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The story behind Rue Alfred-Rouleau

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City was named in honour of Alfred Rouleau (1915-1985), a businessman and president of the Fédération du Québec des Caisses Populaires Desjardins, Quebec’s largest credit union. Born in Sherbrooke, he was elected president of the federation in 1972 and served until 1981. 

Elisa-Maude McConnell helps bring smiles to young faces

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Photo: Global Smile Foundation

Elisa-Maude McConnell is a speech-language pathologist at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL) in Quebec City. In mid-January, she volunteered to go on a mission with Global Smile Foundation (GSF) in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador, a small Central American country.

Letter to the Editor - Re: "Jesus Christ Superstar"

What a leap the Quebec Art Company [QAC] has taken with this show! The large cast of many new faces and performers … reflects what it is to be a member of the English-speaking community. It represents an ethnically diverse community with a wide age range and many skills.

Quebec City offers a warm welcome to new citizens

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Vidéotron Centre was filled with the sound of hundreds of voices speaking many languages on April 14, as the Ville de Québec held its annual event to welcome new arrivals to the Capitale-Nationale region. It was party time inside the lobby of the huge sports arena.

Valcartier Sugar Shack Brunch a sweet delight

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

A fundraising Sugar Shack Brunch for cancer research, organized by the Valcartier Roadrunners and Valcartier Elementary School’s Community Learning Centre (CLC), was held at the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier community hall on April 15.

Familiar faces introduce Newfoundland to Lifelong Learners

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

They say, “Home is where the heart is.” This was more than evident to the capacity crowd that came to hear Katherine and Keith Burgess express their heartfelt affection for Newfoundland in their “Calling Us Home” presentation.

This Lifelong Learning event was one of a series of talks showcasing different regions of Canada, to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Families work together to promote road safety for everyone

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Photo: Jan Anderson

Nancy Gilbert, a graduate of St Patrick’s High School, is the co-founder of Solidarité familles et Sécurité routière / Family Solidarity and Road Safety (SFSR). On April 6, she spoke at the Take-a-Break Drop In at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, where parents with babies and preschoolers get together twice a month.

The Chantecler “Made in Quebec” chicken is 100 years old

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It all started at the Oka Abbey. Brother Wilfrid Châtelain was in charge of the poultry section at the Oka Agricultural Institute, where the chickens had names like Delaware, New Hampshire, Jersey Giant and Plymouth Rock. It was obvious that these chickens were not from Canada. Brother Wilfrid found it unthinkable that of all the chickens at the abbey, there was no Canadian breed.

Razing ashes: The city’s war on the emerald ash borer continues

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Photo: Peter Black

The city’s war on the emerald ash borer continues. Environment department workers have cut down dozens of trees on the past two weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the parasite insect. The row pictured at left is on Rue de Maisonneuve across from St. Patrick’s High School. A city official said some 150 ashes are being cut this spring while the insect is inactive.

Alberto Giacometti exhibit at MNBAQ open until May 12

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Don’t miss the exhibit of works by Alberto Giacometti which is open until May 12 at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). A Swiss sculptor and painter who lived in Paris, Giacometti is known for his unique sculptures of elongated subjects with specially detailed surfaces, but the exhibition also celebrates the painter.