May 21 2014 Edition

News Digest May 21, 2014

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From California to Quebec : Souvenirs of the QCT ’s 175th anniversary

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Photo: Photo by Jackie Waddill

In mid-1939, my mother and father had just turned 20 and 22, respectfully, and the Second World War had not yet begun. My parents had been dating for a couple of years and were living with their parents in Virginia.

My Dad's mother and father, Ruth and Roland (Sr.) Waddill, loved to visit Canada and in particular Quebec City.

Pope Francis blesses the flags of the Royal 22e Régiment

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A delegation of the Royal 22e Régiment participated in a general audience with Pope Francis at Vatican City, Rome, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at which time the Holy Father blessed the regimental flags. The Van Doos are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Presenting the flags to Pope Francis are Chaplain René Roy and the Colonel of the Régiment, Major-General (ret) Alain Forand.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
We have to report a rather extensive conflagration which took place in the centre of the Upper Town last night and which resulted in the destruction of property to

The Lost Fingers ain’t lost nothing yet

Although they're a covers band, The Lost Fingers have done exceedingly well for themselves. Their first album, Lost in the 80s (2008) went double-platinum in Quebec and flew off shelves across the rest of Canada.

Visiting author receives a warm welcome at DDO

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Photo: Photo by Kerry King

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School in Shannon proudly hosted author Marsha Skrypuch on Friday, May 9. Skrypuch, who hails from Brantford, Ontario, was on tour as part of the TD Children's Book Week, which is coordinated through the Canadian Children's Book Centre in Toronto. She was one of five authors and illustrators who were on tour in the province of Quebec.

A chilling modern take on Verdi’s Macbeth

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

The phrase "classic opera repertoire" might conjure up brocade costumes and grand music, soaring sopranos and melodic duets in foreign languages. What does not spring to mind, though, is grim, goose-bump-inducing noir.

La Petite Béquille supports special children in Quebec and Haiti

Louise Brissette's phone never stops ringing. Her spacious farmhouse echoes with children's shouts. As the adoptive mother of over 30 special-needs children, she's used to being on call at all hours.

Neighbourhood road safety campaign in Sillery

Saint-Louis-de-France elementary school in Sillery launched the fifth annual neighbourhood Family Solidarity and Road Safety campaign this week. "This initiative shows the concern of families for everyone who uses local roads and shows the rest of society that it's possible to improve road safety by making concrete gestures," says campaign chairman Jean-Marie de Koninck.

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