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Valcartier playground equipment needs upgrade

"In a nutshell, this school is about 55 years old and the (playground) equipment is limited," said Valcartier Elementary School teach Paul Barker.

Barker is spearheading a fundraising effort to upgrade and modernize the equipment. Barker said the goal is $75,000, with the effort looking toward a variety of sources.

First nursing assistants graduate from new program at EQLC

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Photo: courtesy EQLC

The Eastern Quebec Learning Centre last month marked the graduation of the first class of students from its new Central Quebec School Board Health Assistance and Nursing program. These six students, who graduated April 27 after starting the program Nov. 4, 2008, are now officially registered nursing assistants.

Irish Heritage Québec continues effort to move St-Pat’s plaque

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Efforts by Irish Heritage Quebec to have a commemorative plaque moved from St-Patrick's High School will continue in earnest, said Joseph Lonergan.

Morrin Centre nears fundraising goal for renovations

It's down to the short strokes for the Literary and Historical Society in its search for funds to complete renovations to the Morrin Centre.

Centre Director Simon Jacobs said last week that he has received word that the City has approved a grant that will leave Historical Society "offhand about $110,000" short of its goal.

Voices of Victory Choir at Chalmers-Wesley

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Photo: Erwin Stroobach

Townshippers’ Association seeks exhibitors for 2010 Townshippers’ Day.

The Townshippers' Association is calling local artisans, businesses, community groups and other exhibitors who would like to participate in Townshippers' Day in Danville on September 17-18.

“Vivre le Québec Libre”: General de Gaulle has precious little to teach us

When people in Québec and the rest of Canada think of the separatist movement in Québec, they often think of that historic moment that was immortalized on the balcony of Montréal City Hall back in 1967.

Dollard des Ormeaux Students Celebrate Music Monday!

Students at D.D.O. School joined thousands of other Canadian students in a mass concert to celebrate the importance of Music Education in their lives.

This event is coordinated by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, and is supported by many famous Canadians like Marc Garneau.

Poet Heather Cadsby at the Morrin

Have you ever considered how you engage with words and the world?

Bravo to the Québec Art Company!

"Nude with Violin" is not an easy play to pull off but the cast of QAC did it. Every actor's character came through and each was quite disciplined.Weird the way the play lingered and set a series of memories into play.

Tories hold lead in fundraising, polls

Polls showing the Progressive Conservative party with a large lead match the Tories edge in fundraising. One survey last week, conducted by Leger Marketing, had the Tories with an 11 point lead over the federal Liberals.

Holland School marks 50th anniversary

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Photo: CQSB

The library has moved and the demographics have changed, but the Holland Elementary School at the corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Avenue Ernest Gagnon still has the same mission.

"The building itself, the present library was just a basement," said Peter Simons.

Davis, Mancel Henry (1933-2010)

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Davis, Mancel Henry
(1933-2010)

(Retired 38 year Employee of General Motors)

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Another win for SLC Lions Hockery Team

The St. Lawrence Lions Men's hockey team defeated the Sorel Rebels April 11 in the Men's Collegiate Provincial Hockey Championship by the score of 3-2.

Juneau wins Big East golf title for Louisville

Former Champlain Saint-Lawrence College student Sara-Maude Juneau, of Quebec City, won her first Big East championship, helping the University of Louisville women's golf team capture its fourth Big East Conference championship last week at the Innisbrook Resort in Florida.

Héma-Québec drive continues despite strike threat

The population is invited to give blood generously despite the announcement made by three of Héma-Québec's nine unions of a possible strike Wednesday in the Greater Montréal area and western Québec.

Nothing but classical music

There's this new radio station that plays nothing but classical music.

No, that's not right. How do I know it's a "new" station? Could have been here for 50 years. Let's try approaching from a different angle....

As some of my intimate friends will tell you, I am a devotee of classical music. And I even remember when and how I became "hooked".

Ontario soldier dies in IED attack

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Photo: DOD

A 37-year-old Petty Officer from Simcoe, Ont. was killed Monday afternoon after an improvised explosive device detonated during an operation, in the Panjwayi District about 25 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.

Sister Paule Cantin died May 3, 2010

Sister Paule Cantin, died on May 3rd 2010.  She was born in Quebec City on June 28, 1938, the daughter of the late Marguerite Madden and Charles E. Cantin.  Paule entered the Sisters of Charity of Halifax in 1956 where she served as a teacher, Provincial Superior and General Superior of her congregation.
In recent years she was a volunteer with the Fraser Foundation.

Government recognizes significance of maple products

The historic significance of maple syrup and other maple delicacies, which are widely considered one of Canada's flagship products, has received official recognition by the Government of Canada.

Newsie Notes for May 5 2010 Edition

A meeting for the QHS Alumni took place April 14. The following Alumni events are scheduled: The QHS Golf Tournament at Le Castor Golf Club, Base Valcartier, Friday, July 2. Entry forms and information can be obtained by going to www.quebechighschool.net; QHS Golf Tournament at Sawmill Golf Club in Vineland, Ontario, Friday, Sept.

Portneuf students take first in Robotics competition

The sixth grade class of Andrew Johnston at Portneuf Elementary School took a step into the future last Thursday and came out ahead.

Holland School marks 50th anniversary [Photo]

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Holland School at 940 avenue Ernest Gagnon this year is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with a number of spcecial events including a Spaghetti Supper and Bingo this Friday night at 5:00 p.m. May 7th at the school.

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.

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