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QAC brings “Nude with Violin” to the stage

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

No, there is not a burlesque show coming to town - instead the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company spring production have been working hard all winter to bring Noël Coward's classic Nude with Violin to the local stage. This light comedy of manners scrutinizes the world of ‘modern art' by asking that age-old question: what is the value of a man's work and life?

Military music festival slated for August 24-28 [Photo]

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Russian acrobats who will performing at this year’s Festival Internationale de Musique de Quebec in August. Photos: courtesy of Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

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McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

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A scene from the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Québec chapter of the Chamber of Commerce.  Photos:  courtesy of Chambre de Commerce de Québec

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McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

McGoldrick speaks of Québec Chamber’s long history

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Photo: courtesy of Chambre de Commerce de Québec

"The purpose of this unusual meeting was to induce these leaders of the small business community to work together with one ambitious goal, that is to make Quebec City the distribution centre of English and West Indian products to Upper and Lower Canada.

ROCHON - Verda

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ROCHON - Verda

WALLACE, Robert

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WALLACE, Robert

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Same hospital, different treatment

A few years ago on April 14, I arrived at the Bowen's hospital in Sherbrooke for a cat-scan. When I asked the employee at the reception how to get to my destination, I was directed rather abruptly to a room on the second floor. There, a nurse, or someone dressed like a nurse, told me to change to a blue thing-a-ma-jig that ties in the back and leaves your knees showing.

Listen up

The tumult and the shouting have died; Clothilde Rapaille has left for parts unknown, licking his wounds and updating his CV, our Mayor has made his peace with the members of the Press and muzzled his Councillors with respect to you-know-who.

While the rest of us brush our wounds, and move on.
But before you move too far...

Missing the “Mark” on the question of the burqa and the niqab

The tempest over Bill 94 in the Quebec Legislature may be far more sinister than a simple question of discrimination or gender emancipation, for the proposed law is at its root a violation of section seven of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The fundamental principle of privacy finds its home in the idea of "life, liberty and security of the person."

Kebs chalk up fourth win

The Quebec City Kebs won for the fourth time this season, beating the Maryland GreenHawks 110-101 Friday night in Quebec City.

The game was close thoughout, as the Kebs led by by four at the end of the first quarter and by only 2 points at halftime.

Last Naval visit from the French Helicopter Carrier

The French helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc will visit Quebec City for the last time between April 12 and 19.

Karaoke Idol contest at the EQLC

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Photo: courtesy EQLC

The week of March 20 was recognized as Adult Learners Week all across Quebec.
This year, Quebec City Reading Council organized three activities to celebrate Adult Learners' Week.

A Karaoke Idol contest in collaboration with the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) and Quebec Association for Adult Learning (QAAL) at the EQLC discovered some hidden talents.

Via Rail going faster to Montreal

Via Rail Canada is proud to introduce today significant service improvements to its Quebec City-Montreal route. With the assignment of newly rebuilt F40 locomotives to this route, travelers now have for the first time an opportunity to enjoy the VIA experience between Montreal and Quebec City while reaching their destination more frequently, and at more convenient times.

Military music festival slated for August 24-28

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Photo: courtesy of Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

Bands from six countries will participate in this year's Festival Internationale du Musique Militaire de Québec. The festival, which will take place August 24 to 29, will include military ensembles from Germany, Brazil, France, Italy, Russia and Canada.

St-Lawrence qualifies for hockey championships

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Photo: Joanne Gosselin

The St-Lawrence Lions Collegiate hockey team has qualified for the Dodge Cup Provincial Championships in Sherbrooke. The road was a difficult one, especially in the last few weeks, that were plagued by a number of injuries to key players.

"The boys worked very hard while competing with sudden-death play-off intensity during this qualifying weekend," the coach Mike Labadie said.

Newsie Note for March 31, 2010

I am a member of the QHS PPO and we are organizing a Flea Market to raise money for different activities in the school, mostly to help pay for all the celebrations at the end of the year (awards, graduation..) The flea market will be held May 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. we are looking for donations (no clothing) that may be droped off at QHS 945 Belvedere during the week of the 10.

Remembering Wilfred E. Rourke

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Photo: Courtesy of the Rourke Family

The man who built St. Patrick's Church nearly celebrated his 98th St. Patrick's Day, in Quebec City in 2010.

Wilfred Edward Rourke died in Quebec City on February 16, 2010 completing a long successful life as a Québec businessman.

VEQ feels Winds of Change

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Photo: Courtesy of VEQ

Newcomers to Quebec City came together on March 24th for Winds of Change, an annual workshop aimed at providing support, understanding and methods of adapting into a new culture.

Why Inmates Should Receive Their Pensions

Given the outrage generated over the public disclosure that serial killer Clifford Olsen has been receiving pension payments while incarcerated, it is easy to jump on the bandwagon in a knee-jerk reaction to public opinion.

April 6 is Tartan Day

Just a note to congratulate you on last week's edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. The fine coverage of the St. Patrick's Parade of March 20th was appreciated by many readers and viewers.

Temps Partiel sings a song for Shannon

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Simon Bilodeau has seen first hand the decades-long tragedy wreaked on the residents of Shannon.

"We were all touched by the (issues related to) the water," said Bilodeau's friend Karl Eric Lacasse. "Simon actually lived in the Red Zone."

Bilodeau was so taken by the situation he wrote a song about it.

Will Ann Coulter dare take on tyrannical Canadian hate speech laws?

St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s was a success

I want to extend to all our readers and friends congratulations for the grand turn out for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday last. The weather was great, the marchers were greater and the crowds on Saint John Street the greatest!

The importance of Easter

Easter (Greek, Paskha, from Hebrew: Pesakh,) is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Gospels, Jesus resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Christians celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), 3 days after his death.

Salon du Livres returns to Centre de Congres next week

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Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière will serve as the honorary President of this year's Salon du Livres opening next Wednesday, April 7, at the Centre de Congres on Boulevard Rene Levesque. The event concludes April 11.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Easter - March 31, 1850

It’s that time of the year again!

"Honey, have you seen that big brown envelope marked Tax 2009?"

"I think I saw it under the driver's seat of the car.

It's been there since last spring," she answered.

"Thank you," I replied sheepishly.

Three things reminded me that it was time to think of filling my tax returns.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Lions Hockey Seniors Honored

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Photo: Christian Brosseau,

Last Saturday evening, Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence honored four players for their contribution on and off the ice during their career as Lions hockey players.

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