April 18 2012 Edition

Young local writers impress at ImagiNation Writing Contest awards ceremony

Photo: Marie White

“A word, after a word, after a word, is power,” quoted Sovita Chander, President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. She addressed this Margaret Atwood quote to 30 students from CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence and Cégep de Limoilou who had submitted a piece to the second annual ImagiNation Writing Contest.

Paul Almond and David Homel discuss writing novels and making movies

Photo: Marie White

On April 13, authors Paul Almond and David Homel sat in the elegant Morrin Centre to talk and share a laugh or two about the art of writing novels and making movies. The evening was moderated by local CBC radio personality and journalist Peter Black.

Love Story à la Québécoise

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Photo: Marie White

Quebec journalist Denise Bombardier launched her 18th book, L’Anglais, less than a month ago. The real life love story of the well-known Quebec career woman and her English-born husband James Jackson is already charming readers. Both Bombardier and her husband were present to sign copies of her book at the Salon du livre on April 14.

Church demands withdrawal of retrograde refugee bill

(Press Release) Canada’s shameful refusal to offer asylum to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the SS St. Louis in 1939 would have been perfectly possible under the provisions of a new refugee bill the Conservative government wants to push through by June 29.

Memorials and Things of Fame for April 18, 2012

The Morning Chronicle

Spring Photo of the Week


A peek inside a local sugar shack - pristine reverse-osmosis and evaporation equipment produce fresh syrup during a recent tour offered to QCT’s photographer.

The Cat Empire

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

The Cat Empire served a heaping spoonful of just the right medicine for Quebec City on March 29. Their smoking-hot live performance at the Grand Théâtre gave audience members the boost needed to endure what they hoped was the final snowfall of the season.

Titanic sinking commemorated in Halifax

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On the weekend of April 14 to 15, ceremonies took place in many places around the world to remember those who lost their lives during the sinking of the Titanic one hundred years ago during her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Reality check

With the election of Thomas Mulcair, Canada has at long last a Leader of the Official Opposition at Ottawa. This is good news because for nearly a year now the ruling Conservatives have had it pretty much their own way, and that way is not what the majority of Quebecers want.

Oh, when the Arcane Saints come marching in

Explosive hard-rock Australian band Arcane Saints are bound for Canada this week. They have independently released two EPs, a single “Nervous Breakdown” produced by Evan McHugh (Jet, Midnight Oil, Dead Letter Circus). They have had regular commercial radio airplay in Australia and an appearance on MTV’s ‘Up and Coming Bands’ documentary.

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