December 19 2007 Edition

MUNRO, Guay 1939 – 2007


A good reason to check out CBC Radio Two’s

CBC Radio Two’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert has a bit of a French connection – or at least one familiar to the English-speaking community. A recent post from former CBC Radio Quebec City reporter Madonna Hamel revealed what she’s been up to behind the scenes in Toronto.

Be part of The Sound of Music!

Global Television Quebec’s Montreal cuts to hit home in February

Television news will never be the same, according to Anne Leclair, Global Television Quebec employees’ union president.  

Global Television Quebec served notice to employees in Montreal on November 29. “There were a few more layoffs than we had expected. There are at least 60 people being laid off. There will be 15 or 20 people left at the station,” she said.   

Merry Christmas from old Québec


Built in 1752, the Maison Chevalier is notable for its exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces and all round 18th century charm. The structure, located in Place Royale, now serves as an ethnographic museum, and is here pictured under a fresh coat of snow, on the verge of a fresh new year.

Memorials and Things of Fame



Avante garde pageant at St. Michael’s

We reestablished chaos for God the other day, so that God’s Son might come and be born anew. We decreated, so God could recreate. That was our Pageant.

A 400th gift for pedestrians!

I’ve just returned from Christmas shopping. And I feel about as Christmassy as an ante-conversion Scrooge.

A Christmas Story

I am reminded of my childhood in Quebec City, way back when eight-year-old boys like me believed in Santa Claus. We were able to convince ourselves that, somehow, Santa did exist in some way or form. We felt we could affirm such a belief without being looked upon as silly.

Modest Needs makes dreams come true


Keith Taylor never expected his modest dream of helping others would become such an international affair, thanks to a little help from a web friend in Quebec City.

The former professor of medieval English literature abandoned his childhood aspiration of becoming a philanthropist, when he discovered that “it meant you had a lot of money.”

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