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Memorials and Things of Fame for September 1, 2010

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The Royal Visit

It began with Prince Albert Edward’s landing at St. John’s Newfoundland, on July 23, 1860, and ended nearly two months later, when the Prince crossed from Windsor to Detroit on September 20.
The Grand Ball was held in The Music Hall on St. Louis Street

Marathon draws 7,000 participants

What started 13 years ago as a local event with 2,600 participants has now grown to take a place on the world stage.

"It's like being voted among the great wines," said Johanne Caron, Assistant Director General for the Marathon des Deux Rives. "We never even went to the London Marathon. It's a big honour."

English school rigmarole ridiculous

The rigmarole that parents have to put up with to enroll their children in an English school, in the province of Quebec, is ridiculous.

The August 28 articles, "Quebec to draft new language law" (National Post), and "Quebec appeals ruling on English education" (The Gazette) accentuated this point.

Author creates mystery set in Québec City

The scene: A scientific conference in Quebec City
The crime: A high profile murder, at the root of it the herb known as nightshade.

Ottawa-based private detective Sam Montcalm is on the case, a trail that leads from Quebec City to Ottawa to the Gatineau Hills.

Those are the particulars of Nightshade, the latest novel by Ottawa-based writer Tom Henighan.

CQSB announces new director for EQLC

A Quebec City woman with 25 years experience in the field of education will replace Bruce Wilett as the principal of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre.

Ancienne-Lorette swimmer named to Commonwealth Games team

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A 22-year old woman from Ancienne-Lorrete has been selected to the Canadian swim team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled for October 3 to 14 in Delhi, India.

Capitales’ Cate Pitcher of the Week

It's getting to be an old song, but Les Capitales de Quebec enjoy hearing it.

For the fourth consecutive week and the seventh time this season, a pitcher for Les Capitales has been named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week.

The winner this time is Troy Cate, who shined in two separate appearances last week. This is the second time in three weeks Cate has won the award.

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

AMI-Quebec offers free caregiver support

AMI-Quebec is sponsoring free support by telephone for English-speaking caregivers across Quebec.

The support is available to caregivers who are experiencing difficulty coping with the mental illness of a loved one. Self-help support groups are non-judgmental, safe and confidential forums where people come together to deal with shared concerns and problems.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 25, 2010

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