August 29 2012 Edition

Letter to the Editor

I've just read Marie White’s front-page article on Sillery's 375th Anniversary celebrations. As a former resident, I'm sorry I missed the party. My ancestors arrived in Sillery around 1840!

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 29, 2012


Culled from the Web

The City of Montreal caught fire at sea. She was carrying a cargo of 8,000 bales of raw American cotton, and was the 73rd ship with such cargo to catch fire in only 5 months. The passengers and crew were rescued by the S/S York City. This is a transcript of an article in the London Illustrated News, August 27, 1887.

Champlain’s Dream author David Hackett Fischer to be Guest of Honour at Morrin Centre’s Literary Fundraiser

(Quebec City, August 23, 2012) - The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Canada’s first learned society and now the driving force behind the Morrin Centre, is pleased to announce that historian and author David Hackett Fischer will be the keynote speaker at the Society’s fourth annual Literary Feast fundraiser.

Effective Accompaniment Training Session at Jeffery Hale Community Services

A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.

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