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Old magazines and their advertising can tell us a lot about ourselves as a society

As a child growing up in Sillery in the 1960s and 70s, I was always surrounded by books, magazines, music, information and knowledge of all kinds. I realize now just how lucky I was to have such a cornucopia of information so readily at my fingertips at such a young age.

Son of ex-Bulldogs’ star: He was ‘Gentle Joe’

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He was born the year before his father stopped playing, so he only knows about Joe Malone Sr. from what he's read and heard about the legendary Joe Malone.

"He played hockey with me," said Joe Malone Jr., from Ontario, where he now lives. "But I never really saw him play. He played in Quebec City."

Summer Notes activities and events August 25, 2010

New teacher helps students learn business world ‘hands-on’

Studying the business world in the classroom is one thing; working hands-on in that world is quite another.
A Champlain St. Lawrence College professor with that real world experience is hoping this fall to help students bridge the gap.

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

Burke, Ann Elizabeth (nee Rielly) 1921-2010

 

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Burke, Ann Elizabeth (nee Rielly) 1921-2010

University heads to appear before the Committee on Culture and Education

In keeping with the Act respecting educational institutions at the university level, the heads of Quebec's universities will be heard by the Quebec National Assembly's Committee on Culture and Education, from today through September 7.

WestJet to fly from Quebec City to Cancun and Fort Lauderdale

WestJet today announced the upcoming launch of two new seasonal non-stop services between Quebec City and the sun destinations of Cancun and Fort Lauderdale.

From Brazil, the Banda de Musica da Policia Militar do Estado do Espirito Santo will arouse Montreal with their rhythms of Samba

On August 20th and 21st 2010, the Banda de Musica da Policia Militar do Estado do Espirito Santo (The Military Police Band of Espirito Santo) will illuminate Montreal with their first appearance in North America then onto Québec City. The 105 musicians and choristers will share the scene with the popular singer Elba Ramalho.