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“Vivre le Québec Libre”: General de Gaulle has precious little to teach us

When people in Québec and the rest of Canada think of the separatist movement in Québec, they often think of that historic moment that was immortalized on the balcony of Montréal City Hall back in 1967.

Héma-Québec drive continues despite strike threat

The population is invited to give blood generously despite the announcement made by three of Héma-Québec's nine unions of a possible strike Wednesday in the Greater Montréal area and western Québec.

Nothing but classical music

There's this new radio station that plays nothing but classical music.

No, that's not right. How do I know it's a "new" station? Could have been here for 50 years. Let's try approaching from a different angle....

As some of my intimate friends will tell you, I am a devotee of classical music. And I even remember when and how I became "hooked".

Holland School marks 50th anniversary

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Photo: CQSB

The library has moved and the demographics have changed, but the Holland Elementary School at the corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Avenue Ernest Gagnon still has the same mission.

"The building itself, the present library was just a basement," said Peter Simons.

Bravo to the Québec Art Company!

"Nude with Violin" is not an easy play to pull off but the cast of QAC did it. Every actor's character came through and each was quite disciplined.Weird the way the play lingered and set a series of memories into play.

Sister Paule Cantin died May 3, 2010

Sister Paule Cantin, died on May 3rd 2010.  She was born in Quebec City on June 28, 1938, the daughter of the late Marguerite Madden and Charles E. Cantin.  Paule entered the Sisters of Charity of Halifax in 1956 where she served as a teacher, Provincial Superior and General Superior of her congregation.
In recent years she was a volunteer with the Fraser Foundation.

Another win for SLC Lions Hockery Team

The St. Lawrence Lions Men's hockey team defeated the Sorel Rebels April 11 in the Men's Collegiate Provincial Hockey Championship by the score of 3-2.

Dollard des Ormeaux Students Celebrate Music Monday!

Students at D.D.O. School joined thousands of other Canadian students in a mass concert to celebrate the importance of Music Education in their lives.

This event is coordinated by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, and is supported by many famous Canadians like Marc Garneau.

Tories hold lead in fundraising, polls

Polls showing the Progressive Conservative party with a large lead match the Tories edge in fundraising. One survey last week, conducted by Leger Marketing, had the Tories with an 11 point lead over the federal Liberals.

Newsie Notes for May 5 2010 Edition

A meeting for the QHS Alumni took place April 14. The following Alumni events are scheduled: The QHS Golf Tournament at Le Castor Golf Club, Base Valcartier, Friday, July 2. Entry forms and information can be obtained by going to www.quebechighschool.net; QHS Golf Tournament at Sawmill Golf Club in Vineland, Ontario, Friday, Sept.

Townshippers’ Association seeks exhibitors for 2010 Townshippers’ Day.

The Townshippers' Association is calling local artisans, businesses, community groups and other exhibitors who would like to participate in Townshippers' Day in Danville on September 17-18.

Government recognizes significance of maple products

The historic significance of maple syrup and other maple delicacies, which are widely considered one of Canada's flagship products, has received official recognition by the Government of Canada.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

Juneau wins Big East golf title for Louisville

Former Champlain Saint-Lawrence College student Sara-Maude Juneau, of Quebec City, won her first Big East championship, helping the University of Louisville women's golf team capture its fourth Big East Conference championship last week at the Innisbrook Resort in Florida.

Portneuf students take first in Robotics competition

The sixth grade class of Andrew Johnston at Portneuf Elementary School took a step into the future last Thursday and came out ahead.

Poet Heather Cadsby at the Morrin

Have you ever considered how you engage with words and the world?

Davis, Mancel Henry (1933-2010)

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Davis, Mancel Henry
(1933-2010)

(Retired 38 year Employee of General Motors)

Holland School marks 50th anniversary [Photo]

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Holland School at 940 avenue Ernest Gagnon this year is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with a number of spcecial events including a Spaghetti Supper and Bingo this Friday night at 5:00 p.m. May 7th at the school.

Stephane Larue: simplicity at its best

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Photo: MNBAQ

Most people feel comfortable when placed in front of a work of art produced some years, decades or centuries ago. This is so because. With timw, they have gotten to know the history and acquired the tools necessary for the appreciation of such works.

Champlain St.Lawrence New Intership Partners

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Photo: Dave Allard / Maxime Chaumont

St. Lawrence P.W. Sims first year business students have undertaken the task of recruiting new employers for their fellow classmates Internships program.

Chester Thomas McKinley

Chester Thomas McKinley, age 87, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the McGarrell Place, London on Friday April 23, 2010. Born in Valcartier, Quebec, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Crawford)McKinley. Chester was the owner and operator of the Noretta Motel in Stratford for many years until his retirement.

St. Pat’s stars shine bright

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St Pat's Stars held their annual talent show April 16. Students, teachers, and parents were privileged to see the tremendous talent of St Pat's students. From different bands, to jugglers, to solo signers, St Pat's students are exploding with talent.

Great articles and photos

Thank you for the great articles for our traditional Irish Show. Loved the writing, interviews and pictures. Great job!!!
 
Kind regards,
Lynn Chiasson

Health promotion tool for older adults now available online

I recently discovered an effective health promotion tool that was developed here in Quebec City by Jennifer Hobbs-Robert, Director of Nursing Care and Quality at Saint Brigid's - Jeffery Hale Hospital. This free-of-charge health resource is a train-the-trainer approach to promoting seniors' health.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 1933-2010

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CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 

1933-2010

St-Pat’s ensemble encouraged by festival results

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Photo: provided by David Parker

The St-Patrick's High School Junior Jazz Combo fell just short of winning a gold medal at the recent JazzFest des jeunes du Quebec recently in Saint-Hubert, but the resullts were nonetheless encouraging for the young band.

World Book and Copyright Day marked at Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre celebrated World Book and Copyright Day and St. George's Day April 23, a symbolic date in the literary, a day on which Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died in 1616.

The gathering was treated to cocktail hour readings from Cervantes and Shakespeare.

Vigneault looks back - and ahead - with Retrouvailles

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As popular icons go, there are arguably none more recognizable in Quebec that Gilles Vigneault.

A strident Quebec nationalist, a poet and the author and singer of Quebecois anthems like Mon Pays, Vigneault, now 81 years old, long ago cemented his place in French-speaking Quebec.

Patience of Job

But let's reverse a bit.

It all started a while back when, being a fledgling amateur historian, I got a yen to do some snooping around in the C-T's archives.

Trouble was, my knowledge of anything involving the Internet left a trifle to be desired. To date my i-skills had been applied strictly to corresponding with friends and relations. Nothing more.

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