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Wellness Centre partners discuss needs of English-speaking community

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Photo: Diane Kameen

On June 1, the key partners in the community Wellness Centre got together to discuss shared objectives and a common vision as to how to best meet the health and social services needs of the local English-speaking community.

G7 protests leave Quebec City streets undisturbed

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Photo: Peter Black
Police authorities prepared for the worst in anticipation of anti-G7 protests in downtown Quebec City from June 7 to 10, but in the end, there was more tumult and controversy at the diplomatic level at the Charlevoix Summit than there was in the streets of the Old City. 

Letter to the Editor: An American apology

An American apology

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Business as usual (almost) for Book Fair 2018

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As the QCT reported in the May 30, 2018 edition, the Quebec City Women’s Club has passed the torch for the organizing of its annual Book Fair into the capable hands of SNACS Entrepreneurs, an innovative social enterprise that is a spin-off from the SNACS (Special Needs Activities and Community Services) Program, a program that offers social activities and life skills training to English-speaking

Democracy is just the worst, but still the best

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I think my first lesson in the wonders of democracy was thanks to a friend named Mark T.

Quebec prepares to celebrate Fête Nationale on June 23-24

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The theme of this year’s Fête Nationale celebrations, Histoire de héros or Story of Heroes, was revealed at a press conference held at the Musée de la civilisation on June 6.

The story behind Rue Alexander

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street is named in honour of Field Marshal Harold George Alexander, first Earl Alexander of Tunis, a senior British Army officer who served with distinction in both the First World War and the Second World War. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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June 11, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
Two men named Baptiste Leveliere, of Berthier and Jean Boutet, of St. Cuthbert in passing along the river near St. Sulpice on their way back from Montreal, ate some hemlock that they mistook for another plant usually eaten in this area. In an hour and a half, both were dead.

Marymount College Class of 1968 hold their 50th reunion

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Photo: Tjerk Bartlema

Some 20 women, alumnae of Marymount College, who graduated, or were part of the graduating classes of 1964-68, gathered at the Clarendon Hotel in Old Quebec City from June 4 to 8 to celebrate their 50th reunion.

Janice (née Tessier) Murray, one of the reunion organizers, said, “We think this may be the only Marymount reunion since the school closed in 1969.”

The long-lost story of un enfant caché

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Albert Reiss was invited to speak to the congregation of the Beth Israel Ohev Sholem synagogue in Quebec City on June 5. He came to talk about his hidden childhood that had been kept a secret for over 70 years.

Reiss was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. His parents had fled Poland in 1929 to escape the antisemitism and pogroms that were threatening the country’s Jewish community.

Crossing Canada: To the Atlantic, via the Ocean

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Travelling from Quebec City to Halifax is challenging. Flying east requires first going southwest to change planes in Montreal, Ottawa or even Toronto. Driving the 1,000-plus kilometres takes about 10 hours and may involve stopping overnight along the way. Fortunately, there is a top-notch alternative: Via Rail’s Ocean.

QAHN holds its AGM in Quebec City

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Photo: Matthew Farfan

This past weekend, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) held its 19th annual general meeting at the Cataraqui Estate in Quebec City. The event was well attended by members from all over the province. The assembly heard from its outgoing president, Simon Jacobs, that the organization was in a sound financial state.

Hidden English History in Portneuf, Part 2: The drums and the bell

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Photo: courtesy of Gaétan Morissette
It was a short, quiet service, but of course, the drum was played. 

Portneuf musician Malcolm Kingsborough, one of the pillars of the annual Tambours de Portneuf folk festival, died in July 2017 at 77. Nearly a year later, with a few friends in attendance, his ashes were interred in the cemetery of Portneuf’s Christ Church. 

QCT reaps many QCNA Better Newspapers Awards

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Photo: Valerie Pyke

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is proud to announce that four of its writers and photographers were presented with the following awards at the 38th annual Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) banquet and awards gala, held at the Mont-Gabriel Resort and Spa in Sainte-Adèle on June 8.

The Quebec public service wants you!

Launch of a large-scale call for applications

The Quebec public service (QPS) is launching a large-scale call for applications to recruit professionals in several fields and in all administrative regions of Quebec.

Geoffrey Kelley won’t seek re-election

The MNA for Jacques-Cartier and minister responsible for Native affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, announced that he will not seek re-election on Oct. 1. Kelley, a longtime advocate for the English-speaking community, said he is ready to start a new chapter after a 24-year career in the National Assembly.

Community Calendar

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 10 to 30 & July 19 to Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. – The Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand presents its 26th summer season of free concerts on the Plains of Abraham, with a program featuring a variety of musical styles and renowned artists during 22 stellar musical evenings.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

Barbecue season is in full swing

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Burning charcoal is one of those iconic summer aromas. It’s in the air, that distinctive smell as the charcoal heats up, the caramelized drop of sauce that fell from the grill last time. Your mouth waters as your brain goes into overdrive wondering if you have enough gas in the tank to cook the meal. 

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

Quebec High School hands out annual sports awards

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Photo: QHS Facebook page
The Quebec High School athletic department handed out annual awards on June 5 to the student-athletes who distinguished themselves with the Blazers sports teams. QHS has teams in basketball, rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee. 

A member of both the basketball and soccer teams, Noah Sweeney was named male athlete of the year.

Quebec City braces for G7 demonstrations

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Photo: Peter Black
G7 leaders may be meeting in the scenic Charlevoix 150 kilometres away, but people and businesses in Quebec City are bracing for the impact of at least three separate demonstrations on June 7, 8 and 9. 

Quebec approves two new English schools for CQSB

Merged high school and new elementary school serving South Shore

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Photo: Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke says “there hasn’t been anything like this in the English community in the last almost 70 years.” What this is is the announcement of not one, but two brand-new English schools in the Quebec City area.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
A One-Horse Discussion 
An amusing conversation took place on the communication of Mr. Baillarge, recommending the appropriation of $120 for the purchase of a horse for the Fire Department.

Canada targets pickles and bourbon in Trump’s trade war

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The first casualty of war, the saying goes, is truth. So what is the first casualty of a trade war? Well, that’s trickier.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie

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Photo: Google Maps
Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie was named in honour of the former Dominion Arsenal that was located in the Saint-Malo industrial park in the 1940s. 

The MCQ highlights 175 years of police service in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has had an impressive police force ever since it was founded in 1843. To celebrate the Service de police de la Ville de Québec’s (SPVQ)’s 175th anniversary, the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the City of Quebec present Badge of Honour.

Hundreds join the Walk for Arthritis in Quebec City

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

This year’s Walk for Arthritis took place on Saturday, June 2, in Quebec City. One-kilometre, five-kilometre and 10-kilometre walks and runs all began at the start/finish line, at the Université Laval’s Grand Axe green-space.

The Jeffy Jan II now open to visitors at Brown Basin

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Jeffy Jan II, the small yacht that became famous during the Second World War for having transported VIPs, including future British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and Lord Louis Mountbatten, around the Port of Quebec during the Quebec Conferences of August 1943 and 1944, is now on display and open to visitors in the Brown Basin park for the summer.
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