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Donnelly steps down from VEQ Klassen takes on job

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Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) president Bob Donnelly has resigned. Donnelly has been wearing two rather large hats since being elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network last June. He will remain a member of the executive.

Donnelly steps down

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From left to right: Voice of English-speaking Québec executive director Helen Walling, former president Bob Donnelly and newly elected president John Klassen at Monday night’s board meeting.

2008 promises plenty of music from around the world

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Welcome back to the musical beats on Quebec City streets! We start off a promising 2008 with music from the other side of the world, stopping to celebrate our great city’s 400th birthday with Les Muses Boréales: De Saint-Pétersbourg à Québec. This trio will be performing at Le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, on February 2 at 8 p.m.

Rosina takes to the stage [photo]

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Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec students rehearse Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina, composed by William Shield. From left to right: Andréanne Moreau (William), Valérie Bélanger (Phoebe), Andrée-Anne Laprise (Captain Belleville), Karine Crépeault-Boucher (Mr. Belleville) and Lydia Laquerre (Rosina).

CARON LEMIRE, Denise 1948-2008

 

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Military funeral for Officer MassouhA military funeral for Warrant Officer Hani Massouh will be held on Thursday, January 17 at

A military funeral for Warrant Officer Hani Massouh will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. at Saint-Charles-Garnier Church, 1215, Chanoine-Morel Avenue, at the intersection of Blvd. Laurier.

Massouh died in Afghanistan on January 6.

Château Frontenac to host 95th edition of the Bonspiel

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It’s that time again, when curlers descend on Quebec City’s Château Frontenac for the annual Quebec International Bonspiel. The 95th edition begins on Monday, January 21. Curlers come from near and far – across the province of

WestJest to operate out of Quebec City as of May

WestJet Airlines is making Quebec City more accessible to western Canadians. The Calgary-based company announced this week that it would be adding Quebec’s capital to its roster of destinations. As of May 18, the airline’s schedule will be augmented with a daily flight from Edmonton to Quebec City (with a stopover in Toronto).

Valcartier loses Renaud in bomb attack

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Canadian Trooper Richard Renaud, 26, was killed in the early morning of Tuesday, January 22, when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in a roadside bomb attack.

Another soldier was injured in the same incident. Two other soldiers were unharmed.

The armoured vehicle in which Renaud and his fellow soldiers were riding was part of a group patrol.

Rosina takes to the stage at Morrin Centre’s College Hall

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Deep below the Grand Théâtre de Québec, students at Quebec’s Conservatoire de musique are rehearsing the songs, dance moves and lines for the fast-approaching premiere of Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina. The production is to be staged at Morrin Centre’s College Hall from January 24 to 27.

Central Québec School Board

DSCF0008_1.jpgCentral Québec School Board elementary school spiritual animator Claire Groulx dropped her beautifully decorated shoebox off at the QCT office this week.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from January 20 to 27, and will be celebrated at various locations throughout the city. Most of the activities are in French, with the exception of the hymn sing at Saint Brigid’s Home. The week is organized by the Interdenominational Council of Greater Quebec.

Carson thinks Rosina will be a hit!

Performers preparing for Rosina’s opening night

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Deep below the Grand Théâtre de Québec, students at Quebec’s Conservatoire de musique are rehearsing the songs, dance moves and lines for the fast-approaching premiere of Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina. The production is to be staged at Morrin Centre’s College Hall from January 24 to 27.

A brand new year full of promise at St. Pat’s High School

What is it about a new year? It’s the same school year, and spring is not yet in the air, but after a restful and well deserved holiday, the staff and students are back at St. Patrick’s High School and there is a sense of renewed energy that comes with a fresh start.

Everest’s conqueror, Sir Edmund Hillary, dies at 88

?m=02&d=20080111&t=2&i=2735997&w=&r=2008-01-11T002242Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_0_NEWS-NEWZEALAND-HILLARY-COLIn what was almost the last item of a newscast on January 11, the world learned that Sir Edmund Hillary had died earlier that day, at the age of 88.

Memorials and thing of fame


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The Morning Chronicle , January, The High School of Quebec

Equal airfare for equal ride in store for disabled Canadians long overdue

MUNRO, Guay 1939 – 2007

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Fakin’ Eh! has a Canuck sense of humour

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“Fakin’ Eh! How to Pretend to Be a Canadian” by Dan de Figueiredo, illustrations by Roger Garcia
2007, Blue Bike Books $14.95 Canada 224 pages

The house down the road finally sold, and you’re looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to the area. You hear they’re from down south.

Céline Dion says good-bye to Vegas to begin her new life

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It certainly is a new day for Quebec chanteuse Celine Dion, as she closed on December 15 an almost five-year run in Las Vegas to embark on a world tour in February.

Since March 2003, the talented singer did 723 sold-out shows for her “A New Day” extravaganza, with Franco Dragone, known for his work with Cirque du Soleil, as the creative force behind the project.

Shoes for Afghans

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A Canadian soldier walks with an Afghan boy. Many of the children walk without shoes, even in the winter. Full Story

From our Files - Tuesday, November 26, 1907

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Hy Birks and Sons
“The Well Known Jeweller Will Open a Branch Store Here”

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The Morning Chronicle (NO. 177)
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Sing along to The Sound of Music for Easter … in English!

When Shirley Nadeau read that a sing-along version of the Sound of Music was being screened at the Théàtre Petit Champlain last December, she rallied the troops and rented several nun costumes!

Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero documents the fight against malaria

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Getting back in the swing of things after Christmas vacation for Canadian Red Cross worker Nathalia Guerrero must have been a bit of a shock.

She arrived home to Ste-Marie-de-Beauce from Mali at the end of December in time to welcome home her partner, Jean-Pierre Taschereau, back from helping earthquake victims in Peru.

Children helping children

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Three Canadian soldiers lose their lives over the holidays

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Gunner Jonathan Dion, Age: 27, Home Town:

Gatineau, Quebec, Unit: 5e Régiment d’artilleriae légère du Canada,

Valcartier, Quebec

House System builds community bonds at DDO School

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This year at Dollard des Ormeaux School on the Valcartier Military Base, Mary-Anne Fairbairn, the Secondary V leadership teacher, devised a system to help bring our school community together.

Officer – Pilot RCAF J.F.C (Freddy) Brown, DFC

 

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