February 8 2017 Edition

Quebecers unite in memory of victims of mosque shooting

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Thousands of mourners gathered at the historic site of Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church at the corner of Route de l’Église and Chemin Sainte-Foy on the evening of January 30. They took part in a vigil in memory of the victims of the shooting at the nearby Centre culturel islamique de Québec the day before.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist: Mary McCown


The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is delighted to welcome Mary McCown to our roster of freelance journalists.

The Quebec job picture: bright or dismal?


Lord knows I’m no economist, although I have my dismal moments. Few of the economic principles patient educators tried to teach me back at school stuck. One was elasticity of demand, which just sounded cool, and another was full employment, which sounded kind of epic.

Calgarians serve up breakfast at Quebec Winter Carnival

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds gathered at Place d’Youville on the morning of February 4, as the 48th edition of the Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast got underway. Over 4,000 sausages were roasted and as many flapjacks were flipped, to the delight of hundreds of Quebecers and tourists at Quebec’s Winter Carnival.

“Bravo Zulu” to three local heros

Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives
The cargo ship Ethan has been tied up in the Port of Quebec for the past several months and is scheduled to remain so until the end of winter at least. She is berthed right behind the Maison du Marin, where a number of volunteers expend a great deal of their time and energy to help sailors who are far from home.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
     The 159th anniversary of St. Valentine, who according to one report, renounced the faith because he was not made a Bishop, was celebrated by a fancy-dress skating ball on the ice of the Quebec Skating Club. 

The story behind Rue Richard-Burke

Photo: Bill Cox
Rue Richard-Burke is named in honour of Richard Burke, who was born in New Ross, Wexford County, Ireland, in about 1834. In 1853 he was working as a stevedore at the Port of Quebec. In 1855, with other Irishmen he founded the Quebec Ship Labourers’ Benevolent Society to provide financial aid to workmen who had been injured at the Port of Quebec. 

Lifelong Learners learn to appreciate fine wines

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
This was doubtless one of the most popular and well-attended events of the season for the Lifelong Learning group. 
Some 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre to sample some fine wines donated by Ted and Louise Gunn – well, more specifically by their son Ken Gunn, a wine agent, and his company, Marchands des Amériques. 
Laine Lepage

Club des Cavaliers celebrates its 35th anniversary

Photo: Submitted by Lise Lafond
It all started with a couple of passionate horse-lovers who lived on the same street, and decided to help each other to maintain a short riding trail. 
Other people heard about this nice little street with the nice trail. They came and asked if they could board their horses in one of the stables, they liked the place,  they built a house and barn and helped to lengthen the trail.

Carving up Carnival for 45 years

Photo: Danielle Burns

The Quebec Winter Carnival hosted dozens of skilled snow sculptors who transformed massive snow blocks (5.4 m wide, 3.6 m deep and 3 m high) into works of art based on the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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