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Central Québec receives MELS funds to renovate its schools

The Central Québec School Board has received $1,086,000 from the provincial Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport (MELS) to proceed with maintaining its buildings. School boards across the province got a piece of the $30 billion pie, part of the government’s five-year infrastructure plan.

Lions Hockey travels to Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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During the weekend of January 11, the St. Lawrence Lions hockey team travelled to Philadelphia and New Jersey to play two prep school teams. The team left on January 11 in the wee hours of the morning, in the direction of Philadelphia, Pa.

Kicking up funds for Scotland trip

Fundraising for a trip to Scotland to train with the Glasgow Rangers takes plenty of work, but there’s also room for a bit of fun.

Thirteen Quebec High School soccer concentration students are preparing to strut their stuff this Saturday during this year’s Salon Équilibre Santé Forme, January 25 to 27.

Dennis P. Drainville Ordination

New catchment areas for Ste-Foy Elementary

Same criteria for Secondary I students headed for QHS, St. Pat’s

Parents of students headed for Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High need to make sure they get their registration forms in on time to ensure their children get a shot at the high school of their choice next fall.

Godin to head St-Foy School

Denise Godin will take on the job of principal of Ste-Foy Elementary School. She will succeed Micheline Gagné who officially begins at Everest as principal on February 1.

Godin currently occupies the position of special needs consultant at the Central Québec School Board. Previously she held the post of staff assistant and before that Godin taught at Ste-Foy Elementary.

Donnelly steps down from VEQ Klassen takes on job

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) president Bob Donnelly has resigned. Donnelly has been wearing two rather large hats since being elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network last June. He will remain a member of the executive.

Donnelly steps down

Military funeral for Officer MassouhA military funeral for Warrant Officer Hani Massouh will be held on Thursday, January 17 at

A military funeral for Warrant Officer Hani Massouh will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. at Saint-Charles-Garnier Church, 1215, Chanoine-Morel Avenue, at the intersection of Blvd. Laurier.

Massouh died in Afghanistan on January 6.

WestJest to operate out of Quebec City as of May

WestJet Airlines is making Quebec City more accessible to western Canadians. The Calgary-based company announced this week that it would be adding Quebec’s capital to its roster of destinations. As of May 18, the airline’s schedule will be augmented with a daily flight from Edmonton to Quebec City (with a stopover in Toronto).

Valcartier loses Renaud in bomb attack

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Photo: DND

Canadian Trooper Richard Renaud, 26, was killed in the early morning of Tuesday, January 22, when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in a roadside bomb attack.

Another soldier was injured in the same incident. Two other soldiers were unharmed.

The armoured vehicle in which Renaud and his fellow soldiers were riding was part of a group patrol.

Central Québec School Board

DSCF0008_1.jpgCentral Québec School Board elementary school spiritual animator Claire Groulx dropped her beautifully decorated shoebox off at the QCT office this week.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from January 20 to 27, and will be celebrated at various locations throughout the city. Most of the activities are in French, with the exception of the hymn sing at Saint Brigid’s Home. The week is organized by the Interdenominational Council of Greater Quebec.

A brand new year full of promise at St. Pat’s High School

What is it about a new year? It’s the same school year, and spring is not yet in the air, but after a restful and well deserved holiday, the staff and students are back at St. Patrick’s High School and there is a sense of renewed energy that comes with a fresh start.

Everest’s conqueror, Sir Edmund Hillary, dies at 88

?m=02&d=20080111&t=2&i=2735997&w=&r=2008-01-11T002242Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_0_NEWS-NEWZEALAND-HILLARY-COLIn what was almost the last item of a newscast on January 11, the world learned that Sir Edmund Hillary had died earlier that day, at the age of 88.

Memorials and thing of fame


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The Morning Chronicle , January, The High School of Quebec

Equal airfare for equal ride in store for disabled Canadians long overdue

Shoes for Afghans

From our Files - Tuesday, November 26, 1907

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Hy Birks and Sons
“The Well Known Jeweller Will Open a Branch Store Here”

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The Morning Chronicle (NO. 177)
Wednesday, 5th January

Sing along to The Sound of Music for Easter … in English!

When Shirley Nadeau read that a sing-along version of the Sound of Music was being screened at the Théàtre Petit Champlain last December, she rallied the troops and rented several nun costumes!

Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero documents the fight against malaria

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Getting back in the swing of things after Christmas vacation for Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero must have been a bit of a shock.

She arrived home to Ste-Marie-de-Beauce from Mali at the end of December in time to welcome home her partner, Jean-Pierre Taschereau, back from helping earthquake victims in Peru.

Children helping children

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Three Canadian soldiers lose their lives over the holidays

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Gunner Jonathan Dion, Age: 27, Home Town:

Gatineau, Quebec, Unit: 5e Régiment d’artilleriae légère du Canada,

Valcartier, Quebec

House System builds community bonds at DDO School

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This year at Dollard des Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base, Mary-Anne Fairbairn, the Secondary V leadership teacher, devised a system to help bring our school community together.

DDO School students buy shoes for Afghans

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Students at Dollard des Ormeaux Elementary School know more about the price of shoes in Afghanistan these days. And they can be proud that they have helped children over there to get a pair!

A good reason to check out CBC Radio Two’s

CBC Radio Two’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert has a bit of a French connection – or at least one familiar to the English-speaking community. A recent post from former CBC Radio Quebec City reporter Madonna Hamel revealed what she’s been up to behind the scenes in Toronto.

Celebrating 400 Years and the New Year 2008

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.  

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.   

Merry Christmas from old Québec

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