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QCWC ups bursaries for women continuing studies

The Quebec City Women's Club will this year offer two new $500 awards to local women entering a CEGEP-level or other post-secondary technical or vocational program.
The new awards are in addition to two $2000 bursaries the QCWC gives each year to support a young woman entering university and a mature woman beginning or continuing university studies.

Short-film festival Sundances into Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Prends ça court!

The best of the best shorts from Sundance, the Utah-based international film festival founded by Robert Redford, will be gracing Quebec City screens this March. In conjunction with the Prends ça court!

CQSB high schools boast healthy graduation rates

Despite headlines in the province's newspapers decrying the Quebec's dwindling high school graduation rates, parents of students in the Central Quebec School Board's high schools can breathe easy. The school board ranked first among the province's English school boards for the 2006-2007 school year with the highest percentage of graduates.

Huron-Wendats want to bury hatchet, end Plains tiff

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Photo: Courtesy of the Conseil de la nation Huronne-Wendat

The National Battlefields Commission has promised to consider and promptly respond to Grand Chief Konrad Siouï's proposal to create a peace-making ceremony on the Plains of Abraham that would replace the previously planned 1759 battle re-enactment.

Laval architecture students help revive Bishop Thorpe

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Photo: Scott French

Bishop Thorpe is entering the 21st century through the eyes of Université Laval's architecture students. The 168-year-old Anglican bishop's residence, located next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, was recently the subject of a design project by the university's second-year architecture students.

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February 25, 2009

 

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English Quebecers are not Wolfes under the bed

The recent decision to not hold the reconstruction of the battle of the Plains of Abraham has truly upset and insulted me. Living in Quebec City I am no stranger to the will that Quebec becomes its own nation. The importance of preserving French language and Quebec culture are both issues I consider very important.

QC man fights to return English films to city’s cinemas

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Photo: Scott French

"Bond. James Bond," so goes one of the most iconic phrases in film history. Not only does Steven Théberge prefer to see 007 complete with his signature tuxedo and Walther PPK in Quebec City's theatres, he would also like to hear Daniel Craig's British accent as well.

Controversial snow sculpture gets cold reception [photo]

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Photo by: Scott French
A snow sculpture depicting a Jewish money-lender gets a cold reception from Quebec’s Jewish community at the Winter Carnival last week.

Time magazine honours QCT’s own Jordan Himelfarb

Said the Gramophone, an MP3 blog co-run by the QCT's own assistant editor, Jordan Himelfarb, along with partners, Sean Michaels and Dan Beirne, was named one of the top 25 blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine this week. The blog provides a daily sampling of "good songs" accompanied by thoughtful and witty reviews.

When should we speak up?

Last week a complaint was made to the Carnaval de Québec regarding an ice sculpture that was displayed on the Plains of Abraham. The sculpture, carved by the Ukrainian team, was based upon a Christmas folktale that dates back at least 200 years with six allegorical characters, each representing a different facet in Ukrainian peasant life.

A ten-year marriage of science and art at Mois Multi

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Photo: Julian Oliver

Agnès Maltais is clearly delighted, fascinated even, with Julian Oliver's Levelhead installation. The large screen in the centre of the Salle Méduse on St. Vallier Est. makes the technology-cum-art difficult to miss at the Mois Multi's vernissage.

Feds announce $13 mil for Shannon water pipeline

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Photo: Pierre Little

Still waters may run deep but for the municipality of Shannon it took three years of rocking the federal government's boat to receive the $13.3 million necessary to connect the municipality's aqueduct system to a new fresh water source. Conservative Minister Josée Verner made the grant official at a press conference at Shannon's Community Centre last Friday.

Obama visit a good sign for Canada-US relations: Consul General to Quebec City

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Photo: Scott French

With US President Barack Obama expected to land in Ottawa Thursday for his first official international visit, political pundits are expounding on the significance of the trip and speculating about what might be on the agenda for discussion between Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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February 18, 2009

 

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Grand Curling Match

Scotland Against The World

Community websites launched

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Many community organization members attended the Community Planned Giving Program and Voice of English-speaking Quebec website launch last Monday.

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English conversation group still appeals after 25 years

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With a silver anniversary this year, APPEAL, a Quebec City English conversation group, wants to stay in keeping with its name by appealing to francophones in the city. A significant drop in membership this year took organizers by surprise; the group had one of its best enrollment years in 2008.

Choosing the right home

I have had a great response to my stories relating to the major life decisions faced by senior citizens. Many of the stories are very sad and heartbreaking. Poor decisions were made not only by seniors themselves but also by others with responsibility and kinship. Sometimes there were disagreements which made for hard feelings and family troubles.

250 years later, Frasers back in Plains cross-fire

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders regiment is best known for bravely fighting side by side with the British infantry under General James Wolfe during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Despite this combative tradition, there is one battle the Quebec City Scottish heritage group of the same name is not willing to fight.

Quebec man leaves sporting legacy, spawned dynasty

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Adrian Leger's humbleness meant many of his early sporting exploits were not widely known, even among those he loved. While his family always knew him as a great sportsman, few knew about his captaincy of the Université Laval basketball team until his recent death. Now at least some of his grandchildren know where their great jump shots came from.

Old rivalries renewed at CQSB basketball tournament

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Photo: Pierre Charbonneau

Old cross-town rivalries between the St. Patrick's Fighting Irish and the Quebec High School Blazers were renewed on the court this weekend at the Central Quebec School Board's annual senior basketball tournament.

Striking Quebec gold: “an overnight success story 11 years in the making”

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Quebec City is not quite the dusty prospecting town Edmonton was in the late 19th century, but as the base of operations for the mineral exploration company Virginia Mines, the city serves as the company's own "Gateway to the North." In 2004, Virginia made a discovery that would rival that of the Klondike over 100 years ago: almost 4 million ounces of gold east of James Bay.

Fed budget knocked in QC

The federal budget, tabled last week in an effort to mitigate Canada's current economic downturn, is receiving rough reviews in Quebec. Opposition critics and the province's pundits have slammed the budget.

Ice-canoers brave the frigid St. Lawrence [with video]

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Photo: Scott French
Ice Canoe racing is like trying to push start a Volkswagen bus through knee-deep snow, ice and slush, wearing golf shoes and spandex tights, but the bus never starts and the race continues anyway.

Radio Canada report reveals new details in Shannon TCE case

In darkened homes lit by the blue hue of television screens, many Shannon residents waited anxiously for what news Enquête, Radio Canada's investigative reporting show, would offer concerning the community's drinking water, tainted with trichloroethylene (TCE) allegedly for decades. One of the program's revelations -- a newly revealed report -- may help to prove that alleged fact.

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February 4, 2009

 

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