January 8 2014 Edition

HANNAN, Thomasina (Tommy)

Thomasina (Tommy) Hannan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the age of 76. Visitation will take place at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boul. des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 514-685-3344, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12 pm followed by a memorial service at 1 pm. Burial at Rideau Memorial Gardens.

SMITH, Elton Crawford

SMITH, Elton Crawford

BERNIER, Marthe Savard

BERNIER, Marthe Savard

Mme Marthe Savard Bernier, age 98, wife of the late Marcel Bernier, daughter of the late Marie-Louise Guay and Almanzor Savard, died on December 13, 2013, at the Centre d'hébergement de l'Hôpital Général de Québec.

Happy New Year and Happy 250th!

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Photo: George Lamar

Best wishes to all our readers, advertisers, and supporters as we embark on this auspicious New Year. As you may have noticed from the new banner, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is celebrating a landmark anniversary.

Yes readers, you are reading "North America's Oldest Newspaper" - together, we have been making history and building community since 1764.

David Blair to become Member of the Order of Canada

Photo: McCarthy Tétrault

In late December, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced a new list of appointments to the Order of Canada. All appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

David Blair, C.M., will be among those honoured. He will receive his insignia during a ceremony to be held later this year in Ottawa.

It’s not all down hill at Myrand Sledding Centre

Photo: Bill Cox

It was a beautiful afternoon for sledding at the Centre de glisse Myrand (Myrand Sledding Centre), right in the heart of town. The cold did not prevent a crowd of children and parents from taking multiple runs on large inner tubes at considerable speeds. Once at the bottom, tubes were hooked to a cable lift and pulled back up.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug worth the leg cramp

Photo: Danielle Burns

If you were too busy this holiday season to take in a film, make it a resolution to see more in 2014. After all, what better way to escape the humdrum of the daily grind than bringing a bit of fantasy and adventure into your life, if just for a few hours.

Big news for Big Air: Women to compete in Olympic-class Snowboard event

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In mid-December, organizers of the annual Snowboard Jamboree held a press conference at the Parc de l'Îlot Fleurie to announce that the 6th Big Air Competition will have women participate in the competition for the first time. Big Air, a world-class snowboard event, will take place in that very place at the foot of the Dufferin-Montmorency autoroute.

Where does all the snow go?

Photo: Bill Cox

Our city has certainly been kept busy this past month removing snow from streets and sidewalks, but where does all that snow go? In the past, trucks dumped it onto huge piles left to melt in the spring. Snow was also dumped off wharves or directly onto the ice, letting the tides and current take care of it.

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