Son recounts father’s WWI experience

Photo: Contributed by Alec Roberts

After spending the 1916/17 school year at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, my father, A. Kelso Roberts, was sent overseas with all the other junior officers in his class who were at least 18 years old. As there were no vacancies in the Canadian permanent army, he was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery in September 1917.

Labeaume visits SLC Business Program


Mayor Regis Labeaume's current business is politics, but he says business is what helped him arrive where he is today.

The mayor last week addressed a gathering of the P.W. Sims business school at St. Lawrence College in Ste. Foy. The event highlighted several former Sims students who are now studying at Griffith University, where they will receive their business degrees.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

We have been requested to intimate that gun practice will be carried on from the Citadel at one o'clock this afternoon. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood should leave their windows open to prevent their being broken by the concussion.

Loves Memorials column

Love your column Memorials and Things of Fame by Catherine Rouleau of October 28 (just in today) - the l859 item especially. Your column is always interesting and I love the fact that you take the time to explain details in today's context. Most appreciated. No puzzle this week.

Boo hoo.

New Bill C-6 looks after corporate interests

Hey Canadians, wake up and smell the turpentine!

Putting lipstick on a pig

No matter how much lipstick you smear on a pig, it's still going to be a pig. And no matter how much Bill C-384 you smear on suicide, it will always remain suicide.

St. Patrick’s High School visits water filtration plant in Charlesbourg

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Photo: Trisha Marie Klancar

On Wednesday, November 4, the secondary two students from St. Patrick's High School had the opportunity to visit the new water filtration plant in Charlesbourg. This outing was part of their Geography course in secondary two, which specifically studies waste management in urban areas.

Play remembers École Polytechnique massacre

It was a tragedy of epic proportions, the December day of 20 years ago when a 25-year-old man opened fire at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, killing 14 women and wounding another 10 women and four men before turning the gun on himself.

Former Quebec City resident carries Olympic flame

Karen Wallace will spend five hours on the road, through what could be chancy winter weather for a momentary brush with history, but she will remember December 1 for the rest of her life.

‘'It's a long drive for such a short run,'' said Wallace, 38, a 1988 graduate of St. Patrick's High School who now lives in Ottawa with her boyfriend. ‘'But it's a once in a lifetime thing.

Quebec City remembers her fallen soldiers

Photo: Evelyne Lemire, CFB Valcartier Garrison

The eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. Valcartier stopped to remember. As did millions of Canadians for whom Afghanistan has become a household word.

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