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QHS Students Compete During National Entrepreneurship Day (NED)

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Quebec High School video conference room was in full use last Thursday as five teams of four students gathered around laptop computers prepared to do economical battle.

Another exotic night with Jean Charest

Wednesday, November 4, at Cegep Limoilou, local authorities and various institutions partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for the "Soirée Un monde à faire: Hommage à la diversité" ("A World to Build: Homage to diversity").

Memorials and Things of Fame

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At the Quarter Pole

A quarter of the Habs' season has already passed us by. Optimism hardly abounds when we talk about the team and, with a mediocre 9-11 record, there is no reason it should. What conclusions can we draw now that we have hit the 20 game mark? Like any team hovering around .500, there are some positives.

However, for the moment, the negatives far outweigh the positives.

‘’Poison’’ vaccine madness

Have we all lost our collective heads. What is all this madness. People are lining up to have what amounts to a toxic mix of chemicals and rotting animal tissue injected into their blood stream because they have been told that this will keep them healthy and protect them from a flu virus; a flu which has been described as mild (St. Justine Hospital, Montreal).

St. Andrew’s fall sale

Guests won't have to sing for their supper at St. Andrew's Fall Sale this month. However, they will be invited to sing along, as they enjoy a festive afternoon tea to the sounds of traditional Christmas carols.

St. Patrick’s High School Halloween event

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Photo: Alexandra Furlong

The week of October 26 was a busy one for St. Patrick's High School. The students of St Pats know how to mix business and pleasure.

October 27 was not a typical day for our students. Students from secondary one to five were invited to wear any type of hat all day for the price of 50 cents.

Baseball still rooted in Quebec City

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In the summer of 2007, a front office worker asked Miles Wolff after all his years in baseball as a team-builder, commissioner or even as Baseball America's owner and publisher, if he still had that same passion for baseball compared to when he first started in this business.

Laval one win away from championship game

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The top-ranked Laval Rouge et Or are one win away from playing host to the Vanier Cup championship after easily beating the University of Montreal Carabins Saturday.

The locals scored on their first three possessions and never looked back en route to a 31-7 win and a seventh straight Dunsmore Cup title, in front of 13,852 fans.

Michele Morin-Doyle takes City Council seat

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Photo: QCT archives

Michele Morin-Doyle, during her recent campaign for City Council, promised to defend the interests of each individual in her district, Trait Carre in Charlesbourg. Now, she will get that chance.

The Olympic Flame to arrive in Quebec City December 2

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Photo: Photo by © VANOC/COVAN

The Olympic flame will bring its historic presence to Quebec City December 2.

Chalmers-Wesley United Church Concert des Professeurs

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A Concert des Professeurs, (music teachers of the Quebec Conservatory of Music) will be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec, on Thursday, November 19 at 8:00pm. There is no charge but a free-will offering will be received at the door to benefit the Fondation du Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique de Québec.

Perfect Weekend for the Lions

This past weekend, the St. Lawrence Lions had 4 of its intercollegiate teams in action, competing in 6 games, all WINS!!!!

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First on Friday night, it was the battle of the Champlain’s, as the AAA Lady Lions played host to the St.

Generations of Medals

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My late grandfather, Second World War veteran L/Cpl Orville Giffin's medals beside my General Campaign Star.

New direction for the musical side of the QAC fall production of South Pacific

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

Mayor Regis Labeaume laying wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice

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Photo Jay Ouellet,  Mayor Regis Lebeaume laying wreath on behalf of Quebec City:

Ernie Ross, 86

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Ernie Ross, 86,

of Shediac, N.B. passed away peacefully in his sleep November 8, 2009 at Canterbury Hall, Riverview, N.B. Predeceased by his loving wife Barbara (née Taylor) of 43 years, and youngest daughter Barbie.

Cry me a river: compassion, commitment and leadership by government essential in Valcartier’s tainted water

Living in the shadows of a military complex

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Photo: Doris Fritschmann

In February 2004, the CBC's Fifth Estate aired a story about Shannon, an Irish-Canadian village of approximately 4,000 people situated 30 kilometres north of Québec City; it is the birthplace of the late Mary O'Shea, the mother of Brian Mulroney.

Female quarterback blazes a trail at St. Pat’s High

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Photo: Marie White

By Marie White
At the tender age of 14, Anne-Laurence Harvey is a trailblazer.

Quebec soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Jonathan Couturier, 23, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, September 17; Improvised explosive device, Panjwai District, Afghanistan.

Private Patrick Lormand, 21,Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, September 13; Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

A German Priest’s thoughts on Remembrance Day

In Germany, Remembrance Day was established as a national holiday in 1934, in order to commemorate the soldiers who died when fighting for their home country. But the purpose had been changed after WWII. Since than, we commemorate on this day all people in the world, no matter from which country they are, who are victims of war.

Son recounts father’s WWI experience

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Photo: Contributed by Alec Roberts

After spending the 1916/17 school year at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, my father, A. Kelso Roberts, was sent overseas with all the other junior officers in his class who were at least 18 years old. As there were no vacancies in the Canadian permanent army, he was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery in September 1917.

Labeaume visits SLC Business Program

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Mayor Regis Labeaume's current business is politics, but he says business is what helped him arrive where he is today.

The mayor last week addressed a gathering of the P.W. Sims business school at St. Lawrence College in Ste. Foy. The event highlighted several former Sims students who are now studying at Griffith University, where they will receive their business degrees.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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We have been requested to intimate that gun practice will be carried on from the Citadel at one o'clock this afternoon. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood should leave their windows open to prevent their being broken by the concussion.

Loves Memorials column

Love your column Memorials and Things of Fame by Catherine Rouleau of October 28 (just in today) - the l859 item especially. Your column is always interesting and I love the fact that you take the time to explain details in today's context. Most appreciated. No puzzle this week.

Boo hoo.

New Bill C-6 looks after corporate interests

Hey Canadians, wake up and smell the turpentine!

Putting lipstick on a pig

No matter how much lipstick you smear on a pig, it's still going to be a pig. And no matter how much Bill C-384 you smear on suicide, it will always remain suicide.

St. Patrick’s High School visits water filtration plant in Charlesbourg

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Photo: Trisha Marie Klancar

On Wednesday, November 4, the secondary two students from St. Patrick's High School had the opportunity to visit the new water filtration plant in Charlesbourg. This outing was part of their Geography course in secondary two, which specifically studies waste management in urban areas.

Play remembers École Polytechnique massacre

It was a tragedy of epic proportions, the December day of 20 years ago when a 25-year-old man opened fire at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, killing 14 women and wounding another 10 women and four men before turning the gun on himself.

Former Quebec City resident carries Olympic flame

Karen Wallace will spend five hours on the road, through what could be chancy winter weather for a momentary brush with history, but she will remember December 1 for the rest of her life.

‘'It's a long drive for such a short run,'' said Wallace, 38, a 1988 graduate of St. Patrick's High School who now lives in Ottawa with her boyfriend. ‘'But it's a once in a lifetime thing.

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