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Update from the Publisher First-year round-up

Amazingly, it has been a year since I took the helm of North America's oldest newspaper. Over this year, I have learned a great deal about and have become integrated into this city; it has been a profound learning experience for me.

My French is certainly better, and I feel, now more than ever, a part of Quebec City's close-knit anglophone community.

Slow progress on St. Matthew’s Cemetery clean-up, Most of graffiti removed

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Photo: Scott French

The City of Québec is slowly but surely progressing in its revitalization of St. Matthew’s Cemetery-turned-city-park in the St-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood. Most of the anti-Anglo graffiti has been removed from the Protestant cemetery’s headstones. Security personnel are now monitoring the park 16 hours a day to discourage any further vandalism.

Tour guide deplores book purge

As a Québec City tour guide, I make a point of taking visitors to the chaussée des Écossais and talking about the contribution of the anglophone community to the history of our city.

I tell them about the City Gaol, Morrin College and the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, insisting proudly on the fact that the latter was the first learned society in Canada.

LHSQ is “selling our heritage”

Dr. Peter Sabor, FRSC Canada Research Chair in 18th-Century Studies McGill University

Thomas Feininger’s eloquent letter in the August 6 Chronicle-Telegraph, “LHSQ’s Patrimony for Sale,” has now been answered in the August 20 QCT by David F. Blair, President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Society’s silent auction provokes outrage

Thomas A. Reisner, Professor of English Literature (retired) Université Laval

I am sure I speak for many readers of the Chronicle when I express outrage and revulsion at what can only be characterized as the rank hypocrisy of David F. Blair’s apologia for the silent auction currently under way at the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Announcing Community breakfast for the GRADUATION CLASS OF 2009 of DDO High School

The Caring Gardener

“Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they’ll o’ergrow the garden.”
-William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

New QHS principal looks forward to “successes, big and small”

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Photo: Scott French

While most kids probably aren’t awaiting the start of the school year with great enthusiasm, one man certainly is.

Polio survivor hand cycles to “Eradicate, educate, rehabilitate”

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Photo: courtesy of www.cycletowalk.com

Ramesh Ferris stands on the doorstep of history, wearing leg braces and with the aid of crutches. In the wake of Canadian legends like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, the 28-year-old polio survivor is hand cycling across the country to raise awareness and funds to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.

Supreme Knight: Back pro-lifers

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Photo: Scott French

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