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SongCircle: An afternoon of live music with Randall Spear and guests


Don't miss out on the last SongCircle of the season at the Morrin Centre on Sunday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. This time, local folksinger and songwriter Randall Spear will welcome Thom Swift and Jane Ehrhardt.

Known for his down-to-earth charm, soulful baritone voice and skillful musicianship, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Thom Swift performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues.

A winter wonderland in Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges


I learned firsthand of the origin of the name of the town, Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges - St. Ferreol of Snows, while spending a week there in a house rented by my daughter. When my wife and I arrived, it had been snowing since the previous night. Not just a fine powder, but heavy, tree-bending snow, creating an enchanting fairy-land scene.

Central Quebec School Board establishes first Student Ombudsman

Photo: Photo By Marie White

As a result of Bill 88, passed in May 2008 by Education Minister Michelle Courchesne, by which school boards are required to establish a procedure for examining complaints from students or parents, Anne Letellier de St-Just was nominated by the Council of Commissioners at a special meeting on February 28 to be the School Board's first Student Ombudsman.

Anne Letellier has a bachelor's degr

High School Performing Arts Festival

The Central Quebec School Board is gearing up for another Performing Arts Festival to celebrate the talents of our young performing artists.

Olympic Courage and then some

Courage, self control and grim determination would describe the attributions required of Olympic competitors. Add to this some excruciating training and we have a picture of what it takes to, first of all, qualify, and then compete in the Olympics.

We have recently seen great examples of these qualities by Olympic competitors.

The deteriorating Quebec Bridge

"Its construction was considered a major engineering feat; for many years it was justifiably the pride of our city." Yeah - and look at it now.

I refer, of course, to the Quebec Bridge, and to the disgraceful state of its appearance. The Quebec Bridge has been owned and maintained (?) by CN since 1993, and some years ago its entire structure was painted a handsome coat of green.

Memories of Marianna O’Gallagher

In the late 1990s, after a few attempts at locating copies of Marianna O'Gallagher's books in the city, I finally ended up at La Maison Anglaise where the clerk told me that Marianna's books were out of stock at the moment but that if I called Marianna, the clerk was certain that she would accommodate me. The clerk found Marianna's telephone number and called her from the store.

Memory Error … and the R100 Visits Quebec

Photo: Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

In the February 23 issue of the QCT, under the title A Close Call, I recounted how, on their wedding eve, a lack of communication threatened my future parents' nuptials. Lilian, the bride to be, was furious because she could not contact her fiancé Kelso who, it turned out innocently enough, was on the roof of his Club watching the stars to pass the time before retiring for the night.

High school students helping Haiti

With the currents event that are happening in Japan, it's hard to believe that only a year has passed since the small country of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake.



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