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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.

Newsie Notes for June 2, 2010

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City.

QHS Blazers end basketball season with three gold medals

"We had a good year," said Quebec High School Basketball Coach Ed Sweeney, "with exciting teams living exciting moments. Looking at 2009-2010 results, I'm optimistic about next year."

The QHS Junior boys (secondary 3) won the regional championship by defeating the Ecole secondaire Les Pionniers April 11. The score was 44-32.

Funeral Notice for Jean-Charles Forbes

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Funeral will be held at L'eglise Notre-Dame-de-L'Annonciation
1626 Notre Dame, L'Accienne-Lorette on Friday 2PM May 28

Funeral for Marianna O'Gallagher will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick's on 1145, de Salaberry

 

Funeral Funeral for Marianna O'Gallagher will be held

Monday at 2 p.m. at

St. Patrick's on 1145, de Salaberry

Doucet, Bill

Doucet, Bill

Passed away on Wednesday May 19, 2010 at Grand River Hospital K-W Health Centre. Bill resided in New Hamburg and was born 63 years ago in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec. He was the son of the late Wilson & Janet (Doucet) McBain.

Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment develops new strategy in Afghanistan

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Valcartier military base doors were open to journalists recently, giving the public a glimpse of how Canadian troops are trained before their deployment in Afghanistan. From November 2010 to July 2011, about 800 soldiers from Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment will replace the 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment, from Petawawa (Ont.).

“Nous sommes fier”

I am a retired teacher, son of a soldier who fought in World War II stationed throughout Europe and Northern Africa where he met my mother.

Saint Andrew’s, Old Quebec, Celebrates Another Milestone in 2010

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Photo: James Cescas

This year marks another historic anniversary for Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec. After celebrating the 250th anniversary of the congregation in 2009, the church building itself will mark its 200th year of existence.

Huguette (Drolet) Scardina

 

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The Auberge Saint-Antoine: How a small family business became the best hotel in Canada

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

It appears on many postcards representing the Chateau Frontenac, but tourists probably do not notice the Auberge Saint-Antoine, at the feet of the chateau. With 95 bedrooms, the hotel accommodates more than 41,000 clients every year. Owned by English-speaking Québecois -the Price family- the Auberge became one of the top 100 hotels of the world (Trip Advisor ranking) in 17 years.

Rendez-vous British June 5

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The 11th edition of Rendez-vous British, Québec City's show of classic British-made cars will take place June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Plains of Abraham near the statue of Joan of Arc and to Martello Tower No. 1

Marianna O’Gallagher dies at 81

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Photo: QCT Archives

Marianna O'Gallagher was in bed at Laval Hospital, spending what would be her last days, but she was still busy, still planning and still maintaining her sense of humor.

"She told me a string of jokes that I went back and told my children," said former Chronicle-Telegraph Publisher Karen MacDonald.

Refus Global, sixty two years later

On August 9, 1948, painter Paul-Émile Borduas and a group of other Québécois artists signed a manifesto called "Refus Global," or loosely translated into English: "Global Repudiation." It was a manifesto that expressed a deepening frustration with traditional Québec society, and the iron grip which the Roman Catholic clergy had upon all aspects of everyday life, as well as

Colonel becomes highest-ranking officer to die in Afghanistan

A 42-year-old colonel and a 26-year-old Ontario soldier are the latest soldiers to die in the war in Afghanistan.

A tale of upper and lower cases

Last week, a Letter to the Editor "Authority...who has it?" from Mac Wigfield made a fuss over uppercase "Church" and lowercase "church". Basically, the author disagrees with the Catholic Church's claim to be the only Church founded by Jesus Christ (who is true Man and true God).

Royal Military College graduates 220 new officers

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Photo: Brad Lowe, CFB Kingston

"They have to be very organized," said Capt. Daniel Madryga, RMC Public Affairs Officer. "Their organizational skills are top notch."

Smith, Nelson

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Nelson Smith

Canadian Forces help fight forest fires

With spring under way and summer approaching, the potential for forest fires increases in Canada. The Canadian Forces (CF) provides support and relief following natural disasters, in response to requests for assistance from civilian authorities. In early June 2002, CF members from Land Force Western Area, Edmonton, helped fight fires near Gibbons and Redwater, Alberta.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 26, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

Newsie Notes for May 26, 2010

Betty's Quilters will be having their annual quilt show May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St Gabriel de Valcartier Municipal Center, 1743 Boul. Valcartier, St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. For information call Bev at 418-844-3578. The show is open to the public.

The Auberge Saint-Antoine, a hotel full of history in the heart of Québec City

 

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photo by Pauline Moisy

 

There are a number of hotels in Québec City where clients can work out or go to the spa.

Canadian Forces will stand up 1 Canadian Division at Kingston

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, announced today that the Canadian Forces will stand up 1 Canadian Division at Kingston, Ontario, later this summer.

To a soldier far from home

It's an open secret that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is my favorite forum, so if I'm asked to contribute to a Special Edition for you valiant people in Afghanistan, I'm more than willing. Also, I'm told that a special consignment of copies will be kept aside for soldiers from the Base, and I'm hoping you're one of them.

Helicopter unit in training for Afghanistan

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Photo: Caporal Patricia Prévost from the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

They've trained at Ft. Irvine in California to prepare for desert-like conditions. Now, at the Valcartier Canadian Forces base, they're learning how to respond under battle pressure in different environments.

Is Charest listening to complaints of overcrowding?

Surely I am not the only one to catch the irony of the May 13, editorial of The Gazette "

Anglo leaders speak up - is Charest listening?" and on the same day the West Island Gazette front-page article: "French school land deal angers anglo board?"

Our community newspaper

I just got done reading four of your April newspapers that were given to me by one of your subscribers. I met a long-time member of the English community at my place of work, the Coopérative Funéraire des Deux Rives. I am new to the area as I moved to Québec in October of 2006 to learn French.

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