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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.

Sober second thought important in urban planning and architecture

SST is an acronym that was once in more familiar use as an identifier of aircraft capable of travelling at higher speeds than sound. It stood for supersonic transport and it seemed to provide a glamorous image of a people desirous of progress and bent on realizing things as fast as humanly possible, at lightning speed … or nearly.

A Great Project for Vision School Rive-Sud

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Every year, Vision School Rive-Sud does a project that is called the multi-cultural project, during which the students discover different countries. For many of my fellow students, it was the best project because we did research on the Internet, made crafts, and hosted a big presentation.

Headed to Guatamala

We are Apoyo Guatemala, a group of 20 students from the social science program at Cegep Lévis-Lauzon. With the help of the social science department we have built a humanitarian aid project that will take place from May 31 until June 23.

Lady Lions finish season well

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The St. Lawrence Women’s AAA Basketball team made us proud at their first-ever provincial championship tournament on the weekend of March 1.

SLC launches P. W. Sims Business Program

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

From the first floor of the former Price building, Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence director Jean Robert officially launched the P. W. Sims Business Program last Monday.

“This was the first skyscraper in Quebec City, in the 1930s,” said Robert. ”You’re in the [former] bank; there’s the vault. This building cost $1 million in 1929.”

Quebec historian to receive community award from St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

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Photo: Mike Rechitnyk

It would not be a stretch to say that no one knows more about the history of the Irish in Quebec than Marianna O’Gallagher, the 2008 recipient of the St. Patrick’s Society Community Award. The Quebec City resident will be honoured at the Annual Luncheon in Montreal on March 17.

Tom White in action!

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Quebec City artist Tom White has been painting his eggs during the 40 days of Lent for the past 35 years. He begins “when the sap rises in the spring,” he explained, “when life comes back to the earth.” White’s eggs are colourful and feature friendly faces and animals. “I always sign them first; if I don’t, I have no place.” This year’s eggs are signed Quebec 400.

Author Mélanie Watt charms kids of all ages

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Some 22 children and a few adults snuck out to La Maison Anglaise last Saturday to meet Mélanie Watt, author of the Scaredy Squirrel series of books for kids. Watt signed books for fans who stood in line to speak with her. She read her latest book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. There was even a beach for the children to sit on, complete with an inflatable palm tree.

Curtain rises on Shannon Irish Show, despite the snow

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There’s no stopping the people of Shannon and Valcartier when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The Shannon Irish Show has been put on each March for the past 42 years, no matter the weather.

Ireland in Quebec appears just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

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Valcartier’s Irish roots are rising up! The community is celebrating this week with the launch of Ireland in Quebec, a CD featuring accordionist Keith Corrigan, singer and fiddler Jimmy Kelly, fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand and pianist Nick Hawes.

No matter how much you try to stay clean ...

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Every night before you crawl into bed, your mom makes you wash up.

You have to get your hands and arms all soapy and swish your feet in the suds. You wash your knees and your nose and your navel.

And then you’re all clean for bedtime.

How the Lit & His Saved the Plains of Abraham

Choirs, folk and rock this week in QC

JOHNSTON, Kenneth 1931-2008

 

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St-Vincent-de-Paul church

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Our Mayor seems to be more worried about what other people might think about the ruins of the former St-Vincent-de-Paul church, perched precariously at the top of Côte d’Abraham, than saving a part of our city’s heritage.

Global Television’s morning show out, virtual studio in

The crew of Global Television Québec’s This Morning Live finished its last show on Wednesday, February 27. The morning show has been replaced by a half-hour rebroadcast of the 11 p.m. news.

The show’s staff was laid off to make way for new technology, due to come online as of March 3.

QCGN promotes consultation not confrontation

Politicians, bureaucrats, academics and community representatives of all stripes were in attendance at the Quebec Community Groups Network’s (QCGN) Revitalization Conference in Montreal this past weekend.

Quebec City community loses Stanley Brock

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Photo: courtesy of Industrial Alliance

Stanley E. Brock and his philanthropy might have been a mystery to many in the English-speaking community, but he was well known in certain circles.

“I knew him well,” said Ronald Blair, who worked for Price Brothers. “He was a member of The Wheel House. He had his own chair.”

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The Morning Chronicle
Friday, February 25
Events in the Year 1847
The Earl of Elgin, the newly appointed Governor General opened the Canadian Legislature.

Former QCT city editor Frank Howard dies at 77

Former Ottawa Citizen columnist Frank Howard began his career as a reporter at the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph in the mid 1950s. He made his way up to the position of city editor.

Among those he mentored at the Chronicle was a university student named John Gray, who spent two summers reporting for the Quebec City daily from its offices on Côte St-Sacrement.

From Steve Hill to Glenn Miller

Go! fans needed up front at Morrin Centre

There’ll be no hiding in the back row during a live broadcast of CBC Radio One’s Go! with host Brent Bambury. For those who have been waiting for this chance of a lifetime — to be part of a Go! live studio audience — the big day is Saturday, March 15 and it’s happening at Morrin Centre.

The Plains of Abraham park has plenty of activities planned

The Plains of Abraham park has planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.

The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Auberge St-Antoine’s Past Perfect a tribute to city and its rich history

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St. Anthony of Padua was known for, among other traits, being the patron saint of lost things. The auberge by the same name in old Quebec bears it well, for it has spent over a decade uncovering and displaying the lost things from the past that lay hidden for centuries beneath the Îlot Hunt site.

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