March 15 2017 Edition

Shannon’s 70th anniversary celebrated at the Irish Show

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Shannon’s Community Centre was alive with song and dance last Saturday, as its best entertainers put on the 51st Shannon Irish Show, twice! 

Eighth Défilé de la Saint-Patrick to be more festive than ever

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City is getting its green on for the upcoming the St. Patrick’s festivities.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Our Irish citizens have distinguished themselves this year for the heartiness and enthusiasm with which the national anniversary has been celebrated. Evidence of the joyous occasion was plentiful on every side.

Friends bid adieu to Bishop Dennis Drainville

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bishop Dennis Drainville, the 12th Bishop of Quebec, is retiring at the end of March, 2017. A reception was held at the Morrin Centre last Saturday to bid him and his wife, the Reverend Cynthia Patterson, a fond farewell and adieu before they move back to their home in Barachois, near the tip of the Gaspé peninsula, at the end of June.

The story behind Rue de Stadaconé

Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de Stadaconé (Stadacona in English) was named after the 16th-century Iroquois village on the shore of the St. Charles River in the Limoilou district of present Quebec City. 

The Canadians: Home-grown Soviet spies started the Cold War

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In elementary school we were told to take occasional duck-and-cover air raid drills seriously because our town was in the path of Soviet nuclear missiles targeted at New York, Washington, and, who knows, Toronto or Montreal.

Stephen Burke named Grand Marshal of the 2017 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Joseph Ernest Stephen Burke was born in Quebec City on April 5, 1950, the son of Stephen G. Burke and Yvette Bussières. His father worked 35 years at the Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Mill (Daishowa Inc.). His grandfather, also named Stephen, owned a tailor shop at 187 rue Saint-Jean back in the 1920s.

Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion. 

Quebec City Women’s Club turns books into bursaries


There is something empowering about hearing the accomplishments, hopes and dreams of women on the cusp of entering university or returning to school.
Each year, young and mature women from the greater Quebec City area apply for one of the Quebec City Women’s Club bursaries. After careful selection, a few of these women are interviewed by members of the Club’s Bursary Committee.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

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