News Digest February 26, 2014

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.


Download the Ipad Acrobat PDF version
to receive your username and password call us at 418-650-1764


February 26, 2014



Classified this week



Click on headline to read full story


The pipes, the pipes are calling! The 2014 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

James Donovan, director of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, recognized as the only mainly francophone St. Patrick's parade in the world, recently presented the program for this year's event.

Barbara Miller: Grand Marshall of the 2014 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Barbara Miller was recently named as the Grand Marshall of the 5th annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick. Miller has been in the public eye in Quebec City most of her life.

FORT Career Coffee Break

The Valcartier Family Centre's FORT Program is hosting a Career Coffee Break to help prepare Anglophone job-seekers for the Foire de l'Emploi (Job Fair), which takes place March 14 and 15 at Expo Cité.

Annual Shannon Irish Show

Where everyone is Irish for the day.
The C.W.L. of Shannon cordially invites you to the annual Shannon Irish Show on Saturday, March 15.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist - Sophie Rivett-Carnac

new girl22.jpg

Sophie is a born and bred Londoner - that's London, England, not London, Ontario. Thanks to an inherited family affection for France, she's always been open to opportunities to speak the language. So, when a chance arose for her and her family to move to la belle province, they took it. Steaming cups of tea and scones were substituted with québécois charm and a big plate of poutine.

QHS students digitally connect with local seniors


Does being a senior learning how to use Facebook, YouTube or sound daunting? Would you rather teach such a class than be a student in it? For nearly 30 students from Quebec High School, the answer was simple - they wanted to teach.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

There is a by-law in force in this city which states that if any person shall fire or discharge any gun, fowling-piece or fire-arm in any part of the city he shall incur a penalty not exceeding twenty shillings with costs and

10th Annual Pentathlon des neiges opens in perfect weather

Photo: Bill Cox

Aspiring competitors and enthusiastic crowds basked in sunlight and beautiful above zero weather for the opening of the 10th annual Pentathlon des neiges in Quebec City this past weekend. Officials and volunteers were in place to oversee the five disciplines - cycling, running, skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing - in age groups from 18 to 60+, male and female.

Pee-Wees take over the Colisée Pepsi

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From February 12 to 23, the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament took over the Colisée Pepsi. Teams arrived from across Canada, the United States and 14 other countries from as far away as Australia to test their skills against each other.

Take a walk with The Barefoot Professor

The bearded gentleman sitting quietly between his wife and commentator Aiden Roberts in front of the large audience at the Morrin Center seemed to be looking around the room at the arriving people.
Then I noticed a white cane standing in a corner of the room. As Roberts used prompts to question Dr.

Young violinists help Burundi flood victims

The day the rains came, Allison Blair was on her way back to Burundi from her father's birthday celebration in Quebec City.
Blair, a Quebec City native, has lived and worked in Burundi for the past 15 years. She co-directs Bravo Ministries, a charitable organization in the capital, Bujumbura. The charity teaches sewing trades to street youth and former prostitutes.

Team Canada brings home 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze Olympic medals

Photo: Photo credit: HHOF-IIHF-IOC / Andre Ringuette / Jeff Vinick

Other medal winners this past week were:
Marielle Thompson won Gold, and Kelsey Serwa, Silver, in Women's Ski Cross.
Mike Riddle won Silver in the Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe event
Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse successfully defended their Olympic title, winning Gold in the Women's Bobsleigh.

Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to Quebec City

Photo: Photo provided by UFC

On April 16, the Pepsi Colisée will feature Quebec City's first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event. Former welterweight champion "GS-P" Georges St-Pierre, named Canada's Favourite Athlete several years running, has made this sport popular in Canada and around the world.


More than just a travelling art show

The William S. Paley modern art collection, an eclectic mix of French Impressionist works and 20th-century British and American paintings which headlined the list of travelling shows at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from October to February, shows what can happen when great resources are put into purchasing art for personal enjoyment.

Rally calls for end to Anticost oil exploration

Some 100 people gathered in front of the National Assembly last Friday, in spite of the winter weather, to call for an end to oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island.
The large island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River near Gaspé has been managed by the province since 1974. A 221-square-mile stretch of the island has been designated a national conservation park since 2001.

A crisp crescent moon


Business day for future Champlain-St. Lawrence students

On February 18, Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) hosted its third in a series of four events dedicated to interested applicants to join its Business program. The first, held in mid-January, introduced accounting methods and practices. The second invited potential students to the campus as students-for-a-day. A gala is planned for the fourth event on March 20.




On February 14, 2014, Vivian Dempsey passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto at age 86. Vivian was born in Quebec City and graduated from St. Patrick's High School (Leonard High). She started to work for Price Brothers in the Quebec City head office and then moved to Montreal and Toronto as the head office moved.


McCARTNEY, Isabel 1910 - 2014

Isabel McCartney passed away peacefully at St. Brigid's Home on February 19, 2014, at the age of 104. She was a lifelong resident of this area.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5 rue Cook, Quebec City, on Monday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Mount Hermon cemetery at a later date.

KELLY, Veronica (Vee Vee ) (1923-2014)

Vee Vee passed away peacefully and gracefully Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2014, at St. Brigid's Home.
Community Calendar Please visit