December 16 2009 Edition

Christmas 2009 QCT Front Page [Photo]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet,  Christmas scene at D’Orsay Restautrant, 65 rue Buade in Old Québec. For reservations call (418) 694-1582

Rita (Torpey) Butt Death Notice




 Rita (Torpey) Butt

A Christmas Letter - 1897 from The New York Sun, “Dear Editor--


from The New York Sun,

"Dear Editor--

I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Clause. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Clause?
Virginia O'Hanlon
115 W. 95th Street

1822 A Visit from St. Nicholas


A Visit from St. Nicholas

T'was the night before Christmas,

When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Lawyers are watching Copenhagen keenly

There was a time when debate over humankind's impact on the environment could have been conducted in a calm manner - with mutual respect and deference. I imagine such a place was a smoky Victorian drawing room over brandy and cigars.

Quebec premier says NHL commissioner keen on team in Quebec City

Quebec's premier says he is now confident the NHL is keen on bringing a team back to Quebec City.

Church Services St-Gabriele-de-Valcartier

Anglican Christ Church 
December 20 at 9 a.m. with Reverend Christian Shriener
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
December 20 at 7 p.m. – Candlelight ceremony
January 24, February 28th at 10 a.m.
St. Andrews United Church at 

Quebec City Kebs 2010 Schedule

The Premier Basketball League, which includes the Quebec City Kebs, opens its fourth season next month with a new scheduling twist.

No longer will teams be playing only within their divisions. Each team will play each other twice in a home and home format.

Record Number of IMAX booked for Cameron’s Avatar

Playing at IMAX des Galeries de la Capitale December 18




James Cameron’s sci-fi epic AVATAR(2009). photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox


Québec City children have special Christmas celebration

Photo: Ken Schankler

Seven-year-old Grace Mugara, who lives in Vanier and attends first grade at Ecole Chemoine Cote, seemed a little overwhelmed - and more than a little shy - in her unfamiliar surroundings in a ballroom of the Quebec Hilton Tuesday morning.

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