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Annual Cross Country Running Championship

Saturday October 4, 2008:  The Central Quebec School Board will be holding its annual Cross Country Running Championship at the Base Plien Air Ste Foy starting at 9:15 with the tour of the trails followed by the first race at 10:00.  Everyone is welcome to join in as a participant or spectator. On site registration for the open division

Fighting Irish football fit for championship year

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Photo: Scott French

St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football teams left nothing to chance last Sunday, obliterating their respective opponents at the annual Tailgate match on the Plains of Abraham. The Senior team breezed past Rochebelle 40 to 20. The Juniors, meanwhile, took no prisoners with a stunning 32 to 0 win over Donnaconna.

History repeats itself: English schools await books

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Photo: Scott French

Edmonton Swiss Choir to perform at Chalmers-Wesley

A summer 400 years in the making: how Quebec City’s Anglo community celebrated a momentous anniversary

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

A whirlwind, festival filled summer has passed and the official Quebec 400th celebrations are beginning to wind down. As the smoke clears from all the birthday candles, cannon charges and fireworks displays, we look back at a few of the English-speaking community groups that have contributed to the celebration of this extraordinary anniversary.

Buses a boon

The shuttle service created by Industrial Alliance Insurance Company with the co-operation of the Capital Transportation Network and the National Capitol Commission provides links to the main activity sites for the 400th anniversary celebrations.

Jean Talon by-election overshadowed by federal and American races, despite high-profile candidate

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Photo: Scott French

Any other year, the provincial by-election in Jean-Talon would be front-page news. With Health Minister Yves Bolduc attempting to legitimize his position in the eyes of the electorate by gaining a seat in the legislature, the campaign has the makings of a juicy story.

Literary and Historical Society halts book sale

Following a meeting of its council Monday evening, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec is postponing the controversial sale of thousands of historical volumes to a later, unconfirmed date.

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