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Plains of Abraham to celebrate 100th

The Plains of Abraham have planned plenty of activities in celebration of its centennial in March 2008.
The park recently inaugurated its skating rink with help from a special visitor from the past, Canadian landscape architect and landscaper Frederick G. Todd, who designed the 108-hectare space for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Pope sends greetings for Eucharistic Congress

US Consul General David Fetter

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Photo by Patrick Tomlinson 

US Consul General David Fetter at home in old Quebec.

Base Valcartier hopes to be on Quebec City water by 2009

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

The Valcartier Garrison wants to get out of the water business and become part of Quebec City’s water supply system.

US Consul General takes advantage of winter sport in Quebec

United States Consul General to Quebec David Fetter has been on the job from his office at 2 Dufferin Terrace since last fall.

Fetter admitted that he was disappointed that he could not find a Nordique’s shirt when he arrived — he learned, to his dismay, that they had become the Avalanche!

Saint Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale Hospital’s new code of ethics

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Photo: Jordan Himelfarb

Who says launching a code of ethics can’t be fun? Employees and users of Saint Brigid’s – Jeffery Hale and its Community Services got a taste of just what’s behind the words written in the new rule book – thanks to some imaginative and well thought out sketches and games.

Saint Brigid’s tackling stomach bug

Saint Brigid’s Home had two floors under quarantine as of late Thursday when a number of cases of gastroenteritis appeared. Both residents and some 19 staff members had been affected as of Monday. The cause of the outbreak was unknown as of Monday.

Resident activities were cancelled at the home as of Friday.

A new look at Military History of Quebec City launched

Military History of Quebec City: 1608-2008 was launched this week in time to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. Historians and military scholars Serge Bernier, Jacques Castonguay, André Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola have put together a work that shines a light on Quebec City’s different regimes and roles, beginning with the organization of New France.

Chalmers-Wesley Church spire in need of urgent repairs

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Photo: Yves Rodriguez

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, built in 1853, was recognized as a historic building by the province in 1995. This imposing Neo-Gothic structure is home to one of the few English-language congregations within the walls of historic Quebec City. The attached photograph shows the church with its soaring 164-foot spire, a feature of the skyline in many a famous picture of old Quebec.

Rediscover Laura Ingalls Wilder

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“Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist”, edited by Stephen W. Hines
c.2007, University of Missouri Press $34.95
330 pages, includes index

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