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Québec High School Play Start Friday

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Student Fundraising Show for Opération Enfant Soleil

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Yesterday, many young talented artists gathered at Laval University for one common reason: sing, dance, and play music in order to raise funds for Opération Enfant Soleil. This successful event has been the result of two months of hard work, numerous phone calls, and countless after-school meetings for us, four students in the P.W. Sims Business Program at Champlain-St. Lawrence.

Jean Charest rapidly approaching “Best Before” date

Let's face it. Politicians are like so many cans of baked beans on the grocery store shelf. They've all got a certain shelf life, with a more or less pre-ordained ‘best before' date stamped on them somewhere, after which time no John or Jane Q. Public will buy them any more on election day.

Successful Art Exhibit at Last

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Photo: Etienne Parent

An Art Exhibit at the Polyvalente de l'Ancienne-Lorette just before the show ‘'Pimp my Song'' was organised to show off the talent of a few artists and for the final term project for the communications class.

Even the feminists are not in support of bill 94

On March 25, the government of Jean Charest announced Bill 94, an act that would prevent women wearing the niqab from accessing hospitals, daycares, schools, universities, and other public services, and would bar women in niqab from working in the public sector.

Rochester, N.Y. youth orchestra “excited” by Saint-Dominique performance

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The economy being what it is, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra would have a hard time justifying a trip to Europe this year.

Canadian Ambassador to Tunisia visits Québec High School

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There is learning through books and learning through lectures, but when you can have someone from outside the walls of the school come in to speak about life out in the "real world," learning comes alive! Recently, Quebec High School welcomed Ariel Delouya, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia, as a guest speaker to secondary 5 students.

A young Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan

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Photo: DND

Funeral services were held Monday in Plattsville, Ontario for Private Tyler William Todd, who last week became the 142nd Canadian Forces soldier to die in combat in Afghanistan.

Todd, who was nearing the end of his tour in Afghanistan, died April 11 in a powerful roadside bomb blast while on foot patrol near the community of Belanday, southwest of Kandahar City.

Linguistic Rights Support Program replaces Court Challenges Program

A new support program has taken root to help promote and develop Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities.

With two official language groups sprinkled across the country, the newly-launched Language Rights Support Program aims to help those groups participate in every aspect of life in Canada - in their mother tongue.

Man’s search for God

In most of our minds conceptions of the Church compete with those of the church and we find ourselves acknowledging and even promoting something God never really intended.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Capitales: New manager to defend league title

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Photo: Capitales de Quebec

They'll be missing one of their key pitchers from last year's Can-Am League championship team and their manager has moved to the front office, but the Quebec Capitales are approaching the 2010 season with a steady hand.

Summer Job fair at Champlain St.Lawrence College

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Last Tuesday, a Summer Job Fair was held at Champlain St.Lawrence College. Ten companies were present to recruit students during lunch time.

Be careful what you wish for

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Photo: CQSB

Quebec High School Musical Theatre students will be presenting Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods," on Friday, April 23.

Ease of access to English schools

At present, there is an outstanding issue in motion regarding educational matters in Quebec: Bill 104. It deals with the access to English public schools matter.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Digital is the way to travel

It was the low angle of the bright sunlight that got me out so early on this windy and cold spring morning. I wanted to try out my new digital camera on scenery. I should have worn a scarf or an extra sweater because as soon as I got out of the car in the wind-swept parking lot on the waterfront I felt the chill. It was cold but exhilarating.

Xenophobia and secularist ideas are wiser

I've read a lot of drivel in my time, much of it undoubtedly from my own pen, but Dr. Lugosi's meandering 07 April QC-T commentary entitled Missing the "Mark" (on the question of the burqa and niqua) is right up there with the worst of it. It's not the point of view he supports that is of concern here.

Is Québec’s heart growing colder?

I was having a chat after Mass with one of my fellow parishioners a few weeks back and the topic of the current turmoil in the Church arose. My esteemed fellow parishioner felt that the root cause of the problem was that the Church had accumulated too much temporal, or worldly, power, and that this had corrupted it and drawn it away from the essential message of God's love for the world.

Newsie Note for April 14, 2010

I am a member of the QHS PPO and we are organizing a Flea Market to raise money for different activities in the school, mostly to help pay for all the celebrations at the end of the year (awards, graduation..) The flea market will be held May 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are looking for donations (no clothing) that may be droped off at QHS 945 Belvedere during the week of the 10.

St. Lawrence Alumni Association honours Gordon Lightfoot

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Photo: Marie White

The Champlain St-Lawrence Alumni association organised a pre-show supper in Gordon Lightfoot's honour at the college, after which two buses brought the 60 or so alumni, teachers and fans to the Grand Thèâtre show for the 8 p.m. by the legendary folk singer. After the show, Lightfoot met the Champlain St-Lawrence group for autographs and pictures.

 

Festi-Entraide

On April 8, a group of 41 students from all grades of St-Patrick's High School in Quebec City, had the chance to attend a conference held at the Patro Roc-Amadour in Quebec; it was called Festi-Entraide. Students and teachers from 15 other schools brought the grand total of guest listeners to nearly 1,000.

CQSB students strut their stuff at Performing Arts Festivals

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Photo: CQSB

Central Quebec School District students got a chance to show their artistic sides the past couple of weeks during two Performing Arts festivals. Several hundred students from throughout the CQSB district performed music, dance and drama, first during the secondary festival at Le Centre Montemartre on Chemin St-Louis March 31, then during the elementary event at Everest Elementary School.

City weighs Morrin Centre contribution

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Photo: Chronicle-Telegraph's photo file

The city is still weighing what kind of contribution it will make towards completing renovations at the Morrin Centre.

City Councilwoman Michele Morin Doyle said the Morrin Centre file is still under analysis.

EQLC looking to raise it’s public profile

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Photo: Chronicle-Telegraph's photo file

Imagine being stuck at your current level of employment because you are lacking a high school diploma.

Canada's Prisoner of Conscience

Canada has reached a new milestone in jailing David Little, whose crime is to keep inviolate his conscience. Little is now Canada's famous prisoner of conscience, joining the likes of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Canada has now opened itself to investigation by Amnesty International.

QAC brings “Nude with Violin” to the stage

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

No, there is not a burlesque show coming to town - instead the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company spring production have been working hard all winter to bring Noël Coward's classic Nude with Violin to the local stage. This light comedy of manners scrutinizes the world of ‘modern art' by asking that age-old question: what is the value of a man's work and life?

Military music festival slated for August 24-28 [Photo]

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Russian acrobats who will performing at this year’s Festival Internationale de Musique de Quebec in August. Photos: courtesy of Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

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McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

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A scene from the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Québec chapter of the Chamber of Commerce.  Photos:  courtesy of Chambre de Commerce de Québec

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McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

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Photo: courtesy of Chambre de Commerce de Québec

"The purpose of this unusual meeting was to induce these leaders of the small business community to work together with one ambitious goal, that is to make Quebec City the distribution centre of English and West Indian products to Upper and Lower Canada.

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