October 17 2012 Edition

QuebeCrime Festival 2012: Win tickets and join the crime scene!


Co-conspirators Guy Dubois, owner of La Maison Anglaise et Internationale, and Jacques Filippi, owner of The House of Crime and Mystery website, are busy preparing the second QuebeCrime Festival slated for October 25 to 27. New this year is the bilingual touch to the QuebeCrime Festival which will welcome 19 anglophone and 4 francophone writers.

New Executive Director at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Morrin Centre

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec is pleased to announce that Barry McCullough has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Morrin Centre, Quebec City's English-language cultural flagship.

McCullough has been with the Morrin Centre and a resident of Quebec City for nearly five years.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle


The Fred McMahon Murder of 1970

Researched and compiled by Catherine Mills Rouleau
Fred McMahon was killed in his convenience store on August 27, 1970. The perpetrators of the crime were never brought to justice.

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph: August 29, 1970
Police Seeking 3 Suspects in Store Owners Slaying

Central Québec School Board shines in 2011 Uniform Exam

The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) has been informed that the results of the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sports (MELS) 2011 Uniform Exams identifies CQSB as having obtained the highest success rate amongst the nine English School Boards of the province, and this, for the fourth consecutive year! Our success rate is 96.5% up from last year's rate of 95.7%!

Anyone for ice . . . skating?

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Although QCT readers may resist, winter is clearly on its way. One indisputable harbinger is the opening of outdoor public skating rinks, and it has begun. For at least one signature patinoire, construction is complete.

The Place d'Youville skating rink opened on Saturday, October 13 and, by mid-afternoon, the popular location was busy with skaters of all ages and abilities.

QuebeCrime Writers respond to the QCT question

What is more powerful than hearing directly from a favourite author except seeing him/her live in a few weeks!

The Kruzenshtern: history afloat

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

At nearly 115 metres in length, the Kruzenshtern is one of the world's largest sailing vessels still active. On Thanksgiving weekend, the great barque was in port in Quebec City.

New course at St. Lawrence College

CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence is pleased to announce that it will offer a new new course this winter entitled Introduction to Medical Terminology, from February 16 to April 28, 2013.

VEQ Bilingual Job Fair at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence

Photo: Marie White

On October 11, the Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held its Bilingual Job Fair in the CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence gym as the second part of its Connect to the Québec Job Market project organized by Project Coordinator Kayress dela Cruz.


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