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The Morning Chronicle
Friday, February 25
Events in the Year 1847
The Earl of Elgin, the newly appointed Governor General opened the Canadian Legislature.

Former QCT city editor Frank Howard dies at 77

Former Ottawa Citizen columnist Frank Howard began his career as a reporter at the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph in the mid 1950s. He made his way up to the position of city editor.

Among those he mentored at the Chronicle was a university student named John Gray, who spent two summers reporting for the Quebec City daily from its offices on Côte St-Sacrement.

From Steve Hill to Glenn Miller

Go! fans needed up front at Morrin Centre

There’ll be no hiding in the back row during a live broadcast of CBC Radio One’s Go! with host Brent Bambury. For those who have been waiting for this chance of a lifetime — to be part of a Go! live studio audience — the big day is Saturday, March 15 and it’s happening at Morrin Centre.

The Plains of Abraham park has plenty of activities planned

The Plains of Abraham park has planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.

The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Auberge St-Antoine’s Past Perfect a tribute to city and its rich history

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St. Anthony of Padua was known for, among other traits, being the patron saint of lost things. The auberge by the same name in old Quebec bears it well, for it has spent over a decade uncovering and displaying the lost things from the past that lay hidden for centuries beneath the Îlot Hunt site.

Price up for Prix Rayonnement hors Québec 2007

Auberge St-Antoine co-owner and administrator Evan Price, also president of SIM Composites, is the sixth finalist in the Chambre de commerce de Québec’s Prix Rayonnement hors Québec 2007.

This prize awards companies and individuals who have succeeded to solidify their name internationally.

More troops head home to Valcartier

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Like the old song says, yellow ribbons can be seen around Base Valcartier, their bows a cheery welcome for homebound troops back from service in Afghanistan. Tuesday, February 26 saw the return of the eighth contingent since February 5. Welcome home! Please see pages 10 and 11 for an update on the shoes for Afghanistan project.

(Photo #5) Afghanistan

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(Photo #4) Afghanistan

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(Photo #3) Afghanistan

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(Photo #2) Afghanistan

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(Photo #1) Afghanistan

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Getting shoes on the feet of children in Afghanistan

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AFHGANISTAN — It all starts at least a day before with planning and preparation. Local leaders are consulted in order to determine where the shoes are the most needed by the poorest of the local people here in Spin Boldak.

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Lord delivers preliminary draft on state of bilingualism

Historic Domaine Cataraqui to house hotel-tourism school

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Photo: Mike Rishitnyk

The city of Quebec is placing its money in building for a bigger future in tourism. Domaine Cataraqui, currently managed by the Commission de la capital nationale du Québec (CCNQ), will soon be home to l’École hôtelière de la Capitale.

New theatrical effects for Shannon Irish Show

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Photo: TED LAGLOIRE

This year’s Shannon Irish Show will feature a few theatrical effects and some avant-garde costumes for the dancers.

Mikes turns 40 with a new, more Italian concept

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The Québécois chain Mikes is 40 years old this year. The restaurants, which began in Montreal, are evolving to meet their customers’ more refined tastes for Italian-inspired food. But the chain’s three basics, hot Italian sandwiches (subs), pizza and pasta, are here to stay.

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Memorials and Things of Fame

 



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Scaredy Squirrel helps his own author conquer her fears

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Mélanie Watt took a big step in sending her school project to Kids Can Press — the result was the beginning of her Scaredy Squirrel adventures.

Into her third book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach, Watt is still getting used to the character’s success. The rodent has a following from children to adults.

CQSB welcomes student teachers

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“Let such teach others who themselves excel.”

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Once again this year the Central Québec School Board has welcomed four student teachers from Bishop’s University into their schools, allowing them to complete their 3-week practicum.

Quebec: A City and Its Artists at Musée

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has launched Québec: A City and Its Artists, an exhibit featuring over 160 works by 22 artists who were born or lived in Quebec City between 1670 and 1970.

QHS students take to the stage

Teamwork is the key to a fantastic musical theatre production, and audiences should get set for a fantastic production of the musical Annie, staged by an enthusiastic team of students of Quebec High School (QHS).

At QHS, outstanding shows by the music theatre course are a tradition and are well attended by both the school community and the greater English community.

School boards have vital role to play

School board administrators from across the province spent last weekend defending their work to Quebec’s Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport Michelle Courshesne.

Montreal school sends cheque to buy shoes for Afghan children

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Photo: Eric Van der Wee

Students at The Sacred Heart School of Montreal jumped on board the Shoes for Afghanistan campaign. The private girls’ school held a Miss Shoeniverse Contest to raise funds to purchase footwear for needy feet overseas.

The Jeffery Hale Hospital prepares for its 8th annual Révélations

Painters, sculptors, crafters, writers and other artists are invited to participate in the eighth edition of the Exposition Révélations exhibit to be held at the Jeffery Hale from April 6 to 8 from 11 to 5 p.m. It is open to staff, residents and community members. The opening will take place on Sunday, April 6 in the Coin Soleil room, second floor, at 2 p.m. The deadline to apply is March 7.

Plains of Abraham to celebrate 100th

The Plains of Abraham have planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.
The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Pope sends greetings for Eucharistic Congress

US Consul General David Fetter

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Photo by Patrick Tomlinson 

US Consul General David Fetter at home in old Quebec.

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