May 11 2011 Edition

The Auberge Saint-Antoine welcomes a new manager, reveals newly-renovated rooms and launches Panache Mobile

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Photo: Courtesy of Auberge Saint-Antoine

Spring has sprung at Quebec City’s charming Auberge Saint-Antoine bringing with it a new general manager, a fresh new look to eight of its rooms and a new gastronomic activity.Last week, the Auberge welcomed its new general manager Jean-Louis Souman, long-time manager of Hotel Le Bristol in Paris.

The Santa Maria Manuela visits Quebec City

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

The Port of Quebec’s Wharf 19 was the latest docking site of the Santa Maria Manuela. The magnificent, four-masted vessel arrived from Ponta Delgada, Portugal, and spent a long weekend in town, catching the city’s attention.

Author Louise Penny wins fourth Agatha Award

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Photo: Courtesy of Hatchette Canada

Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny’s sixth mystery novel in the Inspector Gamache series, is set in part in the library of Quebec City’s historic Morrin Centre. The book has just won the prestigious Agatha Award for best novel, making its internationally acclaimed author the first mystery writer to ever win four consecutive Agatha Awards.

Local students donate their services

The student painting company, Etudiants À Votre Service, has been donating $100,000 of in-kind painting services to not-for-profit organizations in five cities, including Quebec. With the start of a busy summer season, the company has been preparing by providing services and supplies for free to organizations with buildings in need of a fresh makeover.

Champlain St. Lawrence College awards its top athletes

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Photo: Emilie Lacasse Pelletier

The top athletes of Champlain St. Lawrence College were honored last Thursday evening during its annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performance.

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