October 29 2014 Edition

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist: Mitch Vandenborn


Mitch Vandenborn was born and raised in a town called Chatham in rural southern Ontario. In 2008, he moved to the other end of the province to study journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Drawn to Quebec: Sketching the world around you

Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2014

Humans think in images. Indeed, studies show that our brains actually understand images faster than words, and remember images longer. The act of drawing helps you clarify what you know and can assist instructors in assessing student knowledge.

Today, many people avoid sketching because drawing has become art. Art (like science) has become specialized and professionalized.

PAYNE, Loretta

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Born in 1929 in Stoneham, Quebec, Loretta became a registered nurse in 1955 and spent most of her working career in Montreal. Loretta passed away in Montreal on October 19, 2014, at age 85, after a long battle with Alzheimer disease.

The story behind Rue du Duc-de-Kent

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Duc-de-Kent is a short street in the Beauport district of Quebec City near Montmorency Falls. The name was proposed by people in the area at the time of the municipal mergers in 2002, to honour the memory of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820), who was the father of Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Pauline (Fackney) Griffin

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Pauline (Fackney) Griffin
1924 - 2014

Pauline Griffin, 90, wife of the late Thomas Griffin, died at the Maison Legault on October 25, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Paul Fackney and the late Willa Gale. She lived in Quebec City.


Celebrating the saxophone at the MNBAQ

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Renowned Belgian saxophonist Fabrice Alleman and Quebec City's Michel Côté Trio performed in the Adolphe Sax dans Tous Ses États concert at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec on October 25.

Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions play hard against Norwich Cadets

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions hockey team faced off against Vermont's Norwich University Cadets at the Complexe sportif in Ancienne-Lorette, the Lions' home ice, last Friday, October 24. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey teams rarely cross the border to play in Canada. This exhibition game was a first in the Lions' history.

After the national anthems, former St.

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