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Comment on Memorials and Things of Fame

It was with great interest that I read Catherine Mills Rouleau's account of the 1889 Landslide in Memorials and Things of Fame in last week's paper. I thought you might also be interested in hearing a first-hand account about of some of the victims of that disaster.

QCGN proposes shift in relations between English minority and French majority

In its brief to the Committee on Culture and Education looking at Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Network proposes a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority in Quebec.

The QCGN is proposing two fundamental shifts in perspective to help Quebec society move through the social and economic challenges ahead, said QCGN President Linda Leith.

Terry Fox Challenge Thursday

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

The Terry Fox Run, an annual fundraising event to honour the memory of the runner who passed away in 1981, bypassed the city last Thursday, but local schools have been involved on different levels in the effort to honour his memory.

Festival offers spiritual music

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From gospel to Gregorian chants, from Corsican polyphonies to early music, the Festival of Sacred Music offers musical forms inspired by spirituality, from here and elsewhere, from times gone by to today, performed by internationally renowned artists.

Through their art, they express all the soothing and stirring powers of sacred music.

Finding a New Way to Appreciate the “Water of Life”

There's "whiskey," and then there's "whisky." "Whisky" is produced in either Scotland, Wales, Canada or Japan, while "whiskey" was made in either Ireland or America
The former is the raison d'etre of the Whisky Club of Quebec, which has been in existence since its founding two years ago.

Auditioning for a place on the ‘Nile’

Though only 13 years old, Kayla Vargas is already looking to the future.

"I want to get involved in theatre," the student at Soeurs de Jesus Marie school in Sillery.

"I'm thinking maybe about it as a career, but as a pastime also."

Celtic Festival continues to grow

Packed houses for a show by the young rock band Irish Moutarde at Pub St-Alexandre and a night of Irish folk tales at Le Billig restaurant, two nights of the ever-popular whisky tasting event at the Morrin Centre and a performance by the Irish singer Meav and Les Rhapsodes choir at the Palais Montcalm were among the highlights of the week-long Celtic Festival that concluded over the weekend.

The game of golf sets a ‘course for poetry’

François Dorion was never, by his own admission, much of a golfer.

"Lousy," he said. "I was just a junior. I didn't practice at it with the intention of being good."

Nevertheless, he gathered enough from the his experiences on the links to write a book of poetry entitled Strolling on the Links of the Golf Track.

Exhibit focuses on Sillery during the times of James MacPherson LeMoine

A new exhibit recently opened at the Villa Bagatelle which focuses on the life and times of James MacPherson Le Moine (1825 - 1912).

A man of many talents - lawyer, Inspector of inland revenue, and a prolific author - Le Moine was prominent among the intellectual and political élite of Quebec City in the 19th century.

Community Rallies For Support Through Basketball Tournament

A fight that has touched far too many continues for Shawn Bélanger.

Bélanger is a forward for the Champlain St. Lawrence College basketball team. He was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.