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Celtic Festival holds whisky tasting night at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Pierre Little

There are five essential measures to be taken in order to appreciate a good whiskey:

1. Take a small sip;
2. Don't inhale while the whisky is in your mouth. This way, the whisky's fire won't burn up;
3. Chew up the whisky. Avoid putting it under your tongue;
4. Keep the whisky in your mouth long enough so it will be coated in saliva;

Conference of 300 gained for Quebec City

How to develop your public speaking ability and your leadership skills

Along with the other Toastmasters clubs of our region, the two English-speaking clubs, Quest and Viewpoint, are proud to announce that Quebec City will host the next District 61 Conference.    Over 300 participants from

The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages to hold public hearings in Quebec

The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

to hold public hearings in Quebec

 

Rouge et Or win opener

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Julian Feoli Gudino no. 83 catches a pass this past Saturday.  Laval’s Rouge et Or football team opened their season Saturday  with a 50-9 win over the McGill Redmen in front of 13,000 fans at the PEPS stadium in Ste. Foy.  Sebastien Levesque set the tone with 143 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Julian Feoli-Gudino caught seven passes for 85 yards and one touchdown.

Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Unexpectedly, on September 3, 2010 at the age of 65. Tommy, beloved husband of Pat for 28 years. Brother of Joan Burns-Farmery of California, and John Burns of Toronto.

Senate holds language committee hearings

Quebecers have ‘fundamental right’ to chooseThe Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages will be in Quebec next week as part of its study on the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, particularly the various aspects affecting their development and vitality (e.g., community development, education, youth, arts and culture, health).

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 8, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

Canada’s first novel written in Québec City

Frances Moore Brooke (1724-1789) was an English novelist who spent a few years in Quebec and is credited with writing the first Canadian novel.

What language are we speaking?

‘Passe-moi un napkin, s.v.p.: or, pass me a serviette, please?’ Like, what language are we speaking, anyways?

I keep wondering what, if anything we're wasting our breath on arguing over this old English/French thing. I look at people like Pauline Marois and the P.Q., as well as Gilles Duceppe and the Bloc Québécois, and I have to ask myself: Just what or who's under threat from whom?

Lady Lions fall short despite valiant effort

After actually taking a 2-1 lead near end of the first half, the Champlain St. Lawrence College Lady Lions gave up four consecutive goals, bowing 5-2 to their more experienced opponents from CEGEP Ste. Foy in their inaugural match.

The match was the first for a women's soccer team from SLC in 18 years.

SLC impressive in AA Men’s 3-0 win over CEGEP Ste. Foy

The Champlain St. Lawrence College men's soccer team had better luck that their female counterparts to start their season, cruising to a 3-0 victory against CEGEP Ste. Foy.

Correction on VEQ Fall Fest start times

Saturday, September 18 is the date to visit local community groups and catch up with old friends.
That’s when the Voice of English-speaking Quebec will hold its Fall Fest at Quebec High School, 945 avenue Belvédère. Doors to open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charest, Labeaume to discuss Nordiques return: report

The return of the National Hockey League to Quebec City could be one step closer to reality, if a published report is any indication.

Québec Premier Jean Charest will meet with Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume next Tuesday to discuss the financing of a new arena in the provincial capital, the report said.

Gaelic instrument ‘harps on’ traditional music

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The Gaelic harp has a long and rich history. It has its origins in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands over 1,000 years ago, and even as late as the 19th century, harps with brass strings were still used in an attempt to keep the tradition alive.

Protesters mourn the death of Jim

"Horse-drawn carriages are cruel."

"Horses don't speak."

"R.I.P. Jim"

Jeffery Hale Community Services offering free workshop mini-series for caregivers

Equip yourself for this challenging role

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Caregivers have been tending to the needs of family members for centuries. With today's advanced medical treatments and increased life expectancies, chances are that most of us will be involved in the caregiving process, either as a caregiver, the recipient of care or perhaps both.

VEQ’s Fall Fest September 8

Saturday, September 18 is the date to visit local community groups and catch up with old friends.
That’s when the Voice of English-speaking Quebec will hold its Fall Fest at Quebec High School, 945 avenue Belvédère. Doors will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities will include a barbecue, community groups and services available in English,

Cornforth, Margaret

Cornforth, Margaret

McCoubrey, Violet (Higgins) 1916– 2010

 

 

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McCoubrey, Violet (Higgins)
1916– 2010

Language commissioners seek renewed ‘vitality’ of offficial tongues

The country's five language commissioners (Canada, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario) are calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up their efforts to ensure the vitality of official languages. The commissioners made their appeal during the Language and Territory International Conference, which is being held at Laurentian University in Sudbury this week.

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 1, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

The Royal Visit

It began with Prince Albert Edward’s landing at St. John’s Newfoundland, on July 23, 1860, and ended nearly two months later, when the Prince crossed from Windsor to Detroit on September 20.
The Grand Ball was held in The Music Hall on St. Louis Street

Marathon draws 7,000 participants

What started 13 years ago as a local event with 2,600 participants has now grown to take a place on the world stage.

"It's like being voted among the great wines," said Johanne Caron, Assistant Director General for the Marathon des Deux Rives. "We never even went to the London Marathon. It's a big honour."

March planned for Jim, late calèche horse

A woman from Sherbrooke is reportedly among those planning to honour a caleche horse who had to be destroyed in July while on the job.

The march, according to reports, will depart Parc de l'Esplanade at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 4.

Participants will be asked to carry a flower in memory of Jim, the horse who collapsed and died on July 28.

Group opposes downsizing Veteran Affairs

Responding to recent media reports on the lack of response from the federal government and senior public servants to Canada's veterans, the National Council of Veteran Association has urged elected officials not to downsize Veterans Affairs Canada.

English school rigmarole ridiculous

The rigmarole that parents have to put up with to enroll their children in an English school, in the province of Quebec, is ridiculous.

The August 28 articles, "Quebec to draft new language law" (National Post), and "Quebec appeals ruling on English education" (The Gazette) accentuated this point.

Newfoundland soldier the latest to die in Afghanistan

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Photo: DOD

A Canadian soldier from Newfoundland, who was wounded August 22 in Afghanistan, passed away at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany Monday.

Corporal Brian Pinksen from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Military Music Festival a big success

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Photo: David Cannon

"A big success" is the way the president of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands described last week's popular event staged throughout the city.

Crowd estimates were not available as of Monday.

Author creates mystery set in Québec City

The scene: A scientific conference in Quebec City
The crime: A high profile murder, at the root of it the herb known as nightshade.

Ottawa-based private detective Sam Montcalm is on the case, a trail that leads from Quebec City to Ottawa to the Gatineau Hills.

Those are the particulars of Nightshade, the latest novel by Ottawa-based writer Tom Henighan.

CQSB announces new director for EQLC

A Quebec City woman with 25 years experience in the field of education will replace Bruce Wilett as the principal of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Part of the crowd for the first edition of Festibière at the Old Port, which drew 65,000 people last weekend.

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