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Newspaper helps link our community

This letter is late in coming. Nonetheless, I have been wanting to express my appreciation for how helpful the paper is for us at the FORT Program. In particular:

* A mother who knew about us, but hadn't thought we could answer her needs, read our article addressing back-to-work moms in your March 11th issue and decided to call us and meet with a guidance counsellor.

Quebec Anglican Bishops to PM: CBC needed in small communities

Prime Minister:

As Bishops of the Anglican Church in the province of Quebec, we wish to object most strongly to your government's total disregard for the needs and aspirations of people who live in rural communities and particularly in the Arctic.

CBC cuts hurt our identity

I am a film and television director working throughout the country and a member of the Director's Guild of Canada.

As you may have seen in recent weeks -- and indeed since the Harper Government has been occupying parliament in Ottawa -- our cultural industries are under siege.

The miracle of Easter is the sun rising in our hearts

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From the ice they are freed, the stream and brook,
By the Spring's enlivening, lovely look;
The valley's green with joys of hope;
The Winter old and weak ascends
Back to the rugged mountain slope.
From there, as he flees, he downward sends
An impotent shower of icy hail
Streaking over the verdant vale.

Business Field Trip to Montreal

Communications Class project

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Photo: Carl Thibault

 

Letters from Afghanistan

A Collect For a Brighter Future

Communication class

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For the communication class at St.Lawrence, we collected goods such as clothes, toys, and stuffed animals to send to an organism in Mexico that will take care of the distribution next Christmas.

[photo] CBC cuts could hit local and regional news coverage as of May

Rap, step and stomp as students celebrate the arts

You are cordially invited to attend the Central Québec School Board Elementary Arts Festival on
this coming Friday, April 3, and the CQSB Secondary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 16, 2009.

CBC cuts could hit local and regional news coverage as of May

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English news coverage broadcast by CBC radio and television in Quebec City and other regions outside of Montreal will not come out unscathed in the latest round of budget cuts by the national public television and radio broadcaster.

QCT nominated for two 2008 newspaper awards this May

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has been nominated for two newspaper awards and one honourable mention by the Quebec Community Newspaper Association this year.

St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale launches province-wide recruitment blitz to prevent costly staffing shortages

St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital is launching a province-wide search for medical professional this month in a fight to fill a huge gap in its staffing needs before summer.

English Community gathers to celebrate Marianna O'Gallagher's birthday as she turns 80

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Photo: Frank Scardina

Some 100 well-wishers and friends packed the basement of McMahon Hall for a party to wish Irish historian Marianna O'Gallagher a happy 80th birthday last week.

"It was super -- a real old fashioned party," the guest of honour said afterwards of the special celebration organized by Irish Heritage Quebec to pay tribute to its founder and president.

Long live the Queen's rep

Many people in Canada, especially in French-speaking Québec, often wonder aloud about why we still have a government based on the principles of constitutional monarchy.

Take a chance, plan a trip

A number of folks have asked me why I don't write more travel stories of all the places the Old Fellow and I have visited.

On the other hand, I know people who have no interest in the world except the horizon.
I can't understand this.

My own mother never knew which direction was East or West.

Memorials and Things of Fame

 

SORIQ's conference -10 Years of the Scottish Parliament - The Evolution of Devolution

On the next SORIQ's conference, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Mr Alex Fergusson MSP, will reflect on the progress made in the first ten years of the Scottish Parliament.

LHSQ cancels controversial book auction

April 7-8-9, 2009 Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup

presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"

The Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" on April 7-8-9, 2009. All representations will take place in the Champlain St. Lawrence cafeteria, 790 Neree-Tremblay, Quebec, Qc, G1V 4K2 as of 20h. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Joanne Gosselin, 656-6921 ext. 235

2009 Champlain St. Lawrence Alumni Foundation Golf Tournament

Champlain St. Lawrence Alumni Foundation Golf Tournament
On Saturday, May 16th 2009, Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence will be holding its third annual Alumni Foundation Golf tournament at Mont-Tourbillon golf club. We hope to see those who participated in last year's event and certainly many more new faces for an enjoyable day of golfing at Mont

Earth Day March 28th from 20h30 to 21h30

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A worthy cause.

Saturday, March 28th from 20h30 to 21h30, you are invited to participate in Earth Day by shutting of all your lights, your TV, your radio, and any other electrical device that you do not need.

Some obvious things to leave on are your fridge and your electrical heaters.

Check out these sites for more information :

The Franglaise Association wants you to practice English or French

A group of students on a mission to practice their English and French gathered together on a recent Sunday night for a screening of Bon Cop, Bad Cop on the campus of Université Laval.

Study shows francophones in Quebec City more bilingual

A francophone in Quebec City is often more equipped to reply "Hello" and have a conversation with someone in the street than an anglophone in Ottawa is to speak with someone who says "Bonjour," according to a recent study on the bilingualism levels in the nation's capital region that made a comparison with those in Quebec City.

Montreal-based institute hopes to encourage learning in retirement in Quebec City

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Born at the end of the steam train era, Andrew MacDougall has been able to turn a boyhood fascination with steam engines and street cars into a life-long passion, thanks in part to the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement which lets him share this passion with others.
The peer-based learning and teaching institute located in Montreal is now looking to spread the idea to other

Look hard at English schools

In last week's issue of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph we read that the Central Québec School Board is "celebrating increased enrolment" in its schools. No one can deny that is good news.

However, there is a worrisome reality that neither your article nor, more importantly, the commissioners themselves seem to be addressing.

LHSQ cancels controversial book auction

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The silent book auction that wasn't will not be.

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec has decided it will not proceed with the a controversial auction of old books it postponed last September following divisions in the community and the society's own membership.

DDO students fill bags with love for literacy in Africa

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Photo: Claire Giroux Spiritual Animator DDO School

To teach about other countries in the world is an important mandate at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School, but to help our students discover the realities that other children must face is just as important.

One of the great challenges that students in developing countries are confronted with is the lack of simple learning materials.

Katimavik attracts student volunteers across Canada

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Photo: Scott French

In the shadow of the Site Historique de la Visitation, a church that once hosted one of New France's first religious communities, a Katimavik house has been introducing young English Canadians to the French Canadian culture for decades.

One person dead following fire at Complexe Samuel Holland

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Jeffery Hale Exposition Révélation

Spring art exhibit

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