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Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
Our Irish citizens have distinguished themselves this year for the heartiness and enthusiasm with which the national anniversary has been celebrated. Evidence of the joyous occasion was plentiful on every side.

The story behind Rue de Stadaconé

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de Stadaconé (Stadacona in English) was named after the 16th-century Iroquois village on the shore of the St. Charles River in the Limoilou district of present Quebec City. 

The Canadians: Home-grown Soviet spies started the Cold War

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In elementary school we were told to take occasional duck-and-cover air raid drills seriously because our town was in the path of Soviet nuclear missiles targeted at New York, Washington, and, who knows, Toronto or Montreal.

Stephen Burke named Grand Marshal of the 2017 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Joseph Ernest Stephen Burke was born in Quebec City on April 5, 1950, the son of Stephen G. Burke and Yvette Bussières. His father worked 35 years at the Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Mill (Daishowa Inc.). His grandfather, also named Stephen, owned a tailor shop at 187 rue Saint-Jean back in the 1920s.

Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion. 

Quebec City Women’s Club turns books into bursaries

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There is something empowering about hearing the accomplishments, hopes and dreams of women on the cusp of entering university or returning to school.
Each year, young and mature women from the greater Quebec City area apply for one of the Quebec City Women’s Club bursaries. After careful selection, a few of these women are interviewed by members of the Club’s Bursary Committee.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

Alex Harvey and 150 international skiers coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

World champion cross-country skier Alex Harvey and more than 150 athletes from 15 countries will be racing in the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham March 17 to 19.

Signs of spring…

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Fred, the groundhog in Val d’Éspoir (Gaspe), Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam, and Ontario’s Wiarton Willie all agreed, when they did not see their shadow, that we will have an early spring. 

Dennis Rioux and his military museum

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Dennis Rioux has an amazing personal collection of military artefacts. Everything from medals to uniforms and hats, buttons, crests, stamps, coins, dishes and even spoons! He also has many beautiful paintings of ships, as well as models of ships.

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