Quebec Around the Web – May 4th, 2012

Quebec Around the Web – May 4th, 2012

Have a look at what’s being said about Quebec out there in internetland.

The links below will take you to external websites away from www.lifeinquebec.com.

Toddler Shot Dead in Lévis, Québec 
A toddler was shot dead Thursday night at his home in northeast Levis, Que.Police were called about to the ground floor of a residence on Foisy Street in the southern Quebec city.
London Free Press

Hidden Door near the Quebec Town Hall
Where is this exactly?
Near the Quebec Town Hall, there is this concrete wall along the street with this original door. What’s behind? Rest rooms, very scarce in Old Quebec and most often not indicated.. As no one knows where they are, they have the merit of staying clean.
Trek Earth

Ex-Quebec cabinet minister, facing fraud charges, quits politics
Tony Tomassi said in a statement that his departure is effective immediately. The former Liberal minister has been seldom seen in Quebec City since criminal charges were laid last year.
Globe and Mail

Goodbye Hippodrome de Québec – Thank you
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, a page in the history of Quebec City will be written when horse and harness racing fans will hear for the last time the famous “C’est l’depart, they’re off!”
Harness Link

Bell hiring 300 techs in Quebec City as it expands its fibre optic serivces
QUEBEC – Bell (TSX:BCE) is hiring 300 new technicians and other workers in the Quebec City region this year.
The company says the move is part of a $240-million plan to extend its fibre optic services to homes and businesses in the area.
Canadian Business

Catholic Memorial Students Spend April Break in Quebec
This year’s immersion trips for Catholic Memorial School students have included Peru, Bosnia and Crotia, Philadelphia, DC and New York.
During April vacation, students also headed to Montreal and Quebec City for a week of cultural immersion and diversion.
West Roxbury Patch

Quebec City Office Space Grows
MONTREAL – Quebec City, known for its cobblestone steps, historic Plains of Abraham and popular Winter Carnival, hasn’t traditionally been associated with glittering office towers.
But with more office space now under construction in Quebec City than in Montreal, the capital of la Belle Province is making a name with its lower costs among gaming-industry tenants and big insurance companies.
Montreal Gazette

Ghost Compenduim – Plains of Abraham, Quebec City
…There are also claims that the strong smell of sulphur from phantom cannons can still be detected at various times over the plains.
Ghost Compendium

Queen’s ex-Quebec Rep Going to Trial
QUEBEC—There will be a trial for the Crown’s former representative in Quebec.
The province’s former lieutenant-governor is going to face trial on fraud charges.
A judge ruled today in Quebec City that there’s sufficent evidence to send Lise Thibault to trial, slated to begin at the end of May.
Toronto Star

The Maillou House – Canadian National Historic Sites
Built as a one-storey house about 1736 par Jean Maillou, architect, it was raised before 1775 to its present height by Antoine Duchesnay, Executive Councillor and extended in 1799 by John Hale…
Way Marking

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