January 28 2009 Edition

Important correction on last week's article "CQSB to change catchment area for Saint-Augustin, Cap Rouge"

On the front page of last week's edition of the QCT, in a piece entitled "CQSB to change catchment area for Saint-Augustin, Cap Rouge," we mistakenly reported that changes would be made to several CQSB catchment areas. In fact, no such changes have been made, nor are there plans to do so. Catchment areas for the coming year will remain identical to those in effect this past year.

Shannon’s Winterfest promises fun for families

Quebec ice sculptor revives classic Carnaval tradition

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Photo: Scott French

It is minus thirty outside and Michel Lepire is working with his gloves off. As the Carnaval de Québec's official snow and ice sculptor for the last 25 years, he says he's used to it.

Scots celebrate bard’s 250th birthday with Burns Supper

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Photo: Scott French

Two-hundred and fifty years ago last Sunday, Scotland's favourite son, the poet Robbie Burns, was born. True to tradition, the English- and French-speaking communities -- among them a countless number of Scots -- celebrated the birth of Scotland's national hero with the Burns Supper on Saturday evening at the Quebec Garrison Club.

Anglo youth in QC insecure about French skills, employment: report

Anglophone youth in Quebec are insecure about their French language skills, a new report by the Quebec Community Groups Network indicates. According to a Quebec City committee member who helped develop the report, this worry translates into a lack of confidence among young Anglos seeking employment in the region.

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