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Hazel Ross Breakey gets the recognition she deserves

Thank you for the excellent article (QCT, January 7, 2009) signed by the staff of the Fraser Recovery Program, in tribute to the life and work of a great lady, Hazel Ross Breakey.

R. Clive Meredith

 

Lepage resurrects Dragons' Trilogy with The Blue Dragon

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragons' Trilogy by playwright and director Robert Lepage makes its Canadian debut at the Théâtre du Trident.

City and country lose popular politician

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Photo: Archives de Ville de Quebec

On January 10, after a long battle with colon cancer, Jean Pelletier, erstwhile mayor of Quebec City and chief of staff under former prime minister Jean Chretien, died at the age of 73. Pelletier passed away in his beloved home town and his beloved country -- the two entities to which he dedicated his life's work.

VEQ denounces poor local coverage by English-language television stations

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Photo: Scott French

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec has denounced the lack of English-language local television coverage in a brief submitted to national broadcast regulator the CRTC. The regulator began hearings at its head office in Gatineau Tuesday to review the state of broadcasting services in minority language communities across Canada.

QAC to stage Shaw production

Preparations are underway for the Quebec Art Company's spring production, Arms and the Man, written by the well known Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. While better known now for such plays as Pygmalion (later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady), Shaw was a prolific playwright (more than 60 plays) and music and literary critic.

QHS finds new vice-principal in own backyard

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Photo: Scott French

"Never a boring moment" -- that's how longtime Quebec High School teacher Gina Farnell described her new position as the school's vice-principal. Farnell's continued teaching schedule, in combination with her new administrative responsibilities, means there is never a spare moment either. The new vice-principal said she is rapidly adjusting to the demands of both jobs.

Impressions of a former Quebec City mayor

I met Jean Pelletier in the 1960's when we were both named to a junior committee of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. I was impressed by his intelligence and knowledge of music. Later, the Bois Fontaine building held an annual luncheon for its tenants to start the New Year. Jean was a terrific mimic and he entertained all of us with his imitations of politicians.

City and country lose popular politician

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QAC to bring Shaw to the stage

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Preparations are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production, Arms and the Man, written by the well known Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.  While better known now for such plays as Pygmalion (later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady), Shaw was a prol

Rediscovering Quebec City in Winter

Downtown's Five Best Kept Secrets

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Photo: Sarah Fortier

Help! Does anyone know where to get haggis in Quebec City?

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Just wondering if anyone there knows where to get haggis around Quebec
City!
Thanks,
Judy

 

Please add comment if you know.

RENT INCREASES: REMINDER OF THE RULES FOR ONE-YEAR LEASES ENDING ON JUNE 30, 2009

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MONTREAL, Jan. 8 /CNW Telbec/ The Régie du logement wishes to remind the
public of the rules applicable to residential rent increases. The rules are
the same when a landlord wishes to modify other conditions of a lease.
Generally speaking, leases for dwellings are renewed automatically at
term for the same period of time and at the same rent, unless landlords advise

BREAKEY Hazel (Ross) 1916 – 2008

 

BREAKEY

Hazel (Ross)

1916 - 2008

Goodfellow, Gloria Loughren

 

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Goodfellow, Gloria Loughren

Passed away at St-Francois d'Assise Hospital on December 23, 2008 at 62 years old. Gloria was the wife of John Goodfellow and she lived in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

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Elmar Jeremiah Kane, P. Eng.

Peacefully at home on December 15, 2008, at the age of 84.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Kane (Dorothea Mulroney) and brother of the late Hugh Kane and the late Minerva Kane (late Bernard Theriault).

BREAKEY Hazel (Ross) 1916 - 2008

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Hazel (Ross)
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Haberlin Dominic 1917 - 2008

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Quebec welcomes the new year with a bang

Shannon TCE test results in doubt

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

A study that was supposed to clear the air about hazardous trichloroethylene (TCE) vapours potentially seeping into the basements of Shannon homes has at least one member of the Shannon Citizens' Committee fuming mad.

Nothing holy about war

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi

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It was with sadness and dismay a few days after Christmas that I was informed that my uncle-in-law Sergeant Gregory John Kruse was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Greg was a brave soldier, a loving husband and father of three girls. He will be sadly missed.

Unpredictable weather confuses humans, not plants

We have been having such strange weather lately it is hard to figure out what outside outfit you should wear, what boots to put on or whether to risk going out in your shoes.

In the middle of December, we had green grass on our front lawn. Admittedly, our house faces south while neighbours facing north were still in their winter mood.

Oxford offers Rhodes Scholar new options in sport and life

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Photo: Annick Routhier Labadie

Clutching an acceptance letter to one of the world's most prestigious universities last December, Quebec City's 2007 Rhodes Scholar Annick Routhier Labadie expected the best was yet to come for her. The former Université Laval and Seton Hall basketball player has since described the transition to Oxford University's ancient academic culture as "a big leap."

The Fraser Recovery Program loses its best friend

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Photo: courtesy of the Fraser Recovery Program

Hazel Breakey dedicated most of her life to helping others and upon learning about the Fraser Recovery Program (FRP) she immediately gave it her full support. The FRP is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people overcome addiction problems. Hazel Ross Breakey passed away at St. Brigid's Home on December 20, 2008.

What’s wrong, can’t sleep? What insomnia costs Quebec

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Photo: Scott French

One in three people in Quebec can't fall asleep at night and few of those are seeking treatment. A recent study published by a group of researchers at Université Laval suggests untreated insomnia is indirectly costing the Quebec economy more in lower productivity and work place absenteeism than the direct costs for treatment in the health care system.

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Fixing Canada's political mess

Manning Centre for Building Democracy and Troy Media Corporation

COMMENTARY

December 2008

Fixing Canada's political mess

By Preston Manning
President and CEO
Manning Centre for Building Democracy

Holland School gets smart with interactive Smartboards

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Photo: Photos by Scott French

Hands bolt up around Mrs. Beattie's English class at the Holland School. One wouldn't think that a poem by Robert Frost would inspire so much enthusiasm among 11-year-olds. All of the class' attention is directed toward the board at the front of the classroom. Instead of the black slate surface that has dominated the front of classrooms for generations, Mrs.

Snapshot of an ever-shifting political landscape

Four years ago, when the Parti Québécois was engaged in another of its bruising internal battles, Premier Jean Charest stepped back, and with the péquiste fur flying, looked on with a bemused air and said "c'est mon job d'être plate."

Christmas in the capital

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