December 6 2017 Edition

Jesus Christ Superstar fundraiser creates quite a buzz

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Those who attended the Quebec Art Company’s gala at the Morrin Centre last Saturday evening to raise funds for the QAC’s April 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar are buzzing with excitement.

Please contribute to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The English-speaking community of Quebec City has come together once again to run the annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign with its ambitious, yet realistic, fundraising target of $30,000. You can track our progress through a new, dynamic thermometer on the website. The amount raised is updated every Thursday. 

Quebec City–Montreal monorail? More of a Shelbyville idea

Philippe Couillard doesn’t look a bit like boater-hat-wearing huckster Lyle Lanley, but you can bet dollars to Homer’s donuts, many folks instantly thought of a famous episode of The Simpsons when the premier recently revealed his dream to see a high-speed monorail connecting Quebec City and Montreal.

Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec recognized for historic significance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony was held at the residence of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Quebec City on Dec. 2, during which a plaque of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was unveiled by the Mother Superior Theresa Rounds and the coordinator of the residence, Sister Nicole Daigle.

Anita Jack to launch her latest novel

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Anita Jack is about to launch her second published novel, Sins of the Fathers. The story is set mostly in Montreal, with a brief journey to Dublin, Ireland. Jack writes in the suspense genre, and this particular story involves a Montreal pub owner Charlene “Charlie” Butler, her best friend Frank, and a private investigator who goes by the name of Simm.

Memorials and Things of Fame

December 6, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

Street Views: The story behind Impasse Webster

Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This rather insignificant “impasse” or alley in Old Quebec City was named after Senator Lorne Campbell Webster who was born in Quebec City on Sept. 30, 1871. He was educated at Commissioners’ High School (on Rue Saint-Denis), and following a year at a French-language college in Montmagny, he joined his father’s coal business in Quebec. 

Lise Lafond now a journalist

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After submitting articles and award-winning photographs of animals, plants and insects to the QCT for several years, Lise Lafond has been promoted to our list of freelance journalists.

78th Fraser Highlanders celebrate St. Andrew’s Day

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipes and Drums and local Celtic band Crépuscule celebrated St. Andrew’s Day in style. The sound of bagpipes and drums made the ears ring with pleasure and filled the Champlain–St. Lawrence Amphitheatre the afternoon of Dec. 3.

What does Jeffery Hale Community Services offer?

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Where do I go for community services? For medical care? For questions about raising a child, behavioural issues, taking care of my aging parents? These are some of the many questions asked by local English-speaking residents and newcomers.

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