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Neil Young’s FEQ debut a lesson in timeless power of rock

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Photo: Stéphane Bourgeois, courtesy of Festival d’été de Québec

"Hey, hey, my, my. Rock and roll can never die. There’s more to the picture than meets the eye. Hey, hey, my, my.”

You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when . . . (Part 2)

You start conversations with strangers automatically in French, until you detect that little accent that makes you say, “Hang on, you’re English, aren’t you?”

You translate idioms word for word from one language to another and people look at you like you have two heads (“Can you talk now, or are you in the juice?”).

Sunset over Lac Témiscouata

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Lake Témiscouata is famous for its gorgeous sunsets. “Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” – C. JoyBell C.​ Photo by Lise Lafond

Shawn Mendes captures the hearts of Generation Z at FEQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Shawn Mendes, a 19-year-old pop star from Toronto, took over the Plains of Abraham on July 8. Thousands of representatives of Generation Z (people born after 1995) crowded around the Bell stage to see their Canadian idol. Children, teens and young adults started screaming the singer’s name long before he stepped onto the stage.

Not content with streaming content? Try the library!

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It’s quite possible that no one on the planet bemoans the demise of black-and-white television.

A report from the Morning Chronicle of July 7, 1868

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Surgical Separation of the Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 12, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue de l’Apiculteur-Verret

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue de l’Apiculteur-Verret is named in honour of Jacques-Ferdinand Verret (1860-1946) who was a renowned beekeeper. Born in Charlesbourg (now part of Quebec City), he was the oldest of a family of 10 children. From a young age, he worked with his father, who owned a general store and bakery. He married Lucie Bédard in 1897 but the couple had no children. 

Hot tips on how to keep cool this summer

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Photo: Kris Keller

Summer has arrived in Quebec in a big way. Sunny skies, warm winds and soaring thermometers were the norm this past week, with “feels like” temperatures reaching the low 40s. July 4 and 5 were the hottest days in more than 25 years in Quebec City, and residents without easy access to air conditioning are feeling the heat.

The Weeknd lights up FEQ opening night with smoke and fire

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Weeknd lit up the Bell stage on opening night of the 51st Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ). Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, the Plains of Abraham were crowded with enthusiastic fans of his R&B and hip-hop music. Ten minutes before the show started, the crowd was screaming, “The Weeknd! The Weeknd!”

Place Limouloise: a place to see and be seen

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Photo: Danielle Burns
It all started in 2015 with Plaza Limoilou, which became Place Limoilou in 2016. A few years later, after lots of consulting with the public and private sector and a few different designs, permanent roots were finally laid down at Place Limouloise in 2018 – named after the people who live in the Limoilou area.

Governor General Julie Payette presents 26 honours

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Governor General Julie Payette presented honours to 26 people from across the country at a ceremony held on July 6 at the Citadelle. 

Community builders honoured on Quebec City’s 410th birthday with awarding of medals

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Photo: Courtesy of the Ville de Québec

On July 3, on the occasion of the 410th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City, Mayor Régis Labeaume awarded the Medal of the City of Quebec to Claire and Gilles Jolicoeur, the Institut Canadien de Québec and the Fondation Maurice Tanguay.

Trump’s new justice to rule them all

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is giving President Donald Trump the rare opportunity to replace the only swing vote on the bench with a conservative one. Until now, the Supreme Court was composed of an equal number of liberal and conservative justices, four of each, and one swing justice, whose vote was pivotal.

Meet Sébastien Clavet: the QCT’s newest freelance journalist

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Photo: Photo by Andrée-Anne Lavoie

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph welcomes Sébastien Clavet to its team of freelance journalists. Sébastien is back in Quebec City after many years in Montmagny. His career path from getting a diploma in electricity to becoming a comic book publisher, a political attaché and a chamber of commerce director is not a straight line, and he likes it that way.

Community Calendar

July 5 to 15 – 51st Festival d'été de Québec. For details, visit infofestival.com.

Pixar’s Incredibles 2 lives up to expectations

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Photo: Disney/Pixar

Fourteen years after The Incredibles came to theatres, patient animated movie fans welcomed the release of Pixar’s sequel Incredibles 2 on June 15.

The story of Archibald “Grey Owl” Stanfield Belaney

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
Archibald Stanfield Belaney was born on Sept. 18, 1888, in Hastings, England, the son of George Belaney and Kitty Cox. When Archie was about two years old, his father and later his mother left England, taking Archie’s younger brother with them, leaving Archie with his grandmother Juliana Belaney and two aunts. Archie grew up with the 30 acres of St.

A royal welcome for Grey Owl cheese

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Make a special trip to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac this summer just to taste the Grey Owl goat’s milk cheese. It is really worth le détour to try this delicious cheese that melts in your mouth. 

Wendake International Pow Wow wows crowds

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was perfect weather for a powwow in Vieux-Wendake last weekend – sunny and hot. The festivities started at the outdoor amphitheatre on June 29 with the grand entry of special guests followed by a performance by the Sandokwa dancers, led by Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis.  

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day – 151 years and counting!

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A cool start turned red hot in Quebec City on Canada Day. Morning clouds left over from heavy rains overnight and a cool breeze waved the Canadian flag in front of the Château Frontenac. By the time the giant birthday cake was served on Dufferin Terrace, the heat and humidity of the day had started to kick in.

Canadians wondering how Trump trade war plays out

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The convenient thing about history is we generally know how something began and how it ended.

FEQ 2018 opens with big name stars, new features

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

With a lineup that includes a rare appearance by Canadian rock legend Neil Young, the much-anticipated return of the Foo Fighters and young sensations Lorde, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd, the 2018 edition of Quebec’s massive 11-day Festival d’Été (FEQ) aims to meet the annual and increasingly difficult challenge of outdoing itself.

The story behind Rue Antoine-Fortier

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Photo: Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Antoine Fortier (1644-1707) who is the ancestor of the Fortier families of North America. Originally from Dieppe, France, Antoine Fortier arrived in New France (Quebec) about 1663 with his father Noël Fortier, who was probably a widower. They lived in Beauport until 1667, when they joined two friends to hunt seals in the St.

Book Quest! Let’s Explore … at the Morrin Centre!

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Book Quest, the Morrin Centre’s English summer reading club for children ages 3 to 12, is celebrating its 14th anniversary! This year Book Quest: Let’s Explore! offers children the opportunity to explore their passions through reading picture books, magazines, comic books and short novels, as well as participating in activities related to the readings.

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The transport Saragrasa, Wm. Grice, Master, lying in mid stream was discovered to be on fire at 11 o’clock at night. The smell of something burning being perceived, the scuttle in the cabin was raised and flames issued out immediately.

Shaken! Mixes music and cocktails

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Like a game of musical chairs, the music went round and round during a concert held at the Morrin Centre on June 27. “Shaken! Mixologie et Minimalisme” was the first of a series of four Escapades musicales de la Cité concerts last weekend by local string musicians, many of them members of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ).

L.G. Chabot Inc. celebrates its 125th anniversary

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The L.G. Chabot printing company recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. In 1893, Louis-Germain Chabot opened his bookbinding business on Côte de la Montagne, coincidentally  just a few doors above the offices of the Quebec Gazette, the forerunner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Gary Bert HICKS Nov. 17, 1934 - Jan. 17, 2018

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Gary Hicks passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018, in his 83rd year at the Masonic Home in Union City, California.
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