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The Battle of the St. Lawrence – Part 5

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On November 27, 2010, in Port-aux-Basque, NL, the Canadian Navy honoured the 91 crew members of HMCS Shawinigan lost during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. This is the last of five articles about this event.

Ringing in the New Year!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

During the holiday season, members of the Quebec City Guild of Change Ringers were kept very busy in the tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, December 24, 25 and 26, calling the faithful to worship.  

New Year’s Eve party on Grande-Allée a huge crowd-pleaser

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Photo: Helene Huard, Quebec City, re-printed with permission

The New Year’s Eve street party on Grande-Allée, sponsored by the merchant’s association of Quebec City’s “Champs-Élysées” was everything they hoped it would be. The organizer of the event, André Verreault, estimated there were over 25,000 people present. The weather gods were kind as the temperature was mild that evening.

Thanks to you over 480 children/adults enjoy Christmas hamper cheer

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Dear Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph staff and subscribers,

You’re the cream in my coffee, you’re the salt in my stew

"You're the cream in my coffee, you're the salt in my stew.You will always be my necessity, I'd be lost without you."

Memorials and Things of Fame for December 15, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

The Little Santas Who Could

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Photo: Photo by Keith Boeckner

They were little Santas.  Then, in this advent season, they gave birth to something beyond themselves.  

Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Dr. Joanne Liu, a former student at Champlain St. Lawrence College, paid this year's students a greatly appreciated visit in October.

Christmas Celebrations

Members of my congregation are presently getting ready for our annual bilingual Christmas Eve celebration. There will be music – with professional musicians and a guest soloist. There will be scripture readings – in both official languages. There will be prayers – also in both official languages.

A Commentary on English School System in Quebec

As the first decade of the new millennium ends, it may be an opportune moment to consider the English school system in Quebec, most particularly, in Montreal.

Report on Synod 2010 Anglican Diocese of Quebec

Delivered on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at St. John The Evangelist Church, Portneuf

The Battle of the St. Lawrence, Part 4

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Photo: Sub-Lieutenant David Lewis

On November 27 in Port-aux-Basque, NL, the Canadian Navy honoured the 90 crewmembers of HMCS SHAWINIGAN lost during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. This is the fourth of five articles about this event.  Condensed from an article by SLt Gordon Laco.

The Search for HMCS Shawinigan

Au Royaume du Père Noël [Photo]

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Photo by Chris Luckhardt - Quebec City - Au Royaume du Père Noël - The world’s largest permanent miniature Christmas village exhibition, Au Royaume du Père Noël (the Kingdom of Santa Claus) is a 1600 sq. ft. interactive exhibit representing a festive, snow-covered Québec City of yesteryear. 43, rue De Buade, 2nd floor.

LHSQ/Morrin Centre Receives Grant

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Photo: Patrick Donovan

During the cocktail party before the Literary Feast held at the Morrin Centre last Tuesday, Madame Christine St. Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women presented LHSQ President David Blair with a cheque in the amount of $136,000.  The funds are to be used for the ongoing restoration work of the Morrin Centre.  
  

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces construction of natural gas pipeline in Thetford Mines

Thetford Mines, Quebec - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Monday, December 13,  that the federal Government will support economic diversification in the Thetford region by helping finance the construction of a natural gas pipeline between Vallée-Jonction and Thetford Mines.

A spiritual home

Today we need to befriend religious questions rather than dismiss or psychologize them. If we attempt an honest questioning of the underlying assumptions to our religious and spiritual beliefs which we have identified as a problem for us in the spiritual life, we are often frustrated.

Who is Santa Claus, anyway?

In the late 1930s I was the only grandchild on the maternal side of our family, and most certainly the apple of my grandfather Brathwaite's eye.

Memorials and Things of Fame for December 15, 2010

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The Morning Chronicle

The Little Santas Who Could

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Photo: Florian Tiedemann

They were little Santas. Then, in this advent season, they gave birth to something beyond themselves.

Before becoming 2,250 Santas, they were wooden dowels. The Very Rev. Christian Schreiner, dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and rector of the Anglican parish that worships there, and his wife, Esperanza Rada, cut them into three different lengths with an angled plane at one end.

Christmas Celebrations

Members of my congregation are presently getting ready for our annual bilingual Christmas Eve celebration. There will be music - with professional musicians and a guest soloist. There will be scripture readings - in both official languages. There will be prayers - also in both official languages.

A Commentary on English School System in Quebec

As the first decade of the new millennium ends, it may be an opportune moment to consider the English school system in Quebec, most particularly, in Montreal.

Report on Synod 2010 Anglican Diocese of Quebec

The Bishop's charge began with a quote from his Synod 2009 charge, which touched on the essential. Bishop Drainville said, "God is calling us individually and collectively to show our faithfulness by becoming pioneers again....

The Battle of the St. Lawrence, Part 4

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Photo: Sub-Lieutenant David Lewis

On November 27 in Port-aux-Basque, NL, the Canadian Navy honoured the 90 crewmembers of HMCS SHAWINIGAN lost during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. This is the fourth of five articles about this event.  Condensed from an article by SLt Gordon Laco.

The Search for HMCS Shawinigan

The Battle of the St. Lawrence, Part 4

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Photo: Sub-Lieutenant David Lewis

On November 27 in Port-aux-Basque, NL, the Canadian Navy honoured the 90 crewmembers of HMCS SHAWINIGAN lost during the Battle of the St. Lawrence. This is the fourth of five articles about this event.  Condensed from an article by SLt Gordon Laco.

The Search for HMCS Shawinigan

Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Dr. Joanne Liu, a former student at Champlain St. Lawrence College, paid this year's students a greatly appreciated visit in October. This renowned humanitarian had much to say about the recent tragedy that occurred in Haiti.

Davender Gupta achieves Distinguished Toastmaster

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The Quebec English Speaking Toastmasters (QUEST) club is proud to announce that one of its members, Mr Davender Gupta, recently achieved the level of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). In Toastmasters, the level of DTM is like a “PhD in communication and leadership”.

Le Vent du Nord perform at the the Théâtre Petit Champlain December 16

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Le Vent du Nord - winners of the Ensemble of the year award at Canadian Folk Music Awards 2010 - perform at the the Théâtre Petit Champlain and presenting their new album, LA PART DU FEU, on Thursday, December 16.

"Absolutely superb. In my view, when it comes to Quebecois music, this lot are top of the pile". LIVING TRADITION, FALL 2010 (Scotland)

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VEQ’s Holiday Happy Hour

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A good time was had by some 100 people at VEQ's Holiday Happy Hour held last Thursday in beautifully decorated College Hall of the Morrin Centre.

There was a generous and delicious spread of food, provided by VEQ, plus desserts and coffee provided by Loew's Concord Hotel. Alcoholic beverages were available at very reasonable prices at the cash bar.

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