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Philanthropist Pam Dunn

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The late philanthropist Pam Dunn lived in Quebec City for 32 years.

A philanthropist’s life in Quebec City, Dunn: “No walls a human being cannot overcome”

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Photo: courtesy of Amanda Jelowicki

Jane Osla Holt was born in Montreal on July 13, 1924. On June 24, 2008, just short of her 84th birthday, she passed away as Pam Dunn, the name under which she left her mark on Quebec City.

QC’s Canadian Idol falls just short of top 10

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Quebec City’s Canadian Idol hopeful, Marie-Pierre Bellerose, made it within one round of the show’s top ten last week.

Despite falling short of her aspirations of becoming a Canadian Idol, the Cap Rouge native is staying upbeat about her prospects in the music industry.

YWCA opens Girls Centre

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Photo: Scott French

The YWCA has opened a Girls Centre and created a series of workshops beginning this week aimed at young girls addressing issues they may be facing at home, in relationships, at school or in society at large.

Singing to save orphaned headstones in Ste. Agathe

The highly acclaimed People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal will be in the neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, July 20 at L’Église Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière Church in Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière. The choir will be providing a benefit concert for Corneal Cealteach’s latest initiative, repairing orphaned headstones in the Catholic church’s cemetery.

2008 Summerfest Mirror Prizes

Concertgoers showered praise on Charles Aznavour at the 2008 Mirror Prizes for the Festival d’Été, voting his concert the best show of the festival. Aznavour was given an exceptional prize this year by a panel of six jurists honouring his performance on the Plains on July 6, citing the multi-generational appeal of his music and popularity.

Bring back the robins, get rid of the crows

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Photo: courtesy of www.birding.in

Have you noticed the changes in the behaviour of crows over the years, especially in our urban communities? I don’t know anything scientific about the bird but I do know what I see around my yard.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Farewell to Michèle Thibeau

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Dozens from the community came out to the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre on Wednesday, July 9, to bid farewell to Michèle Thibeau, their QCT chronicler for the last ten years. Past and present QCT staff: Front row (left to right): Rose-Anne Chabot, Michèle Thibeau, Ron Devost, Scott French.

An ode to Jacques-Cartier Park at Cap-Rouge

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Photo: Courtesy of Bill Cox

Every time we visit this well-known beach it shows us different activities and beautiful landscapes and seascapes. Because the St. Lawrence is a tidal River at this point with high tides averaging 15 feet and reaching 18 feet when the moon is full, you never see the same spot exactly the same way twice.

Lost Fingers find big success at Montreal Jazzfest

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Photo: courtesy of Mike Wyman

Even if 2008 were to end today, it has been very good to The Lost Fingers. When it dawned, Christian Roberge, Byron Mikaloff and Alex Morrissette were three guys playing in a cover band, offering the hits of a previous generation in a style that had peaked in popularity when radio was still considered a marvel of technology.

Quebec City Jazz Festival

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La Maison Anglaise recommends summer reading for teens

One of my favourite things about summer vacation has always been having the time to read as much as I want. In fact, give me some sun, a comfy place to sit and a stack of books, and I’ll be perfectly happy to do nothing else. If that sounds like your perfect summer vacation too, here are some books that you’ll want to add to your reading list.

 

Dance, music, art and history: this summer in the city

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Scores of Archives 

PETITION: Stop Morgentaler from receiving Order of Canada

The Impending Suicide of a Once Great Nation

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"A large number of endangered, unwanted, and unborn children held a town hall meeting on the 4th of July--alarmed at the brutal and untimely killing of millions of their brothers and sisters in recent years. That the murderous war waged on them had the full force and respectability of the law made their plight all the more terrifying.

Anti-war protesters

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Anti-war protesters heckle and boo participants in the July 3 military parade celebrating Quebec City’s heritage.
Surête du Québec riot police lined the sidewalks.

Conflict rains on military parade, Hundreds protest Freedom of the City

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Photo: Scott French

Same-sex unions divide Anglican Church, Gay marriage debate rages on

Once a symbol of unity for the Anglican Church, this year’s Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England is threatening to deepen divisions amongst the church’s 38 provincial members. The conference intends to continue contentious discussions on gay marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian as well as female priests initiated at the last conference in 1998.

SUMMER READING

We’ve said goodbye to grey and rainy June 2008, and the lazy hazy days of summer are finally here. Whether you’re heading to the cottage or sunning yourself on a terasse, nothing goes better with summer than a cold beverage and a good book.

But which book should you choose? Here are four suggestions that will help take the guesswork out of summer reading.

Sun shines on Summer Fest, Aznavour croons and the Blind Boys belt

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Driving home late in the afternoon on Friday from Île d’Orleans after a swim and a nosh on sweet island strawberries, my friends and I were caught in a sudden and unexpected rainstorm.

Embodying the QC Anglo: a contest

The Morrin Centre, a cultural centre and heritage site, in partnership with the Quebec Writer’s Federation, is pleased to invite all citizens of the Province of Quebec to take part in its writing contest.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Community loses pillar - Pam (Holt) DUNN

Long-time Quebec City resident and philanthropist Jane “Pam” Holt Dunn passed away suddenly on June 24 at the age of 83 in Montreal.

“Everyone was so important to her, she had time for everyone and she was especially wonderful for kids,” her niece, Susan Armstrong said, adding, “We expected her to be around forever.”

Farewell to MICHÈLE THIBEAU

A mentor

by Marie White

Bucking broncos and bulldoggers ride into town

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

In the shadow of Quebec City’s anniversary celebrations, the sleepy town of Ste. Catherine de la Jacques Cartier was having its own fun. Bulldogging, roping, and bareback riding were the orders of the day at the town’s fifth annual rodeo.

Something for everyone

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Quebec city is now in full swing, 400th style! Summer is here, the sun has reared its head, it’s warm, the people are beautiful and music is being heard everywhere!

Organ Concerts at Chalmers Wesley

Sundays at Six / dimanches à dix-huit heurs

Michele’s Last Press Conference

As you all know by now, Michèle Thibeau is leaving the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph to seek out a new adventure.

She has been working for the QCT for almost 10 years now and she will be sadly missed by all of us here.

LG honours Riverside student

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB
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