April 20 2011 Edition

KERR, Robert “Bob”

“KERR, Robert  “Bob”


The Morning Chronicle

This being St. George's Day, the St. George's Society meet at Mr. Russell's hotel and march from thence to church. We are glad the weather is so propitious. In the evening, there is to be a grand ball at the hotel.

Eastern Quebec Learning Centre hosts Food Service and Tourism Job Fair

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Photo: Photo by Leigh Parrish

As the snow piles shrink a bit more each day, it's impossible to hide from the fact that spring is here. Quebec has welcomed back the birds, and soon the city will once again be buzzing, if not chirping, with tourists.

Review of the QAC production Prisoner of Second Avenue

Last weekend, the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company outdid itself with the production of Neil Simon's play Prisoner of Second Avenue, directed by Nathalie Perron. The dark comedy invited the audience to look through the keyhole into life in New York City in the 1970s.

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards

Photo: Photo provided by Shirley Normand

Maureen Gurrie of Quebec City was one of the eight seniors awarded the Silver Medal by the Lieutenant Governor Pierre Duchesne in recognition of her ongoing volunteer work throughout her busy life at a ceremony held on Sunday, April 10, at the Campus of Notre-Dame-de-Foy College in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.

Research taps into maple syrup goodness

Earlier this month, during the peak of the maple syrup season, researchers at the University of Rhode Island announced the discovery of a new compound in Canadian maple syrup.

Winners of the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation Writing Contest

Photo: Photo courtesy of Morrin Centre

A poem written by Fanny Doddridge, a student at Cégep Limoilou, merited her first prize in the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation Writing Contest. Canadian authors Roch Carrier, Linda Leith and Paul Kropp judged the submissions written by Cégep students from the Quebec City area. The second prize winner was Pierre-Luc Féchette of Champlain St.

Social Action “Irish-Style”

Photo: Photo by Alexandra Furlong

For the past three months groups of Secondary V students at St. Patrick's High School have been working on various social action projects for the Quebec and World community.

Jeffery Hale Community Services honours volunteers

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

Last week, Canada celebrated National Volunteer Week. Across the country each year, approximately 12 million Canadians give their time, energy and skills to enrich the lives of others. Here in Quebec City, Jeffery Hale Community Services hosted a special evening to recognize the efforts of their growing list of volunteers.

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