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What makes Maxime Bernier run?

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Photo: Peter Black

A modest crowd has gathered for a Friday happy hour in the mezzanine of a large, boisterous restaurant at a mall in a Quebec City suburb. They are waiting for Beauce MP, former cabinet minister and current Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier to arrive from campaign events in the Saguenay.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
In the eighteen fifties, the United States had more than 9,000 miles of railway lines, but Canada had only 66.  So it might be said that Canada was “asleep.” Yet it happened that Canada developed the first “sleeping car” in the world.

The story behind Rue Sherbrooke

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
Rue Sherbrooke, also referred to as Côte Sherbrooke, is named in honour of Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764-1830). After serving with the British army in Nova Scotia, the Netherlands, India, the Mediterranean (including Sicily) and Spain, Sherbrooke was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia in 1811.

Seniors Technology workshops planned for March, April

Voice of English-Speaking Québec, Quebec High School, and the Lifelong Learning program are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 series of Technology Workshops for age 50-plus seniors of our community to be held from March 28 to April 21.

Steve Cameron launches new book Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before

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Photo: courtesy of Steven Cameron

After Hill Search: the Robert Corrigan Story, and Hill Tales: Still Searching, local author Steven L. Cameron now presents Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before.

Community Cooking Cookbook now available!

Did you participate in the community cooking class that took place in 2015-16, brought to you by a collaborative partnership involving Voice of English-speaking Québec, SNACS Entrepreneurs, Be Active Québec and Jeffery Hale Community Partners? Are you a cooking enthusiast? If so, the long awaited and much-anticipated Community Cooking Cookbook is now available for purchase.

Quebec Art Company doubles down with farce by acclaimed Canadian playwright Norm Foster

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Photo: QAC

Last year was a big one for Norm Foster. Not only did the prolific Canadian playwright find himself pinned with an Order of Canada, there was the inauguration of a festival in St. Catharines, Ontario, devoted to his works. On top of that, he got engaged.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Irish eyes were smiling last Friday evening as some 150 people gathered in McMahon Hall of St. Patrick’s Church following the St. Patrick’s Day Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Lacroix, the Archbishop of the archdiocese of Quebec. Not all eyes were Irish but, as they say, everyone is Irish on St.

Pick-a-book storytime comes to an end ​...​ for now​!​

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Initiated by CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence student Marjorie Lepage, who enlisted the help of other student volunteers who wanted to read stories to children in English, the first series of Pick-a-Book storytimes came to an end at the Morrin Centre Library last Saturday.

Marianna O’Gallagher Collection inaugurated at Valcartier Library

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

The Marianna O’Gallagher Collection was officially inaugurated at the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Municipal Library on Thursday, March 16. This collection will be made up of books concerning the history and life of the Irish and Scottish community in Quebec.

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