March 30 2011 Edition

Toxic odors force the evacuation of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre

Just before noon on Friday, March 25, students, teachers and staff of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, located on rue William-Stuart in Ste-Foy, had to evacuate the building because of toxic odors.

Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan


Corporal Yannick Scherrer, 24, was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on foot patrol with the Afghan national Army near the town of Nakhonay, southwest of Kandahar city on Sunday, March 27.

From Montreal, Scherrer was on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan and was a member of the 1st Batallion, Royal 22nd Regiment, based in CFB Valcartier near Quebec City.

A book for a book: free literary swap coming soon

Photo: Photo by Susanne Bergmann

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Anne of Green Gables, The Catcher in the Rye...the local "literati," may be swapping these titles along with many others at the Quebec City Reading Council's annual Book Swap on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 the cafeteria of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre.

Finding God’s Voice

We live in a busy world. We have things to do, people to see, and places to go. It seems that every day, our agendas are becoming more and more full, as we make appointments with doctors, dentists, hairdressers, and the myriad other people we need to keep us functioning in the 21st century.

Everyone loves a parade: Another successful year for St. Patrick’s Day parade


Blustery winds and falling temperatures don't stop the Irish from a good celebration. On Saturday afternoon, March 26, thousands of Quebecers came out donning green to watch the St. Patrick's Parade. It's the second edition of the event - last year, it returned after an 84-year hiatus. Eight-hundred participants from 58 organizations marched down rue St. Jean, starting at St.

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