April 29 2015 Edition

John McCrae statues to be unveiled 100 years after In Flanders Fields

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Photo: Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery/Canadian Press

A century after he scribbled the simple but poignant stanzas of In Flanders Fields, John McCrae is being honoured with two statues. One of the larger-than-life bronzes will be installed in Ottawa on May 3, while a duplicate will be unveiled in McCrae's hometown of Guelph, Ont., later this summer.

Canadian Bacon 3 – 10 works sold, and three stolen

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Local artist Phelipe Soldevila presented the third Canadian Bacon art show last weekend. Nearly a thousand people turned out to view works by 38 Quebec artists displayed in office space leased for the occasion on Rue Christophe-Colomb Est in Lower Town.

A tribute to the Quebec Caribous 40 years later

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The Quebec Caribous, the 1975 National Lacrosse League Nations Cup champions, were honoured at a historic media event held at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake on April 20. 

The Founding Father: the guy on the $10 bill

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Unless you're a history buff or politically inclined, you may never have had a reason to get to know the man on the predominantly purple ten-dollar bill, Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, who was born in 1815. 



James Larsen, husband of Nicole Tremblay (and of the late Denyse Guimont, in first marriage), died at Saint Brigid's Home on April 21, 2015, at age 85. 

Drawn to Quebec: Wild birds: To feed or not to feed?

Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2015

If hope really is "the thing with feathers" as Emily Dickinson said, then Canada is aflutter with optimists this time of year. For wild-bird enthusiasts and ornithologists alike, bird watching is much more than optimism.

Authors for Indies at La Maison Anglaise


Saturday, May 2, is Authors for Indies Day. That's when authors across Canada support independent bookstores by volunteering as guest book sellers.

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