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Author Mélanie Watt charms kids of all ages

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Some 22 children and a few adults snuck out to La Maison Anglaise last Saturday to meet Mélanie Watt, author of the Scaredy Squirrel series of books for kids. Watt signed books for fans who stood in line to speak with her. She read her latest book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. There was even a beach for the children to sit on, complete with an inflatable palm tree.

Curtain rises on Shannon Irish Show, despite the snow

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There’s no stopping the people of Shannon and Valcartier when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The Shannon Irish Show has been put on each March for the past 42 years, no matter the weather.

Ireland in Quebec appears just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

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Valcartier’s Irish roots are rising up! The community is celebrating this week with the launch of Ireland in Quebec, a CD featuring accordionist Keith Corrigan, singer and fiddler Jimmy Kelly, fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand and pianist Nick Hawes.

No matter how much you try to stay clean ...

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Every night before you crawl into bed, your mom makes you wash up.

You have to get your hands and arms all soapy and swish your feet in the suds. You wash your knees and your nose and your navel.

And then you’re all clean for bedtime.

How the Lit & His Saved the Plains of Abraham

Choirs, folk and rock this week in QC

JOHNSTON, Kenneth 1931-2008

 

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St-Vincent-de-Paul church

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Our Mayor seems to be more worried about what other people might think about the ruins of the former St-Vincent-de-Paul church, perched precariously at the top of Côte d’Abraham, than saving a part of our city’s heritage.

Global Television’s morning show out, virtual studio in

The crew of Global Television Québec’s This Morning Live finished its last show on Wednesday, February 27. The morning show has been replaced by a half-hour rebroadcast of the 11 p.m. news.

The show’s staff was laid off to make way for new technology, due to come online as of March 3.

QCGN promotes consultation not confrontation

Politicians, bureaucrats, academics and community representatives of all stripes were in attendance at the Quebec Community Groups Network’s (QCGN) Revitalization Conference in Montreal this past weekend.

Quebec City community loses Stanley Brock

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Photo: courtesy of Industrial Alliance

Stanley E. Brock and his philanthropy might have been a mystery to many in the English-speaking community, but he was well known in certain circles.

“I knew him well,” said Ronald Blair, who worked for Price Brothers. “He was a member of The Wheel House. He had his own chair.”

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The Morning Chronicle
Friday, February 25
Events in the Year 1847
The Earl of Elgin, the newly appointed Governor General opened the Canadian Legislature.

Former QCT city editor Frank Howard dies at 77

Former Ottawa Citizen columnist Frank Howard began his career as a reporter at the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph in the mid 1950s. He made his way up to the position of city editor.

Among those he mentored at the Chronicle was a university student named John Gray, who spent two summers reporting for the Quebec City daily from its offices on Côte St-Sacrement.

From Steve Hill to Glenn Miller

Go! fans needed up front at Morrin Centre

There’ll be no hiding in the back row during a live broadcast of CBC Radio One’s Go! with host Brent Bambury. For those who have been waiting for this chance of a lifetime — to be part of a Go! live studio audience — the big day is Saturday, March 15 and it’s happening at Morrin Centre.

The Plains of Abraham park has plenty of activities planned

The Plains of Abraham park has planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.

The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Auberge St-Antoine’s Past Perfect a tribute to city and its rich history

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St. Anthony of Padua was known for, among other traits, being the patron saint of lost things. The auberge by the same name in old Quebec bears it well, for it has spent over a decade uncovering and displaying the lost things from the past that lay hidden for centuries beneath the Îlot Hunt site.

Price up for Prix Rayonnement hors Québec 2007

Auberge St-Antoine co-owner and administrator Evan Price, also president of SIM Composites, is the sixth finalist in the Chambre de commerce de Québec’s Prix Rayonnement hors Québec 2007.

This prize awards companies and individuals who have succeeded to solidify their name internationally.

Stanley E. Brock, B.A. Hon., F.S.A., C.M., 1912 – 2008

 

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Catch the fever of The Acousticolics March 18

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Photo: Gabriel Rancourt

Addicted to acoustics is the literal translation of the name behind a Quebec City group that’s garnered quite a following. People are tuning in and turning up for their shows!

The Acousticolics are Julian Keller, Paul Keller, Maxime Désilets, Laurent Comtois Martel, Mathieu Grégoire and Kathleen Keller.

Answering the call?

Message from the Afghan mission

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I, a Canadian trooper Stan,

More troops head home to Valcartier

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Like the old song says, yellow ribbons can be seen around Base Valcartier, their bows a cheery welcome for homebound troops back from service in Afghanistan. Tuesday, February 26 saw the return of the eighth contingent since February 5. Welcome home! Please see pages 10 and 11 for an update on the shoes for Afghanistan project.

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Getting shoes on the feet of children in Afghanistan

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AFHGANISTAN — It all starts at least a day before with planning and preparation. Local leaders are consulted in order to determine where the shoes are the most needed by the poorest of the local people here in Spin Boldak.

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Lord delivers preliminary draft on state of bilingualism

Historic Domaine Cataraqui to house hotel-tourism school

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The city of Quebec is placing its money in building for a bigger future in tourism. Domaine Cataraqui, currently managed by the Commission de la capital nationale du Québec (CCNQ), will soon be home to l’École hôtelière de la Capitale.

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