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[Photo] Monument Honors German Soldiers 225 Years Later


Admiring the memorial plaque to German soldiers who fought on the British side during the American Revolution are, from left to right, Jacques Dorval, President of the Quebec Historcial Society; Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy, historian and writer; Dr. Aylmer Ebacher-Baker, President of the Ebacher-Baker Family Association, Richard G.R.

“Carry on, Canada.” Sovereigntists Try to Re-Write History

September 13, 2009 is a date that will likely go down in Canadian history as one where the message didn't get out. What I mean is, is that the recreation of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was supposed to commemorate, NOT CELEBRATE, an event in the history of our country which eventually led to its creation.

Paquet Fastest Woman At Marathon des deux rives

Photo: Mario Fortin, Marathon des deux rives SSQ.

The thought of being the fastest woman at the Marathon des deux rives is what kept Andrée Paquet from Sainte-Julie, QC, going during the Quebec City long-distance run.

Her self-motivation propelled her across the finish line 2:55:02 after starting the race at Lévis Regional High School. She beat the next fastest woman by more than a minute.

2009 Annual Heritage Edition Promotion

September 4, 2009

Looking for Choral Singers

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Patrouille de France soars over the city


Photo Courtesy of Julia Gabriel, NuggleMe Photography, Levis, QC

Patrouille de France soars over the city

Photo: Photo by Julia Gabriel, NuggleMe Photography, Levis, QC


 Photo by Jay Ouellet



Photo by Jay Ouellet

Patrouille de France soars over the city

Photo: Photos Courtesy of Julia Gabriel, NuggleMe Photography, Levis, QC

They left town Tuesday, headed for South America via Virginia and Florida. But it will be a while before the city forgets the jet-propelled acrobatics of the Patrouille de France.

Military Music Festival Conquers The City Streets

Photo: Marika Wheeler

Quebec City was a-toot with the sounds of military music this past week as part of the annual International Festival of Military Bands.

Bands from the United States, Belgium, Germany and Trinidad and Tobago joined 10 Canadian bands as part of this year's festival.

Celtic Festival Celebrates Ethnic Heritage This Weekend

Taking its cue from last year's popular showing, the Quebec City Celtic Festival this weekend will offer a wide range of activities in order to celebrate the city's Breton, Irish and Scottish communities.

Local Artist Overcomes Difficulties

Pierrette Theriault has been unable to paint the past six months. A degenerative eye disease has cost Theriault the remainder of her ability to see.

But her illness hasn't cost her the motivation to be creative.

The Coming Of Corporate Fascism Part II

We didn't particularly like Stalin, in fact we despised him and what his Communist ideology stood for, but Churchill knew history. He knew that the last line of defence against the Golden Horde was the Russian Motherland and her people. It wasn't so much about having Stalin on our side to stop Hitler, but to potentially stop the Japanese if ever they made it out of South East Asia.

Fundraising casino and dance to help finance trip for Shannon Irish Dancers

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Fundraising casino and dance to finance the Shannon Irish Dancers' participation in the Eastern Canadian Regional Championship of Irish Dance (Oireachtas) in Niagara Falls.
Come and have some fun! Many prizes to be won!

Casino from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Music and dance until 1 am.

Course in genealogy, an introduction

An introductory level course in genealogy begins at 9 a.m., Sept. 12, when the first of three sessions will be held in Carter Hall, next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at 31 rue des Jardins.

The course is being offered by Rosemary Bachelor, a professional genealogist and retired genealogical publisher.

Plains Of Abraham Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Québec battles

the National Battlefields Commission presents two commemorative activites, free of charge, for the 250th anniversary of the Québec battles. The public is invited to:
- State of War: Tonight, Friday August 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- State of Siege: Sunday August 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enclosed press release for more details.

September Labour Day 50% discount Sale on 2 col x 4" Advertisment in the Chronicle


September 2009 Labour Day Special

Special 50% discount on 2 col x 4" ad.

click to download PDF


Comholtas makes rare appearance in Shannon Sept. 30

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Members of Comholtas Group who will be performing September 30th at the Shannon Community Centre. The appearance will be the groups fi rst ever show in Shannon which marks the opening of their 2009 North American Tour.


WWII sea plane discovered in St. Lawrence [with video]

Parks Canada will be conducting feasibility studies to determine how, or if, an amphibious 1942 U.S. Army plane apparently discovered in the St. Lawrence River near Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan can be salvaged and the five bodies believed to be aboard recovered.

Colline Parlementaire Report Out

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

City officials have released a report outlining citizens' main suggestions for the potential redevelopment of the Colline Parlementaire area.

The consultations were divided into two themes: the management of public space and the evolution of the uses of buildings in the vicinity of Colline Parlementaire.

The main conclusions drawn by the report include:

CEGEP St-Lawrence Amphitheatre Plans in the works

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

St-Lawrence College expects to submit by the end of the month a proposal to build a new amphitheater that would serve Quebec City's Anglophone community on various levels.

"As a college, we haven't asked that much of our government," says the director of the St-Lawrence College Campus of Champlain College, Jean Robert. "This is our chance to say 'we need help'."

Quebec City Reading Council Prepares for Int. Literacy Day

The Quebec City Reading Council is hoping so serve two purposes when it holds its first

International Literacy Day Sept. 12 at the Eastern Quebec Learning Center.

NDP Leader looks To Woo Quebec Voters in Coming Election

A resolution to drop the ‘New' from the New Democratic Party moniker having failed on the floor of the NDP's 2009 Halifax Convention a few days earlier, party leader Jack Layton's message was all about renewal when he later stopped by his "favourite Canadian city" to rev up support for a potential fall election.

Non-Profit Corporation Is Totally Independent From Saint Brigid’s

I would like to clarify some information contained in the front page article in the August 12th, 2009 edition of the QCT titled "Finally! Saint Brigid's expansion project gets rolling". The article refers to a new construction that is presently underway next to Saint Brigid's Home.

Jeffery Hale Summer Jazz super

Just a quick line to let you know that the free Jazz Concert offered to the Québec City community by the Jeffrey Hale Friends' Foundation was super. The musicians, Dave Parker and Paul Hinton, took us on a tour of the Western Hemisphere with their rang of works from New Orleans to Brazil !

The Coming Of Corporate Fascism Part I

When we think of WWII, we usually think of the valiant struggle of democracy in its fight against fascist tyranny and all of its accompanying horrors.

Comholtas makes rare appearance in Shannon Sept. 30

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Photo: courtesy of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Local Irish folk will receive a rare treat Sept. 30, when the traditional Celtic folk ensemble Comholtas opens its 2009 North American tour at the Shannon Community Centre. The show represents the group's first-ever appearance in Shannon.

Community breakfast September 6th, 2009 for the 2010 Graduation Class of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux School

The Catholic Women's League of Shannon will sponsor a community breakfast September 6th, 2009 for the 2010 Graduation Class of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux School. This breakfast will be held at the Shannon Hall, 75 Gosford Road, Shannon from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is 6.00$ per adult, 4.00$ for children 6 to 12, free for five and under.

Mount Hermon awaits word on renovation funding

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The Welcome Pavilion at Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery

Carac’Terre Showcases Ceramic Potters in Saint-Roch

Photo: Marika Wheeler

Over 45 potters are showcasing their work in one of the only shows in the province that focuses solely on pottery.

The show, named Carac'Terre, is put on at Place de l'Universite in Saint-Roch by the Association des céramistes de Quebec.

Hot Summer Nights

The weather specialist was almost dancing.

And who could blame him?

Frank Cavallero, you see, was telling his CBC-TV audience to prepare for five consecutive days of (GASP) sunny weather.

And after the whole-of-July-and-part-of-August we'd just endured, Frank had every right to dance.

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