June 13 2018 Edition

Wellness Centre partners discuss needs of English-speaking community

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Photo: Diane Kameen

On June 1, the key partners in the community Wellness Centre got together to discuss shared objectives and a common vision as to how to best meet the health and social services needs of the local English-speaking community.

G7 protests leave Quebec City streets undisturbed

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Photo: Peter Black
Police authorities prepared for the worst in anticipation of anti-G7 protests in downtown Quebec City from June 7 to 10, but in the end, there was more tumult and controversy at the diplomatic level at the Charlevoix Summit than there was in the streets of the Old City. 

Letter to the Editor: An American apology

An American apology

Dear Editor,

Business as usual (almost) for Book Fair 2018

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As the QCT reported in the May 30, 2018 edition, the Quebec City Women’s Club has passed the torch for the organizing of its annual Book Fair into the capable hands of SNACS Entrepreneurs, an innovative social enterprise that is a spin-off from the SNACS (Special Needs Activities and Community Services) Program, a program that offers social activities and life skills training to English-speaking

Democracy is just the worst, but still the best

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I think my first lesson in the wonders of democracy was thanks to a friend named Mark T.

Quebec prepares to celebrate Fête Nationale on June 23-24

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The theme of this year’s Fête Nationale celebrations, Histoire de héros or Story of Heroes, was revealed at a press conference held at the Musée de la civilisation on June 6.

The story behind Rue Alexander

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street is named in honour of Field Marshal Harold George Alexander, first Earl Alexander of Tunis, a senior British Army officer who served with distinction in both the First World War and the Second World War. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
June 11, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
Two men named Baptiste Leveliere, of Berthier and Jean Boutet, of St. Cuthbert in passing along the river near St. Sulpice on their way back from Montreal, ate some hemlock that they mistook for another plant usually eaten in this area. In an hour and a half, both were dead.

The long-lost story of un enfant caché

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Albert Reiss was invited to speak to the congregation of the Beth Israel Ohev Sholem synagogue in Quebec City on June 5. He came to talk about his hidden childhood that had been kept a secret for over 70 years.

Reiss was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. His parents had fled Poland in 1929 to escape the antisemitism and pogroms that were threatening the country’s Jewish community.

Marymount College Class of 1968 hold their 50th reunion

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Photo: Tjerk Bartlema

Some 20 women, alumnae of Marymount College, who graduated, or were part of the graduating classes of 1964-68, gathered at the Clarendon Hotel in Old Quebec City from June 4 to 8 to celebrate their 50th reunion.

Janice (née Tessier) Murray, one of the reunion organizers, said, “We think this may be the only Marymount reunion since the school closed in 1969.”

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