October 11 2017 Edition

Canada, It’s Complicated …

After 150 years, we’re starting to get the joke

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Photo: Tom Cochrane
The foundation of our nation is a big fat lie,” was the chorus of the opening song performed by the seven young actors of Canada, It’s Complicated, which was produced at the Morrin Centre last Wednesday evening. 

Burning discord over measuring firewood

Photo: JKBrooks85 from Wikipedia Commons

It’s that time of year, freak fall heatwave notwithstanding, when folks so inclined and equipped, fire up the hearth.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
The delegates and members of the Medical Society, accompanied by a number of lady friends, left town to visit the Beauport Asylum. The party filled about sixty carriages. They were received by the proprietors, Drs. Landry and Roy. A very handsome arch of evergreens and flags had been erected at the principal doorway.

Rue William-Bartlett

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Photo: Bill Cox
This short gravelled road was named in honour of William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854), a British artist, born in Kentish Town (now part of London, England), best known for his numerous steel engravings. From 1822 to 1829 he did his design apprenticeship with the architect John Britton. His designs were used to illustrate Britton’s books and those of other London editors. 

The QCT bids a fond farewell to Catherine Mills-Rouleau

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This week’s “Memorials and Things of Fame” is the next to last or avant dernière column that will appear in this newspaper, prepared by Catherine Mills-Rouleau.

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters rocks Quebec City

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Photo: Natalie Keller

The legendary Roger Waters came to Quebec City this past weekend, October 6 and 7, with two breathtaking performances of the Us + Them tour which took place Friday and Saturday night at the Videotron Centre.

Election 2017: Anne Guérette aims to dethrone Mayor Labeaume

Photo: Peter Black

It’s an intriguing declaration from an architect by profession: “I want to shake the columns of democracy.”

Anne Guérette, 53, holder of a master’s degree in building engineering from Concordia University, faces a mighty challenge in her assault on the pillars of Fortress Labeaume, where she is one of only three outgoing opposition members on the 21-member city council.

Le monsieur qui parle anglais at Les Trois Corbeaux

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Photo: Mary McCown
Once upon a time, three crows landed in the yard of glassblowers Jeff Ferrier and his partner Christina Mayr while they were building a furnace for their glass work. The crows never left. In fact they seemed to mock the couple while they worked.

The great blue heron … one of North America’s largest birds

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Photographing a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is not an easy task. These big birds seem to smell danger and are quick to spread their wings and fly away. 

Keith Louis BOECKNER 1945-2017

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Keith Boeckner, 72, peacefully passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Joan at the Maison Michel Sarrazin on October 5, 2017.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 2 p.m.

at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 rue Des Jardins, Quebec City.

The family will receive condolences at the church one hour before the service.

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