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The Lost Fingers launch first album — Lost in the 80s

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Django Reinhardt would be proud to be honoured by Quebec City’s latest recording artists, The Lost Fingers. This trio’s name is a nod to the jazz guitarist who lost the use of two fingers after a fire and went on to develop his own fingering style.

A taste of Flamenco and then hop into summer

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A kid-friendly guide to the environment

Someday, years from now, when you’re grown, you’re going to be given a very, very large gift.

There won’t be any need to unwrap it and you won’t need to wait till your birthday to get it. But just so you know, you won’t be able to keep it, either.

TAYLOR, Kenneth 1921 – 2008

 

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Champlain - St. Lawrence Honors its Athletes

Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence held its annual sports banquet last Thursday, May 1st. Athletes were honored for their athletic talents as well as their academic performance.

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The 2008 athlete of the year award was presented to Kathleen Keller.

Capturing Canadian Forces in action in Afghanistan

Pecota's technique meshes photo and painting seamlessly

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Photo: Silvia Pecota

The news is full of images and words about what’s happening in Afghanistan, but few have the same perspective as visual artist and photographer Silvia Pecota. She likes to capture the action up close.

Canadian Forces

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Ontario artist and photographer Silvia Pecota has plunged herself into the action in Afghanistan and elsewhere on Canadian military bases to help tell soldiers’ stories through images. Read more on Pages 6 and 7. Above: Fallen Comrades was created two years ago in memory of the Canadian troops serving in Afghanistan.

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Thanks for the workshops

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Kate Hudson admires the work of students at the Learning Centre during her arts workshop.

Glasgow Rangers to coach at QHS

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Soccer players at Quebec High School are about to experience the Scotland Rangers difference. The Rangers, a pro soccer team, have partnered up with QHS to offer training to students and coaches.

QHS soccer coach William Hush has big dreams for his favourite sport in his adopted country.

CNIB’s new web store accessible for eyes and ears

There’s a new place to shop on the web aimed at people who are visually impaired. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has added a web store to its services.

Unlike a traditional website, the CNIB’s offers the visitor various options for contrasting the page and enlarging the print size. It is also equipped to handle surfers who use screen readers.

Christian Schreiner appointed dean

After six months of searching, the Anglican Parish of Quebec has finally found a new dean and rector.

The only problem is, he’s not Anglican.

Lorne Lemarquand and Gary Kenler

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Above: Principals Lorne Lemarquand and Gary Kenler take over the phones. Principal Phil Joycey (not seen) worked the phones too for National Secretary Day.

Support staff appreciate lunch together

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School secretaries dine together: Diane George and Sandra Cooper from St. Vincent School, Cheryl McCoubrey of Holland School and Marlene McCarthy of St. Vincent and Holland.

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Funds for Chalmers-Wesley’s pinnacles

Chalmers-Wesley United Church recently received $392,360 from La Ministre de la culture, des Communications et de la condition feminine to cover 68 per cent of the cost of fixing its spire and the roof’s pinnacles and finials

Football to start up soon at St. Pat’s

Spring is finally here! The home stretch may be upon us, but things are still going strong at St. Pat’s.

Karen Young is coming

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Arthur Plumpton

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Arthur Plumpton at SGS-Lakefield Research, where aluminum-plant carbon waste will be used to test the new carbon recycling process.

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Quebec’s aluminum smelters might one day benefit from new use of old process

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Spring cleaning is a great time to think about recycling. But what about recycling an old idea to recycle some real hazardous waste? Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity.

VEQ volunteer adds her voice to the community

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Brigitte Wellens is saving the world, one meeting at a time.

Examining the state of television

The TV remote control is in the hands of the CRTC these days, as it holds what are being described as critical hearings into the state of Canadian television. Let’s join the commissioners on some channel-hopping.

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Applying alchemy to carbon

École secondaire Roger-Comtois’s cheerleading squad, Les Patriotes, took home first place in the Juvénile (Division 2) category at last Saturday’s regional competition. High school and cegep teams, friends and families crowded the gymnasium at the PEPS to watch the show.

Patriotes and Fighting Irish take home honours

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École secondaire Roger-Comtois’s cheerleading squad, Les Patriotes, took home first place in the Juvénile (Division 2) category at last Saturday’s regional competition. High school and cegep teams, friends and families crowded the gymnasium at the PEPS to watch the show.

Spring into shape with a new exercise regimen

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Among the myriad delights that attend spring’s arrival, there is also, for many of us, the sad realization that another winter spent eating potato chips in front of the TV has done nothing good for our physiques. As we doff our winter gear, we reveal bodies grown flabby and disused, so we make ambitious promises to hit the gym three, four times a week, play tennis, get into shape.

Come wish Quebec City a Happy Birthday!

Come out and wish Quebec City a happy 400th birthday! Voice of English-speaking Québec will be filming groups of people offering their wishes for our fair city. The recording will be part of an audio-visual presentation to be shown at the May Gala Dinner. Everyone is invited to participate on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. Filming will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Kenny Rogers to play Rock Jam

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ROCHETTE, May Pednault 1930–2008

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A stitch in time saves nine

preparations for QAC’s Our Town by Thornton Wilder

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It may be a rehearsal break but Mark Lepitre is busy making some last minute touches on a costume for “Emily.” Mark, a man of many talents, has used his creativity to produce costumes that work for the period and that suit the characters. Playing one of the characters himself, ( Doc Gibbs ) Mark has had time to become very familiar with the townsfolk of Grover’s Corners.

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