February 25 2015 Edition

News Digest February 25 2015

 

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Issue February 25, 2015

 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

On Saturday forenoon, the startling news was received in town that an accident had occurred to the night train from Montreal for this city near Danville Station. It was impossible for some time to obtain details and the utmost alarm prevailed among those who had friends or relatives on the train.

Love and kibbles: the making of a MIRA guide dog

The downtown café is abuzz with the clatter of plates and the hum of conversation, but none of that seems to bother Doucine, a black Labrador-mix puppy.

Doucine accompanies Quebec City artist James A. Cameron everywhere he goes - to his bustling shared workshop on Côte d'Abraham, to his apartment, to the library, to the grocery store, to the bus stop and even on the bus.

Moon, Venus and Mars in conjunction over Quebec City

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

This special conjunction of the planets Venus and Mars with the crescent moon was seen last weekend around the world. Looking west over Quebec City, photographer Jay Ouellet took this photo from Lévis-Lauzon at about 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20. The dark side of the waxing crescent moon was illuminated with Earthshine.

The story behind Rue Edison

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Edison, a short street in Val-Bélair, is named in honour of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), who was born in Milan, Ohio. He was the youngest child of Samuel Ogden Edison, who was born in Marshalltown, near Digby, Nova Scotia.

Parlez-vous anglais? Mérici College adds bilingual programs

The sound of English will be heard more often in the halls of Collège Mérici this September. The private Francophone CEGEP, located on Grande Allée Ouest next to the Plains of Abraham, will offer new bilingual programs in natural sciences, social sciences and accounting and management.

Bring Us Home!: St. Lawrence independent from Champlain Regional College?

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On February 19, representatives of the Teachers' Union and staff members of Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus hosted a meet-and-greet cocktail at McMahon Hall to launch Bring Us Home!, a campaign advocating the severing of campus ties with Champlain Regional College.

2015 Oscars: a dull and formulaic affair

The 87th Academy Awards put on a predictably insipid show on Sunday, the dullness of which was only momentarily alleviated by musical performances and one or two inspired acceptance speeches.

Not even Neil Patrick Harris, a consummate entertainer with charisma to burn (not to mention a chiseled physique which, perhaps in a moment of desperation, he deployed in the third hour of the four-hour ma

2015 Oscars: a dull and formulaic affair

The 87th Academy Awards put on a predictably insipid show on Sunday, the dullness of which was only momentarily alleviated by musical performances and one or two inspired acceptance speeches.

Not even Neil Patrick Harris, a consummate entertainer with charisma to burn (not to mention a chiseled physique which, perhaps in a moment of desperation, he deployed in the third hour of the four-hour ma

Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament forges friendships

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

In what may be one of the last Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments held at the Colisée Pepsi, the players, coaches and organizers put on quite a show.

With the new Quebec City Amphitheatre set to open in September this year, mayor Régis Labeaume said last week that the 66-year-old Colisée will eventually be demolished, bringing to an end the building that has hosted the annual to

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