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QHS vice-principal dies unexpectedly

QC cultural communities search for common ground

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What does the history of Quebec’s English-speaking minority have in common with the history of other cultural communities in the province? Very little, apparently. A recent conference session organized by the Association for Canadian Studies provided few common themes for presenters to build upon or discuss.

CRTC hearing announced; VEQ to air Global grievances

Fair prices at Book Fair

To the organizers of the QCWC Book Fair,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great Book Fair. Your people are doing a great job and I wanted to say so. They and you deserve recognition. Seeing as it’s always good to get feedback and not always available, I just thought I’d drop my two cents.

EQLC, volunteers, weather make Book Fair a success

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Bibliophiles from all over the Quebec City region, and from as far away as Seattle, gathered in the gym at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) on Saturday, October 25 to fill their bookshelves with reading material for the long winter ahead.

The QCT wants your memories of wartime

You can help make this year’s QCT Remembrance Day edition one to remember. Were you or a member of your family a soldier or nurse during wartime?

Tennis for life: the importance of sport and fitness for all ages

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Sports activity has been an important part of my physical well being during my life and has kept me active even today as a retiree. Cross-country skiing, jogging and cycling were my principal activities with a little badminton and tennis every now and then.

Wintertime holds fun for young, memories for old

Did everyone see the snow last week? We had some on our roof for a couple of days. We can’t believe our beautiful autumn is over and our annuals are gone forever.

It is interesting to see the reactions of folks due to the changes in the weather. Small children are elated, adults frown and seniors cringe.

What the 400th did for Quebec and how Quebec can keep it up

The first in a two-part series

With the five presentations in Quebec City of an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show between October 17 and 19, the celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Quebec have almost come to an end.

SLC Lions show “grit, speed and toughness” in Ohio

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The long hours coasting on smooth interstate highways 81 and 90 were spent watching movies, studying and catching interrupted power naps as they came. Our boys prepared for battle in conditions that recalled those of the endless minor league tours taken by Paul Newman and the Charlestown Chiefs in the classic movie Slapshot.

85-year-old shoots 81, stuns older friends

Despite cool weather, Frank “Long Drive” Coveney shot an 81 at the Castor Golf Club on October 8, four strokes less than his age, his friend Jerry O’Brien reported.

Scary stuff to do

Halloween Lantern Tour on the Plains of Abraham

Spend Halloween or the following Day of the Dead scared out of your wits on the Plains! Tales of sorcery, murder, execution and mystery colour a tour led by Sir George Garneau, mayor of Quebec City in 1908, or his wife, Marie Alma.

As weather cools, so does QC commerce

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With the last of the cruise ships setting sail from the city’s harbour this week, Quebec City business owners are satisfied with the business brought by the liners this fall. But many cannot help but long for the unprecedented commerce and tourism of this past summer.

Immigration dept. promotes “francisation” for newcomers

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A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Gallichon rides for the last time

Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member

The Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member for the 2008-2009 school year.  If you are interested in providing a helping hand to the board, please contact the school for more details at 418-681-7705 ext. 233 or via e-mail at [email protected]

It's flu vaccine time! Friday, November 14, 2008 Flu Clinic at the Jeff!

You must make an appointment by calling Mamie Stewart at 418 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1564.

 

C.W.L. Shannon Nov. 23rd Community Breakfast

The CWL of Shannon will hold a community breakfast from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Shannon Community Center, 75 Gosford, Shannon.  The price is $6.00 for adultes, $4.00 for children from 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

See you then!!!

A Capacity for Caring

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. ~Ayn Rand

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Have you ever noticed how often life seems to be stitched together by the coincidence of synchronous events,  where everything you read, every person you encounter, every indiscriminate thought you imagine all point to the obvious and often random conclusion? Please let me explain.

The 400th anniversary as a tool of cultural development, Parts 1 & 2

Culture and Society

The 400th anniversary as a tool of cultural development, Part I

Jean-Thomas Tremblay

November 1st St. Michael's Thrift

St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from

In Memoriam Verses

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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Women’s rugby takes off in QC, as the Rouge et Or vie for Provincials

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Two lines of scratched and scraped women from the University of Ottawa rugby team shuffle-stepped to Western country music following a devastating 47 to 0 provincial semi-final loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or on Saturday.

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

Undepressed by Depression

Seniors are not worrying about the future; we do not share in the great fears of recession. We have coped with hard times before and didn’t even realize we were poor. Of course, it was our parents and grandparents who had to figure out how to manage.

Why Quebecers still vote for the Bloc Quebecois

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As I returned home from guiding in Old Quebec on a particularly chilly October day, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how much we carry our heritage with us in Quebec, and how the recent federal election results underscored this tendency.

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