May 15 2013 Edition

News Digest for May 15, 2013

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Michael Ayre receives Moe Rosenhek Award

Photo: Kathleen Poulin

Don’t Everyone Jump at Once! Ross Murray’s latest book launched

Photo: Gib McInnis

Blue Ice Books of Quebec City launched Ross Murray's second book Don't Everyone Jump at Once on May 8 to an appreciative audience at the AngloStore. Murray is an award-winning humorist and radio contributor, and the author of You're Not Going to Eat That, Are You? Raised in Nova Scotia, Murray has lived in the Eastern Townships since the early 1990s.

Cyclo Nord-Sud collecting used bicycles

Photo: Cyclo Nord-Sud

During your Spring cleaning, have you come across a bicycle collecting dust in your garage? Cyclo Nord-Sud are calling on the residents of Quebec to donate any used bikes which they will send to Haiti to support their fight against poverty.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle


I’m forever blowing bubbles

Photo: Lise Lafond

As long as I can remember, playing with soap bubbles has been a fun activity at my home. Every summer a cousin, a niece, a grandchild or a visiting child was initiated to this creative fun.

Update from CQSB on proposed Bill 14

Photo: Photo courtesy CQSB

On April 24th, Madame Diane De Courcy, Minister responsible for the Charter of the French Language, in an effort to obtain the support of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and thus ensure that Bill 14 would move on to its second reading, announced that the government of Québec would amend Bill 14 in such a manner as to preserve the exemption awarded to the children of francophone members o

Minister of Public Security sets up Maple Spring commission

The Minister of Public Security, Stéphane Bergeron, held a press conference at the National Assembly on May 8 to announce the formation of a three member commission to investigate the Liberal government's handling of the 2012 Maple Spring (printemps érable) student protests against tuition hikes.

YES! Creative Souls Artists’ Conference in Montreal

For the 13th year, YES! (Youth Employment Services) presents a day of inspiration and information for artist-entrepreneurs from all artistic disciplines on Monday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Marché Bonsecours, 359 St. Paul E., in Old Montreal. The cost of the conference is $25 if you register before May 17 or $35 after May 17.


Les Patriotes de Québec Gaelic footballers

Photo: Danielle Burns

The president of Les Patriotes de Québec Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Cillian Breathnach talks about his homeland sport and the Gaelic football team he founded.

QCT - How did you become involved in Gaelic football?

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