News Digest March 5, 2014

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March 5, 2014



Classified this week

 (12 hrs/wk) position offered at St. Patrick’s Parish, Quebec City. We are seeking an individual with training and experience in accounting systems and Windows Office software who is comfortable in a small office environment, flexible, and willing and able to learn. Applicants must be bilingual. Applications accepted until March 20, 2014. Interested applicants should address their covering letter and CV to: Parish Manager c/o Fr. Allan Savage, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 1145 de Salaberry, Quebec, QC  G1R 2V7 or [email protected]
Saint-Patrick’s Cemetery, Quebec
General management and upkeep of cemetery. 40 hrs/week, bilingual. Trains and leads employees, plans work, maintains grounds and equipment, prepares lots. Experience and computer skills required. Send CV to the attention of: Father Allan Savage, St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 de Salaberry, Quebec, QC, G1R 2V7, or by e-mail to [email protected]



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Local athletes impress in Pentathlon des neiges School Challenge

Howie the Husky was hard to miss last Wednesday afternoon as hundreds of elementary school athletes took over the Plains of Abraham during the Pentathlon des neiges School Challenge. The giant red-clad mascot leapt around the overhead passage overlooking the skating rink and ski and snowshoe course.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle


Pentathlon des neiges: Health and Social Services competitions

Athletes and supporters from Jeffery Hale Hospital and St. Brigid's Home celebrated a successful day at the Pentathlon des neiges. The men's team (Les Précoces) placed fourth and the women's team (The Fantastic Five) sixth in their division. Both performances were improvements on last year that left the teams feeling pleased but hungry.

Cardinal Lacroix is welcomed home from Rome

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Some 4,000 people gathered at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse on February 28 to honour and welcome home Cardinal Gérald Lacroix. The new cardinal just had arrived home from the Vatican where he and 18 other bishops received their red hats from Pope Francis. Many more watched the proceedings on the Église catholique de Québec website ( or listened to it on Radio Galilée (FM 90.9).


Over the past few years, many people have shared personal stories about their connection with the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT): paper boys (and girls!), journalists, salespeople, owners, editors and publishers. Throughout our special 250th anniversary year, we are featuring these stories.

Celebrate 250: Community Essay Competition

Perhaps you're not the type to write a Letter to the Editor but have an insightful point of view you want to share. Or maybe you wonder whether the Letters to the Editor section has enough room to print all your opinions.

The 86th Academy Awards: “And the Oscar goes to . . .”

Photo: Reuaters

The red carpet had to be covered because of rain but this did not dampen the enthusiasm and eagerness of the handsome actors and beautifully-gowned actresses to pose for the cameras.
The excitement for the 13½-inch-tall, 8½-pound Oscar statuette coveted by thespians was back again this year with the funny and talented Ellen DeGeneres hosting the awards ceremony.

A new storm drain in Cap-Rouge

This construction project is the reason pedestrians cannot use the Jacques Cartier Park pathway between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday these days. The City of Quebec is replacing an old corrugated-metal storm drain pipe with a larger steel one.

What’s in your lunch? Nutrition Olympics at Everest School

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The gymnasium of Everest Elementary School was a beehive of innovative activity last Thursday and Friday as some 340 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 were involved in the first-ever Nutrition Olympics held at their school.

La Jonction de Sillery: a step back in time

Photo: Photo from Simard family archives, courtesy of Cap-aux-Diamants magazine

According to an article by Julien Bélanger and Richard Lortie in a 1990 issue of the quarterly magazine Cap-aux-Diamants : la revue d'histoire du Québec (No. 22, page 72), the first building known as La Jonction (Sillery Junction, to local Anglophones), was erected by the Quebec Light, Heat and Power Company in 1912 for the convenience of passengers of the newly-built tramway.

QHS welcomes…General Montcalm

For teacher Fannie Marsh's Secondary 3 history class at Quebec High School, this was no ordinary lesson. In Marsh's class, lessons don't usually begin with a military salute. But in the presence of a certain Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, the students had no other option.

L’Arrivée des Filles du Roy at the Cinéma Cartier

In 2012, a group of women decided to take part in a great adventure to personify the 36 Filles du Roy who arrived in Quebec in 1663.

Great ice canoe challenge: Coupe des glaces

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The last step of the International Ice Canoe Circuit, the Grand Défi Chez Victor, took place on the St. Lawrence River in front of Quebec City this past Saturday afternoon over the same course as the recent Quebec Winter Carnival races. Depending on their placements in this and the four previous ice-canoe races, the winners of this fifth and last race were awarded the coveted Coupe des glaces.

Papillons en Fête: The most beautiful party in Quebec City

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Photo: Sophie R.
The late comedian George Carlin once said, "the caterpillar does all the work, 4but the butterfly gets all the publicity." Judging by the orchestra of clicking cameras and the crowds present at the Jardin Hamel this past weekend, we reckon he was pretty much spot on.

Sierra Maestra: Hot mid-winter music

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

I've been in many countries in winter before - twenty years or so ago. It is very cold right now, for me," Alejandro Suarez told the QCT last week. "I don't know what people do in such cold," he mused. Flipping the snow bird stereotype upside down, Suarez is part of an adventuresome octet of Cuban musicians currently on a two-week Canadian tour.

Behind the scenes at MNBAQ: Docents effusive about Quatres figures exhibit`

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

What do 1940s landscapes, abstract paper collages, canvases painted white, and animal sculptures formed from painted pebbles have in common? Very little, one might think, other than their current spot in the limelight at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). And yet, it is the museum itself which connects the works of some of Quebec's top modern artists in this exhibit.

Paley art collect more than just a travelling art show

The William S. Paley modern art collection, an eclectic mix of French Impressionist works and 20th-century British and American paintings which headlined the list of travelling shows at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from October to February, shows what can happen when great resources are put into purchasing art for personal enjoyment.

Countdown to 250th anniversary of the QCT

Have you noticed our new banner? The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is celebrating a landmark anniversary this year.

Bowling for newcomers

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) hosted an evening of bowling for 20 newcomers to Quebec City at the Quillorama Frontenac last Thursday evening. "We wanted a location and an activity where people could mingle," commented VEQ's project coordinator, Heather McRae.

Perseverance takes Sébastien Fortier to the 2014 Sochi Paralympics

Photo: Photo provided by Sébastien Fortier

For Sébastien Fortier, the only way to calm his near-constant pain is to keep moving.
Fortier never considered himself an athlete growing up on his family's farm in Saint-Janvier-de-Joly in Lotbinière - he did what he had to do in gym class, he says, but was always too busy with farm work to really train.



ROSENHEK, Regina (Vinegar)

ROSENHEK, Regina (Vinegar)
Riva Sosha bat Avraham Yacov and Nechama Perl

 On February 27, 2014, at St. Brigid’s Home in Quebec City, at age 85, Regina, beloved wife of the late Moe Rosenhek, peacefully passed on.


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