. ‘'The convoy doesn't stop. They just keep going.''

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 9, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

Official languages reports draw commissioner’s concern

Two new reports, issued within the last two weeks, highlight the concerns of Federal Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser over the impact of what he calls the government's laissez-faire approach to official languages in the federal public service and the Canadian military.

Twenty-four students from QHS discover Newfoundland

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Good grades and a good behavior in class reward Quebec High School students with more than their parents' pride.

The “Pro-choi-life” open letter partially de-focuses the debate

If I was in favor of abortion, I would use this Open Letter by Cardinal Ouellet to attack the Catholic Church! I would quote the Cardinal who says that “only God and the pregnant woman can judge.”

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The Métis Lighthouse with Alexander Reford at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Olivier Hannigan

The Métis Lighthouse is an "icon of our maritime heritage," says historian and Jardins de Métis director Alexander Reford who has spent the last 10 years researching the Métis-sur-Mer region and community.

O’Gallagher laid to rest

"Marianna. Where do I start?"

James Callery would know as well as most people. It was he who donated the Celtic Cross that stands on McMahon Street, a monument not only to the rich Irish heritage of Québec, but to Marianna O'Gallagher's undying commitment to have their voices, both past and present, heard.

An open Letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet

The abortion debate is on

The abortion debate is on and we must not be afraid of it. Canada's abortion rate, 100,000 abortions per year nationwide, more than 25,000 in Québec, is much too high. The number could be reduced by half if only women in distress because of an unexpected pregnancy were welcomed, informed and accompanied in their choice with compassion and solidarity.

2010’s first lightning storm across Québec

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This May 26 early morning photo of Québec’s first 2010 lightning storm, named in honour of Lena Horne who died last week, arrives courtesy of Jay Ouellett. Horne was famous for her version of the song “Stormy Weather.” This lightning lasted well over five hours, non-stop. This photo was taken from Sillery, overlooking the chapel at Montmartre.

Federal support project for disadvantaged women

The federal government has announced its support for a new project that will benefit disadvantaged women in the Québec City area. The investment in La fripe.com's 12-month project, En route vers le marché du travail (On the Road to Employment), will help improve women's economic security and open the door to their future prosperity.

Oil spill: There could be more

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the environmental disaster is horrendous. Here are three reasons for Canadians to be concerned, although there may be more.

1) Lots of Canadian waterfowl and birds migrate to the Louisiana wetlands every winter. No doubt they will be affected and we will see less birds next year.

Correction - Analyst’s statement clarified

The following statement, which was quoted, in the article, "Helicopter unit in training for Afghanistan," in the May 26 edition of the Chronicle-Telegraph, should have been attributed to defense analyst Sharon Hobson.

Community Table, CEDEC stress joint approach

Community Table and the eleven Community Economic Development and Employability Committees (CEDECs) across Quebec, are now operating together under one name - Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation. This is a small, yet significant move towards a stronger collective approach to supporting the vitality of the English-speaking community.

CQSB opens visual arts gallery on line

This Spring, the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) launched a project to showcase visual art work by students, teachers and staff across the school board. Since the board stretches from La Tuque to Québec to Kawawachikamach, it was decided that an online gallery is the perfect tool to create an exchange through the visual arts.

Memorials and Things of Fame for June 2, 2010

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Canadian Soldiers join fight against forest fires

Smoke drifting south and affecting Boston and New England

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Private Thomas Hazell joined the Canadian Forces with one thing in mind.

"I'm a firefighter," Hazell, 26, originally from Ontario, said. "I joined (the army) so I could help my country. Our main priority is to be on standby if we're asked through mutual aid."

Kids Teaching Kids at St.Vincent Elementary School

On May 12, and 13, class 601, a sixth grade class supervised Ms. Leigh-Anne Fischer Fiset of St. Vincent School held a Science Fair. The students presented their scientific research and experiments to the entire school.

British dominance of Irish site unacceptable

While Joe Lonergan is trying very hard to be politically correct, any person with a knowledge of Irish history knows that it is impossible to accept an acknowledgement of British presence and dominance on an Irish site. While the Scots have always been linked with the gaels, it was the British who captured North America and The Fraser Highlanders were part of it.

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