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Thanks QCT and Keep up to the good work

I'll take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate the work done by your collaborators.

I particularly enjoy reading "Memorials and Things of Fame" along with Cathy's notes, and photos and articles coming from Cpl Kyle Giffin while in Afghanistan. I still have on my fridge the picture of the cat born in Camp Mirage ! It makes me think of our troops out there...

The undermining of Bill-88 seem to be occurring in secret

As this session of the National Assembly comes to a close, permit me to add some news, observations and concerns to your recent Chronicle-Telegraph articles: "QESBA to meet at Concorde next weekend; Bill 88 on agenda? " (Oct. 7), and "QESBA meets in Quebec City to discuss Bill 88" (Oct. 21).

New National Grand Chief visits Quebec City

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Photo: Marie White

On his first official tour of the province, Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Shawn Atleo visited Wendake and met the Huron-Wendat counsel. He also held a press conference November 18 at the Hilton to express his concerns and preoccupations for the country's first nations.

Saving the Huron-Wendat Language

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Photo: Marie White

"Language is an integral part of culture; it is the essence of culture," says Linda Siouï, a member of a Linguistic Committee and Yawenda's organizer, a project set to revive the Huron-Wendat language, now defunct in preference for French, in Wendake. She has worked for many years on the cause, speaking out in her 1992 article Is there a future for the Huron Language?

New Léger Québec Poll: 17-pt Bloc Lead

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Le Devoir is reporting on a Léger Marketing poll of Quebec voters. The Bloc has a very strong lead, and is at their 2008 level. This score is inflated, however, by the weak Liberal number. They are tied with the Tories who are also at 2008 levels.

The New Democrats are riding high at 17%, while the Greens are at only 5%.

QCGN seeks young leader in Quebec City region

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking one person aged 18 to 29 in the Quebec City region for a project to develop leadership skills among young English-speaking Quebecers.

Alma Marjorie Evelyn Richardson (née Langton)

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Alma Marjorie Evelyn Richardson (née Langton), age 89,

Memorials and Things of Fame

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I will get my H1N1 vaccine

I was appalled that the QTC published the letter from Diane Cunliffe ("Poison" Vaccine Madness, in which she expresses the belief that vaccines are dangerous and should not be taken) without some sort of statement from an appropriate medical authority concerning its veracity (or lack of same).

Canada must maintain its Canadian International Immunization Initiative

For many years, Canada has had a very effective program of immunizing children around the world, thus preventing deadly diseases such as measles, tetanus and tuberculosis.

Consequently, I hope the government's plan includes the necessary investments to maintain and even extend our important Canadian International Immunization Initiative.

Response to Stefan Jetchik's thoughts on assisted suicide

I read with great interest my friend Stefan Jetchik's comments in the November 11th edition of the QCT concerning the bill that is currently before the House of Commons which relates to assisted suicide.

QCT Reader identifies slain WWI Airmen

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Photo: Contributed by Alec Roberts, St-Augustin-de Desmaures, father's memoires

The November 11 issue of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph carried the story of my father as a prisoner of the Germans during the last nine months of World War I, based partly on a diary that he wrote while being imprisoned in the town of Lahr.

DDO teacher picks a Green Apple at Metro

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Photo: Emily Lagloire

Doug Hincks wanted to do something to help the environment. That brought him to the Metro supermarket in the Canex Mall in Valcartier, where he found a Green Apple.

Water system on the way; legal fight continues

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Photo: Pierre Little

A new water system, supplying 70 percent of Shannon's population with clean water, should be ‘'fully operational'' by next May, even as attorneys for plaintiffs in Shannon and the federal government continue to spar over a lawsuit filed against the government.

Choeur de la Colline annual Christmas Concert

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Annual Christmas concert held jointly by our chorus, Choeur de la Colline, and  the Maîtrise des petits chanteurs de Quebec, that will be held on December 4 and 5, 2009,  at 8 p.m.,at the Église Saint-Michel, 1600 rue du Cardinal-Persico (côte de l'Église) in Sillery 

Nov 20 - CBC Shannon water contamination update Interview

Interview is with lead lawyers Charles Veilleux and Stephen Clark who are sueing the Federal Government and DND

 

Here is the link to hear the interview from November 20, 2009 on CBC Quebec AM.

New Mystery Photo

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It was found in the basement of Jeffery Hale as part of VEQ property. It's actually a very large poster! We would like to find out if anyone in the community recognizes the picture and can shed some light on it. Its currently hanging in our meeting room and we love it.

Please call 418-683-2366 if you have any information.

CORRECTION - St. Andrew's Fall Sale is next Saturday, November 28 NOT THIS SATURDAY

Guests won't have to sing for their supper at St. Andrew's Fall Sale this month. However, they will be invited to sing along, as they enjoy a festive afternoon tea to the sounds of traditional Christmas carols.

RODRIGUE, Roger 1914-2009

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QHS Students Compete During National Entrepreneurship Day (NED)

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Quebec High School video conference room was in full use last Thursday as five teams of four students gathered around laptop computers prepared to do economical battle.

Another exotic night with Jean Charest

Wednesday, November 4, at Cegep Limoilou, local authorities and various institutions partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for the "Soirée Un monde à faire: Hommage à la diversité" ("A World to Build: Homage to diversity").

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‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

St. Andrew’s fall sale

Guests won't have to sing for their supper at St. Andrew's Fall Sale this month. However, they will be invited to sing along, as they enjoy a festive afternoon tea to the sounds of traditional Christmas carols.

St. Patrick’s High School Halloween event

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Photo: Alexandra Furlong

The week of October 26 was a busy one for St. Patrick's High School. The students of St Pats know how to mix business and pleasure.

October 27 was not a typical day for our students. Students from secondary one to five were invited to wear any type of hat all day for the price of 50 cents.

Baseball still rooted in Quebec City

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In the summer of 2007, a front office worker asked Miles Wolff after all his years in baseball as a team-builder, commissioner or even as Baseball America's owner and publisher, if he still had that same passion for baseball compared to when he first started in this business.

Laval one win away from championship game

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The top-ranked Laval Rouge et Or are one win away from playing host to the Vanier Cup championship after easily beating the University of Montreal Carabins Saturday.

The locals scored on their first three possessions and never looked back en route to a 31-7 win and a seventh straight Dunsmore Cup title, in front of 13,852 fans.

Michele Morin-Doyle takes City Council seat

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Photo: QCT archives

Michele Morin-Doyle, during her recent campaign for City Council, promised to defend the interests of each individual in her district, Trait Carre in Charlesbourg. Now, she will get that chance.

The Olympic Flame to arrive in Quebec City December 2

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Photo: Photo by © VANOC/COVAN

The Olympic flame will bring its historic presence to Quebec City December 2.

Chalmers-Wesley United Church Concert des Professeurs

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A Concert des Professeurs, (music teachers of the Quebec Conservatory of Music) will be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec, on Thursday, November 19 at 8:00pm. There is no charge but a free-will offering will be received at the door to benefit the Fondation du Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique de Québec.

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