May 29 2019 Edition

Congratulations to Champlain–St. Lawrence’s Class of 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

It’s that time again! Proud graduates in cap and gown are posing for and taking photos with classmates, teachers, and family, and let’s not forget the all-important selfie.

Counting sheep: the relationship between sleep and mental health

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Photo: Danielle Burns

I assume you’re here because you have trouble sleeping?” asked Dr. Meagan Daley, psychologist, adding, “So I really have to be on the ball to keep you awake!” The fascinating talk on May 23 at CEGEP St. Lawrence was the last of many events during Mental Health Week – May 6-12– organized by the Wellness Centre and the Mental Health Team at Jeffery Hale Community Services.

Nuclear energy has fizzled in Canada since creation of A-bomb

Say the word “Manhattan” and some people might think of a New York City borough, a cocktail, or a movie by Woody Allen. A few might even think of the unlikely name for a secret Second World War project in the New Mexico desert.

A family’s loss – a personal story on the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland

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Photo: Photo from the Sue and Don Cameron collection

There was a time when everything that crossed the ocean moved by ship, including whole families.

The story behind Rue du Colonel-Mathieu


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Colonel Paul Mathieu (1907-1976). He was born in Quebec City and studied at the Séminaire de Québec and Université Laval, then worked for the Royal Trust Company from 1930 to 1939.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 31, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

Great Celebration of Nature held on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People of all ages greatly enjoyed the National Battlefields Commission’s 27th Great Celebration of Nature, held on May 26, in spite of a little early morning rain. Ponies, alpacas, goats and pigs; greenhouses filled with herbs, flowers and plants; 30 kiosks, face-painting and the distribution of free trees attracted crowds of people to the Plains of Abraham.

Musique de chambre à Sainte-Pétronille unveils its 36th season

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Ever faithful to its tradition of excellence, Musique de chambre à Sainte-Pétronille (MCSP) will present six concerts from June 27 to Aug. 22 for its 36th season. The concerts will take place in the beautiful church at the tip of Île d’Orléans, just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City.

Artistic director Marc Roussel announced the season’s program for lovers of chamber music.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec celebrates with music and dance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The party of the summer will be happening simultaneously at Quai Paquet in Lévis and Place des Canotiers in Quebec City. The 25th anniversary of the Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) will be celebrated over the St. Lawrence River on four Wednesdays and two Saturdays from July 31 to Aug. 24. The public is invited to dress according to different cinematic themes every evening.

World Play Day celebrates kids’ right to play

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Did you know, every child has the right to play? Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that parties “recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”

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