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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.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Memorials and Things of Fame

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.

'Keep up the good job and know that we watch and laugh and cry with you'

Every now and then it happens.

Like the other day, dancing in my living room, smiling at my husband and laughing with my children, and suddenly, a song comes on that I vaguely recognize.
"Hey," I say to Carl, "Benoît read those words to us when he came back from Afghanistan."
Then I tune into Shawn Hlookoff's Soldier lyrics, and I am no longer dancing.

Claude Simard of Deployment Support Group Valcartier

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Claude Simard of Deployment Support Group Valcartier helps Nathalie Boudreault send a package to husband Warrant Officer Francis Bérubé of the Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group. The DSG in the Valcartier Family Centre serves as a drop-off for100 packages bound for Afghanistan weekly.

Anglicans meet in Quebec City to review the bottom line

All eyes will be on the financial bottom line as the Anglican Diocese of Quebec its 81st Ordinary Synod at Université Laval tomorrow.

"The church has been built on a structure for 25 000 Anglicans 50 years ago," Bishop Dennis Drainville said in an interview, "when the reality is that we have less than 8000 today."

New bishop once jailed for protest

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Photo: James Sweeny

Adjusting to his new position as the leader of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec and title as the twelfth Lord Bishop of Quebec will take getting used to for Dennis Drainville, once a social activist who prided himself on being anti-establishment.

Valcartier corporal reports on personal life in Afghanistan

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Photo: Kyle Giffin

From the first day, separation from family and friends back home has effects on people.

The place where we board buses to go to the airport is jokingly referred to as The Crying Room -- and the name is earned.

I only had a couple friends there, but for those who had to say goodbye to their spouses and children, the departure was visibly more difficult.

629 Kiwanis Air Cadets moved to Quebec High School after fire

There was one group that was overlooked in the aftermath of the tragic fire at the Manège Militaire and that was the 629 Kiwanis Air Cadet Squadron.

They too would soon be looking for a new address.
Shortly after the fire, Kiwanis member and cadet volunteer Ben Gauvin approached Quebec High School community coordinator Ed Sweeney about building a relationship with the cadets.

Voltigeurs offer public access for historic Armoury

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Photo: Illustration courtesy of The Voltigeurs de Québec Foundation

The Voltigeurs de Québec Foundation is proposing to add a huge outdoor stage looking out onto the Plains of Abraham as part of the project it is advocating for the rebuilding of its former home in the Armoury, or Manège Militaire as it is known in French, on Grande Allée.

Soldiers help soldiers tackle operational stress injuries

Having battled negative stigmas of mental health disorders and created a culture within the Canadian Forces making it okay to ask for help from mental health services, CF health experts now say the military is ready to cross the last frontier in improving mental health care for soldiers by ensuring soldiers suffering from mental illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are able to iden

Families of soldiers learn to cope and wait for return

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Photo: Scott French

About 60 people crowded in to the Valcartier Family Centre last Wednesday to watch Family Hour with the Chain of Command.

The videoconference isn't a new reality series catching on near the base.

QCT wins first place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won First Place for Best Web Site at this year's 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held in Montreal on May 22.

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 under the direction new publisher Pierre Little.

QCT WINS 1st Place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards held in Montreal

Also, 1st Place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

badge.jpgThe Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won 1st place for Best Web Site at this years 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held this year in Montreal on May 22, 2009. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 at the direction of the new publisher, Mr. Pierre Little.

Funeral Service Announcement - DONOVAN, Mary Isabelle, 1916 - 2009

DONOVAN, Mary Isabelle

1916 - 2009 

St.Pat’s High School students conquer complex art of public speaking during competition

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High School

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, St.Patrick's High School held its annual public speaking competition for students from Secondary II to V.

All students at these levels were required to write, memorize and deliver a speech in class.

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