September 17 2014 Edition

News Digest September 17, 2014

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Notre-Dame-de-Québec’s 350th anniversary celebrated with a Pontifical Mass

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On Sunday, September 14, the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec marked its 350th anniversary with a Pontifical Mass celebrated by the Pope's special envoy, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, accompanied by Quebec City's own Cardinal Gérald Lacroix and bishops from across Canada. Cardinal Ortega y Alamino, the Archbishop of Havana, Cuba, has represented the Pope on many special occasions.

The story behind the Domaine Cataraqui

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Photo: Photo by Bill Cox

Although the Domaine Cataraqui is not a street, it deserves attention because of its ownership in the past by a number of important English-speaking people. Located on Chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery, the property first belonged to James Bell Forsyth, a prosperous lumber merchant, who built his residence there around 1836.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Grand Prix Cyclists race through the city

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

The fifth edition of the Grand Prix Cyclists took place in Quebec City on September 12 and in Montreal on September 14. The event consists of two international races, with attendant smaller events.

Professionals first met in Quebec City on Thursday afternoon for the Sprint Pro. This adrenaline-driven race is relatively new to cycling, giving spectators the thrill of close finishes.

Le Monastère des Augustines announces concept and products and services to come

Photo: Photo by Louise Leblanc

La Fiducie du Patrimoine culturel des Augustines recently announced the overall concept of Le Monastère des Augustines and the various products and services it will be offering, an important step in the project's development and long-term viability. The success of Le Monastère's commercial operations is crucial:

Drawn to Quebec: A colourful season ahead

Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2014

We're not quite there yet.

Most of the leaves, on most of the trees, are still vibrant, verdant, green. And yet, each time the wind blows, a handful of crimson, copper, and yellow drifts earthward.

What is it that drags those emblems of autumn to the soil, and how is it that they turn such glowing colours while the summer sun fades?

Cold not the only factor

Vieux-Québec Feis to highlight Irish music and dance

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It seems that Quebec City is filled with all kinds of Celtic activities these days, not the least of which will be the next great event, Vieux-Québec Feis 2014, to take place on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the PEPS of Université Laval.

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph: “Never dreamed I’d be on staff”


I grew up in Gros Pin (Charlesbourg) just west of First Avenue, below the train tracks. My first memory of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph was walking to the train station to pick up the mail and the Chronicle after the train conductor dropped off copies with the postmaster.

The Drainville Plan

Bernard Drainville may be the next leader of the Parti Quebecois (PQ) With this in mind, he has a Plan.

But let's go back to the beginning... We first knew Bernard Drainville as sponsor of the Parti Québécois' Charter of Quebec Values. The PQ was defeated, the Charter died on the Order Paper, Drainville disappeared.

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