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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.

The technology evolution and music

At first technological progress was slow with hundreds of years between the discovery of fire, the wheel and then the cart. Now in a matter of months the auto industry can put out new features and gimmicks that were on drawing boards for a long time before being released to assembly lines. Imagine what has been developed and not yet put into new cars?

Museum marks 100th Naval anniversary

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Photo: QCT Archives

"We want to show that for many year, the Saint Lawrence River was the door to invade Canada," said Andre Pirouac.

Pirouac is the director of the Naval Museum of Quebec on Rue Dalhousie. The museum, beginning June 1, will help the city celebrate the history of the Canadian Navy, which this year is marking its 100th anniversary.

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.

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

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.

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.

Alexander Milliner, one of the original Québec City Anglophones

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Photo: www.AMERICANREVOLUTION.ORG

A few miles from Mr. Cook, at Adam's Basin, on the Rochester and Niagara Falls division of the Central Railroad, lives Alexander Milliner, fourth of the survivors visited.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 1933-2010

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CORRIGAN, Keith Joseph 

1933-2010

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.

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.

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.

Newsie Notes April 28, 2010

QHS ALUMNI ACTIVITIES A major meeting for the QHS Alumni took place Wednesday, April 14. For the interest of members and friends of the Alumni, the following events are scheduled and we would love to see as many of you attend, whether it be in Quebec City or in Vineland or Toronto, Ontario. The QHS Golf Tournament is scheduled for Le Castor Golf Club, Base Valcartier on Friday, July 2.

Dempsey, Matthew W. 1922 - 2010

Dempsey, Matthew W.

QAC Finishes Final Rehearsals

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

The stage is set, the costumes are ready, and rehearsals are over – only full, live audiences await the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company’s spring production of Noël Coward’s play “Nude with Violin”.  Directed by Mark Lepitre, this light comedy on manipulation and hypocrisy in the art wor

Québec High School Play Start Friday

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A Great Badminton Tournament

Badminton Tournament Organised by St.Lawrence Students

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Photo: Anthony Faucher

On April 15th 2010, a badminton tournament was held at the Polyvalente Benoit-Vachon inSte-Marie de Beauce. The event was set up to allow people to play and improvetheir badminton skills. From 7pm to 9pm, eight teams competed in this firstedition of the badminton tournament.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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