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St. Patrick's Grave Site in Downpatrick, Ireland


Reputed site of burial of Saint Patrick, in churchyard of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.  Stone is carved with Patrick and the plaque reads as follows:

Ladies and gentleman, meet the new Canada

Ladies and gentleman, meet the new Canada.

No longer the humble also-rans, in two short weeks Canada redefined itself as brash, pushy, boisterous - and not afraid to put everything on the line.

Let’s not litter

In the 1950's and early sixties, when I started to own automobiles, there was no problem for garbage disposal. You just rolled down the window and threw out the cigarette butts, packages, cans, bottles and gum wrappers. It was done by everyone.

Thank you Jay Ouellet and Chronicle-Telegraph’s coverage

Received my copy of the Chronicle today and was very happy to see Jay's photo of the Saint-Patrick's Day Parade on the front page. Great copy. I have enjoyed Jay's photographs for many years and am so glad to see that you are sharing his talents with many. Look forward to seeing more.

Newsie Notes for March 10, 2010

National Adult Learners’ Week Special Information Session Learn how to have your out-of-province experience and education recognized in Quebec!
Thursday, March 25th at 12h00-14h00 at the Valcartier Family Centre, 1039 avenue Wolfe in Ste Foy.  Free parking! Bring your CV and a lunch. Door prizes!

School boards: elected or appointed

One of the features listed in the Daily Briefings, on Friday, Feb. 26, of the Quebec Community Groups Network was an article from Le Journal de Montréal - "Plus besoin des élus scolaires". The story, which dealt with elections, was also reported several times on CJAD radio.

ImagiNation 2010 : Writer’s Festival

From April 7-11, 2010 at the Morrin Centre

Are you ready for a literary event which is out of the ordinary? How about exploring new themes, letting your imagination run wild and discovering a whole new side to literature through history, poetry, music, kid's events and more!

Modesty is important

As with many other Canadians, I am delighted with many of the outcomes of the recent Olympics games, especially, Sunday's exciting victory in men's hockey. I am, however, concerned with the extent of Canada's new attitude towards the importance of winning medals, especially gold medals. Neither the games nor the country are well served, in my opinion, by such a focus.

AMI-Quebec Action on mental illness

AMI-Quebec is offering free tele-workshops and tele-support group for English speaking caregivers dealing with mental illness in a loved one. To register for a Tele-Workshop or Tele-Support Group call 1-866-396-2433 or visit

High winds, snow force Olympic celebration cancellation

Last week's snow storm and high winds forced the cancellation of Saturday's planned Olympic celebration at Colline Parliamenaire.

Irish Catholics remember St. Patrick, miracle worker and Patron Saint of Ireland

The beautiful prayer of St. Patrick, popularly known as "St. Patrick's Breast-Plate", is supposed to have been composed by him in preparation for this victory over Paganism. Appropriate for today's secularized western societies. Literal translation from the old Irish text. For full biography visit

I bind to myself today

VEQ welcomes newcomers

Photo: VEQ

Approximately 50 people attended the Voice of English Quebec's newcomers night Feb. 23 at Jefferey Hale Hospital, an event that featured a number of partner organisations present to talk about the services on offer to the city's Anglophone community.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Canada takes Olympic gold !

The crowd peppered with anglophones at the half-filled Pizzadelic restaurant on Rue Cartier jumped to its feet and let out a mighty roar as television sets placed strategically throughout the eatery all showed Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal in Sunday's Olympic Gold Medal game in Vancouver.

New research facility slated for Valcartier

Minister of National Defence Peter McKay has announced an investment in defence infrastructure in the province of Quebec at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier.

Quebec singer assaulted

Popular Quebec singer Kevin Parent says he was attacked the night of Feb. 12 by a group of what he said were 10 people causing him to suffer a concussion and caused him to cut short his Feb. 17 performance at the Olympic Games. Parent, though, said he declined to press charges.

Kebs are struggling in a losing streak

Playing the league's best team is not the tonic for a nine-game losing streak, a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way last Thursday. Even a change of scenery didn't help. The losing streak is now 10.

Overhead view of winning goal


Sidney Crosby watches the Gold Medal winning goal nestle in the back of the net after it gets past USA goalie Ryan Miller for Team Canada Sunday to close out the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Investment Fraud concern

More than a million Canadians have lost money in an investment fraud, according to recent research from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The 2009 CSA Investor Index found that Canadians feel confident and believe they are knowledgeable and responsible when it comes to investing, yet they are not taking the next steps to put their knowledge into practice.

Haute Couture at Quebec's Musée National des Beaux Arts

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Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Morrin Centre POSTPONED! Tonight's Business Ethics Lecture

Reminder / Rappel

Quebec Driving 101 - A Word of Caution

Car with no front bumper



World Day of Prayer service

World Day of Prayer 2010

Lorna Breton Neal



Wilfred Rourke (1912–2010)



RazorSharks Take Down Kebs 102-89

The Quebec City Kebs' losing ways continue.


In a seesaw battle, the Rochester RazorSharks came out on top 102-89 as Glen Dandridge scored nine of his 19 points in the second half.

St-Lawrence College Dean’s Honour List

The following is the Champlain St-Lawrence College Dean's Honour List for the Fall semester. The list was established in order to encourage and recognize outstanding academic performance. Published at the end of both the fall and winter semesters, the Dean's Honour List is composed of those students who, carrying a normal course load, achieved an overall average of at least 80 percent.

Québec Ombudsman says major changes are needed to city Police force investigative procedures

In a special report tabled in the National Assembly last week, Québec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain concludes that major changes are needed in the investigative procedure implemented in Québec for incidents involving police officers.

She states that "the status quo is neither acceptable nor in the interest of citizens, police officers, or sound governance."

Music Culture Flourishes at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School!

In addition to a traditional Band program in the Secondary school, Dollard des Ormeaux School has a unique Music program within the CQSB. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 participate in a developmental, Orff-based curriculum that involves movement, instrumentation and song in every lesson.

Haiti Week at DDO

Our students and staff members have been highly sensitized to the terrible earthquake that occurred in Haiti a few weeks ago. A number of our students' parents have been called to duty on yet another mission: to help, treat, bring order, console and feed hundreds upon hundreds of homeless children and adults alike.

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