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Beauport, QC new stop on cross-country ‘Celebration of Hockey Tour'

Shannon Public Notice on Hydro-Electric project and related referendum

Tuesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. 
Shannon Community Centre
75 Gosford, Shannon

Quebec City company secures contract with US Navy

Obzerv Technologies Inc. of Quebec City has announced that it has secured a contract with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division for its ARGC-2400 long-range night vision camera.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Public hearings on political party financing

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGE) and the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) will hold public hearings concerning the citizen's jury on political party financing. The hearings will take place Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec.

St. Lawrence holds open house

Champlain St. Lawrence College will hold an open house for parents and students attending English and French high schools. The even will be held at the college at 790 Neree Tremblay Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thank you QCT

Allow me to illustrate, by example, the usefulness of the media and, in particular, judgements that editors make on whether or not to publish a Commentary or a Letter to the Editor.

Community Generosity and Acts of Kindness Touch Those in Need

Community Organizer with Jeffery Hale Community Services, on behalf of the 2009 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Organizing Committee: Bob Stewart (chair), Catherine (Kay) Bergeron, Bill Donnelly, Lou Fang, Hugh Fraser, Esther Greaves, Claire Groulx Parent, Paul Hinton, France Kelly-Santin, Maureen Martin, Johanne McCalla, Barry McCullough, Shirley Nadeau, Susan Pelletier, Nectaria Skokos, Julie Slattery, Darla Sloan, Ed Sweeney, Nancy Thomas, Jan Anderson-Toupin, Mamie Stewart, Derek White, Bruce Willett, Paul Wilson, and Lidwina Winterson.

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Photo: J. Anderson-Toupin

Jeffery Hale Community Services will hold a one-day flu vaccination clinic

Jeffery Hale Community Services will hold a one-day flu vaccination clinic (for the regular seasonal flu and not AH1N1) for the following members of the English-speaking community:
    * people 60 years and older
    * people of all ages with certain chronic diseases
    * those who come into regular contact with the above-mentioned people

Cricket+Snow = Snow Cricket

Photo: Andrew Greenfield

Cricket, quite possibly one of England's daftest inventions, is alive and well in Quebec.

While it that may be true that it is played the world over, mainly in former British colonies, today it is thriving in Quebec.

Hockey showcase at Ste-Foy Arena this weekend

Photo: Dominique Routhier

Jean Philippe, Laurent Dumont, Guillaume Kelhetter, Simon Cyr Rochette, goalies Cedrick Lafrance and Thierry Tremblay and the rest of the Coach Mike Labadie's Champlain St-Lawrence Lions will look for their third straight Quebec Student Sport Federation tournament championship this weekend.

Québec City’s Scots prepare for Robbie Burns Night

Photo: Courtesy of 78th Fraser Highlanders

Devotees of Robert Burns will have a chance to celebrate the Scottish poet's 251st birthday, complete with the piping of the haggis Saturday January 23 at the Garrison Club on Rue St-Louis in the old city.

Québec’s Irish roots grow for the future


When Charles Coveney thinks of the city's deep Irish roots these days, he says he is looking forward.

Shannon's Winter Fest Announced


January 29th, 30th and 31st

Glimpses of Ourselves and Others

Book Club starts up at the Morrin Centre


Book Club

Quebec City's Principal Archaeologist at the Morrin Centre

William Moss will talk about the 400th Anniversary of Three Founding Cities

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Stryckman, Judith (Miller) 1944 - 2009

Stryckman, Judith (Miller)
1944 - 2009

Passed away at Quebec General Hospital, on December 29th 2009, at the age of 66.

Lewis, Elma Joyce (nee Ford)

Lewis, Elma Joyce
(nee Ford)

Gerald "Gerry" Kenny 1934-2009



Gerald "Gerry" Kenny

“The creation of a school board ombudsman is a gift to the public”

In 1981, Norway became the first country to establish through legislation, an Ombudsman for Children. Today, in Europe, children's commissioners or "ombudsmen" are part of the political landscape, with some 25 in post.

Yes, we can

We hear a lot of cynicism from our young people these days: Voter turnout for the 18 to 24 crowd in recent Canadian federal elections has been around 25. We hear a lot about conspiracy theories amongst our youth that they see on the Internet. The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, the Free Masons, The Trilateral Commission, The Bilderberg Group, The Council on Foreign Relations, etc...

Shutting down Parliament: The arrogance of power

The first duty of leaders in a democratic society like ours is to respect the institutions that put constraints on their power.
Messy. Inconvenient. Frustrating. Democracy is all those things. But as Churchill said, it is better than the alternatives.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Cathy’s List of top Canadian news stories for 2009

1. The Recession

2. H1N1 - The Swine Flu

3. The Afghan Mission

4. Car Industry Collapse

5. Newfoundland Chopper Crash

6. NFL - Off-ice Battles -

7. Obama visits Canada -

8. Olympic Fever

Academy Awards

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Walking in a Winter Nightmare

It has become fashionable lately to discuss the modern city in terms of friendliness.

A city can have a friendly architecture or a friendly outlook. It can be tourist-friendly or even family-friendly. Books and articles about the subject of modern urban life are as common today as those on any other subject.

Four soldiers and a journalist die in Afghanistan

The holiday season had a tragic ending for four Canadian Forces soldiers serving in Afghanistan and a journalist embedded with the troops in Kandahar province.

First-year success for Turkey Can challenge

Photo: Ed Sweeney

"It all started last year," said QHS Community Learning Centre Coordinator, Ed Sweeney. "When Mr. Thomson and I saw the work that was put into the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre's annual Christmas dinner".

It was then that they were inspired to create a happening at their own school to help contribute to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Ste-Foy Resident and important member of St. Lawrence hockey program passed away suddenly

Photo: SLC

Hervey Beaubien, a popular and energetic part of the St. Lawrence College hockey program and among those who carried the Olympic as it trvelled through Quebec on its way to Vancouver, passed away December 17 of a massive heart attack.

Burke, Robert named chair and vice chair of CQSB

Photo: SLC

The new chairman and vice-chairman of the Central Quebec School Board face a busy schedule while trying to maintain the standards of their predecessors.

English up provincially, but down in the Capital City

The number of English speaking people in the province of Quebec may have increased markedly between 2001 and 2006, but the opposite would be true for the Quebec City area, according to census figures provided by Statistics Canada.

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