March 10 2010 Edition

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

NYPD Pipe and Drum Corps joins the parade

 

Kebs make player moves, break losing streak

Friday night's Premier Basketball Leagues game in Quebec City, where the Quebec City Kebs played against the Halifax Rainmen, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Kebs finally ended their losing streak, which stood at nine, with a 100-97 overtime win against the Halifax Rainmen before 1500 fans at the PEPS on the campus of Laval University in Saint-Foy.

The return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is exciting

I have been reading with interest the plans for the Quebec City Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

St-Patrick’s Day events

The March 20 St-Patrick's Day parade, while the centerpiece of the celebration, is just one of many events scheduled to celebrate the wearin' o' the green.

Home buying a good investment in Québec

According to the 17th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, 90 per cent of Quebec residents believe that buying a house or condominium is a good investment, with 26 per cent saying they are likely to purchase a home in the next two years, up from 22 per cent in 2009.

Maple syrup industry optimistic for 2010

After four difficult springs, the 2009 season will go down as a historic season, with Quebec maple syrup production hitting 109.4 million pounds. Producers have been thrilled with the news, especially after they produced only half of this volume the previous year.

Owning the podium a noble objective

In response to Ladd Johnson's letter in last week's QCT entitled "Modesty is Important," I have these words to say. As a native-born Canadian, I, along with many other millions of my compatriots are all too well aware of the ‘modesty, balance, and fair-mindedness', as Mr. Johnson refers to it, of our country and its people.

Excerpts from Les Annales de l’Asile du bon-Pasteur de Québec on St. Patrick’s Day of old in Québec City

Another entry of our Annals is dated March 17th, 1875: This year, as in other years, we had an order for banners, decorations, etc. for the Irish feast day.

More seal pups stranded on beaches

The Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network expects there will be more incidents involving seal pups stranded on beaches in the next few weeks. Poor ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence make it difficult for hooded and harp seal pups, normally born and nursed on the ice pack. This could mean very high mortality rates for seal pups born this winter.

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