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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.

Three for Soul releases first album

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Photo: Scott French

Paul Hinton's band -- Three for Soul -- knows something about working together, staying positive and keeping it funky.

Scott French says farewell

To the readers of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph,

A year ago this May, publisher Pierre Little gave an unsure, blue-eyed, young journalist his first break.

My predecessor, Michèle Thibeau, gave me simple advice at that time, “Have fun with it,” she had said.

Skill set a "huge" Quebec Anglophone advantage

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

"Those kids have a huge skill set [advantage] because they can plug into both realities and pick up on subtleties," said Montreal businessman Peter McAuslan at the May 27 Community Economic Development and Employability Committee (CEDEC) conference.

You got it: We've moved

You got it: we've moved!

Bishop Drainville: "Love, honour and care for the poor"

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

Denis Drainville's mission is to "love, value and care for the poor."

Drainville, the new Anglican Bishop for the Diocese of Quebec, says has worked with marginalized people in the past and still feels a responsibility to them.

Bilingual youth leave Quebec in search for employment

Eighty percent of anglophone youth in Quebec consider themselves bilingual but feel they don't know enough French to hold a job in the province. So says the annual report, of Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser. Fraser says that Quebec has the highest proportion of bilingual people in Canada.

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Bike riding good for the body, environment and wallet

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

A Quebec City bicycle maker says the industry is doing very well despite the global economic slowdown.

The owner of Bicycles Falardeau on Rue Richelieu, Paul Trépanier, says his sales are up nine percent this year, because people may want to be healthier, more ecological, and to potentially save money.

New school board guidelines to be issued July 1

How much will it cost? How will it be implemented? What are the ramifications?

The execution of Bill 88, mandating the direct election rather than the appointment of school board chairpersons starting in 2011, is a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Currently, school board members choose a president following elections.

Commander manages the military and motherhood

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The conversation stops dead, the men not knowing what to say, talk of schools, teachers and doctor's appointments not the normal discourse in this setting.

"We get business done," said Jill Marrack, "but we also want to know what's going on at home. Men are more focused on other things."

LUMBER BARONS (Candlelight Series)

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Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 8 PM at the Morrin Centre  Come relive a moment of history and find out more about the Lumber Barons of the 19th century. Through the insight and knowledge of Mr.

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