December 4 2019 Edition

Shannon’s St. Joseph’s Chapel – 75 years blessed

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Photo: St. Joseph’s Chapel

On Dec. 1, St. Joseph’s Chapel in Shannon marked its 75th anniversary. Erected in 1944 on land leased from the Quebec Power Company for $1 a year, the chapel was a project spearheaded by the parishioners.

Scheer conundrum: Conservatives have a tortured history of ousting leaders

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To paraphrase Napoleon: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.”

This much mutated military maxim is surely on the minds of the wily strategists in the Liberal Party of Canada war room. And, make no mistake, being in command of a minority government of indefinite shelf-life, the party is on a perpetual war footing.

The first edition of Evenings with Leaders a success

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence held the first of its series of Evenings with Leaders on Nov. 14 in the iA Financial Group Auditorium. Students, alumni, partners and members of the community were invited.

SOS violence conjugale campaign targets young people

Because violence is not always striking…

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SOS violence conjugale recently launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness among 15-to-25-year-olds about the first signs of psychological violence. Well before the more obvious physical violence, a whole range of behaviours is already at work and paving the way.

The story behind Rue Eugène-Chinic


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Guillaume-Eugène Chinic (1818-1889) was born in Quebec City. At a very early age, probably around 15, he began working for François-Xavier Méthot, who owned a hardware store on Rue Saint-Pierre. Méthot also ran a nail factory, a putty factory and a millstone factory.

In 1844 Chinic married Marie-Anne Leblond of Montreal. They had 12 children, only six of whom survived to adulthood.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 3, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
New Town

Winter season features diverse shows at Le Diamant

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Photo: Peter Black

A wrestling rematch, an autobiographical trilogy, two circus shows, a sado-masochist masterpiece and a drag queen cabaret highlight the Winter 2020 program for the new Le Diamant performance space.

Irish Heritage Quebec’s Flea Market

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Decorations for all seasons, baskets, tableware and more were on offer at the bi-annual Irish Heritage Quebec Flea Market.

Delivering some goodness with this year’s Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

As a first-time official participant in the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, the South Shore English Network (SSEN) is excited to meet the wonderful organizers and volunteers who have helped and continue to make this event an annual success.

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