June 22 2011 Edition

A historic milestone for the Morrin Centre and Quebec City’s collective history

Photo: Marie White

A monumental milestone was marked at the Morrin Centre on June 7, 2011, a date that is destined to live on in the history of this venerable National Historic Site.

Announced closure of Marine Rescue sub-centres causes wave of concern

Photo: Amanda Halm

The announced consolidation of two Marine Rescue Coordination sub-centres in Quebec City and Newfoundland and Labrador incited harsh criticism amongst rescue staff and local fishermen. The sub-centres, which coordinate response efforts to incident calls will merge with existing Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centres in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Trenton, Ontario.

American Consulate hosts information sessions

Photo: Jill Gagnon

Last week, American citizens living in Quebec were invited to attend two information sessions at the Consulate. Nearly 50 people attended the sessions, which provided specific information for Americans living abroad. The two topics discussed were Social Security benefits and IRS regulations, including new rules for filing American taxes from outside the United States.

Families spend Father’s Day cycling for a good cause

Photo: Amanda Halm

On an exceptionally bright Sunday morning, the 19th of June, approximately 2,500 people from the Quebec City area biked in the Randonnée Tanguay Tour de la Capitale in support of the Fondation Maurice Tanguay, an organisation that helps families who have children with disabilities.

Newly restored prison cells come alive at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Marie White

The Quebec Common Gaol is the latest historic exhibition in Quebec City. This exhibition depicts the life and times of the people who were imprisoned there, including men, women and children, between 1813 and 1868.

Demo of technology display at Morrin Centre


Simon Jacobs , Executive Director of the Morrin Centre, demonstrates the special features of the three dimensional digital re-enactment module that displays the evolution of the Morrin Centre buildings to LHSQ President David Blair and Major Campaign members Cynthia Price (left) and Jennifer Molson (right).

Thanks to the troops

As the combat mission in Afghanistan transitions into other military activities, The Royal Canadian Legion would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those service men and women, and their families, who have served with distinction and sacrificed on behalf of Canadians during these past several years.

Fifth Royal visit To Canada 1901


In the closing months of 1900, Canada received the welcome news that the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York were planning a royal visit to the Dominion.

The loss of Jack Odgers and Russell Walker

Letter to the Editor

It was with great sadness that I noted in last week’s edition the loss to the anglophone community of two wonderful people - Jack Odgers and Russell Walker. I knew both of them and they were true gentlemen and a delight to spend time with.

An untraditional twist on tradition: A Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Poll


Mayor Regis Labeaume has announced that all city police officers will be on duty for the Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities this year, with a specific task of stopping anyone from drinking alcohol outside of designated areas. This year will mark the first time that all alcoholic drinks must be purchased from licensed vendors.

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