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Winning conditions enable SLC to bring back a hockey/study program

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence has found a solution to its hockey woes. The St. Lawrence Lions will be a member of the America East Hockey League (AEHL) and offer students a chance at completing their studies and playing a season of junior collegiate hockey.

SLC Lions

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SLC Lions David Grimard, Jean-Philippe Tremblay pose with Eddy Bouchard of the Royal Bank, along with Lions Charles-Olivier Levasseur and Nicolas Carrier.

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Norbert Cole

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Norbert Cole brought the QCT a copy of a photo taken between 1953 and 1956 at the Quebec Armoury, while he was serving with the Royal Rifles of Canada. He recalled good times with the regiment. This group photo is online at www.qctonline.com/node/675, where you can zoom in and view the faces. Among them are decorated officers, veterans of Hong Kong and other battles fought.

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Beware of plastic bags and monsters in old Quebec

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Earth Day is coming up soon! It’s time to think of the planet and how our actions affect our home over the short and long term. Thinking about it now will get us ready for Earth Day on April 22.

One way is to come face to face with our waste.

Young QHS scientists head to provincial finals

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Quebec High School students Azanie Roy and Fred Parsons will compete at the provincial Bell Science Fair in Montreal this week, representing the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches region after placing sixth out of 112 entries at the regional Expo-sciences Bell last month.

Job Fair’s Zone Multilingue a booming success

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Last weekend’s job fair at ExpoCité welcomed 10,800 visitors through its doors on Friday and Saturday.

Some 157 companies and organizations were present at the fair with jobs to be filled.

What a winter!

When the month of May is finally upon us, when welcome skeins of Snow and Canada Geese noisily invade the skies on their northward migrations, when blossoms fill the air with their scent, when the celebrations for our city’s 400th anniversary get into at least medium gear, then will we be able to look backward, take a deep breath, and say, all together, “What a winter!”

Viewing the ruins of the drill hall after the fire

A week ago Friday, on a cold wet evening, Joann and I smelled smoke and heard the screaming sirens but we had no idea Quebec was losing one of its most beautiful buildings.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Mount Hermon Cemetery Association

1848-2008 – 160 years of service

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

At its most recent annual general meeting, March 26, the Mount Hermon Cemetery Association was presented with statistics regarding its history. Among other things, we found out that David E. Blinco is the ninth president of the cemetery.

This would give an average of 17.78 years of service per president if we calculate the 160 years of activity at the cemetery.

QHS Blazers complete perfect seasons

The weekend of March 29 and 30 was an exciting and memorable one for the Quebec High School Bantam and Senior Boys AA basketball teams.

VEQ ensures professional development

Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Patrick Tomlinson organized two community professional development workshops at the Quebec High School Community Learning Centre. Four community groups attended from Gaspé via the centre’s videoconferencing system.

Zinky Boys a hit at SLC

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Ten students from the Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence Theatre Company (Alex Carter-Labbé, Jean-Philippe Chabot, Edenne Fournier, Rosalie Genois, Charles-Auguste Lehoux, Catherine Moisan, Marie-Christine Plante, Zoë Toupin, Jean-Thomas Tremblay and Stéphanie Turmel) presented the startling drama Zinky Boys to a full house for three nights running on April 1, 2 and 3.

Salon international du livre de Québec

The Salon international du livre de Québec runs until April 20 at the convention centre. This year’s honourary chair is author Marie Laberge, and the theme is the francophonie.

Viva Arch Enemy and Cloak/Dagger

SHEEHAN, Lena (1907–1988)

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SHEEHAN, Lena — November 21, 1907–April 21, 1988.

We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new

MARSHALL, Allan

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WALLING, Tillie (Clothilde Roberge) 1918-2008

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QCT looking for reporter/journalist

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an energetic reporter for general assignment slot. This reporter will
start out covering a wide variety of subjects for a community minded
daily in the heart of Quebec City, but could quickly develop a new

Spring is here bringing with it time for changes!

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Spring is here bringing with it time for changes!

Irish Choir to visit Quebec

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Who is behind The Zone Multilingue?

As job seekers, headhunters and employers prepare for the 10th annual Quebec City Job Fair, a group of individuals from the city’s English-speaking community is putting the finishing touches on its own section of the event.

Ted Gunn celebrates 75th birthday

Congratulations to Scotsman Ted Gunn who celebrated his 75th birthday last week. On Saturday, his wife, Louise, and son Ken surprised him with a brand spankin’ new kilt from MacIsaac Kiltmakers in St. Peter’s, NS, which he wore with pride on Tartan Day.

Jeffery Hale history on display

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Photo: MICHÈLE THIBEAU

Saint-Brigid's-Jeffery Hale held the eighth edition of its annual art exhibit, Révélations earlier this week. Participants range from residents, staff and community members from the Jeff and Saint Brigid's. Painters, soap makers, ceramicists and crafters spent three days in the Coin Soleil room for what could be called a colourful harbinger of spring.

Gary Lynch on winning team

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Quebec City physical education teacher Gary Lynch won’t soon forget this year’s CARHA Hockey World Cup. He and his team had the hometown advantage at the Colisée.

Former Royal Rifles of Canada mourn the lost of the armoury

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

A building of great historical significance was destroyed leaving crumbling walls, smouldering ashes and a host of memories in the smoking ruins. The Quebec City Armoury (Le Manège Militaire de Quebec) burned Friday night, April 4, 2008. Only its skeletal remains stand stark against grey skies.

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Quebec City is an important cultural destination

The trip always begins with the circling of the vehicle looking, of course, for the really obvious stuff. Flat tires, loose parts, muffler hanging off, that kind of thing.

Then of course comes the muttering to oneself, mentally reviewing the “did I forget anything important before I leave” list.

An honour to be among such great people

I had the privilege of accompanying Jacques Choquette, fund-raising co-ordinator at the Valcartier Family Centre, and his wife, Céline Labreque, to Le Grand Brunch de la Solidarité, a fund-raising event for Centraide last Sunday.

Discuss love poetry

Discuss love poetry with Meb Reisner at LHSQ Join Meb Reisner for a discussion on poems about love at the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The sessions start on Tuesday April 15, and will continue for the following four Tuesdays. The cost is $28 for LHSQ members and students, and $38 for non-members. Call 694-9147 for information.

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