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Avant-garde art installations offer fresh perspectives

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Instead of singin’ in the rain, inventor-cumcomposer Paul De Marinis makes the rain sing. Showcasing De Marinis’ installation, Rain Dance, along with a wonderland of similarly grand curiosities that marry science and technology with art, a special outdoor edition of Le Mois Multi will be held in and around Saint-Roch and the lower town throughout the weekend.

Jean Talon by-election overshadowed by federal and American races, despite high-profile candidate

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Any other year, the provincial by-election in Jean-Talon would be front-page news. With Health Minister Yves Bolduc attempting to legitimize his position in the eyes of the electorate by gaining a seat in the legislature, the campaign has the makings of a juicy story.

Hockey Lions Kick Off Home Season on the Right Foot

Saturday night, the St. Lawrence Lions won their home opener against the Terrebonne Ulysse by the score of 8-1.

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After a tightly contested first period that ended on a 1-1 score, the team stepped on the gas pedal to cruise to the win.  You could feel the nervousness in the first period; Sticks seemed heavy, passes were not precise, positioning was not very good.  Goalie Cedrick Lafrance was tested a few times in this period, but made key saves for the Lions.

St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church Oct 4th Monthly Sale

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October 4. St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

QHS Freshman Night breaks ice for first-years

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Excited Secondary One students at Quebec High School brought the school gym and playing field alive for the second annual Freshman Night last Friday.

Google digitizes QCT archives

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The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has teamed up with American search engine giant Google to make our archives – the oldest of any newspaper’s in North America – available free of charge to the world.

Using Google’s news archive search technology, Internet surfers will be able to consult over 200 years of QCT back issues.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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A Dog Story

Literary and Historical Society halts book sale

Following a meeting of its council Monday evening, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec is postponing the controversial sale of thousands of historical volumes to a later, unconfirmed date.

Hilton, Loews strike deal with workers, end labour dispute

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hotel and the Loews Concorde Hotel in Quebec voted in large majorities on August 29 to accept contracts from their employers.

The employees’ acceptance of the proposed contract has resolved a labour conflict that lasted nearly four months.

English Canadian Bible Society looks to French Canada for funds

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When he departs for the Gaspé this week, Pierre Therrien will be fulfilling a centuries-old English Canadian tradition, though it’s relatively new to French-speaking Quebec. The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) director will be canvassing in the Gaspé’s English-protestant communities in order to raise funds for the society’s Christian publications.

Rouge et Or ride roughshod over Carabins

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“We’re in search of excellence,” said Glen Constantin, head coach of the threetime national champions Université Laval Rouge et Or football club. They seem to have found what they’re looking for; the Rouge et Or got off to a fantastic start this year with a 17 to 6 victory over the Université de Montréal Carabins on Sunday.

Tories battle Bloc for Quebec City

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Quebec Art Company Auditions Sept. 14 at 1:30

Auditions for the Quebec Art Company's production of 'HARVEY' by Mary Chase will be held on Sunday Sept. 14 at 1:30 at Carter Hall, 31 rue des Jardins. The play will run Nov. 27-30. For more info please contact Cheryl at 418 881-4090.
 

ANNOUNCING - Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Archive Partnership with Google

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Archives can be accessed here

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Kéno Foundation 3rd annual fund-raising walk

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Spag&tini Restaurant Review

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From under a row of blue and yellow umbrellas on the Petit Champlain come the gentle sounds of conversation, silverware clinking with plates, and servers bustling to and from the kitchen carrying orders. Here at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac, local restauranteurs Caroline Bergeron and Dominique Roy are trying to attract more local customers to their tourist-frequented Italian resto.

Peter Simons

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La Maison Simons president Peter Simons
(photo taken in 2003). The retailer recently pullled advertising geared
to teens after complaints that models were too thin. The fashion industry
has been proactive of late in promoting healthier-looking female models

Kell, Marie Florence Mathilda 1920 — 2008.

Kell, Marie Florence Mathilda 1920 —
2008.
The widow of Thomas Hall Kell died at Carewest Signal Pointe,
Calgary, Alberta, on August 2, 2008 at the age of 88. She leaves to

The Celtic Festival

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The Celtic Festival kicked off the weekend
in grand style with a parade throughout the streets of Old Quebec last
Saturday morning. Led by the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Band, about a hundred participants rallied under the banners of their
respective Celtic nations.  The parade stopped momentarily at City

The finer points of whisky and whiskey

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"It's not bad, a little light," said Fredéric Dubois after sampling the evening's second whisky of the night, Qunita Ruban, a single-malt by Scottish distiller Glen Morangie. Dubois was one of the 100 whisky fans who attended the Celtic Festival's third annual Whisky Tasting held at Morrin Centre last Friday night.

Shannon Dancers draw a crowd - Dancers are friends

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Jigs, travel reels, and horn pipes are apparently just part of growing up with Celtic roots in Shannon. Following their show on Saturday morning at Morrin Centre, several members of the Shannon Irish Dancers explained that the tradition of Irish dancing is one which is passed on from generation to generation.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

The Morning Chronicle

Access to volumes elsewhere

The recent debate over the proposed auction
of volumes from the Literary and Historical Society's collection has
left me somewhat perplexed.

Auction: both views have merit

In the recent exchange of letters to the editor regarding the silent book auction, there has been much metaphor and hyperbole. Entertainment to match the politics-as-spectacle from down South.

Update from the Publisher First-year round-up

Amazingly, it has been a year since I took the helm of North America's oldest newspaper. Over this year, I have learned a great deal about and have become integrated into this city; it has been a profound learning experience for me.

My French is certainly better, and I feel, now more than ever, a part of Quebec City's close-knit anglophone community.

Learn about the benefits of planned giving

A new Planned Giving Program, initiated by the Jeffery Hale Community Partners, will benefit partner organizations in the English-speaking community this fall.

Tattered old books expected to fetch $15,000 for LHSQ

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Stacked in the small, common space adjacent to the jail cells that once held the city's criminals, 106 boxes of books, worn with use, age, and neglect, await their fate: sale by silent auction. The proposed sale of certain 18th and 19th century volumes from the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec's private collection has led many to believe the society's heritage has been condemned.

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