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The conversation continues with Dialogue avec l’histoire II

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Dialogue avec l’histoire is back! The stark white Rubik’s cube-like sculpture, offered to Quebec City by the City of Paris, was originally installed in Place de Paris in Lower Town with much fanfare in 1987. It did not survive Quebec’s winters very well, and was demolished in June 2015 because it was falling apart.

Michael Matthews wins the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montreal

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Sept. 7, 144 cyclists raced through Quebec City’s winding streets and across the Plains of Abraham for the ninth Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (GCPQ), one of only two UCI WorldTour stops (along with Montreal two days later) in the Americas. 

Festin celtique a delicious treat at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Courtesy of LesFestifs.com
The Festival Celtique de Québec got off to a great start on Sept. 7 at the Domaine de Maizerets where, for the first time in the 13-year history of the event, a Festin celtique (Celtic feast) was held. 

Community Calendar

Sept. 8 to 16 – Coupe Banque Nationale tennis championship at the PEPS at Université Laval. International tournament sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association. Daily matches Sept. 10 to 14. Semifinals and finals on Sept. 15 and 16. For details, visit coupebanquenationale.ca.

Trying to tame the invasive horsetail

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The horsetail plant (Equisetum, from the Latin words equus for horse and seta for tail) is one of the oldest plants in the world. The ancestors of today’s horsetail were present during the Carboniferous Period. Much taller during that era, this living fossil was said to attain a height of 30 metres or more and was certainly one of the dominant plants of the prehistoric world.

Rouge et Or football defence shines in win over Carabins

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Photo: Université Laval- James Hajjar

The much-anticipated first meeting of the season between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins was held on Sept. 8 at the CEPSUM stadium in Montreal.

After the Rouge et Or offence shredded the Concordia University Stingers a week earlier, it was the defence who shined in the 12-7 win over the Carabins.

Do you eat organic

Welcome to my kitchen

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Buying and eating local is all the rage these days. People are rediscovering the goodness of fresh homegrown fruit and vegetables that our grandparents took for granted, and being encouraged to eat seasonal produce and support local dairy farmers and cheese producers. 

Fighting Irish sweep Mont-Joli; Capitales in the Can-Am League Final

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Photo: Capitales de Québec-Sébastien Dion

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish football teams started their 2018 campaigns on a winning note.

New adventures for Girl Guides of Canada

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

Girl Guides of Canada has embarked on a new and exciting girl-driven adventure! We are launching our new Girls First program this September. Through Girls First, every girl in Guiding can be everything she wants to be.

Back to school at Holland Elementary

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Thirteen (count ‘em) yellow school buses line up in front of Holland Elementary School on Avenue Ernest-Gagnon to take students home after their first day of school on Aug. 29. Some students are picked up by their parents or live close enough to walk home at the end of the day.

MondoKarnaval celebrates world cultures in Quebec City

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Photo: Danielle Burns
When one thinks of Quebec City, diversity might not be the first word that springs to mind. Over the weekend, the fifth edition of MondoKarnaval – a festival that aims to share world cultures – tested that notion. 

To err is human; to forgive is up to the voters

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To be a candidate in the provincial election, you need to meet certain basic requirements: be at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Quebec for the previous six months, and not be a judge, a federal MP, an election official or a prisoner serving a sentence of two years or more.

Ann Landers dishes out advice, 1960s style

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Just imagine it is Aug. 29, 1968. You pick up your copy of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and scan the headlines. “Bloody Chicago Riots, Police Use Clubs to Subdue 3,000 Demonstrators” [at the Democratic National Convention].

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 9, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Beethoven

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in Beauport is named in honour of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the greatest figures in the history of classical music. 

An open letter to the citizens of Quebec City

After many years of visiting Quebec City with my wife and two daughters, and actually purchasing a small condo in this great city, I wanted to write an open letter to her citizens to express my gratitude and appreciation for the culture of Quebec City that has been built with all of the best qualities of what it means to be human and to live together as a society.

Under the Rainbow: Quebec City Pride Festival a big success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec City Pride Festival, also known as the Fête Arc-en-Ciel, was held this weekend, with activities taking place across the city day and night.

Laval’s offence has no mercy for Concordia

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

If Université Laval football head coach Glen Constantin was worried about the offence of his Rouge et Or team, quarterback Hugo Richard quickly swept those worries away. The Rouge et Or crushed the Concordia University Stingers 49-9 on Sept. 1 in front of 9,132 fans at Stade Telus.

Capitales playoffs and Remparts pre-season games

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Photo: capitalesdequebec.com

Baseball fans waiting for playoff competition to come to the Stade Canac will get their wish. The Québec Capitales will host games 3, 4 and 5 of their Can-Am League semifinal series on their home field in Limoilou [Saint-Roch] on Sept. 7, 8 and 9.

Pedal to the metal with Judas Priest and Deep Purple

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The very foundation of the Vidéotron Centre trembled when the British bands Judas Priest and Deep Purple took the stage on Aug. 30. Straight from the early ’70s, the two heavy metal pioneers joined forces and blew the audience away with a spectacular show.

Indigenous festival Kwe! returns to downtown Quebec City

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Photo: Natalie Keller
Kwe, Kwe! The second edition of Kwe! was held at the Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale just outside the fortifications of Old Quebec this past weekend. After a successful launch in 2017, the Indigenous cultural festival was extended from three to five days.

Community Calendar

Sept. 6 to 9 – Festival Celtique de Québec at the Domaine de Maizerets. Waiters’ Race on Rue Saint-Jean on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit festivalceltique.com.

Don’t text and drive!

The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) has launched an awareness campaign on the dangers of cellphone use while driving. The campaign aims to show that texting while driving is as dangerous as it is irresponsible.

Hop aboard A Streetcar Named Desire!

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The Quebec Art Company (QAC) has an exciting and varied trio of productions in the works for the upcoming year.

Boosted by the smash success of Jesus Christ Superstar in the spring, Quebec City’s foremost English-language theatre troupe is again aiming high.

Decoding the Debate: Why is Quebec’s party system so confusing?

If you grew up in the United States, you’re used to going to your polling place on Election Day and choosing red or blue, Republican or Democrat, one or the other.

Valcartier Labour Day BBQ always a hit!

The Labour Day BBQ was initiated by the Valcartier Women’s  Institute about 70 years ago. It was taken over by the fire department at Byron McBain's request about 40 years ago. 

2018 Quebec City Film Festival features more than just movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Classic movies, special effects, virtual reality, a cine-concert, a magic  lantern show and outdoor movies – all this and much more will be on offer at the eighth annual Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). From Sept.

A new party challenges for power, but what is the CAQ?

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Wasn’t that a party!?

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The subpoena road to impeachment

Problems at the White House are rapidly mounting. The president of the United States is going through a critical period of his presidency.

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