September 15 2010 Edition

Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Unexpectedly, on September 3, 2010 at the age of 65. Tommy, beloved husband of Pat for 28 years. Brother of Joan Burns-Farmery of California, and John Burns of Toronto.

Predeceased by his brother Robert Burns. Tommy will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Proposed copyright exceptions could make future children ‘losers’

As Canada's MPs head back to Ottawa, readers should know they will soon be wrestling with a bill to reform Canadian copyright law that will impact the vibrancy of Canadian values and heritage reflected in Canadian schools.

Storyteller brings folklore to festival

Little John needs a good story, one the King will believe even if it's not true.

The prize: The King will give his daughter to Little John.
Little John tells the King of a voyage to the moon, where he dances with a beautiful woman. Then he climbs a tree growing on the back of a donkey.

The Irish Trail leads to St. Patrick’s Church

Photo: Mike Noonan

As many as 40 percent of the people now living in Quebec City have at least some Irish blood, a fact not lost on Michael-James Noonan and two of his fellow classmates at Laval University.

ESLTN faces membership crisis

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of The English Second Language Teachers' Network (ESLTN), which has supported the needs of ESL teachers for a decade.

It is the only ESL teachers' resource and network in Quebec City.

Despite a huge demand for ESL teachers in the Quebec region, the network is facing a membership crisis.

Chambers Gang on trial Friday and Saturday

The citizens of Quebec City can now sleep peacefully: the Chambers Gang that wreaked havoc from 1831 to 1835 will finally be brought to trial at the Morrin Centre on Friday and Saturday.

The National Battlefields Commission is inviting the public to The Chambers Gang Trial, where they will learn the fate of these criminals and visit the site of their incarceration.

Verner visits Québec, underlines feds’ support for seniors

Photo: Pierre Little

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner visited a local seniors' organization recently to demonstrate the federal government's support for seniors, including a new funding opportunity.

Celtic Festival holds whisky tasting night at Morrin Centre

Photo: Pierre Little

There are five essential measures to be taken in order to appreciate a good whiskey:

1. Take a small sip;
2. Don't inhale while the whisky is in your mouth. This way, the whisky's fire won't burn up;
3. Chew up the whisky. Avoid putting it under your tongue;
4. Keep the whisky in your mouth long enough so it will be coated in saliva;

Conference of 300 gained for Quebec City

How to develop your public speaking ability and your leadership skills

Along with the other Toastmasters clubs of our region, the two English-speaking clubs, Quest and Viewpoint, are proud to announce that Quebec City will host the next District 61 Conference.    Over 300 participants from

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