February 10 2010 Edition

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

February 8, 1850: A tremendous conflagration occurred at San Francisco on the 24th of December, destroying nearly half the city.

Majestic Puppets at Holland School

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Photo: Anna Maria Romani

You have seen small puppets in a puppet show but have you ever seen giant puppets?

We were fortunate enough to work with a puppeteer named Jacques Boutin who showed us how to make giant puppets.

Acid indigestion and stinky feet

I was on the city of Québec website the other day, looking at how our fair city presents itself to the outside world. There was a lot of talk about the great quality of life here, green spaces, and especially, a growing research-driven high-tech economy with a strong emphasis on the life sciences, high tech materials, and materials processing, as well as optics and photonics.

 

It’s official: St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 20, 2010

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Photo: Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph 1926 Archives

Organizers of the St-Patrick's Day parade have been given the green light to stage the event, missing from the city for nearly 85 years, March 20.

"It was a lot to get it all hammered out," said the parade's chief organizer Peter Ferrell, owner of Nelligan's Pub, but, he said the official word arrived Monday. An official announcement will be made downtown next Tuesday.

Québecers receive War Amps key tags this week

When Quebec residents receive their 2010 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn how these tags are hard at work assisting amputees in their community.

War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton explains in the letter enclosed with the mailing:

CQSB Basketball Tournament

Shawinigan High School will play host to the 11th edition of the Central Quebec School Boards Basketball Tournament this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Games will be played at Shawinigan High School and at Collège de Shawinigan.

Nineteen teams representing ten high schools will be competing for banners in three different categories.

Calgarian canoe team satisfied with results

"Wait ‘til next year!"

Russ Keber and the other members of his five-man will have to rely on that age-old rallying after finishing 18th or 19th out of 24 in the Sport class of Sunday's Course en Canot de Carnaval, the annual canoe race between the city and Levis that takes places during the city's annual Winter Carnival.

Health Minister involved with Shannon complaints

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Photo by Doris Fritschmann, The arch on St-Julie street was decorated for the St-Patrick’s Day parade in the early 1920’s.  The last St-Patrick’s day parade in Quebec City was in 1926.

CQSB Performing Arts Festival

This spring, the Central Québec School Board will be hosting its seventh Performing Arts Festival. The event provides an opportunity for elementary and secondary students throughout the school board to share their enthusiasm and passion for the performing arts.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière

Feeling like one of the Messier family

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Photo: Provided by Ed Sweeney

It was February 2006 when I finally got it! I was driving westward along Boulevard Champlain towards the arena in Ste. Foy. Beside me in the passanger seat was none other than the NHL's second all-time scorer and six-time Stanley Cup champion, Mark Messier.

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