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The story behind Rue du Marché-Finlay

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue du Marché-Finlay is named after the merchant William Finlay who played a leading role in the business world of Quebec City in the 19th century. Possibly a native of Kilmarnock, Scotland, he arrived in Quebec sometime between 1798 and 1805 and by 1808, he was working for the powerful merchant John Mure.

Love is just as lovely the second time around

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

When they look at each other, you can see the love-light in their eyes. And I’m sure what they see is the 20-something young man and woman they once were when they first met 66 years ago.

What The Heck “breaks the mold” of traditional school rock shows

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 29, Champlain-St. Lawrence’s rock band What The Heck brought down the house with its recent show, Break The Mold.* During what is hopefully the final performance outside the campus’ amphitheatre, the band played impressively at the Collège Compagnons-de-Cartier. During the show, the audience danced, sang along, cheered and applauded.

Campaign begins for organ and tissue donations

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To launch the 20th National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week from April 23 to 29, Transplant Québec and the City of Quebec invited citizens to join this year’s organ donor campaign by signing the life-saving Consent to Organ and Tissue Donation Registry and their RAMQ card.

Advice on how to raise bilingual children

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Parents curious about language acquisition came out in large numbers to the Jeffery Hale Wellness Centre on April 28 to participate in a talk entitled How to Raise Bilingual Children. Guest speaker speech-language pathologist Geneviève Fily-Paré of the Centre Mosaïque de Québec answered questions in an informal and stimulating discussion.

Valcartier military community thanks its volunteers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 28, volunteers and guests were invited to the annual dinner that acknowledges their time and devotion to the Valcartier military community in 2016. Special guests who gathered at the Valcartier Family Centre included General Roméo Dallaire and his wife Elizabeth, a very active volunteer in her own right.

The music world converges on Quebec City for FEQ’s 50th!

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Who, and the delightfully original Gorillaz virtual band members will be headlining the 50th Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) along with Kendrick Lamar, P!nk, Metallica and Muse.

More than 100 new names have been added to the 50 released earlier this year, including pop star Nick Jonas and the Canadian indie rock duo Death from Above 1979.

Veronica Sutcliffe Laverdière

Veronica Sutcliffe Laverdière passed away on April 20, 2017, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Laverdière. Veronica was the daughter of the late Mary Ellen Drinkwater and Joseph Patrick Sutcliffe.




Songbirds… Is their music fading?

Photo: Lise Lafond
I attended the third edition of the Salon Nature Portneuf, in Saint Raymond last weekend. I didn’t want to miss the very popular conference on the decline of the songbird population, hosted by Roland Hamel, president of SHEP (Société d’Horticulture et d’Écologie de Portneuf).
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