March 13 2019 Edition

March with the QCT in the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick!

We at the QCT are looking for two or more volunteers to march with our “float” (a decorated car and a banner) in the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick / St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 23. This year’s Défilé will be bigger and better than ever.

Hybrids and electric cars shine at the 38th international auto show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 38th Salon International de l’automobile de Québec was busy with families and buyers looking over the latest vehicles. The 450 pristine cars displayed on over 220,000 square feet at the Centre des Foires during Spring Break gave people the opportunity to ask questions and test drive their dream vehicles before purchasing.

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph remembers R. Clive Meredith (1932-2019)

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Photo: Michaël X. Déry

All of us at the QCT were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Clive Meredith on March 8. We reached out to present and former QCT journalists and publishers for their reaction to this news. We extend our sincere condolences to the Meredith family. At press time, funeral plans had not been announced.

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Laval women’s basketball team wins silver at national championship

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Photo: U Laval- Mathieu Bélanger

The Université Laval women’s basketball team had to settle for silver instead of gold in the USports national championship when they were defeated in Toronto by the McMaster University Marauders 70-58 on March 10.

Community Calendar

March 12 to 17 – Snowboard and Ski Jamboree: FIS World Cup championships on the giant ramp in Îlot Fleuri, between the highway ramps, on Boul. Charest Est. Lots of activities for families, novice skiers, and party-goers. For details, visit snowjamboree.com/en.

Morrin Centre poetry workshop: Quebec City as Muse

You have a poetic story to tell, but where to begin? Perhaps near the beginning or somewhere near the middle. Or why not towards the end, which really points to a new beginning somewhere else?

Drying our clothes: Machine vs Nature

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In 1892, inventor George T. Sampson patented America’s first ventilator-type clothes dryer. It consisted of a rack and used heat from a stove. This was a great improvement over the old method of drying clothes over a fire, which got the clothes dry but had the disadvantage of making them smell of smoke. Gas- and electricity-powered dryers were invented in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Quebec City goes greener for the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From March 21 to 24, it will be all about the Irish and the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec. At the heart of the festivities for this special edition will be four pipe bands from the United States, the Irish wolfhound mascot O’Laf, a lecture on prehistoric and pre-Christian Ireland, a tour of the Old City and Celtic music and dance.

Centre-du-Québec wins in wheelchair basketball at the Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Wheels clashing, balls passing, the thud of dribbling and baskets going swoosh! It’s music to the ears of wheelchair basketball enthusiasts at the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec.

St. Pat’s girls win silver in ringette in Jeux du Québec

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Photo: Tanya Moore

Two ringette players from St. Patrick’s High School won silver medals with the Capitale-Nationale team in last week’s Jeux du Québec competition in Quebec City.

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