News Digest April 15 2015

 

qct_news_logo.jpg

Issue April 15, 2015

 

English News Serving Quebec City since 1764

since 1764, North America's Oldest Newspaper *TM

using the most advanced news distribution method in over 246 years!


Ipad version great for those who have difficulty reading.  Great ZOOM capability.

 

ipad3.jpg

Download the Ipad Acrobat PDF version

to receive your username and password call us at 418-650-1764

 

tshirt_mugs.jpg

 



TOP NEWS STORIES

 

Words flow at the ImagiNation Writers’ Festival

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

imagination festival.jpg
Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

Quebec City book lovers got more than enough literary knowledge to digest as the Morrin Centre hosted the sixth annual ImagiNation Writers' Festival last week. 

Featuring 14 writers from Quebec, elsewhere in North America and Europe, the authors read selected excerpts from their work, shared insights about their inspirations and answered questions from the audience. 

Read more


1 read


Report this article


 

Société historique de Québec honours David Mendel

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

David Mendel.jpg
Photo: Gérald Gobeil: Société historique de Québec

Historian and author David Mendel was awarded the Médaille de Reconnaissance (medal of recognition) by Jean Dorval, the president of the Société historique de Québec, at a brunch held at the Quebec Garrison Club on Saturday, April 11. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

An evening of Irish Gaelic culture

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

Gaelic.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Daithí Mac Fhlaithimh gave a talk about Gaelic culture in Ireland that has been passed down since the mists of time, at the April 7 meeting of Irish Heritage Québec. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Festival celtique de Québec shows its colours for Tartan Day

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

tartan.jpg
Photo: Ruby Pratka

The Festival celtique de Québec will be showing a little more colour this year. Organizers unveiled the Festival's official tartan at a ceremony at the Pub St-Alexandre on April 6, World Tartan Day. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Memorials and Things of Fame

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

1865

The Morning Chronicle

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

The story behind Avenue George-VI

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

street1.jpg
Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue George-VI, a roadway in National Battlefields Park, a.k.a. the Plains of Abraham, was named after George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 1936 to 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Letter to the Editor

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

I would like to thank Alec Roberts for his "Not exactly austerity" commentary of April 8, 2015, in which he said what very much needs saying today, and which echoes so well what I've been thinking myself, but lacked the courage to express, as I've listened to the cries of outrage and almost persecution from so many. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Curtains for QAC’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

play_QAC.jpg
Photo: Michael Bourguignon

The curtain is set to rise on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Quebec Art Company's latest theatrical production.

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Climate change marchers demonstrate “boiling point”

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

boiling point.jpg

As thousands of red-clad marchers streamed through the streets of downtown Quebec City on Saturday afternoon, drums and horns at full volume, one might have thought  the Canadiens had won the Stanley Cup. Red coloured the day for a much less festive reason, a symbol of the rising mercury in Planet Earth's thermometer. 

Read more


2 reads


Report this article


 

Marie Dooley's collection: summer springs from the fabrics

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

fashion.jpg
Photo: Danielle Burns

Marie Dooley has been in the fashion business for close to three decades now, but she still gets butterflies when she puts her designs on the catwalk. On April 8, Dooley presented her 2015 spring/summer collection in the Hôtel PUR ballroom. 

Read more


3 reads


Report this article


 

A poetic haiku adventure launched

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

haiku.jpg

Kukaï, une aventure poétique, a book of haiku (a very brief form of Japanese poetry) was officially launched at an event held at the Bibliothèque Monique-Corriveau on Saturday April 11. 

Read more


3 reads


Report this article


 

“Gotta run!” in memory of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

Terry Fox Run.jpg
Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On April 12, to mark the 35th anniversary of the day Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope in St. John's, Newfoundland, runners from coast to coast joined forces to "run across Canada" in his memory and to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. 

Read more


3 reads


Report this article


 

St. Michael’s Church Hall was built to honour servicemen killed in action

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

hugh henry.jpg

In 1946, St. Michael's Anglican parish, in Sillery, built a community hall beside the church in memory of five parishioners who were killed in combat in World War II. They are as follows:

Read more


4 reads


Report this article


 

A Canadian diamond in the heart of Quebec City

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

lepage.jpg
Photo: Philippa Jabouin

Last Saturday, April 11, the Quebec government officially confirmed its $30 million contribution to Le Diamant, a multidisciplinary art venue located in the Old City at Place d'Youville. A few months ago, it was not known whether the Province would finance the project or not. 

Read more


4 reads


Report this article


 

Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail in Quebec City

Tags:


April 15 2015 Edition

justin.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In anticipation of the federal election scheduled for October 15, political party leaders and candidates are campaigning across the country. On April 9, Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau stopped in Quebec City. As he entered the meeting hall, candidates, supporters and well-wishers filled the room with cheers and applause. 

Read more


4 reads


Report this article


OBITUARIES

 

Hartland McBAIN

April 15 2015 Edition

mcbain obit.jpg

 

Hartland McBAIN  1935-2015 

Hartland Clarence McBain, husband of the late Ellen Elsie Jean (Henderson), died on February 18, 2015, in his 80th year at Saint Brigid's Home, Quebec. He was the son of the late Neilson Clarence and Nellie Alena. He lived the majority of his life in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

Read more


2 reads


Report this article