June 10 2009 Edition

Valcartier soldier killed Monday in Afghanistan explosion ; 119th Canadian soldier to die since war effort began

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Photo: Courtesy of National Defense

A soldier based at the Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier has become the 119th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan.

The British are coming - driving classic sports cars

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Tomorrow is Tax Freedom Day for the average Quebec family.

Tax Freedom Day is the day each year the average Quebec family has earned enough money to pay the taxes imposed on them by all levels of government.

Only Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan have later dates when taxpayers have earned enough to pay their annual tax bills, according to The Fraser Institute's annual Tax Freedom Day calculations.

QCGN to continue its Anglophones in Media study

The Quebec Community Groups Network is glad that a call for tender to study how Anglophones are portrayed in Quebec media will be renewed.

In April, a call for tender to conduct the study was made by Commissioner Graham Fraser's Office for Official Languages. No one bided on the project and so it has yet to be conducted.

Guy Laliberte spaced out

Interesting to hear that Mr. Guy Laliberte wants to spend about $30
million to shoot himself into space on a Russian rocket. He certainly
has the money, and the thrill seeking personnality for this kind of an
endeavor, and I understand his desire to want to go. I also admire M
Laliberte for having built a circus empire, and changing the face of

Drivers drifting away this weekend at Montmagny track

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Over 30 drivers will be drifting away this weekend at the Autodrome, 455 Chemin Saint-Leon, in Montmagny.

Anglos welcome newcomer

Highway 20 was less than hospitable the day we drove the cube van from Montreal to Qu├ębec City. We had just endured a difficult half-day of packing too many belongings into too small a space and were now headed toward our adopted city through a gauntlet of ice and snow.

June 29 the deadline for Colline Parlementaire comments

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

People living in Quebec City have until June 29 to tell the city how they would like to see the land around the National Assembly, known in French as the Colline Parlementaire, developed.

"Right now we are asking people more questions than making suggestions," Francois Picard, the vice-president of the Quebec City's executive committee of land management, said in French.

Watercolour painter paints among the "black sheep"

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

Artist Esther Maresso-Langlois has been turned away by art galleries because her work is solely watercolour.

"Water colour is the black sheep of art" she says.

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