December 4 2013 Edition

News Digest December 4, 2013


Anything can happen when Anything Goes

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Photo: Normand Brassard

What happens when a cruise ship sets sail carrying wannabe gangsters, dancing angels, 1930s high rollers...and a lovesick ex-girlfriend?

Joe Lonergan launches Shamrocks in the Maples

On the evening of November 26, Joe Lonergan launched Shamrocks in the Maples at St. Patrick's High School.

Lonergan is well known for his preservation and promotion of Quebec City's Irish history. A former teacher at St. Patrick's High School, he is president of the Irish Heritage Quebec and a very active member of St. Patrick's Parish.

A Green Audit: the audit you actually want

Photo: Christian Schreiner

Improving energy efficiency makes sense at this time of year. As the mercury drops and the days get shorter, we dial up the heat and turn the lights on earlier. These changes are obvious on our utility bills, and some community organizations seriously feel the shift.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
A mendicant named Simon Lachance went into a house in St. Michel street for the purpose of obtaining charity.

Irish Cultural Day at Cégep de Sainte-Foy

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On November 27, students in the language and culture program at Cégep de Sainte-Foy introduced other students and staff to various elements of Ireland's rich culture and history. Under the guidance of teacher Mary Penkarski, a number of projects drawn from fact and folklore were presented for visitors to explore.

Letter to the Edition

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Rail Jam competition at Stoneham

On November 29, Stoneham Mountain Resort launched its 50th winter season with a bang by hosting the Bud Light-Stopen Rail Jam competition. Snowboarders and skiers arrived from across the province to compete in multiple events in the XL snow park.

Glambition: teaching girls business skills

Photo: Danielle Burns

What do you get when invite 90 girls, ages 12 to 15, to a conference led by women? Glambition!

Travelling the globe at Champlain–St. Lawrence

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From November 18 to 22, Tourism students at St. Lawrence hosted the annual Intercultural Week. To fulfil their course criteria, eight students set up a series of multi-cultural events showcasing the ethnic diversity of the campus.

On Monday, the focus was on Mexico, with festive decorations, colour, traditional games and music in the cafeteria.

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