April 28 2010 Edition

Here’s a novel idea: appoint judges on merit

Premier Charest is suing his former Justice Minister Marc Bellemare for libel over allegations that financial contributions to the Quebec Liberal Party played a role in the appointment of three judges, an allegation that is hotly disputed by the Premier. Retired Supreme Court Justice Michel Basterache will head a public inquiry into the matter and file his report by October 15.

Museum marks 100th Naval anniversary

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Photo: QCT Archives

"We want to show that for many year, the Saint Lawrence River was the door to invade Canada," said Andre Pirouac.

Pirouac is the director of the Naval Museum of Quebec on Rue Dalhousie. The museum, beginning June 1, will help the city celebrate the history of the Canadian Navy, which this year is marking its 100th anniversary.

World Book and Copyright Day marked at Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre celebrated World Book and Copyright Day and St. George's Day April 23, a symbolic date in the literary, a day on which Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died in 1616.

The gathering was treated to cocktail hour readings from Cervantes and Shakespeare.

St-Pat’s ensemble encouraged by festival results

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Photo: provided by David Parker

The St-Patrick's High School Junior Jazz Combo fell just short of winning a gold medal at the recent JazzFest des jeunes du Quebec recently in Saint-Hubert, but the resullts were nonetheless encouraging for the young band.

Patience of Job

But let's reverse a bit.

It all started a while back when, being a fledgling amateur historian, I got a yen to do some snooping around in the C-T's archives.

Trouble was, my knowledge of anything involving the Internet left a trifle to be desired. To date my i-skills had been applied strictly to corresponding with friends and relations. Nothing more.

Health promotion tool for older adults now available online

I recently discovered an effective health promotion tool that was developed here in Quebec City by Jennifer Hobbs-Robert, Director of Nursing Care and Quality at Saint Brigid's - Jeffery Hale Hospital. This free-of-charge health resource is a train-the-trainer approach to promoting seniors' health.

Dempsey, Matthew W. 1922 - 2010

Dempsey, Matthew W.

Newsie Notes April 28, 2010

QHS ALUMNI ACTIVITIES A major meeting for the QHS Alumni took place Wednesday, April 14. For the interest of members and friends of the Alumni, the following events are scheduled and we would love to see as many of you attend, whether it be in Quebec City or in Vineland or Toronto, Ontario. The QHS Golf Tournament is scheduled for Le Castor Golf Club, Base Valcartier on Friday, July 2.

Chester Thomas McKinley

Chester Thomas McKinley, age 87, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the McGarrell Place, London on Friday April 23, 2010. Born in Valcartier, Quebec, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Crawford)McKinley. Chester was the owner and operator of the Noretta Motel in Stratford for many years until his retirement.

The technology evolution and music

At first technological progress was slow with hundreds of years between the discovery of fire, the wheel and then the cart. Now in a matter of months the auto industry can put out new features and gimmicks that were on drawing boards for a long time before being released to assembly lines. Imagine what has been developed and not yet put into new cars?

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