April 6 2011 Edition

As You Were: the Tragedy at Valcartier

The news story that never was

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In the summer of 1974, six teenage boys were killed and fifty-four injured in an explosion at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier near Quebec City. Somehow, a live grenade had inadvertently made its way into a box of dud ammunition, and its pin was pulled during a lecture on explosives safety.

Once on this Island

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Photo: Photo by Tess LeBlanc

Quebec High School's Music Theatre class is preparing a trip to a Caribbean Island for you. To take part in this opportunity of a lifetime, join us on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif, 950 ave.

AngloStore opens its doors

Many Quebec City residents attended the official opening night party for AngloStore, a new English bookstore located in Place Naviles, Sainte-Foy, on Wednesday, March 23. On hand for the special event were local artists Jay Ouellet and Raymond Fournier. Ouellet is a photographer who was happy to sign copies of his book, Quebec: recontres de nuit.

The Legacy of Marianna O’Gallagher

My cousin, Marianna, with whom I always had a very close relationship, is being missed by me and many others, I am sure, since she left us last Spring.

When she took on the task of writing the book on Grosse-Île and other books related to the Irish community of Quebec City, some people would ask me why she would undertake such a difficult project at this late stage in her life and my answer was

Memories of Marianna . . . from Krieghoff House

Soon after moving to Quebec City, I met Marianna O'Gallagher at a social gathering, and a short time thereafter, I received a phone call from her asking if I would be interested in having, for my newly restored Krieghoff house, some old Krieghoff Christmas cards that her mother, an ardent admirer of the artist, had lovingly collected during the ‘40's and ‘50's.

A tribute to Marianna O’Gallagher

Photo: Photo By Musée Bon-Pasteur

In answer to the article which was published in the March 16 edition of the Chronicle-Telegraph: "Quebec Heritage News seeking your stories about Marianna O'Gallagher," we at Musée Bon-Pasteur are pleased to offer our contribution.

In 2004, in an effort to further document the influence and legacy of our sisters of Irish descent, we at Musée Bon-Pasteur consulted the annals and obitu



The Morning Chronicle

“Moving with the River” Exhibit moves into Museum of Civilization


"The country on both sides was very delightful today, and the fine state of its cultivation added greatly to the beauty of the scene. It could really be called a village." Excerpt from book by Perh Kalm, Swedish Botanist.

A new Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Moving With The River," dives into the history of the St.

Leading Children’s author, Sheree Fitch, will appear at ImagiNation Festival

Photo: Sheree Fitch, portrait by Sydney Smith

I slurrrp my soup
Upon my spoon
I crrrunchh my crackers up
When I eat my lunch at noon

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec holds its AGM

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The beautiful Library of the Morrin Centre was the setting for the Annual General Meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, founded in 1824 by Lord Dalhousie as the first learned society in Canada.

Some 45 people were present to hear the 2010 Annual Report delivered by Council President, David Blair, a Financial Report by Treasurer, James Haberlin, a Book Report by Honorary

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