April 15 2015 Edition

News Digest April 15 2015



Issue April 15, 2015


Words flow at the ImagiNation Writers’ Festival

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

Quebec City book lovers got more than enough literary knowledge to digest as the Morrin Centre hosted the sixth annual ImagiNation Writers' Festival last week. 

Featuring 14 writers from Quebec, elsewhere in North America and Europe, the authors read selected excerpts from their work, shared insights about their inspirations and answered questions from the audience. 

Société historique de Québec honours David Mendel

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Photo: Gérald Gobeil: Société historique de Québec

Historian and author David Mendel was awarded the Médaille de Reconnaissance (medal of recognition) by Jean Dorval, the president of the Société historique de Québec, at a brunch held at the Quebec Garrison Club on Saturday, April 11. 

An evening of Irish Gaelic culture

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Daithí Mac Fhlaithimh gave a talk about Gaelic culture in Ireland that has been passed down since the mists of time, at the April 7 meeting of Irish Heritage Québec. 

Festival celtique de Québec shows its colours for Tartan Day

Photo: Ruby Pratka

The Festival celtique de Québec will be showing a little more colour this year. Organizers unveiled the Festival's official tartan at a ceremony at the Pub St-Alexandre on April 6, World Tartan Day. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue George-VI

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue George-VI, a roadway in National Battlefields Park, a.k.a. the Plains of Abraham, was named after George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 1936 to 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. 

Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank Alec Roberts for his "Not exactly austerity" commentary of April 8, 2015, in which he said what very much needs saying today, and which echoes so well what I've been thinking myself, but lacked the courage to express, as I've listened to the cries of outrage and almost persecution from so many. 

Curtains for QAC’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Photo: Michael Bourguignon

The curtain is set to rise on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Quebec Art Company's latest theatrical production.

Climate change marchers demonstrate “boiling point”

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

As thousands of red-clad marchers streamed through the streets of downtown Quebec City on Saturday afternoon, drums and horns at full volume, one might have thought  the Canadiens had won the Stanley Cup. Red coloured the day for a much less festive reason, a symbol of the rising mercury in Planet Earth's thermometer. 

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