June 24 2015 Edition

Engaging with the reality of climate change

On June 19, humanity was called by Pope Francis to the single largest and most critical mission ever required of life on planet Earth. That mission is to engage with the reality of Climate Change, which is swiftly becoming Climate Crisis. 

OBITUARY: Donald William TREGGETT

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Don passed away peacefully on May 16, 2015, in his 80th year at Saint Brigid's Nursing Home in Quebec City after a brief illness.

Farewell to our fair harbinger of summer, Laura Scribner

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

It is with deep sadness that the friends of Laura Scribner learned of her death on May 27, 2015, peacefully, at home in Goshen, New York. She was 90.  

 Laura was well known to many in Quebec City. Her love of the language, culture and people spanned decades. This city held a special place in her heart.  

Investing in culture and people at Plaza Limoilou

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Mayor Régis Labeaume spoke at the opening of Plaza Limoilou on June 12, which saw a flurry of residents gather for the happy occasion of the unveiling of their new plaza. 

How to celebrate Canada Day 2015 in Quebec City

If you're not taking part in the provincial Moving Day on July 1, you'll want to know about Canada Day celebrations. Last week, the program for the Canada Day 2015 celebrations on July 1 in Quebec City was announced. In addition to celebrating the country's 148th birthday, this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.

Dialogue avec l’histoire is history

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Photo: Rachel Collet

It took little more than an hour to bring down Dialogue avec l’histoire, a work of art given to the Ville de Québec by the City of Paris in 1987. Built of white marble tiles and bands of black granite affixed to a hollow cement structure, the eye-catching monument sat in Place de Paris in Old Quebec near Rue Dalhousie.  

Grand opening of Grande Allée terraces

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The sidewalk terraces of bars and restaurants on Grande-Allée were officially opened on June 17. Closed to traffic for the day, by sunset the street was packed and people kept on coming for the music, drinks and ambiance. It was the place to be.

Afternoon Tea Time returns to the Morrin Centre

Following its popular and successful debut in 2014, the Morrin Centre's afternoon Tea Time will return this summer. Bilingual presentations will be given at 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 6 (unless the Morrin Centre library is otherwise booked).

KENNETH LACHAPELLE

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May 24, 1931-  June 25, 1985  

 In loving memory of a dear husband and father.   

Forever In Our Hearts,

Your Loving wife 

and children,

Iris, Robert, Karen 

and Kevin. 

He left lasting footprints in the sand. 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: It's a girl!!

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QCT journalist Juanita Craig and her husband Jimmy Lambert are the proud parents of a baby girl, whom they have named Phoebe Ngahuia Lambert. She arrived on Wednesday morning, June 17, and weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces. Her big brothers – Léonard (9), Jules-Arnaud (8) and Étienne (20 months) – are enamoured with her. The grandmothers are too!

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