News Digest June 25, 2014

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Issue June 25, 2015



Classified this week

SeeCommunity Health and Social Services Network
and Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation

Administrative Assistant

The CHSSN and Jeffery Hale Friend’s Foundation is presently seeking to fill a shared position of Administrative Assistant.  This position will support the staff of both organizations in several important aspects of operation such as office administration, accounting, board support, conference and event planning, and membership management.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have a DEC or equivalent in office management, computers or related field
• Be bilingual French/ English with excellent written skills in French and English
• Be proficient in the use of computer programs for:  Word processing, Simply Accounting, Spreadsheets  and Databases, PowerPoint Presentations, E-mail and  Internet
• Proficiency in the use of office equipment
• Have very strong organizational skills
• Have minimum of 3 years work experience

This position will begin July 15, 2014 and the salary will be determined by experience.  If you are interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae with references before 4:00pm, Friday, June 20, 2014 to:

Jennifer Johnson
Executive Director
1270, Chemin Ste-Foy, Suite 2106
Québec, QC  G1S 2M4
[email protected]



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“All aboard” the Canada Day train!

Photo: Photo by Jules I. Livernois - Public Domain

The new event organizer for Canada Day celebrations in Quebec City, JEM Événements-pluriel, has unveiled its schedule of events for the Tuesday, July 1st festivities. Come one, come all, families, friends, and visitors to the city.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Quebec Conference, held in October 1864, the second meeting held to discuss Canadian Confederation.

Street views: the story behind the name of Rue Sheppard

Photo: Photo by Bill Cox

Rue Sheppard runs from the eastern end of Chemin Saint-Louis to Avenue Maguire. It is named for William Sheppard, who was born in 1784 in England and came to Canada with his father in 1792. By 1809 he was a merchant living in Montreal. The same year he married Harriet Campbell in Quebec City. She was the daughter of the King's notary, Archibald Campbell.

Rest and play: a musical urban terrace in Limoilou

Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

Troisième Avenue in Limoilou is teeming with interesting places - Article 73, a quirky local designer, and bric-à-brac boutique; Loukoum, a cupcake shop; and Soupe et Cie, a superb restaurant whose specialty is - you guessed it - soup, are just a few in the space of a block. But a bright yellow piano on the sidewalk is a very unexpected sight.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
About eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon, a startling rumor spread throughout the city to the effect that the night train, which left South Quebec on Tuesday, had f

Jerry Seinfeld fills the Pavillon de la jeunesse with laughter

Photo: Amy Sussman Photography

Ten minutes before the show was supposed to start, I had my doubts; over half the seats were still unoccupied in the ExpoCité Pavillon de la jeunesse. Yet, by some miracle, by the time Jerry Seinfeld appeared on stage after two warm-up acts, most of the seats on the main floor of the arena were taken.

Solstice celebration sheds new light on Native communities

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

For Nancy Saunders, everything started with a spoon.
Saunders grew up in an Inuit family in Kuujjaq, northern Quebec. Although her family spoke Inuktitut, she spoke the language less often as she got older, preferring English or French. Then everything changed.

Family-friendly 100th anniversary celebrations at Valcartier

Photo: Photo by Jessica Lam

On Sunday, June 15, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier hosted an Open House to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Over 9,000 visitors marked the significant milestone of this historic site by partaking in a family picnic organized by the Valcartier Family Centre. The military staff held demonstrations, such as packing for combat and manning light armoured vehicles.

Quebec Young Liberals announce Youth Conference

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On June 11, one hundred Quebec Young Liberals from around the province gathered at the Ozone Pub on Grande Allée to announce that the 32nd Youth Conference (Congrès-Jeunes) would be held on August 9 and 10 at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke.
Jean-François Trudelle, president of the upcoming conference, said that Premier Philippe Couillard "always supports and joins us, even when he is

Commentary: 250 and beyond

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is officially 250 years old! You've been hearing about the anniversary for months now, and last week was no exception. Just for fun, we've collected some of our favourite images from the anniversary week.

A basketful of not-so-secret edible gardens

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

When you think of Quebec City, you probably think of great cheese, striking architecture, and the St. Lawrence River. But how often do you think of gardens?
Indeed, Quebec City was a "garden city" not so long ago, and several public gardens in the area offer a glimpse into the past as well as great ideas for how local gardeners can help "green" the city.

Three parties in one on Rue Saint-Jean gives something for everyone

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

From world beat music to the World Cup, craft beer to arts and crafts, there was something for everyone along Rue Saint-Jean this weekend. Three events - Faubourg en fête, Fête de la Musique and the last weekend of the Festival Grand Rire - coincided, turning the street into a giant pedestrian block party from Rue Turnbull to the Côte du Palais.

A new exhibit at Holy Trinity: The King’s Gift

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, has developed a project aimed at increasing its visibility in Quebec City's tourism circuit with the creation of a museum-style exhibit, segmented guided tours, the "greening" of its close and more.

Quebec International Sacred Music Festival announces fall program

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Daniel Taylor's voice soared above the pews of Église Saint-Roch, in a haunting a cappella rendition of a 500-year-old English Christmas carol.
The bells of Paradise I heard them ring ... and I love my lord Jesus above anything ...

New business course at Champlain–St. Lawrence in September

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Photo: Photo by Cathy Matthews, Champlain-Lennoxville

Champlain-St. Lawrence recently announced its newest program - International Trade for Business, leading to an Attestation of College Studies through continuing education. Campus director Jean Robert and the new director of Business Services and Continuing Education at St. Lawrence campus, Pierre Harvey, provided details on the program to the QCT.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist, Kasia Borkowska


Kasia Borkowska is a writer, pianist, music historian, and teacher. She was born in Poland and emigrated to Canada at age 16. It was here that she learned English and spent time among Egyptian immigrants, studying their history, language and culture. She holds a B.A.

QALL seeking board members

The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning (QALL) was established in 1981 to provide leadership in matters pertaining to lifelong learning. It is a collective voice that promotes learning opportunities for adults who pursue the acquisition of new knowledge, aptitudes, and skills primarily in the English language.

Hot town, summer in the city!

Now that the longest day of the year - June 21st - has passed, summer truly has begun in Quebec City.
La fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of Quebec after whom the province's holiday is named, took place on the evening on Monday, June 23, with a show on the big stage on the Plains of Abraham.

Prison escapees back in custody

The city can breathe a collective sigh of relief knowing that the three inmates who escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre on the outskirts of Quebec City two weeks ago have been apprehended. They were arrested by the Sûreté du Québec and an Emergency Response Team at 1:30 a.m.

Canada Post commemorates the Empress of Ireland

Photo: Image provided by Canada Post

Pointe-au-Père, Rimouski (Quebec) - Canada Post issued two stamps on May 29, 2014, to mark the centennial of the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland on May 29, 1914, in the St. Lawrence River, near Rimouski, Quebec.

Mathieu Blanchette off to football training camp

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Photo: Photo by Marc Ferland

Local football player Mathieu Blanchette will be going to La Coupe Canada training camp for Team Quebec 2014. Blanchette's mother, Josée Montpetit, sent the QCT the following information: "What is surprising in his case is that usually the players selected are at the end of their secondary school studies whereas Mathieu is in Secondary 4. He attends St.

Fiducie du Patrimoine culturel des Augustines has new board of directors

One year prior to the grand opening of the Monastère des Augustines - a vast heritage complex dedicated to total health - the Fiducie du Patrimoine culturel des Augustines is pleased to present the new board of directors of the non-profit organization (NPO) responsible for developing the concept and operating the site once the construction and renovation work is complete.
The board of the


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