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Anglo youth in QC insecure about French skills, employment: report

Anglophone youth in Quebec are insecure about their French language skills, a new report by the Quebec Community Groups Network indicates. According to a Quebec City committee member who helped develop the report, this worry translates into a lack of confidence among young Anglos seeking employment in the region.

Update from Penny Whelan Saint Brigid's Home

January 22, 2008

Goodwill from Community Hamper Contributions Flows into 2009

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Photo: J. Anderson-Toupin

The members of the 13th annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee would like to express their deep gratitude to community members for their ongoing support and enthusiastic participation in what is truly a community holiday celebration of collective goodwill. Thank you for helping us to reach our financial goal of $20,000.

St. Pat’s set for mid-year concert

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Photo: Courtesy of David Parker

St. Patrick's High School will be turning it up for this year's mid-year concert, Wednesday, January 21. Bands from Secondary 1 through 5, including the school's music concentration program, dubbed the Nation of Concentration, will perform.

Cegeps receive passing grade from education watchdog

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Photo: Courtesy of Communication Opinion

The commission charged with monitoring and developing the teaching in Quebec's technical schools and cegeps gave those schools a passing grade Tuesday.

QHS science fair celebrates science in our lives

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Photo: Scott French

Science touches every aspect of our lives and students at Quebec High School were able to demonstrate that theme at this year's annual school-wide science fair, held last Monday. Seventy-five students from Secondary 1 through 5 vied for coveted spots at the regional Bell Science Fair this March at Université Laval.

Quebecers gather for President Obama

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Photo: Nelson Peters

People crowded into chairs around a big screen, pushed against the bar and stood on their tiptoes in the adjoining hallway this Tuesday at Universite Laval to get a glimpse of Barack Obama's official swearing-in as president of the United States.

Memorials and things of fame

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The Morning Telegraph

Duddy doesn’t disappoint

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Photo: By Nelson Peters

Braving the icy January winds, a group assembled at the Morrin Centre this past Sunday evening for a presentation of the 1974 film version of Mordecai Richler's seminal novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

Should I stay or should I go?

The Old Fellow and I have reached a stage in life where we are pondering our next course of action with regard to our living arrangements. We have been living in our little house for over 47 years and we are wondering whether to stay put or move on.

Memorials and things of fame

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The Morning Chronicle

Notice of Refundable Tax Credit for Home Improvement And Renovation

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QUÉBEC, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for Infrastructure, Monique Jérôme-Forget, today announced the introduction of a refundable tax credit for home improvement and renovation. This is one of the additional measure designed to support Québec's economy, contained in the economic statement tabled in the National Assembly.

Pelletier’s unexpected reply

It was springtime in Quebec. One of those sunsplashed early mornings that invariably called me to be up and walking. Before long I found myself exploring the Old City.

Hazel Ross Breakey gets the recognition she deserves

Thank you for the excellent article (QCT, January 7, 2009) signed by the staff of the Fraser Recovery Program, in tribute to the life and work of a great lady, Hazel Ross Breakey.

R. Clive Meredith

 

Lepage resurrects Dragons' Trilogy with The Blue Dragon

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragons' Trilogy by playwright and director Robert Lepage makes its Canadian debut at the Théâtre du Trident.

City and country lose popular politician

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Photo: Archives de Ville de Quebec

On January 10, after a long battle with colon cancer, Jean Pelletier, erstwhile mayor of Quebec City and chief of staff under former prime minister Jean Chretien, died at the age of 73. Pelletier passed away in his beloved home town and his beloved country -- the two entities to which he dedicated his life's work.

VEQ denounces poor local coverage by English-language television stations

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Photo: Scott French

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec has denounced the lack of English-language local television coverage in a brief submitted to national broadcast regulator the CRTC. The regulator began hearings at its head office in Gatineau Tuesday to review the state of broadcasting services in minority language communities across Canada.

QAC to stage Shaw production

Preparations are underway for the Quebec Art Company's spring production, Arms and the Man, written by the well known Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. While better known now for such plays as Pygmalion (later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady), Shaw was a prolific playwright (more than 60 plays) and music and literary critic.

QHS finds new vice-principal in own backyard

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Photo: Scott French

"Never a boring moment" -- that's how longtime Quebec High School teacher Gina Farnell described her new position as the school's vice-principal. Farnell's continued teaching schedule, in combination with her new administrative responsibilities, means there is never a spare moment either. The new vice-principal said she is rapidly adjusting to the demands of both jobs.

Impressions of a former Quebec City mayor

I met Jean Pelletier in the 1960's when we were both named to a junior committee of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. I was impressed by his intelligence and knowledge of music. Later, the Bois Fontaine building held an annual luncheon for its tenants to start the New Year. Jean was a terrific mimic and he entertained all of us with his imitations of politicians.

City and country lose popular politician

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Photo: Archives - Ville de Quebec

Jean Pelletier takes his seat in City Hall following his party’s sweeping election victory in 1977. 

Video for QCT Business Membership

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Rediscovering Quebec City in Winter

Downtown's Five Best Kept Secrets

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Photo: Sarah Fortier

Help! Does anyone know where to get haggis in Quebec City?

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Just wondering if anyone there knows where to get haggis around Quebec
City!
Thanks,
Judy

 

Please add comment if you know.

RENT INCREASES: REMINDER OF THE RULES FOR ONE-YEAR LEASES ENDING ON JUNE 30, 2009

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MONTREAL, Jan. 8 /CNW Telbec/ The Régie du logement wishes to remind the
public of the rules applicable to residential rent increases. The rules are
the same when a landlord wishes to modify other conditions of a lease.
Generally speaking, leases for dwellings are renewed automatically at
term for the same period of time and at the same rent, unless landlords advise

Quebec welcomes the new year with a bang

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

As fireworks burst overhead a crowd of 25,000 braved the minus-23-degree weather to bid adieu to Quebec’s quadracentennial and welcome in 2009, its 402nd year.

Shannon TCE test results in doubt

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

A study that was supposed to clear the air about hazardous trichloroethylene (TCE) vapours potentially seeping into the basements of Shannon homes has at least one member of the Shannon Citizens' Committee fuming mad.

Nothing holy about war

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi

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It was with sadness and dismay a few days after Christmas that I was informed that my uncle-in-law Sergeant Gregory John Kruse was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Greg was a brave soldier, a loving husband and father of three girls. He will be sadly missed.

Unpredictable weather confuses humans, not plants

We have been having such strange weather lately it is hard to figure out what outside outfit you should wear, what boots to put on or whether to risk going out in your shoes.

In the middle of December, we had green grass on our front lawn. Admittedly, our house faces south while neighbours facing north were still in their winter mood.

Oxford offers Rhodes Scholar new options in sport and life

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Photo: Annick Routhier Labadie

Clutching an acceptance letter to one of the world's most prestigious universities last December, Quebec City's 2007 Rhodes Scholar Annick Routhier Labadie expected the best was yet to come for her. The former Université Laval and Seton Hall basketball player has since described the transition to Oxford University's ancient academic culture as "a big leap."

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