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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

200 years of commerce in QC

As Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary, its Chamber of Commerce is about to turn 200 years old.

The Chamber of Commerce and the city have decided to collaborate in celebrating the two anniversaries. A book retracing the commercial history of Quebec City and the history of its Chamber of Commerce was just sent to press.

Quebec tae kwon do champions ready for Olympic fights in Beijing

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Photo: courtesy of www.combatcanada.ca

For the first time since tae kwon do became an Olympic discipline at the 2000 Sydney Games, Canada will be represented in the sport by a male athlete. Sebastien Michaud from Quebec City qualified in the - 80 kg category.

LHSQ’s patrimony for sale

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Canada’s oldest learned society, is about to divest itself of its heart and soul: the sale by “silent auction” of 1,500 of its historical books, mostly from the 19th and 18th centuries, by the boxful no less! To view the titles, go to www.morrin.org/auction.pdf. Although the proposed auction may be silent, I am not.

QC’s stones tell city’s history, in English and French

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Photo: Annabelle Blais

Among the best ways to learn about a city’s history is through its architecture. When you’re walking in the street, look up, pay attention: the city’s stones are talking to you.

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