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Jay Sewall plays the Theatre Champlain

Blues guitarist/harmonica player Jay Sewall has been a regular on the Quebec City blues scene for over two decades. Next week, he will bring those blues to the intimate stage at the Theatre Petit Champlain.

The Coming Corporate Fascism Part III

A new arms race would emerge, and competition for resources would-be fierce, as each Navy would race to sign treaties with African, and Asian nations to gain access to ports, minerals, goods, trade secrets, shipping lanes, etc...

Mayor pledges to restore the Quebec Bridge

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Photo: Mary White

With municipal elections imminent, Mayor Labeaume has promised to fight to restore Quebec's landmark bridge if he is re-elected. He is aiming to connect with the CN and its primary stockholder, Bill Gates.

Celtic Festival Had More Than Just Celts Celebrating

Your reporter failed to notice that the Celtic Festival held at the Morrin Centre from September 4 - 6 is NOT just an Irish festival.

The Celts include people from Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Ireland.

If he had looked around that weekend, he would have seen first, and foremost:

Morrin Centre’s New Programming Schedule To Begin This Week

Much of the Morrin Centre's experimental fall programming begins this week.

The Morrin Centre is a heritage site, and cultural centre for the Anglophone population of Quebec City which includes an English library.

Simon Jacobs, the executive director, calls the programming experimental because "we are finding out what we are capable of."

Quebec soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Private Patrick Lormand, 21,Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, September 13; Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

Club des mycologues amateurs de Québec


Club des mycologues amateurs de Québec

Event Description: M. Jean, président of the Club des mycologues amateurs de Québec, will
teach about properly collecting mushroom in the morning and about the

Looking Good For The 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Photo: Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph 1926 Archives

The president of the organizing committee for the St-Patrick's Day Parade in Quebec City hopes to be able to announce a city-approved date and route for the much-anticipated event in less than three weeks.

Peter Ferrell says he knows the parade will not be on March 14, as it would compete with the well-established Montreal St-Patrick's Day Parade.

Hewitt, Clare nee Rowan (1925 – 2009)



Shoreline Cleanup in Quebec City


TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup


The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation initiative that brings Canadians together to clean up shorelines in their community.

September 24 birds'observation at la Plage Jacques-Cartier and at 13h30: conference


La Maison Léon-Provancher, 1435 rue Provancher, Québec, district de Cap-Rouge,«Porteurs de Passions». Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 9h30: birds'observation at la Plage Jacques-Cartier and at 13h30: conference : Être aux Oiseaux,with M. Norbert Lacroix.
Free of charge,may bring your lunch, information and reservation, phone:

Monument Honors German Soldiers 225 Years Later


It was a match born out of necessity - manpower shortages on one side, lack of money on the other.

"The British didn't have the men, but had the money" said Dr. Aylmer Baker-Ebacher. "In Germany, they had the men, but they needed money."

New Funding Announced For Mount Hermon Cemetery

Work on major renovations at Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, will begin almost immediately now that the cemetery has received up to $202,333 in matching funds from Parks Canada. Mount Hermon was awarded the grant Friday during ceremonies at the cemetery.

Grosse Isle A Temporary Refuge From Misery In Ireland


They came by the thousands in search of mere survival. Disease, famine and a potato blight had ravaged their Irish homeland. They came first to Grosse Isle. For many, it was as far as they would go, thousands arriving too sick to continue.

Morrin Centre Annouces Parks Canada Grant For Old Jail

The Morrin Centre has received a $106,225 grant from Parks Canada to restore the jail cells in the building and create an interpretation centre in one of the cellblocks.

"I'll be very excited once the actual restoration starts," said Simon Jacobs, the Executive Director of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

Garage Door Becomes An Artist’s Calling Card

Photo: Marika Wheeler

A Quebec City artist is using a garage door as a canvas for one of his largest pieces of art yet.

Sylvain Michaud is in the process of putting the final touches on a painting of a zebra eye. Each hair around the eye is painted individually and when viewed closely, the textures of the hairs are visible.

Literacy Day Seeks To Raise Awareness of Illiteracy

Saturday is Literacy Day at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre on Chemin Saint-Louis. Sponsored by the Quebec City Reading Council, the event is aimed at raising awareness of the problem illiteracy in the province, where statistics show nearly 49 percent of all residents have difficulty reading and 800,000 are considered illiterate.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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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.

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“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.

Global Economic Storm: Quebec Doing Rather Well, But Long-Term Challenges Remain

Photo: TD Canada Trust

According to a report prepared by TD Economics at TD Bank Financial Group, the Quebec economy has withstood the shocks in the global economy relatively well over the last two years. This report is an update of a 2007 study entitled Converting Quebec's Strengths Into Prosperity. Over the last two years, Quebec has been able to make up some lost ground in terms of per capita income.

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.

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