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Vigneault looks back - and ahead - with Retrouvailles

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As popular icons go, there are arguably none more recognizable in Quebec that Gilles Vigneault.

A strident Quebec nationalist, a poet and the author and singer of Quebecois anthems like Mon Pays, Vigneault, now 81 years old, long ago cemented his place in French-speaking Quebec.

Dempsey, Matthew W. 1922 - 2010

Dempsey, Matthew W.

The technology evolution and music

At first technological progress was slow with hundreds of years between the discovery of fire, the wheel and then the cart. Now in a matter of months the auto industry can put out new features and gimmicks that were on drawing boards for a long time before being released to assembly lines. Imagine what has been developed and not yet put into new cars?

St. Pat’s stars shine bright

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St Pat's Stars held their annual talent show April 16. Students, teachers, and parents were privileged to see the tremendous talent of St Pat's students. From different bands, to jugglers, to solo signers, St Pat's students are exploding with talent.

Chester Thomas McKinley

Chester Thomas McKinley, age 87, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the McGarrell Place, London on Friday April 23, 2010. Born in Valcartier, Quebec, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Crawford)McKinley. Chester was the owner and operator of the Noretta Motel in Stratford for many years until his retirement.

Great articles and photos

Thank you for the great articles for our traditional Irish Show. Loved the writing, interviews and pictures. Great job!!!
 
Kind regards,
Lynn Chiasson

Alexander Milliner, one of the original Québec City Anglophones

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Photo: www.AMERICANREVOLUTION.ORG

A few miles from Mr. Cook, at Adam's Basin, on the Rochester and Niagara Falls division of the Central Railroad, lives Alexander Milliner, fourth of the survivors visited.

Museum marks 100th Naval anniversary

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Photo: QCT Archives

"We want to show that for many year, the Saint Lawrence River was the door to invade Canada," said Andre Pirouac.

Pirouac is the director of the Naval Museum of Quebec on Rue Dalhousie. The museum, beginning June 1, will help the city celebrate the history of the Canadian Navy, which this year is marking its 100th anniversary.

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St-Pat’s ensemble encouraged by festival results

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Photo: provided by David Parker

The St-Patrick's High School Junior Jazz Combo fell just short of winning a gold medal at the recent JazzFest des jeunes du Quebec recently in Saint-Hubert, but the resullts were nonetheless encouraging for the young band.

CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 1933-2010

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CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 

1933-2010

World Book and Copyright Day marked at Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre celebrated World Book and Copyright Day and St. George's Day April 23, a symbolic date in the literary, a day on which Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died in 1616.

The gathering was treated to cocktail hour readings from Cervantes and Shakespeare.

Health promotion tool for older adults now available online

I recently discovered an effective health promotion tool that was developed here in Quebec City by Jennifer Hobbs-Robert, Director of Nursing Care and Quality at Saint Brigid's - Jeffery Hale Hospital. This free-of-charge health resource is a train-the-trainer approach to promoting seniors' health.

Québec High School Play Start Friday

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Capitales: New manager to defend league title

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Photo: Capitales de Quebec

They'll be missing one of their key pitchers from last year's Can-Am League championship team and their manager has moved to the front office, but the Quebec Capitales are approaching the 2010 season with a steady hand.

Student Fundraising Show for Opération Enfant Soleil

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Yesterday, many young talented artists gathered at Laval University for one common reason: sing, dance, and play music in order to raise funds for Opération Enfant Soleil. This successful event has been the result of two months of hard work, numerous phone calls, and countless after-school meetings for us, four students in the P.W. Sims Business Program at Champlain-St. Lawrence.

Jean Charest rapidly approaching “Best Before” date

Let's face it. Politicians are like so many cans of baked beans on the grocery store shelf. They've all got a certain shelf life, with a more or less pre-ordained ‘best before' date stamped on them somewhere, after which time no John or Jane Q. Public will buy them any more on election day.

Successful Art Exhibit at Last

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Photo: Etienne Parent

An Art Exhibit at the Polyvalente de l'Ancienne-Lorette just before the show ‘'Pimp my Song'' was organised to show off the talent of a few artists and for the final term project for the communications class.

Even the feminists are not in support of bill 94

On March 25, the government of Jean Charest announced Bill 94, an act that would prevent women wearing the niqab from accessing hospitals, daycares, schools, universities, and other public services, and would bar women in niqab from working in the public sector.

Rochester, N.Y. youth orchestra “excited” by Saint-Dominique performance

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The economy being what it is, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra would have a hard time justifying a trip to Europe this year.

Canadian Ambassador to Tunisia visits Québec High School

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There is learning through books and learning through lectures, but when you can have someone from outside the walls of the school come in to speak about life out in the "real world," learning comes alive! Recently, Quebec High School welcomed Ariel Delouya, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia, as a guest speaker to secondary 5 students.

A young Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan

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Photo: DND

Funeral services were held Monday in Plattsville, Ontario for Private Tyler William Todd, who last week became the 142nd Canadian Forces soldier to die in combat in Afghanistan.

Todd, who was nearing the end of his tour in Afghanistan, died April 11 in a powerful roadside bomb blast while on foot patrol near the community of Belanday, southwest of Kandahar City.

Linguistic Rights Support Program replaces Court Challenges Program

A new support program has taken root to help promote and develop Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities.

With two official language groups sprinkled across the country, the newly-launched Language Rights Support Program aims to help those groups participate in every aspect of life in Canada - in their mother tongue.

Man’s search for God

In most of our minds conceptions of the Church compete with those of the church and we find ourselves acknowledging and even promoting something God never really intended.

Summer Job fair at Champlain St.Lawrence College

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Last Tuesday, a Summer Job Fair was held at Champlain St.Lawrence College. Ten companies were present to recruit students during lunch time.

Be careful what you wish for

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Photo: CQSB

Quebec High School Musical Theatre students will be presenting Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods," on Friday, April 23.

Ease of access to English schools

At present, there is an outstanding issue in motion regarding educational matters in Quebec: Bill 104. It deals with the access to English public schools matter.

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Digital is the way to travel

It was the low angle of the bright sunlight that got me out so early on this windy and cold spring morning. I wanted to try out my new digital camera on scenery. I should have worn a scarf or an extra sweater because as soon as I got out of the car in the wind-swept parking lot on the waterfront I felt the chill. It was cold but exhilarating.

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