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Old clothes cramp closets, hold memories

I wonder whether all people my age have the same problems I do.

My closets are absolutely cramped and full.

It doesn't help to have great wooden or padded hangers taking up space, but the alternative is wire freebies from the cleaners which encourage all your clothes to fall off and sit in a great heap.

Quebec turbot fishermen

Deep-sea fishing trawlers should not be allowed back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Office des pêcheurs de flétan du Groenland du Québec (Office of Greenland Turbot Fisherman of Quebec) is worried about a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to allow trawlers back into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence for deep-sea fishing.

According to comments by the ministry's representatives, all is set for the return of these boats with mobile gear

Life same but different for commoner and queen

I'm sure I have told you all before I am the same age as the Queen.

(Queen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926)

There are a few other things we have in common.

First of all, we have both managed to hold on to our Old Fellows.

The other is, we are both shrinking.

Of course, there are many more things we don't share.

New ecological reserve in Shannon [photo]

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The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Courtesy of Saint Brigid’s - Jeffery Hale Hospital

The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital and Pavillion drew 500 people through it's doors from Sunday to Tuesday. The event exhibits and sells the paintings, photographs and crafts of clients of The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation, as well as those of patients, residents and employees and their family members at St.Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital.

New ecological reserve in Shannon will protect endangered orchids and help filter municipal well water

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A little known pristine bog in Shannon boasting endangered plant life is set to become a permanently protected ecological reserve.

Riding the Tiger

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Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, July 11, 1963

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address after being elected president of the United States of America.

It was a stirring speech.

I actually have it and many others on an old vinyl record at home.

Listening to it one day, a passage from that particular speech struck me.

Jeffery Hale honours 400 volunteers who lend a hand to make services available to others in the community

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Photo: Scott French

Kind, generous, reliable, and hard-working are the words staff at Jeffery Hale Community Services Day Centre use to describe long-time volunteer Micheline Guignard.

The resident of Montcalm has volunteered in the kitchen for the seniors' centre twice a week for10 years this year -- a contribution the community health institution recognized last Thursday.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Quebec City photographer's shot of Ground Zero chosen out of thousands for publication by National Geographic

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Capturing a haunting night time scene at New York City's Ground Zero during a weekend visit has earned local photographer Jay Ouellet a place in a new publication from National Geographic.

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