December 5 2012 Edition

News Digest for December 5, 2012

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a Hit!

Photo: Photo by the QAC

Tennessee Williams' raw drama of "Southern discomfort" is perhaps not the lightest play to see as we approach the holiday season, but we are warned beforehand that this production, presented by the Quebec Art Company, is intended for mature audiences.

Director Mark Lepitre writes in the program that, in the summer of 2011, he saw the play at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-L

Meet Ruby Pratka, QCT’s newest writer


Ruby Pratka grew up in the United States and is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa. She is completing a masters degree program in international journalism at Université Laval.

Planning ahead for the Christmas and New Year editions of the QCT

The December 12, 2012, 50th issue of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph will be the special Christmas Edition and the last edition of the paper for this year. There will be no editions of the paper delivered on December 19 or 26, 2012.

The New Year edition will appear on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Thanksgiving Americana

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

For most readers, Thanksgiving took place over a month ago, in mid-October. However, for those Quebec City residents with a tie to the United States, Thanksgiving happens in November. For some Americans, Thanksgiving trumps Christmas. There is no pressure to come up with great gifts, nor to spend lots of money buying them.

Giving the gift of family to street children in Burundi

Photo: Photo provided by Kira Burundi

Diomède Niyonzima, a soft-spoken Université Laval graduate student, grew up in Burundi, a tiny, heart-shaped country in East Africa. During the civil war that rocked that country in the 1990s, nearly all the men in his family disappeared or died. To pay his school fees, the twelve-year-old boy had to get a job, sweeping hair clippings off the floor in a barber shop.

Welcomen to the German Christmas Market

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The Communauté Allemande de Québec invites you to participate in the 5th annual German Christmas Market at Place Hotel de Ville until December 9. The market features charming wooden kiosks giving the sense of a small village. You will find lots of typical German products such as hot wine, almond Christmas cakes, gingerbread, sausages, roast chestnuts, to name but a few.

Another battle won on the Plains of Abraham

Photo: Esther Paradis

Another historical battle was fought on the Plains of Abraham on November 18. On that pristine Sunday morning, The Fighting Irish of St. Patrick's High School put on a high-octane performance against their opponents, the College Ste.

Mission accomplished! Chalmers-Wesley restoration project is completed

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Seventeen years after beginning an overall restoration of their church home, the members of Chalmers-Wesley United Church can finally say, "Mission accomplished!"

The final phase of the entire project, restoration of the church's 177-foot-high steeple (which consists of the masonry tower and the metal-covered spire) was completed in late October this year.

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