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Anita Jack to launch her latest novel

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Anita Jack is about to launch her second published novel, Sins of the Fathers. The story is set mostly in Montreal, with a brief journey to Dublin, Ireland. Jack writes in the suspense genre, and this particular story involves a Montreal pub owner Charlene “Charlie” Butler, her best friend Frank, and a private investigator who goes by the name of Simm.

Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec recognized for historic significance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony was held at the residence of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Quebec City on Dec. 2, during which a plaque of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was unveiled by the Mother Superior Theresa Rounds and the coordinator of the residence, Sister Nicole Daigle.

The story behind Impasse Webster

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This rather insignificant “impasse” or alley in Old Quebec City was named after Senator Lorne Campbell Webster who was born in Quebec City on Sept. 30, 1871. He was educated at Commissioners’ High School (on Rue Saint-Denis), and following a year at a French-language college in Montmagny, he joined his father’s coal business in Quebec. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

December 6, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

Lise Lafond now a journalist

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After submitting articles and award-winning photographs of animals, plants and insects to the QCT for several years, Lise Lafond has been promoted to our list of freelance journalists.

What does Jeffery Hale Community Services offer?

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Where do I go for community services? For medical care? For questions about raising a child, behavioural issues, taking care of my aging parents? These are some of the many questions asked by local English-speaking residents and newcomers.

78th Fraser Highlanders celebrate St. Andrew’s Day

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipes and Drums and local Celtic band Crépuscule celebrated St. Andrew’s Day in style. The sound of bagpipes and drums made the ears ring with pleasure and filled the Champlain–St. Lawrence Amphitheatre the afternoon of Dec. 3.

Bora Parc celebrates first anniversary with a beach party

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Village Vacances Valcartier held a winter beach party to celebrate Bora Parc’s first anniversary. Crowds of people, families and children entered the tropical atmosphere for a swim in the wave pool, a surf in the Flywater, a quick descent on the many slides or a smooth and relaxing float along the river.

Fun and games at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Let the Games Begin! A colourful new interactive children’s exhibit at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ), designed by José Luis Torres opened in the family gallery of the central pavilion of the museum last week.  

Hats, Heels and Headpieces at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Early 20th-century fashions are now on display at the Musée de la Civilisation. Ten years ago, the heritage- and fashion-conscious couple Annie and Pierre Cantin donated over 5,000 items of clothing and accessories to the museum, of which 1,800 are part of the Hats, Heels and Headpieces exhibit. On behalf of her late husband, Annie Cantin opened the exhibit on Nov. 28.