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Quebec City judge honoured with the Order of Quebec

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Photo: Cynthia Sheehan

Quebec City Judge Michael Sheehan has received an Order of Quebec in recognition of his work in the area of suicide prevention. Quebec Premier Jean Charest presented the Order, one of 32 given this year, during ceremonies last Thursday. Annually, there are approximately 250 nominees for the Order.

New Cirque du Soleil production opens downtown tonight

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

The Cirque du Soleil's free show, Les Chemins Invisibles, opens Wednesday with a main stage beneath the Dufferin-Montmorency overpass on Boulevard Charest augmented by several secondary camp locations in the vicinity.

Francophones being duped by language extremists, says bilingual Québécois

My mother is English-speaking and my father is French-speaking.

Like them and like my grand-parents, I was born in Québec. I was baptised and raised in Québec City. I attended both French and English schools. My friends are both French-speaking and English-speaking Quebecers.

Summer Organ Concert Series starts this Sunday at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Picture_8.pngOn Sunday, June 28, at 6:00pm the first of the series of Summer Organ Concerts will take place at Chalmers-Wesley United Church. This is the 20th summer that this series has taken place, organized by Chalmers' Music Director, Alain LeBlond.

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary on Sunday, July 12th, 2009, with a service at 3:00 p.m. All welcome.

Navy man stays active, obtains Masters from Laval (Photo)

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Charles-Andre Nadeau

Haller launches first CD

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The Anglophone Quebec City group, the Aurian Haller Band, will be launched its first CD, a five song extended play effort, last night at Le Salon d'Edgar.

The album is the group's first, since its formation last September.

Saint Lawrence College graduation cites achievements

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Congratulations to the 2009 graduating class at Saint Lawrence College in Ste-Foy. This year's graduation was held on the college campus Tuesday May 26. The photo on the right is this year's graduating business class. Below are 2009 science graduates.

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Sincere congrats to all involved in producing the 245th Anniversary Edition.

Sincere congrats to all involved in producing the 245th Anniversary Edition.Special kudos to Catherine Mills Rouleau, who soared Memorials and Things of Fame to unprecedented heights! All that research gave us a dandy, readable history lesson.

R. Clive Meredith

 

Navy man stays active, obtains Masters from Laval

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Charles-Andre Nadeau will receive his Masters degree in History from Laval University in August.

Just another guy heading out into the world with a fancy piece of paper tucked his arm, right?

Wrong. Nadeau, 63, is a retired Navy man who decided in 2000 that it was time to go back to school.

Valcartier combat engineer, 35, dies in Afghanistan

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A 35-year-old combat engineer has become the second soldier based at Valcartier to die in Afghanistan in less than a week, the victim of a roadside bomb.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

Quebec team heads for the Arctic

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Photo: Denis Sarrazin, Centre for Northern Studies (CEN).

A team of Quebec researchers are taking off to a northern tip of the country to study climate change.

Website to test Quebecers’ knowledge of landmarks

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Photo: Matthew Anderson

A new website will test your knowledge of landmarks in Quebec City for fun and for free.

Every few days, a new photo is posted on www.whereinquebec.com and anyone can try to guess where the photo was taken.

A few hints are offered and everyone's guesses are hidden until the answer is revealed.

Quebec summer events get good news ... and bad news

It was good news and bad news regarding federal funding for two summer events in Quebec.

First the good news:

The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Josee Verner last week announced funding for the Festival d'humour de Quebec, to aid in the presentation of the Festival Grand Rire de Quebec, which runs through July 5, 2009.

Appalachian Mountain tour

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Photo: krayker, www.sxc.hu

A CONTRIBUTION by Clive

About three feet from my study desk, a criss-crossed (in red) weather beaten "Appalachian Mountain Club Map Of The Mount Washington Range" hangs close enough that some of the names can jump up at me. For instance...

Eastern Québec Learning Centre says summer goodbye at June 2nd outing for 40 students and staff members

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The Eastern Québec Learning Centre graduates students throughout the year from its many programs, but traditionally, an outing is organized at this time of year to say goodbye for the summer to the students in General Education and to provide an occasion for all students at the Centre to enjoy a day out together.

British cars hit Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Jau Ouellet, Norman McNeil from Quebec City with his 2007 Lotus Type 72D.

Valcartier soldier killed Monday in Afghanistan explosion ; 119th Canadian soldier to die since war effort began

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Photo: Courtesy of National Defense

A soldier based at the Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier has become the 119th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan.

The British are coming - driving classic sports cars

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Tomorrow is Tax Freedom Day for the average Quebec family.

Tax Freedom Day is the day each year the average Quebec family has earned enough money to pay the taxes imposed on them by all levels of government.

Only Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan have later dates when taxpayers have earned enough to pay their annual tax bills, according to The Fraser Institute's annual Tax Freedom Day calculations.

QCGN to continue its Anglophones in Media study

The Quebec Community Groups Network is glad that a call for tender to study how Anglophones are portrayed in Quebec media will be renewed.

In April, a call for tender to conduct the study was made by Commissioner Graham Fraser's Office for Official Languages. No one bided on the project and so it has yet to be conducted.

Guy Laliberte spaced out

Interesting to hear that Mr. Guy Laliberte wants to spend about $30
million to shoot himself into space on a Russian rocket. He certainly
has the money, and the thrill seeking personnality for this kind of an
endeavor, and I understand his desire to want to go. I also admire M
Laliberte for having built a circus empire, and changing the face of

Drivers drifting away this weekend at Montmagny track

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Over 30 drivers will be drifting away this weekend at the Autodrome, 455 Chemin Saint-Leon, in Montmagny.

Anglos welcome newcomer

Highway 20 was less than hospitable the day we drove the cube van from Montreal to Québec City. We had just endured a difficult half-day of packing too many belongings into too small a space and were now headed toward our adopted city through a gauntlet of ice and snow.

June 29 the deadline for Colline Parlementaire comments

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

People living in Quebec City have until June 29 to tell the city how they would like to see the land around the National Assembly, known in French as the Colline Parlementaire, developed.

"Right now we are asking people more questions than making suggestions," Francois Picard, the vice-president of the Quebec City's executive committee of land management, said in French.

Watercolour painter paints among the "black sheep"

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

Artist Esther Maresso-Langlois has been turned away by art galleries because her work is solely watercolour.

"Water colour is the black sheep of art" she says.

The "Little Iron Horse"

I very much enjoyed reading the article by Scott French on Quebec's historic "Little Iron Horse" which Cornelius Kreighoff knew and admired, and incorporated into many of his famous paintings where they can still be studied and admired. 
 

Cancellation of trip abroad may be a blessing

By Rita Torpey Butt

Isn't it odd when you are positive you are thinking straight, sometimes you find you are absolutely wrong?

I am thinking about the Old Fellow's and my proposed trip to Portugal and Spain -- which we had to cancel.

It is small consolation that we have learned our lesson.

New QCT Editor on board

Ken Schankler is the new editor of the Chronicle-Telegraph, commencing with today's issue. Schankler, a Quebec City resident, comes to the Chronicle-Telegraph with a varied background, including 10 years experience at both weekly and daily newspapers, as well four years as a documentations editor in the corporate world and 13 years running his own business.

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