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Celebrate 250: Community Essay Competition

Perhaps you're not the type to write a Letter to the Editor but have an insightful point of view you want to share. Or maybe you wonder whether the Letters to the Editor section has enough room to print all your opinions.

QCT journalists win big at QCNA Competition


Being honoured by a jury of one's peers is one of the highest accolades possible. Yet this is exactly what the QCT received on Friday, May 31, 2013, from the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA).

The finer points of whisky and whiskey

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Photo: Scott French

"It's not bad, a little light," said Fredéric Dubois after sampling the evening's second whisky of the night, Qunita Ruban, a single-malt by Scottish distiller Glen Morangie. Dubois was one of the 100 whisky fans who attended the Celtic Festival's third annual Whisky Tasting held at Morrin Centre last Friday night.

Local churches show “Every day is Earth Day”

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Earth Day will be celebrated by over a billion people in 190 countries on April 22. The Earth Day Network states, "As the world's population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever."

Among those taking this challenge seriously are faith communities.

imagiNation lights up the Morrin Centre

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Another chapter was written in the annals of the imagiNation Writers' Festival at the Morrin Centre in Old Quebec this past week. The fifth edition of the annual literary festival drew 14 English-speaking writers from across Canada for a weekend of readings, book signings, workshops and reflection, on topics ranging from historical fiction to popular science.

Book fair welcomes thousands of avid readers

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From April 9 to 13, the Centre des Congrès de Québec hosted the city's annual Salon international du Livre. Once past the gate with their four-dollar ticket, visitors entered the literary world of authors, publishers and caricature artists who shared their creative spirit with fans and curious readers. The entire space was filled with book kiosks showing their merchandise.

Sillery Junction – “Those Were the Days”

Ah, yes, I remember it well. The single-storey store with Mrs. Cochran serving all the kids with one-cent candy. Oh, those honeymoons, all covered in chocolate. Boy, were they good.

I was a paper delivery boy for the Chronicle-Telegraph around 1944 or so with a route of about 40-50 papers per day, stretching from the Junction to slightly west of Belvedere Avenue. Quite a run every day.

The fabulous adventures of Flat Alex

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Alex Bourlinguez, 17, lives with his parents and twin brother in Quebec City. He enjoys his job as the school's mail delivery person, and likes working in woodworking class and reading books about the nations of the world. He's visited nearly 20 countries on five continents.

The PLQ celebrate their victory

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

While people across the province watched the televised provincial election returns on April 7, local Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) candidates and their supporters gathered to watch and celebrate at a restaurant near Université Laval.

As the results came in, Jean-Guy Légaré, president of the PLQ electoral committee, presented them to the cheering crowd.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
March 27, 1864: An excellent display of Easter meats may be expected at our city markets today and more particularly at the Upper Town and Champlain markets where
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