January 15 2014 Edition

Betty (Dubois) COLEMAN 1928-2014

Coleman, Dubois, Betty

Mrs. Betty Dubois, wife of the late Leslie Coleman, passed away peacefully at Saint Brigid’s Home on January 5, 2014, at the age of 85.  Born in Cowansville, she resided in Quebec.
There will be no funeral service and the ashes will be buried by the family at a later date.

Mabel CARTER 1920-2014

Mabel Carter   

VEQ clarifies position on Charter of Values

It's not that we aren't doing something, but that we may be doing something a bit differently. We feel it will be at least as productive," said Jean-Sébastien J. Gignac, executive director for the Voice of English-speaking Quebec. He recently spoke with the QCT to clarify misunderstandings reported by CJAD 800, a talk-radio station which recently interviewed him.

A different approach

Archbishop of Quebec to become cardinal

On Sunday morning in Italy, while most QCT readers were still abed, one Quebec City resident might not have been slumbering. Archbishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix was on the list of 16 men Pope Francis named as cardinals-designate in a proclamation he issued live from Rome.

The significance of such an honour is difficult to overstate.

Stuck in line: vaccinations worth the wait

Photo: Ruby Pratka

At the Beauport Health and Social Services Centre, the line stretched out the door of the clinic and halfway down the parking lot. Hundreds of people, many of them parents with children, were lined up for the seasonal flu vaccine.

"We have many more people than last year, but we're prepared," said Joanne Drolet, assistant director of the centre.

QAC auditions for spring comedy

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company's next production - Lend Me a Tenor - a farcical comedy written by Ken Ludwig. Auditions will be held Sunday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Holland School, 940 Ernest-Gagnon.

International archaeology conference features local history


I welcome you to Quebec City and to the conference in the birthplace of French America, an exceptionally well-preserved city," said Paul Mullins, president of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA).

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
The accumulation of snow on roofs is one of the most dangerous nuisances of the winter.

A better Christmas for 225 families

Photo: Christmas Hamper Campaign

It takes a lot of food to fill Christmas Hampers for over 225 families, some of them large families with children. In 2013, more than four truckloads of non perishable items were dropped off all over the city, thanks to many contributions to the Christmas Hamper fund.

Local scientists “say cheese”

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Quebecers eat an average of 8 kilos (17.64 pounds) of cheese annually. Despite the seeming diversity in markets and grocery stores, Canada's cheese industry is dominated by four companies - Agropur, Kraft, Parmalat, and Saputo. Among them, these companies control nearly 80% of the national cheese market, and all operate at least one production facility in Quebec.

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