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Who’s doing the ironing in today’s post-modern world?

I was watching TV the other day and saw a commercial for a product which I don't remember exactly what it was. The point is, is that in the course of the sales pitch for the product, which was a cartoon, we see a woman talking on the phone with one of her girlfriends, saying that her husband gave her a useless gift recently, which she proceeds to hold up. Turns out it is an iron.

Passengers head south to fly

As millions of Canadians have discovered as they planned their summer vacations this year, flying in Canada can be expensive. What many do not know, however, is just how some decisions made in Ottawa have had such a dramatic role on the cost of a plane ticket in this country.

MS Read-A-Thon raises $99,500 and public awareness

The 31st MS Read-A-Thon to benefit the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has raised $99,500. In all, a total of 4,200 students from 74 elementary and secondary schools participated and over 24,000 books were read during the recently concluded fund drive. During a two-week period, the youngsters read as many books as possible and collected pledges from sponsors.

Health Canada: Beware before buying H1N1 medications

Researchers receive federal support

Quebec's top researchers are getting support that will help them compete with the best in the world, according to Josee Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Loreena Mckennit

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Loreena McKennett was the main attraction on July 10th on the Plains of Abraham at the Scène Bell. McKennitt and Quebec folklore singer Claire Pelletier pleased the big crowd on the main stage at the Festival d'été.

Celtic Festival organizers trying to do more with less

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The Quebec City Celtic Festival last year attracted close to 6,000 visitors.

Young Quebecers seek higher education in the U.S.

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Each year, students from around the province look for extra opportunities and better education across the border as they choose to attend an American university; local teenagers are no exception.

Family history comes to light at Chalmers performance

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs, told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been insta

Column causes consternation

Jeffrey Hale memories

I am Judy (Wolff) Bray from London, Ontario. I graduated from Jeffrey Hale Hospital in 1962. My friend Margaret (Picard) Pennington is also a graduate of Jeffrey Hale. Graham, who graduated from Quebec High School and is the son of Margaret and Alan Pennington, is a Corporal in the RCMP in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Hale pipe work underway

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The Jeffery Hale Hospital is replacing its two water mains in a project that will last about two weeks.

"It's been planned for over a year," said Marcel Péloquin, the technical service manager for the Jeffery Hale-St. Bridgid's. "This is preventative work."

Night Owl band takes Off at alternative music festival

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An alternative to the ever-bigger Festival d'Été takes off this week. The Festival Off de Quebec, beginning Wednesday and running through Saturday at various establishments throughout the city, offers a more intimate, less expensive counterpart to the big show.

Celtic Festival organizers trying to do more with less

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Organizers of the 2009 Quebec City Celtic Festival promise a bigger and better event this year, despite having to live up to the excitement of last year's 400th-anniversary celebration.

The Times they are a-Changin’

Last night was an interesting experience for me. Wednesday night is Open Mike night at the Board Walk, so as the sound crew was setting up the stage for the improv band - French Air Force, Canadian Army, USMC and USAF - I sat at the French cafe and waited.

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s – Part II

A new approach to realism

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Mary Cassatt was also an Impressionist painter but dealt essentially with subjects from her home environment often painting portraits of children.  Like many Impressionist artists, she appreciated the qualities of pastel crayons, their luminosity and modesty.

New! Tourisme Wendake’s Free Shuttle Service

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Amazing Coincidence - Summer Organ Concert Series at Chalmers-Wesley

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An Amazing Coincidence

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been installed in our church.

 After checking in our history book, Remember All the Way, written by George W. Crawford, I informed him that the baptismal font had been donated to the church in 1904, so Mr. Tombs' father could not have been baptized in this particular font. However, in looking in the index he found references to his grandmother and grandfather, who was also named Guy Tombs. Mr. Tombs (senior) had been an elder of Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church and a member of the inter-denominational Church Union Committee in 1925 when it became part of the newly-created United Church of Canada, a union of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches across Canada. In 1931, after the Wesleyan Methodist church had also joined the UCC, it merged with Chalmers which was renamed, Chalmers-Wesley United Church.

MEMORY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE

  
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Letters from Afghanistan

The Times they are a-Changin'

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Jacques Crete calls for continued professional training for Wendake talent

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Memorials and Things of Fame

The Chronicle Telegraph

July 8, 2009

Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and Compiled by Catherine Mills Rouleau

 

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Magic circle casts its spell on new production of Kiugwe

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Imagine a magic circle ringed in fire, giant images projected onto huge towered screens as backdrops and an extravaganza of coloured beams of red, green, blue and white light spotting long-robed figures enacting First Nations' history set to the sound of traditional and contemporary tempos.

Laval obtains funds for infrastructure improvements

Université Laval will receive funding, totalling $37 924 000 that, will allow to upgrade its teaching and research infrastructures.

The joints investments, involving both the provincial and federal governments, will see Canada and Quebec each contributing $18,961,998. The joint investment will fund 14 projects, to be completed by March 31, 2011.

Historical foundation sees a future in preserving the past

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Sharon Little's retirement plan has less to do with her own future than it does with preserving the collective past.

Bill 88 process in progress

Letter to the Editor - CQSB

Garneau students discover new reality in Peru

Ask for a taxi drive to Collique, a shanty town in the suburban area of Lima, Peru, and watch the driver's reaction; chances are he will refuse to get you there, or he'll ask for twice the regular wage. Admittedly, the valley of Collique is known as a neighbourhood one may prefer to avoid.

Local Iranian community reacts to recent turmoil in Iran

As the world turns wide-opened eyes toward Tehran, where clashes and riots have erupted almost every day following the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, many members of Quebec City's Iranian community are expressing profound frustration over the situation in their native country.

Metro warehouse on strike

Metro Inc. is using contingency plans to supply its Quebec City area super markets following a "surprise" walkout last week by 180 union employees at its Newton Street warehouse. The union representing workers says the strike occurred only after the employees were locked out.

St. Pat’s lineman honoured

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A 16-year-old student-athlete at St. Patrick's High School has survived the third of cuts in the competition to represent Quebec in the Canada Football Cup this month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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