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Let’s not bury our heads and our heritage in the sand

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Our Mayor seems to be more worried about what other people might think about the ruins of the former St-Vincent-de-Paul church, perched precariously at the top of Côte d’Abraham, than saving a part of our city’s heritage.

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.

Fingers crossed for action plan

Our fingers are crossed that the federal government’s cross-country minority-language tour will bear fruit in time for the action plan being prepared by former New Brunswick premier Bernard Lord.

Groups from across the country met with Lord to pitch their ideas and voice their concerns over, among other issues, the current funding formulas.

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.

US Consul General takes advantage of winter sport in Quebec

United States Consul General to Quebec David Fetter has been on the job from his office at 2 Dufferin Terrace since last fall.

Fetter admitted that he was disappointed that he could not find a Nordique’s shirt when he arrived — he learned, to his dismay, that they had become the Avalanche!

Chalmers-Wesley Church spire in need of urgent repairs

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Photo: Yves Rodriguez

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, built in 1853, was recognized as a historic building by the province in 1995. This imposing Neo-Gothic structure is home to one of the few English-language congregations within the walls of historic Quebec City. The attached photograph shows the church with its soaring 164-foot spire, a feature of the skyline in many a famous picture of old Quebec.

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“China, for 18 of the past 20 centuries, has been the largest economy in the world and will be again this century”.
-Chris Patten (former Governor of Hong Kong)

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Quebec winters: the real thing!

I just spent the weekend in Quebec city visiting mum and friends. We had the chance to visit the Plains of Abraham and check out the activities, the snow sculptures, and the ice sculptures.

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