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Taylor returns safe and sound from Afghanistan

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Base Valcartier troops are back from Afghanistan. Major Walter Taylor, Squadron Commander of the 53 Combat Engineer Squadron, is safe and sound. Now it’s time for him to spend his five weeks’ holidays with his wife, Sonja, and his parents, Helga and Garth Taylor, from Ottawa.

Over 550 tickets sold for Voice of English-speaking Québec’s May gala

Voice of English-speaking Québec has surpassed its ticket sales target for the May 18 gala event to celebrate Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

“We’re very excited,” said VEQ executive director Helen Walling. “We’ve sold over 550. Our objective was to sell over 500 by the end of March.”

New Virtual Art Gallery

From five-year-old dancers to 18-year-old musicians, student performers are preparing to take the stage at the Central Québec School Board’s fifth annual Arts Festival.

Take in Tartan Day 2008 in old Quebec

Tartan Day 2008 will take place on Sunday, April 6. The festivities will begin with the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Rue Cook, in old Quebec. This is a religious service that will include a blessing of the tartans.  

Chalmers-Wesley spire starting to crumble

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A “big chunk” of one of four granite pinnacles on the Chalmers-Wesley Church spire came crumbling down during the wind and snow that whipped Quebec City on the night of March 8.

[REQUEST] - Looking for Sheena Taylor McDonald

In 1950 Sheena Taylor aged 19 migrated to Quebec from Glasgow with her parents Hugh and Ann McDonald Taylor. Sheena’s Mother Ann McDonald’s family had migrated to Australia in 1925 and no contact was ever made with
her parents, Sheena’s Grandparents, or Uncles/Cousins from that time.

Quebec’s roofs buckle

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The Quebec City region has had its share of snow! Backyards and sheds are under its cover.

Kelly, Corrigan celebrate Irish in Quebec

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

A week of celebrating launched the long-awaited DVD and traditional history of Valcartier and Shannon, called Ireland in Quebec.

Fiddler Jimmy Kelly and accordionist Keith Corrigan recorded the CD with fellow musicians five years ago; the CD comes with a history of traditional Irish dance and song, including steps and lyrics, from the two municipalities.

Quebec’s roofs buckle under weight of snow

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Photo: Trinity McKenzie

A record-breaking winter’s snowfall may be the stuff of dreams for Quebec City kids, but it’s serious cause for worry among their parents.

Roofs throughout the province of Quebec have been crumbling under the weight of this year’s unprecedented snowfall, and that has some parents worried about the flat-roofed schools of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB).

Catch Révélations at the Jeff

Painters, sculptors, crafters, writers and other artists await visitors during the eighth edition of the Exposition Révélations exhibit to be held at the Jeffery Hale from April 6 to 8 from 11 to 5 p.m. The launch will take place on Sunday, April 6 in the Coin Soleil room, second floor, at 2 p.m.

Ford dies at 90

When people in Portneuf first got television, Allan Ford was right there fixing them. “He married a nice French girl named Claire,” said Molly Richard, a longstanding Portneuf resident.  

Richard was one of many people who had their television repaired by Ford.

Marianna O’Gallagher enjoys the ride

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Quebec City’s Marianna O’Gallagher was the hit of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal this year. She travelled in the lead horse-drawn calèche of the six decorated by volunteers of the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal. The organization picked up two prizes at the parade — the award for the sister societies and best float in the parade.

Stanstead honours Dumas

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Andrea Dumas of Quebec City is this year’s winner of the Bess Ferguson Trophy for senior girls basketball at Stanstead College, a private school in Stanstead. This was no surprise to anyone at the school.

Two more soldiers lost

Two more Canadian troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the mission’s death toll to 81 soldiers and one diplomat.

Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet, 22, was found dead in his room at the Kandahar airfield on Tuesday, March 11. Military officials have said that Ouellet’s death was not combat related, but little other information has been released.

CBC Radio One’s Go! to return this fall

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

Brent “Bonhomme” Bambury and his motley crew touched down in Quebec City in mid snowstorm for a week’s worth of adventures leading up to their live show at Morrin Centre on Saturday, March 15.

A crowd of curious fans, some first-time Go! listeners, arrived at 8:30 a.m. for the early-morning spectacle. It was true theatre, live on the radio.

Memorials and Thing of fame


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SLC students raise money for African school

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Cegep Champlain–St. Lawrence’s Community Aid Committee — made up of seven dynamic, involved, and socially-conscientious students — is undertaking an ambitious venture: to raise $15,000 to contribute to the building of a school in Africa.

Duffy reveals facts in The Killing of Major Denis Mahon

Quinn brothers adopted by family in Nicolet

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A new brew for Morrin Centre

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Morrin Centre’s 400th anniversary tea contest produced three winners. They were announced during the Centennial Tea held last Sunday.

The winning brew will become the signature tea for the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec and Morrin Centre.

Plains of Abraham celebrate 100 with hockey legends, NFB and a Centennial Tea

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Quebec City residents and visitors had a chance to see and touch Lord Stanley’s Cup while it was on display at the Discovery Pavilion on the weekend. This was one of the Centennial events to mark the Plains of Abraham’s anniversary.

Joe Malone Jr. was invited down from London, ON, for the event.

Awaiting Grand rire galas

Radio-Canada has first dibs on broadcasting the highlights from last year’s Grand rire gala shows.

Until the shows have been broadcast, those who purchased the Grand rire’s highlights DVD will have to wait for their copy.

Jazz, classical and comedy in QC

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Sing-Along "Sound of Music"

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Mahler Concert of a Thousand Wows Thousands

I know the daily papers have covered this major event but I thought it would be nice for everyone to know there were many members of the English-speaking community participating in the Mahler Symphony #8, "Concert of a Thousand" at the Pepsi Colisée last Saturday night.

Pub Dunn prepares for 20th St. Patrick’s

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Though much has changed at the bar formerly known as Pub Thomas Dunn over the last year, at least one thing remains the same: The watering hole’s 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration promises to be yet another epic party.

Pub Dunn is set for St. Patrick’s [Photo]

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Photo by: Jay Ouellet

Quebec City resident sues Detroit band over use of her voice on their album

Detroit garage rockers The White Stripes, one of the most popular bands in the world, are gearing up for a major legal battle with a Quebec City resident.

Eugen Kedl dies at 74

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Photographer Eugen Kedl spent over 60 years capturing images of people, landscapes and objects in Quebec and across the country.

Born in Austria, Kedl first laid his eyes on a map of Canada, in his geography class, at the age of 12.

He was determined to emigrate by 21; he did just that.

Praise for weather-resistant pair

I generally rise, free from care, at about 7 a.m. But there’s a pair I know for whom 7 a.m. marks almost half the day spent – and well spent at that.

No, not my milkman, though no more faithful servant could I find; and no, not the camelot on whom I can rely daily for news from the “other” community.

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