January 23 2013 Edition

News Digest for January 23, 2013

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St. Lawrence College delivers enthralling Othello

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The young actors at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence didn’t choose Shakespeare’s Othello, it chose them.

French version of Bury Your Dead now available

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Photo: from Louise Penny’s Web site

Internationally acclaimed Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny was in town on January 17 along with her publisher Louise Loiselle of Flammarion Québec. With them were Claire and Louise Chabalier, the two women, sisters actually, who translated Penny’s highly popular book Bury Your Dead into French.

A history of the Brown family on TVA

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The Brown family name is one of the most widespread in the Anglo-Saxon world. It is the 5th most common name in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland and Australia. Although less numerous in Quebec, the Browns are, nevertheless, at the origins of a major event in our history; the creation of the first newspaper in North America: The Quebec Gazette, in 1764, by William Brown.

A brief history of North America's oldest newspaper

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has enjoyed a very long and most distinguished history in Quebec City. This newspaper is a descendant of several newspapers published during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in Quebec.

QAC auditions for spring play

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Photo: source: public domain

Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production – The Importance of Being Earnest – a farcical comedy written by Oscar Wilde.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the company’s annual general meeting which begins at 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at Holland School, 940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, Quebec.

Wednesday outings for people 50 years or older

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The Plains of Abraham invite people 50 years or older from Quebec City and its surrounding area to visit the Odyssey multimedia exhibition for free (with proof of age and residence), the first Wednesday of each month, on February 6, March 6, April 3, etc., to December 4, 2013. The exhibit is located in the Discovery Pavillion, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Quebec.

“Earth has not anything to show more fair . . . ”

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Photo: Rivière-du-Loup Tourism

Oh, I know the poet was writing his impression of old London in the early morning, but he might just as well have been describing what I’m looking at right now . . .

(Summertime. A pause in a riverside walk, St. Patrick, near Rivière-du-Loup.)

The Moderator of The United Church of Canada visits Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Right Reverend Gary Paterson, 41st Moderator of The United Church of Canada, was in Quebec City last week to practise his French and to visit two local congregations: Chalmers-Wesley United Church and Église unie Saint-Pierre, which worships in Chalmers-Wesley’s building on rue Sainte-Ursule in the Old City.

Memorials and Things of Fame for January 23, 2013

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