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St. Matthew’s Cemetery

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An open grave on the grounds of St. Matthew’s Cemetery — one of many instances of the site’s disrepair. Profane graffiti mars the wall of the adjacent church and a passer-by was recently witnessed urinating on the grounds.

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Two human skeletons found on Plains

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Photo: Courtesy of the National Battlefields Commission

Construction workers have unwittingly unearthed an archaeological mystery on the Plains of Abraham.

Two well-preserved human skeletons were discovered last February as workers broke ground for new bathroom facilities in the park. The find was not announced until last week, as excavators waited for the earth to thaw before further exploring the site.

Lutes hits town

Canadian songwriter and performer Rob Lutes is on tour promoting his new album, Ride the Shadows, which has been named by some sources as one of the best ten Canadian albums of 2007! Rob will halt his means of transportation in Quebec City on May 24 at le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, at 8 p.m.

Spoiled ballots face destruction

By May 31, barring any last-minute intervention by the Charest government, the 4.8 million ballots from the 1995 sovereignty referendum will be shredded and presumably recycled into some post-consumer product such as toilet paper.

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St. Matthew’s Cemetery desecrated

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Photo: Pierre Little

Last week, the newspaper received troubling news from a former Quebec City resident on some activities he witnessed on vacation in the city. While visiting St. Matthew’s Church and Cemetery, he observed shocking things, like grave-opening by vandals, anti-Anglo graffiti on tombstones and public urination on the walls of the historic church.

Capturing a spring moment

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Congratulations to Hugh Wolff on winning the QCT’s Spring Photo Contest! His photo, Lake Ferry, impressed our judge with its composition.

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City has more recycling in the works

The city of Quebec is getting serious about recycling. This June, the city will begin a year-long pilot project in several boroughs where residents will be required to collect their compostable organic garbage and keep it for the city to pick up.

School commissioners close to mission

The Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec has hard evidence that debunks the myth that Quebec’s French-language school commissioners are not parents.

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