March 30 2016 Edition

Duo Amal complete the Club Musical’s Retour dans le temps

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To complete its 125th anniversary celebrations, on March 24 the Club Musical de Québec held the last concert of their Retour dans le temps series in the ballroom of the Château Frontenac, where the Club held concerts from 1923 to 1969. 

QCT journalist Bill Cox has been learning all his life

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Photo: Denyse Cox

Bill Cox, the oldest journalist of North America’s oldest newspaper, gave a presentation on writing to the Lifelong Learning (LLL) group at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre  on March 16. As the QCT’s elder writer, Cox describes himself, “I will be 100 years old seventeen years from now,” a status that demands a little respect!

Local CÉGEP student to go on Canadian trade mission to China

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

Tire sur neige: a sweet Easter experience

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Easter would not be complete without something sweet. Make that “something” a typically Québécois product – tire sur neige (hot maple syrup poured on snow = maple taffy) – and you have a truly unique Easter experience.

Irish neighbourhood displaced by modern buildings

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Holy Trinity’s Petite Série concludes with powerful performance

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Mary-Kathryn Stevens-Toffin concluded Holy Trinity’s Petite Série with a grand finale performance on March 24. 

David Christopher elected mayor of Beaumont

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Photo: David Christopher

On March 15, 2016, David Christopher was sworn in as the new mayor of Beaumont, Quebec. The municipality has a population of about 2,700 and in the summer, because of all the chalet owners, the population rises to around 4,500. Beaumont is located in the MCR of Bellechasse on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River, about 10 km east of Lévis. 

Charles J. SHEA

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Charles “Charlie” J. Shea, 88, died at the CHUL on March 22, 2016. He was the son of the late A.H. Shea and the late Elizabeth Lacouvee. He was the husband of Louise Gravel. He lived in Quebec City. 

He leaves to mourn his wife Louise, his son John Shea (Marygel Bandera) and his grandson, Alexander. 

Marie-Claire Kirkland, first woman in the Quebec Assembly, dies at 91

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Marie-Claire Kirkland (1924 – 2016) was a Quebec lawyer, judge and politician, and a woman of “firsts.” She was the first woman elected to the Quebec Legislative Assembly, the first woman appointed a Cabinet minister in Quebec, the first woman appointed acting premier, and the first woman judge to serve in the Quebec Provincial Court.

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