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SLC teachers take to the picket line in protest of wages, hours

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Photo: Scott French

Another Provincial Golf Title for the St. Lawrence Lions

The Lions Golf team defended their Provincial crown with success and that for the seventh time in the last nine years.

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

By Christian Brosseau

Annual Craft Sale Oct 19th

The A.S. Johnson/St. Patrick School Foundation will hold its 14th Annual Craft Sale at the school, 919 Rue Mooney O., Thetford Mines, from 10 to 4 p.m. October 19, 2008.

A variety of crafts, knitting and home-baked goods and luch are available. Proceeds to fund the breakfast and other school programs.

LIONS HOCKEY TEAM TRAVELS TO WOOSTER OHIO

The Saint Lawrence Lions hockey team traveled 2600 kilometers to play a double header against the Wooster Oilers in United Junior Hockey league action this weekend.

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by Mike Labadie

Girl Guides struggle to find a niche in modern Quebec

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Photo: QCT archives

Ninety-nine years ago a daring group of girls attended a scouting rally in London, England. Until that point scouting had been the exclusive domain of boys, but these girls demanded the same privileges and adventures to which the Boy Scouts were entitled. So under the guidance of Agnes Baden-Powel, the first Girl Guide troop was created.

Toddler Time October 10

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Toddler Time is a fun activity just for 3 and 4 year olds.  Come sing songs, hear stories and make crafts.  This month’s theme is Halloween.

October 1, 2008: Moms’ Nite-Out

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Every mom needs time out from parental responsibilities now and then. It's perfectly normal. Admit it - you're dying to make some new women friends who are in the same life stage and who speak English!

Happy Jewish New Year

Quebec Bridge is falling down

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Photo: Photo: QCT archives

Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city.
And look at it now.

A new direction for the West in the Muslim world

In light of Barak Obama’s recent trip around the world to shore up his foreign policy credentials, it brings to mind certain musings about what shape or form the foreign policy in an Obama-led White House would take.

Chez-Soi offers delicious Chinese fare for cheap

Sitting abreast a unique intersection where Rue St. Jean forks off into Rue D’Aguillon, Restaurant Chez-Soi provides piping hot, unpretentious, and affordable Chinese cuisine in downtown Quebec.

French needed? Students wanted at EQLC

Quebec City can be a foreign and difficult place to live and work if you don’t speak French. A coalition of community partners in the English-speaking community is therefore launching the French Second Language Employability program, offering free-of-charge French courses focused on newly arrived English-speakers looking to enter the job market.

Quebec City bluesman wins award of a lifetime

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Photo: Guillaume D. Cyr, courtesy of Communications Paulette Dufour

He received a standing ovation before and after playing Be-Bop Beluga. During the performance, the crowd couldn’t help but sing along to the chorus. A full house of fans and fellow musicians honoured Quebec City bluesman Jay Sewall with the prestigious Lys Blues Lifetime Achievement award at the Théâtre Petit-Champlain Sunday night, saluting Sewall’s 30-year career in music.

YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.

Voter apathy prevalent among Quebec youth

On October 14, millions of Canadians in Quebec and across the country will fulfil their democratic duty by going to their local polling stations to vote in the federal election. Nearly as many – over 35 per cent of eligible voters in the last three federal elections – will abstain from voting, a number that has some seeking new ways to engage Canadian voters.

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fall Lunch & Sale

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Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec will be hosting their Fall Lunch & Sale on Saturday November 22nd from 10:30am -1:30pm in the Kirk Hall. Sale includes bake table, gift baskets & nearly new items. Cost for lunch is $7 and children under 12 for $5. For more information, contact Katherine at (418)849 7904.

Annual Cross Country Running Championship

Saturday October 4, 2008:  The Central Quebec School Board will be holding its annual Cross Country Running Championship at the Base Plien Air Ste Foy starting at 9:15 with the tour of the trails followed by the first race at 10:00.  Everyone is welcome to join in as a participant or spectator. On site registration for the open division

Quebec Art Company Annual General Meeting

The Quebec Art Company welcomes everyone to its Annual General Meeting, Sunday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Carter Hall, 31 Rue Desjardins. For more information contact Cheryl Rimmer (418) 881-4090.

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Secrecy and identity in The Soul of All Great Designs

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Photo: courtesy of La Maison Anglaise

Who are we? What if who we truly are lies not in the truths we are willing to reveal about ourselves to others but what we withhold from them: our secrets?  Is the balance we strike between that which we share and that which we keep to ourselves what makes us who we are?

Fighting Irish football fit for championship year

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Photo: Scott French

St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football teams left nothing to chance last Sunday, obliterating their respective opponents at the annual Tailgate match on the Plains of Abraham. The Senior team breezed past Rochebelle 40 to 20. The Juniors, meanwhile, took no prisoners with a stunning 32 to 0 win over Donnaconna.

Vieux Farka Touré’s Malian blues at Le Palais Montcalm

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Photo: courtesy of www.kitziblog.de

This week, Le Palais Montcalm is on fire! Well, not literally. Le Palais Montcalm is figuratively on fire because in the last little while, it has brought us good show after good show and, luckily, the music venue shows no sign of letting up.

Jeffery Hale lifts fourth-floor C. difficile quarantine

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Photo: Diane Kameen

A month-long quarantine of the Jeffery Hale Hospital’s fourth floor was finally lifted last week after the C. difficile outbreak that prompted it was determined to be over. The floor was put under quarantine on August 15 after tests confirmed three cases of the nosocomial infection in the hospital’s long-term care wards. The quarantine was lifted September 12.

Quebecers go car-free

History repeats itself: English schools await books

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Photo: Scott French

Oct 5th, Blessings of the Animals

There will be a Blessing of the Animals officiated by Arch-Bishop Bruce Stavert at St. Michael's Anglican Church in Sillery at 10:30AM on Sunday, October 5 2008

15th Annual Christmas Bazaar on November 16

Sponsored by Anglican Guild of Christ Church

CREATIVE AND FUN WORKSHOP " MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE"

BECOME A LITERACY VOLUNTEER!

JOIN US FOR A CREATIVE AND FUN WORKSHOP " MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE"

Presenter: Kate Strickland, the former Executive Director of Literacy Unlimited, currently runs art vein studio in Hudson, Quebec, where she does creativity workshops and makes her own art.

When:  Tuesday, September 30th 2008

Québec City Women’s Club’s annual Bookfair

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Saturday October 25, 2008

Envol et Macadam brings alternative rock to Saint-Roch

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Photo: Matthew Mendel

My shoes are dirty. My shoes are dirty because I am in the mud, behind a metal gate, trying to talk my way
backstage at the Envol et Macadam festival.

Held in Quebec City every September since 1996, Envol et Macadam is one of the town’s few alternative music festivals. This year, the concerts were staged at Ilot Fleury in the heart of Saint- Roch.

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