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Calgary to QC: “Happy birthday!”

As a child growing up in Alberta, I have distinct memories of a film shown in school about the varied regions and cities that make up this great country.  One scene that stands out is that of Le Bonhomme and the world-renowned winter carnival in Quebec City. Mountains, cowboys and endless Prairie skies were commonplace for this Alberta kid – I wanted to see Le Bonhomme!

Plains of Abraham Park celebrates 100th anniversary

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The Plains of Abraham figure prominently into the history of Quebec City, most importantly as the scene of the British Conquest of New France in 1759. The National Battlefields Commission is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its historic park in 1908, which sought to preserve the Plains.

Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

Hotel workers threaten strike

About 1,000 workers from six hotels in the Quebec City region are threatening to go on strike.  The workers, affiliated with La Federation du Commerce of CSN union, voted on Thursday, July 23 for a 72-hour bank of strike time that could be used at any time after August 1.

Quebec City athletes go for gold in Beijing

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On August 2, most of the Canadian Olympic team will be leaving for Beijing. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has selected the 331 athletes who will be attending the games. According to the COC’s website, there are six athletes from the Quebec City region who will be competing in Beijing. For the 2004 Athens Olympics, there were eight.

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General Tom Thumb Will Visit our City under the Especial Patronage of His Excellency the Governor General

QCT Newsies Hit the Streets

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! North America’s oldest newspaper, The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with its partners, the Quebec City CEDEC chapter and the Morrin Centre, has launched its Newsies project this summer.

Rain and Music Don’t Mix

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Photo: Bill Cox

Thursday evening we had prepared for a pleasant outing at the Roland-Beaudoin Park in Ste-Foy to listen to the Quebec Symphony Orchestra’s outdoor concert.

New Funds Bolster Celt Fest

Quebecers might consider staying in Quebec City this Labour Day weekend, as the Celtic Festival programme is looking very promising this year.

Best Bets

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Kiugwe: le grand rendez-vous

The Huron-Wendat Nation presents Kiugwe, a series of performances inspired by First Nations creation myths. The show shares Wendake culture through Aboriginal storytelling, song and dance.  Kiugwe takes place in Wendake, from July 18 to September 7 at 9:30 p.m.  For more information, visit www.wendake.com.

Health Agency Approves Plan for Semi-Autonomous Seniors’ Residence Next to St. Brigid’s Home

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Photo: Scott French

Plans for a new alternative residence for semi-autonomous seniors to be built next to St. Brigid’s retirement home are coming closer to fruition. The plans for the facility were approved by the Agence regional de santé on July 3 and must now be approved by the Ministry of Health before construction takes place.

Tory Road Map Replaces Grit Action Plan On Official Languages

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Three weeks following Off icial Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser’s annual report, which blasted the Harper government’s lack of an action plan on official languages, the federal government responded with a five-year “Road Map” on Canadian bilingualism.  The plan involves a boost in funding to $1.1 billion over fi ve years.

McCartney Mania Captures Quebec

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Paul McCartney thrilled fans with a free concert on the Plains of Abraham on Sunday, July20. Over 200,000 people came out to see the rock legend’s tribute to Quebec’s 400th anniversary. As birthdays go, this was one big party.

Philanthropist Pam Dunn

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The late philanthropist Pam Dunn lived in Quebec City for 32 years.

A philanthropist’s life in Quebec City, Dunn: “No walls a human being cannot overcome”

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Jane Osla Holt was born in Montreal on July 13, 1924. On June 24, 2008, just short of her 84th birthday, she passed away as Pam Dunn, the name under which she left her mark on Quebec City.

QC’s Canadian Idol falls just short of top 10

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Quebec City’s Canadian Idol hopeful, Marie-Pierre Bellerose, made it within one round of the show’s top ten last week.

Despite falling short of her aspirations of becoming a Canadian Idol, the Cap Rouge native is staying upbeat about her prospects in the music industry.

YWCA opens Girls Centre

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Photo: Scott French

The YWCA has opened a Girls Centre and created a series of workshops beginning this week aimed at young girls addressing issues they may be facing at home, in relationships, at school or in society at large.

Singing to save orphaned headstones in Ste. Agathe

The highly acclaimed People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal will be in the neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, July 20 at L’Église Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière Church in Ste. Agathe-de-Lotbinière. The choir will be providing a benefit concert for Corneal Cealteach’s latest initiative, repairing orphaned headstones in the Catholic church’s cemetery.

2008 Summerfest Mirror Prizes

Concertgoers showered praise on Charles Aznavour at the 2008 Mirror Prizes for the Festival d’Été, voting his concert the best show of the festival. Aznavour was given an exceptional prize this year by a panel of six jurists honouring his performance on the Plains on July 6, citing the multi-generational appeal of his music and popularity.

Bring back the robins, get rid of the crows

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Photo: courtesy of www.birding.in

Have you noticed the changes in the behaviour of crows over the years, especially in our urban communities? I don’t know anything scientific about the bird but I do know what I see around my yard.

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Farewell to Michèle Thibeau

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Dozens from the community came out to the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre on Wednesday, July 9, to bid farewell to Michèle Thibeau, their QCT chronicler for the last ten years. Past and present QCT staff: Front row (left to right): Rose-Anne Chabot, Michèle Thibeau, Ron Devost, Scott French.

An ode to Jacques-Cartier Park at Cap-Rouge

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Photo: Courtesy of Bill Cox

Every time we visit this well-known beach it shows us different activities and beautiful landscapes and seascapes. Because the St. Lawrence is a tidal River at this point with high tides averaging 15 feet and reaching 18 feet when the moon is full, you never see the same spot exactly the same way twice.

Lost Fingers find big success at Montreal Jazzfest

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Even if 2008 were to end today, it has been very good to The Lost Fingers. When it dawned, Christian Roberge, Byron Mikaloff and Alex Morrissette were three guys playing in a cover band, offering the hits of a previous generation in a style that had peaked in popularity when radio was still considered a marvel of technology.

Quebec City Jazz Festival

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La Maison Anglaise recommends summer reading for teens

One of my favourite things about summer vacation has always been having the time to read as much as I want. In fact, give me some sun, a comfy place to sit and a stack of books, and I’ll be perfectly happy to do nothing else. If that sounds like your perfect summer vacation too, here are some books that you’ll want to add to your reading list.

 

Dance, music, art and history: this summer in the city

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Scores of Archives 

PETITION: Stop Morgentaler from receiving Order of Canada

The Impending Suicide of a Once Great Nation

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"A large number of endangered, unwanted, and unborn children held a town hall meeting on the 4th of July--alarmed at the brutal and untimely killing of millions of their brothers and sisters in recent years. That the murderous war waged on them had the full force and respectability of the law made their plight all the more terrifying.

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