May 6 2015 Edition

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Aberdeen

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Aberdeen is named in honour of John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon (1847-1934), who was known as the Earl of Aberdeen. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and his full title was the 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: St. Michael’s Church Hall

I am sorry that I was not able to attend the service [at St. Michael's Church] on April 19 when the plaque honouring the five parishioners who lost their lives in combat during World War II was transferred from the Memorial Hall to the church.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Quebec Caribous 40 years later

The Quebec Caribous 40 years later

An evening in Italy at St. Andrew’s Church

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Tempêtes et Passions, Quebec City's lyrical opera company, presented I Gondolieri: Voyage en Italie, an operatic voyage through Italy, to a sold-out audience at St. Andrew's Church in the Old City, on May 1. The most expensive tickets included an early dinner at the Conti Caffe, an Italian restaurant on Rue St. Louis. 

Authors for Indies connects local authors and community

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The first Authors for Indies Day was held on Saturday, May 2, and La Maison Anglaise in Quebec City was among the 120 independent booksellers participating in the nation-wide event.  

A walk through historical Saint-Roch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Last Saturday morning, residents and the media were invited on a walking tour of Saint-Roch d'ouvrier à branché (from working class to trendy). Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a Canadian-American urban activist and writer who promoted the renewal of urban spaces.

Discover the religious heritage of Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 1, the Comité du Patrimoine de Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the Conseil du quartier launched the publication Guide d'autovisite - 4 circuits, a self-guided walking tour of the neighbourhood.  

An unjaded passion: from BC to QC

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Photo: Philippa Jabouin

On April 1, after years of planning and preparation, Pierre Savoie opened Le Jade, the only all jade boutique in the province of Quebec, located in Place Royale. His interest in stones and minerals (his first name is just a coincidence) has contributed to making Savoie one of the few jade specialists in Canada.

Dying is part of living

Whether you wanted this or not, your end-of-life choices expanded with the adoption of Bill 52 in the Quebec National Assembly in June 2014. Under this legislation, now called the Act respecting End-of-Life Care, terminally ill Quebecers are permitted under certain conditions to ask for medical assistance in dying.

1914 to 1918: Quebec goes to war

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The first historical accounts of Canada in the World War of 1914-1918 were written by British scholars. In these books, there was no Canadian army. No Australian army nor any South African troops either. All regiments were British. 

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