September 3 2008 Edition | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

September 3 2008 Edition

The finer points of whisky and whiskey

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Photo: Scott French

"It's not bad, a little light," said Fredéric Dubois after sampling the evening's second whisky of the night, Qunita Ruban, a single-malt by Scottish distiller Glen Morangie. Dubois was one of the 100 whisky fans who attended the Celtic Festival's third annual Whisky Tasting held at Morrin Centre last Friday night.

Peter Simons

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La Maison Simons president Peter Simons
(photo taken in 2003). The retailer recently pullled advertising geared
to teens after complaints that models were too thin. The fashion industry
has been proactive of late in promoting healthier-looking female models

Kell, Marie Florence Mathilda 1920 — 2008.

Kell, Marie Florence Mathilda 1920 —
2008.
The widow of Thomas Hall Kell died at Carewest Signal Pointe,
Calgary, Alberta, on August 2, 2008 at the age of 88. She leaves to

The Celtic Festival

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The Celtic Festival kicked off the weekend
in grand style with a parade throughout the streets of Old Quebec last
Saturday morning. Led by the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Band, about a hundred participants rallied under the banners of their
respective Celtic nations.  The parade stopped momentarily at City

Shannon Dancers draw a crowd - Dancers are friends

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Jigs, travel reels, and horn pipes are apparently just part of growing up with Celtic roots in Shannon. Following their show on Saturday morning at Morrin Centre, several members of the Shannon Irish Dancers explained that the tradition of Irish dancing is one which is passed on from generation to generation.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

The Morning Chronicle

Access to volumes elsewhere

The recent debate over the proposed auction
of volumes from the Literary and Historical Society's collection has
left me somewhat perplexed.

Auction: both views have merit

In the recent exchange of letters to the editor regarding the silent book auction, there has been much metaphor and hyperbole. Entertainment to match the politics-as-spectacle from down South.

Update from the Publisher First-year round-up

Amazingly, it has been a year since I took the helm of North America's oldest newspaper. Over this year, I have learned a great deal about and have become integrated into this city; it has been a profound learning experience for me.

My French is certainly better, and I feel, now more than ever, a part of Quebec City's close-knit anglophone community.

Learn about the benefits of planned giving

A new Planned Giving Program, initiated by the Jeffery Hale Community Partners, will benefit partner organizations in the English-speaking community this fall.

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