March 26 2008 Edition

Taylor returns safe and sound from Afghanistan

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Base Valcartier troops are back from Afghanistan. Major Walter Taylor, Squadron Commander of the 53 Combat Engineer Squadron, is safe and sound. Now it’s time for him to spend his five weeks’ holidays with his wife, Sonja, and his parents, Helga and Garth Taylor, from Ottawa.

Over 550 tickets sold for Voice of English-speaking Québec’s May gala

Voice of English-speaking Québec has surpassed its ticket sales target for the May 18 gala event to celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

“We’re very excited,” said VEQ executive director Helen Walling. “We’ve sold over 550. Our objective was to sell over 500 by the end of March.”

New Virtual Art Gallery

From five-year-old dancers to 18-year-old musicians, student performers are preparing to take the stage at the Central Québec School Board’s fifth annual Arts Festival.

Take in Tartan Day 2008 in old Quebec

Tartan Day 2008 will take place on Sunday, April 6. The festivities will begin with the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Rue Cook, in old Quebec. This is a religious service that will include a blessing of the tartans.  

Chalmers-Wesley spire starting to crumble

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A “big chunk” of one of four granite pinnacles on the Chalmers-Wesley Church spire came crumbling down during the wind and snow that whipped Quebec City on the night of March 8.

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