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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.

Death notice Martin Terence Paul


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.

Turkey Supper - St-Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Valcartier

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 St-Andrew’s Presbyter

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


Magher Bernice Brennan 1921 – 2009

Magher Bernice Brennan  
1921 – 2009

At CHSLD St-Brigid’s Home, on the 21st of August 2009, at the age of 87 years old & 11 months Mrs. Bernice Brennan passed away, wife of the late Mr. Louis Magher. She lived in Quebec.

Bowles, Catherine (Rena)


Bowles, Catherine (Rena) passed away at the residence Aux Jardins du Haut-St-Laurent, on Friday, August 14th, 2009 at the age of 84 years Catherine (Rena) Bowles, daughter of the late John G. Bowles and Mary Guilfoyle.  She leaves to mourn her brother Michael (Ernestine Larivière ), predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Leo and her sister Mary (Mae) (the late Thomas O’Shea).

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.

QAC brings South Pacific to the stage this fall

The Quebec Art Company has chosen the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic South Pacific for its fall musical production.  Drawn from James Michener’s novel <

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.

Bowles, Catherine (Rena)

Saint Gabriel de Valcartier Firemen Labour Day B.B.Q. Sunday the 6th instead of Monday the 7th


Students discover power of English at International Science Fair

Photo: Véronique Laurin, Conseil de Développement du Loisir Scientifique

Last month, twenty students from Quebec City and around the province discovered the unique possibilities offered by the English language as they took part in the Expo-Sciences Internationale (ESI) held in Tunisia.

KILEY, KING, 1946-2009






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