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Monumental Graffiti

In response to Thomas Eden's article in the July 7, 2010, edition regarding the graffiti spray-painted on the Cross of Sacrifice or cenotaph on Grande-Allée at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and on the Boer War monument on rue Saint-Louis, I am happy to report that the cenotaph has been cleaned up by the National Battlefield Parks Commission which maintains this monument, and the Boer War

Townshippers’ Day to mark Danville’s 150th anniversary

Townshippers' Day, a bilingual festival of friendship offering music, dance, art, artisans, information booths and other activities will take place on September 17 and 18 in Danville. Townshippers' Day 2010 will help celebrate Danville's 150th anniversary this year.

CQSB hoping for Willett replacement by September

Now that the deadline for applications has passed, the Central Quebec School Board is hoping to have a replacement for outgoing Eastern Quebec Learning Center Director Bruce Willett by September.

Friday was the closing date for receiving applications at the office of CQSB Human Resources Director Pierrette Laliberte.

Les Capitales clinch first half, look to playoffs

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Photo: Les Capitales

Their first-half Can-Am League title safely tucked away, Les Capitales de Québec can relax for the second half of the season.

"We'd really like to finish first," said Pat Scalabrini, first-year manager of the defending league champions. Doing so would assure the team of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We want to win (the championship) at home."

"ROBO" riot cop at G20 in Toronto

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The G20 is over, but it is not over until many of these questions are answered by those in command.

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Clowning it up at G20 in Toronto

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I think
it was really a stretch, but at least he had HIS name tag visible.

There is a YouTube video in circulation of "Bubbles" a
Toronto Police Service officer A. Joshephs who threatened a citizen with

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Bruce Willett retiring from EQLC in September

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Photo: Pierre Little.  Bruce Willet will be greatly missed at EQLC.  Bruce shown above celebrates one of the many programs he directed through the years; the opening of EQLC’s Nursing Assistants Program in June, 2009 and during the same event, the opening of the new EQLC library dedicated to Dorothy O’Brien.

Skating cross-country for cancer cure

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Photo: www.DontStopBelieving.ca

Dan Cloutier, 21, of Winnipeg, lost an uncle three years ago to a rare form of cancer. This summer, he decided to do something big to fight the deadly disease.

Government of Quebec announces government funding for Jeffery Hale Hospital and two other community health centres

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Photo: msss.gouv.qc.ca

Dr. Yves Bolduc, the MNA representing the Jean Talon riding, has announced $415,000 in government for renovations to Jeffery Hale Hospital, St. Brigid's home and the Residence Paul Triquet.

Jeffery Hale will receive $190,000, St. Brigid's, $50,000, and Paul Triquet, $175,000.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 14, 2010

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Refreshing Lake Cinconcine

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Photo: Cox Family

We were literally transported from the sweltering Sainte-Foy heat last Friday to beautiful Lake Cinconcine in the mountains of the Mauricie region.

Second oldest son Dennis invited my wife and me, our daughter Gail and our third son Andrew to his fishing camp at a private club on the lake.

Twenty-six Students Receive the Largest Scholarships in the History of Cégep de Sainte-Foy for developing English language skill

During a reception held in May, 26 students from Cégep de Sainte-Foy received scholarships worth $2000, $2500 or $5000. Denis Juneau, general director of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy and Yvon Charest, President and CEO of Industrial Alliance were both on hand to award the scholarships.

Residential construction rises in Quebec centres

According to the results of the latest monthly survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), residential construction increased last month in Quebec centres with 10,000 or more inhabitants. In all, 4,223 dwellings were started in June 2010, compared to 2,990 a year earlier.

QCT makes great reading

I just received the June 30th edition of the QCT and read with interest your Summer Notes column. It was great to read up on what is taking place - hope this will be a weekly thing! Something that is lacking in the QCT is a weekly update on what is happening in the Classical Music world in the city - maybe you could include something of this nature in your column.

Feds awards $1.8 million to POLE Chaudière-Appalaches

The federal government has allocated $1,800,000 in funding to POLE Quebec Chaudière-Appalaches.

QCGN seeks Community Service Award candidates

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2010 edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

Summer Notes activities and events July 14, 2010

Don't know what to do on these hot, muggy days when you want to get out of the house but can't stand the heat? How about going to a nice, cool, air-conditioned museum. Here are a few suggestions. . .

Rusch Player of the Week in Can-Am League

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Photo: Les Capitales de Québec

Les Capitales de Quebec Pitcher Mark Rusch has followed a strong June with a fast start in July.

Rusch was named Pitcher of Month in the Can-Am League, where Les Capitales have a solid hold on first place for the first half of the season. Rusch authored two strong outings to open July, earning him Pitcher of the Week honours.

Food Inspection Agency issues dessert recall alert

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dawn Food Products Montreal Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume the Yiangello brand Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes described below. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the label.

All best before dates featuring the following item codes are affected by this alert.

Twilight Concert takes a break for construction

Due to repair work, Lévis Forts National Historic Site's traditional Twilight Concert must take a break in 2010, but it will return on August 20, 2011, for the celebration of Lévis' 375th anniversary.

Levis to mark three historic anniversaries in 2011

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Three significant historic dates will be celebrated in 2011 on the the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Lévis: the 375th anniversary of the Seignory of Lauzon, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lévis and the 10th anniversary of amalgamation of the Lévis metropolitan area under one entity.

Bruce Willett retiring from EQLC in September

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Photo: Pierre Little

The Central Quebec School Board is hoping to have a replacement for Bruce Willett, outgoing head of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, by September. Willett, the longtime director of the EQLC, is retiring on September 3.

Joseph Alphonsus Kane, MBA, P. Eng.

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Joseph Alphonsus Kane, MBA, P. Eng.

It is with regret that we announce the passing of our father, Joseph Alphonsus Kane, on July 1, 2010, at the age of 79.

WHYTE, Mrs Rita May (Nee Rourke)

WHYTE, Mrs Rita May (Nee Rourke)
 

Passed away peacefully in her 102nd year in her room at St. Brigid’s Home, Sillery, Quebec on June 30, 2010.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 7, 2010

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PM announces contributions to three charities on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government of Canada will make, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, contributions to three charitable foundations: the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, the True Patriot Love Foundation, and the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund. Photo by PMO's Office.

A weekend of model airplane flying

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It was my son Clifford who got me to watch him compete in a model airplane flying event. He had travelled from Sept Iles with his friend and fellow pilot Richard Vigneault.

QHS Alumni gather in Toronto to remember the good times

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A gathering of the Quebec High School Alumni and Friends took place June 17 at the York Station Bar of the Royal York Hotel. As always, we were treated like royalty by our hostess and a special surprise was the arrival of Don Harriet from Quebec City, via the West Coast. The Alumni gathered to remember good times and special events that took place....pictures come out of way back when.

Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet killed

Lieutenant-Colonel Nancy Ouellet was killed at 41 years of age following a motorcycle accident in Nevada.
LCol Ouellet served for 23 years with the Canadian Forces and garnered an impressive number of accomplishments for herself, notably as Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (C) Colorado Springs, in Colorado (between 2007 and 2010).

The indifferent society

For the most part, the presence of graffiti is something that the majority of us look at as nothing more than a minor nuisance, something that we've come to accept as part of living in a city.

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