June 28 2017 Edition

St. Patrick’s Class of 2017 step up at Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Class of 2017 stepped up to the next stage in their lives during the St. Patrick’s High School graduation ceremony held at the Palais Montcalm on June 21. 

Aldo bids farewell to Batisse and Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Aldo, the beloved donkey who has been entertaining visitors and residents of the Old City who come to see him over the stone wall in the courtyard of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for the past six years, is moving on to greener pastures.

A.S. Johnson Memorial High School Class of 2017

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Photo: provided by Shirley Anto

Andrew Stuart Johnson Memorial High School in Thetford Mines held its graduation ceremony on June 17. The official ceremony was held at the school following a photo session with the 12 graduates at the home of Aline Visser.

Congratulations, Dr. Louisa Blair

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Photo: by a member of the Blair family

Well-known local author Louisa Blair received her Doctorate in Practical Theology (DPT) at the convocation exercises held at Université Laval on June 17, 2017.

The title of her thesis (written in French, translated to English for the QCT) was, In what sense is literary creation a Christian vocation?

Half a million to replace bricks at St. Pat’s High

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Photo: Peter Black

The books and rulers may have been put away at St. Patrick’s High School, but work continues on bricks and mortar. Scaffolding went up a few weeks ago on the three-storey building at the corner of Rue de Maisonneuve and Avenue de Salaberry. Since then workers have been stripping old bricks from the structure to make way for a facade of new bricks.

Happy 150th Canada, and here’s to you, Uncle Sam

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Photo: Image from Wikimedia Common Domain
The anniversary celebration 150 years in the making is coming to its big finale, finally. Not that it’s not a good thing to toast such a milestone in the history of a country so obviously successful and admired as ours.

Building on success: 150 more new members by the New Year

Quebec City - The Morrin Centre is growing its membership and last fall set a goal for 150 new members by Canada Day 2017, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. We are proud to announce that we have reached our goal. Building on this success, we have set ourselves a new challenge: 150 additional members by the end of the year.

Story behind Rue de Toronto

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Photo: Bill Cox

This street in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City is named after the City of Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario.

The most populous city in Canada, it is situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
To-day being the inauguration day of the Dominion of Canada, we have given our employees a holiday, so that they may join in the loyal observance of the occasion. 
This day will ever mark an epoch in the history of British North America, for while we write, our fellow

Louise Penny named Officer of the National Order of Quebec

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Thirty-three Quebecers were named by Premier Philippe Couillard as members of the prestigious Ordre national du Québec in a ceremony held at the National Assembly on June 22. 
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