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March planned for Jim, late calèche horse

A woman from Sherbrooke is reportedly among those planning to honour a caleche horse who had to be destroyed in July while on the job.

The march, according to reports, will depart Parc de l'Esplanade at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 4.

Participants will be asked to carry a flower in memory of Jim, the horse who collapsed and died on July 28.

Group opposes downsizing Veteran Affairs

Responding to recent media reports on the lack of response from the federal government and senior public servants to Canada's veterans, the National Council of Veteran Association has urged elected officials not to downsize Veterans Affairs Canada.

English school rigmarole ridiculous

The rigmarole that parents have to put up with to enroll their children in an English school, in the province of Quebec, is ridiculous.

The August 28 articles, "Quebec to draft new language law" (National Post), and "Quebec appeals ruling on English education" (The Gazette) accentuated this point.

Newfoundland soldier the latest to die in Afghanistan

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A Canadian soldier from Newfoundland, who was wounded August 22 in Afghanistan, passed away at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany Monday.

Corporal Brian Pinksen from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Military Music Festival a big success

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Photo: David Cannon

"A big success" is the way the president of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands described last week's popular event staged throughout the city.

Crowd estimates were not available as of Monday.

Author creates mystery set in Québec City

The scene: A scientific conference in Quebec City
The crime: A high profile murder, at the root of it the herb known as nightshade.

Ottawa-based private detective Sam Montcalm is on the case, a trail that leads from Quebec City to Ottawa to the Gatineau Hills.

Those are the particulars of Nightshade, the latest novel by Ottawa-based writer Tom Henighan.

CQSB announces new director for EQLC

A Quebec City woman with 25 years experience in the field of education will replace Bruce Wilett as the principal of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Part of the crowd for the first edition of Festibière at the Old Port, which drew 65,000 people last weekend.

Military Music Festival weekend shows, activities and schedule

The following is this weekend’s schedule of events and activities for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands:

Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Outdoor popular concerts:

Place D’Youville : Canada represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums

Ancienne-Lorette swimmer named to Commonwealth Games team

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A 22-year old woman from Ancienne-Lorrete has been selected to the Canadian swim team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled for October 3 to 14 in Delhi, India.

Capitales’ Cate Pitcher of the Week

It's getting to be an old song, but Les Capitales de Quebec enjoy hearing it.

For the fourth consecutive week and the seventh time this season, a pitcher for Les Capitales has been named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week.

The winner this time is Troy Cate, who shined in two separate appearances last week. This is the second time in three weeks Cate has won the award.

CQSB approves 2010-11 budget

The Central Quebec School Board gave formal approval to its 2010-11 operating budget Friday evening. There were no members of the public present for the vote, which was unanimous in favor.

The budget calls for $46 million in operating expenses and another $3.6 million for capital improvements and other expenditures.

Life Long Learning Registration Opens August 30

Life Long Learning provides an opportunity for growth and intellectual stimulation for mature people.

Life Long Learning places an emphasis on idea exchange, peer learning and inclusive participation which is all done in welcoming and supportive learning groups.

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

Pakistanis need necessities following floods

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Photo: Aljazeera

With hundreds of thousands of homes already destroyed in what National Management Authority is calling "the worst disaster in Pakistan's history," people in Pakistan are in immediate need of basic necessities.

Gaelic football Saturday on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Les Patriotes de Quebec

City youth will get an education Saturday in Ireland's most popular sport - Gaelic football - courtesy of Les Patriotes de Quebec. The team is inviting youths 12 to 17 to participate in an initiation match, which will serve as a kickoff of sorts for this year's fifth annual Quebec Celtic Festival.The festival itself won't begin until September 10.

AMI-Quebec offers free caregiver support

AMI-Quebec is sponsoring free support by telephone for English-speaking caregivers across Quebec.

The support is available to caregivers who are experiencing difficulty coping with the mental illness of a loved one. Self-help support groups are non-judgmental, safe and confidential forums where people come together to deal with shared concerns and problems.

VEQ holds Fall Fest

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec, in partnership with the Central Québec School Board, will be the host of a community Fall Fest this year Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quebec High School, 945 Avenue Belvédère.

The Fest will feature giant inflatables and activities for the whole family; live music, food and entertainment, and a showcase of community groups.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 25, 2010

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Québec below national average in corporate taxes

Québec is below the Canadian average in general corporate income taxes with a combined federal-provincial rate of 29.9 percent for the year ending December 31, 2010.

The average across the country is 30.7 percent. Québec also provides special tax "holidays" for business that undertake major investments and locate manufacturing or processing in remote regions.

Old magazines and their advertising can tell us a lot about ourselves as a society

As a child growing up in Sillery in the 1960s and 70s, I was always surrounded by books, magazines, music, information and knowledge of all kinds. I realize now just how lucky I was to have such a cornucopia of information so readily at my fingertips at such a young age.

Son of ex-Bulldogs’ star: He was ‘Gentle Joe’

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He was born the year before his father stopped playing, so he only knows about Joe Malone Sr. from what he's read and heard about the legendary Joe Malone.

"He played hockey with me," said Joe Malone Jr., from Ontario, where he now lives. "But I never really saw him play. He played in Quebec City."

Summer Notes activities and events August 25, 2010

New teacher helps students learn business world ‘hands-on’

Studying the business world in the classroom is one thing; working hands-on in that world is quite another.
A Champlain St. Lawrence College professor with that real world experience is hoping this fall to help students bridge the gap.

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

"New committee ready to face the challenge".

Quebec English Speaking Toastmasters Executive Committee

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Photo: Bobby Fielding

The immediate past president, Sovita Chander, is proud to introduce the new executive committee of the Quebec English Speaking Toastmasters club (QUEST).  These officers will conduct the club business for the next year 2010-2011. “They are dedicated and competent members” she said.

Burke, Ann Elizabeth (nee Rielly) 1921-2010

 

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Burke, Ann Elizabeth (nee Rielly) 1921-2010

Quebec’s Air Carrier Aeropro To Shut Down Flight Operations

August 17, 2010 - Quebec air carrier Aeropro reported on Monday that the company is shutting down its flight operations as a result of its failure to convince a Federal Court in Quebec, Canada to reverse the decision made by Transport Canada which had revoking its operating license.

University heads to appear before the Committee on Culture and Education

In keeping with the Act respecting educational institutions at the university level, the heads of Quebec's universities will be heard by the Quebec National Assembly's Committee on Culture and Education, from today through September 7.

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