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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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[Classifieds] Rental 3 1/2 in Montcalm - take the last 5 months of my lease!!


3 1/2 Montcalm - take the last 5 months of my lease!!

Next to Parc du Braves. 846 chemin Ste-Foy

Available as early as Sept 15!

Great, secure building.

2nd floor, with large balcony

Indoor pool

Laundry room just down hall, large storage locker on same floor

$49/month indoor parking

cats allowed!!

[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.

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:

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