July 1 2009 Edition

Jeffrey Hale gravesite [photo]

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The tomb of Jeffery Hale (r) in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, needs to be repaired. The sapling in this photo has since been removed but it, and others, created crevices in the tomb's mortar.

Wendake history on display

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Photo: Jean-Louis Régis

Thirteen artists will recreate the world in 75 minutes, three nights a week through the end of August, complete with dancing, singing, art and "a special kind of pyrotechnics."

Condos come to Belvedere

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The excavation work for new condos on Avenue Belvédère is well under way. The development, called La Cours des Braves, will be four stories high and count 58 units.

Others had fun [photo]

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Nathalie Magnan, Xenos Khan and their two children, Thomas, 3, and Alexia, 6 show off their painted Fleur-de-lis and coloured hair at the Grande Tablée on June 24 by artists.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Chronicle Telegraph

Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and compiled by Catherine Mills Rouleau

July 1, 2009

 

Special return for ex-Quebecer with Buffalo vocal group

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Photo: Farrell Photography, Amherst, NY

Richard Darisse's visit to Quebec this week will be special in many ways.

Crews clean up after big Fete

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

The morning after the St-Jean-Baptist Day party in the upper town, streets and green spaces were carpeted with garbage. Crushed beer cans had accumulated against curbs, and broken glass littered the streets.

It's a mess the city sees only once a year and one it has become efficient in cleaning up.

Building language bridges

In 1996, after twelve years of regular service in the Canadian Forces all over this country and abroad, I hung my shingle out as a civilian in this town, quickly finding myself recruited onto the board of Voice of English Speaking Quebec. In those days some members of the province's English community were devoting considerable resources to the "language politics" of the time.

Jeffrey Hale gravesite in disrepair in England cemetery

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Photo: Courtesy June Bridgeman

Jeffery Hale may be a revered figure in Quebec City's Anglophone community, but his final resting place in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England is in disrepair.

The Chronicle Telegraph has learned that the tomb of the famous Quebec philanthropist needs several hundred dollars worth of repairs.

Simons family big contributors to Quebec City's economy

From the archives of the Chronicle-Telegraph

"La Maison Simons'" story began when Peter Simons, born in 1785 in Scotland, settled in the Quebec City area on a small farm on Lac Duchesnay (now Lac Beauport) to raise his family of five children. In 1840, one of his sons, 17 year-old John, moved to Quebec City.

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