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March 27, 2013



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No Obituaries this week.

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick just keeps getting bigger and better!!

Photo: Jay Ouellet

CQSB blindsided at Bill 14 hearing

Photo: Photo by Gib McInnis
Jean Robert (back to camera), Stephen Burke and Marielle Stewart listen as Diane De Courcy (right) reacts to a statement by Nathalie Roy (far left).

10th CQSB Performing Arts Festival

Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig
DDO school band musicians in front of the mural created by students: Alexandra Tremblay, Christina-April Woolman, Kaitlin Power and Dylan Maclellan.

The Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif was really rocking last Friday evening as students participating in the Central Québec School Board's 10th annual Performing Arts Festival (PAF) took over the auditorium.

St. Patrick High School crest in stained glass

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Before the start of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick on March 23, St. Patrick's High School Principal, André Gosselin, was presented with a beautiful reproduction of the school's crest created in stained glass by 1962 graduate, Tommy Griffin.
Before the start of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick on March 23, St. Patrick's High School Principal, André Gosselin, was presented with a beautiful reproduction of the school's crest created in stained glass by 1962 graduate, Tommy Griffin.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Maguire chalice at St. Patrick’s Church

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau
The Maguire chalice was the centre of attention during the St. Patrick's Day mass at St. Patrick's Church.

During the St. Patrick's Day mass, Father Allan Savage spoke about the 380-year-old Maguire chalice, which was on display at the front of the church during the service.

Lions take semifinal playoff series opener over Sorel Rivals

St. Lawrence player Eric Pouilot (#24) gets the puck past Sorel-Tracey Rebels' goalie while the Lions were playing shorthanded.

It's like Groundhog Day for members of the CEGEP St. Lawrence Lions hockey team. The three-time defending Provincial champions are making another run for their fourth consecutive title. After defeating Alma in two straight quarter-final games, the Lions began their best-of-three series on Sunday at their home arena in Ancienne Lorette against the Sorel-Tracy Rebels.

VEQ offers newcomers “A Taste of Quebec”

Photo: Photo by Gib McInnis
VEQ volunteer Geneviève Godin and coordinator Kayress Dela Cruz serve newcomers traditional Quebec meat pie and baked beans at "A Taste of Quebec."

Tuning in to the OSQ's 2013-2014 season

Photo: Photo by Stéphane Bourgeois
The members of Le Choeur de OSQ celebrate their 50th season in 2013-2014.

The 2013-2014 season of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) was unveiled on March 19, at the Grand Théâtre with special performances by members of the orchestra and choir.

Parliamentary committee may examine fluoridation of drinking water

Photo: Photo by Gib McInnis
MNA for Richmond Karine Vallières and naturopath Dr. Gilles Parent, spokesperson for the Front commun pour une eau saine, held a press conference on the health hazards of fluoride in our drinking water.

On March 12, MNA for Richmond Karine Vallières held a press conference along with the Quebec Coalition Eau Secours to announce that their petition had been accepted by the office of Health Minister Réjean Hébert, and that steps are being taken to set up a parliamentary committee to consider ending all fluoridation of water in Quebec.

Tips for trips on a shoestring

Winters in Quebec are long and can be treacherous with yo-yo weather. Canucks often escape to warmer destinations and timing vacations with the low season could save you a bundle.

Susie Arioli's jazz goes All The Way

Photo: Photo from Susie Arioli's website
Susie Arioli's latest CD goes All the Way to jazz lovers' hearts.

Susie Arioli's latest album All The Way, released on the Spectra Musique label on March 27, will please fans and jazz lovers alike.

Quebec High School students are going underground

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It's no secret that teenagers like to spend a lot of time in the basement, and Quebec High School just added a new reason for kids to feel at home there during the school day.

Expo helps Quebecers to “eat healthy and live green”

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Exhibits selling food and offering tasty samples, such as this organic baker, were very popular among expo participants.

On March 23 and 24, 2013, three categories of exhibitors at the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert shared information, ideas, and samples with Quebec City residents. At the Palais des Congrès, booths were grouped according to the themes of ecology, global health, and healthy food, and included both well-known and more recent products and methods.

A crowded room for the Speech Contest of the Quebec City Toastmasters clubs.

The best investment you can make is in yourself.

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Photo: By Bobby Fielding
 Contestants of the 2013 Toastmasters Speech Contests

On Friday March 21, 2013, the Impromptu Speech and the International Speech contests were organized by the English-language Toastmasters clubs of the Greater Quebec city area at the Pacini Quatre-Bourgeois restaurant.



Muriel Yvonne Robitaille

Muriel Yvonne Robitaille passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts, after a brief illness.
Muriel was born September 15, 1936, in Goffstown, New Hampshire, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Eva Estelle Robitaille (Paré) of Quebec City.
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