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Bucking broncos and bulldoggers ride into town

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

In the shadow of Quebec City’s anniversary celebrations, the sleepy town of Ste. Catherine de la Jacques Cartier was having its own fun. Bulldogging, roping, and bareback riding were the orders of the day at the town’s fifth annual rodeo.

Something for everyone

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Photo: courtesy http://linkinpark.com/gallery

Quebec city is now in full swing, 400th style! Summer is here, the sun has reared its head, it’s warm, the people are beautiful and music is being heard everywhere!

Organ Concerts at Chalmers Wesley

Sundays at Six / dimanches à dix-huit heurs

Michele’s Last Press Conference

As you all know by now, Michèle Thibeau is leaving the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph to seek out a new adventure.

She has been working for the QCT for almost 10 years now and she will be sadly missed by all of us here.

LG honours Riverside student

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB

Voxtours launched

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Photo: courtesy of the Morrin Centre

Wander through the streets of Quebec City to learn or re-learn the city’s Anglo heritage through its buildings, institutions, and hidden secrets with the Voxtours walking tours. The Morrin Centre in collaboration with the Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Heritage launched a series of four walking tours last Friday at the Morrin Centre.

QHS student wins essay contest

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Photo: courtesy of QHS

Elliott Hauver, a Secondary IV student at Quebec High School is making history. He has participated in a writing contest, sponsored by the Quebec City authorities, and his text will be placed in a time capsule.

The Image Mill showered in praise and rain

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Photo: courtesy of the 400th comitee

They came in the rain. They came in the howling wind. Hundreds of people are turning out nightly to attend Robert Lepage’s Image Mill despite Mother Nature’s refusal to cooperate. The rain has been the only hitch in Lepage’s light-and-sound homage to Quebec City’s history, which has been receiving rave reviews.

Quebec youth win hockey gold

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June was a month of celebration for 16 young hockey players; they won gold at the 25th annual Ottawa 67’s Minor Hockey Tournament. These eight- and nine-year-olds (all born in 1999) play AAA hockey for the Bulldog Association of Quebec. Jacob Simard of Everest Elementary and Ryan Massicotte of Holland Elementary are part of this team.

CARMICHAEL, Charlotte Ann

Canada Day goes off with a bang

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Photo by: Jay Ouellet

A view from Lévis of the skies above Quebec City during the Canada Day fireworks celebrations on July 1. The display represents the second in a series of three fireworks shows put on in 11 days in the city, sandwiched between the St. Jean Baptiste fireworks show and the upcoming Plein la Rue show for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary on July 3.

Quebec City finally turns 400 this week

From lower to upper town, downtown on Grande Allée and out toward the Plains of Abraham, Quebec City’s 400th anniversary party promises an epic eighteen-and-a-half-hour celebration on Thursday, July 3. With proper planning, the adventurous birthday party reveller can attend almost every event from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

600 sets of Canadian bells to ring in 400th celebration

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Community Table turns 10

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Photo: courtesy of the Community Table

Lutheran pastor becomes Anglican Rector of Quebec

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Photo: James Sweene

July 1 will mark a special day in the life of Reverend Christian Schreiner as well as the Anglican community in Quebec City. On that day Reverend Schreiner will become the Rector of Quebec, possibly the only clergyman in Canada to be ordained in both the Anglican and Lutheran Churches.

Political punks play Quebec

The harrowing hazards of Quebec highways

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Photo: Scott French

Driving my companion to Sherbrooke I decided to take AutoRoute 40 on the way there, then AutoRoute 20 to return in the afternoon.

On route 55 from Sherbrooke to Drummondville we saw those white plastic poles with the red tops being installed.

These are used to indicate the guardrails to the operators of snow removal equipment.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
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July 2nd, 2008

Join the Clarkes to Celebrate

Join the Clarkes to Celebrate America's Birthday and the 400th
Festivities begin Saturday the 5th at 12:30 and include:

Congress hopes to reignite religious flame in Quebec

New music attracts youth to church

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Photo: Scott French

The International Eucharistic Congress saw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world descend upon Quebec City this past week. Despite dwindling church attendance in Quebec, many who attended the Congress remain upbeat about the future of Catholicism in the province.

Congress hopes

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Photo: Scott French 

“We are very pained for them,” Reverend Father Robin Marshal D’Silva (not pictured) of the Mumbai archdiocese said. The reverend father was commenting on Catholic church attendance in Quebec.

Who founded Canada? Quebecers can’t agree

The significance of Quebec’s 400th anniversary has quickly become a contentious issue amongst Quebec and Canada’s politicians over the past two months.

July 1 promises three times the fun

Canada’s 141st birthday bash is promising to be the biggest thus far. Festivities will be spread over two days beginning on the eve of Canada’s anniversary on Monday night, June 30, and carrying through to July 1.

City censors satyrized image of Queen

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Photo: Ivan Binet

The Queen has unwittingly reared her head at Quebec City’s birthday party. An art piece originally commissioned by the committee of the 400th anniversary has been censored by the exhibition’s sponsors: the Bibby Ste. Croix foundry and the city of Quebec. The piece, a decorative manhole cover by Quebec artist Martin Bureau, depicts the Queen donning caribou antlers instead of her crown.

Debate over founding nations

The significance of Quebec’s 400th anniversary has quickly become a contentious issue amongst Quebec and Canada’s politicians over the past two months.

Michèle leaves her desk

I wish I didn’t have to write this. More precisely I wish I didn’t have to write this just yet. Could easily have waited another year, give or take five or so.

But Michèle Thibeau is leaving her desk at the Chronicle and I want to wish her well.

Farewell to a great colleague and a dear friend

For almost four years I have been working with Michèle at the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. I am very sad to see her go and at the same time very happy for her.

Michèle has been an inspiration to me not only at work, but also as a dear friend.

Good fences don’t always make good neighbours

The American poet Robert Frost once wrote “good fences make good neighbours.” For the majority of us, this may be true. However, on the eve of our national moving day, when many of us are about to inherit new neighbours, the story may be very different.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The Quebec Gazette, Thursday June 18
ADVERTISEMENTS. QUEBEC, the 12th June, 1772

Wet weather, great gardens

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Photo: Bill Cox

All this humidity has a positive effect on the vegetation if not on the disposition of humans. The weather is a very popular subject these days with complaints of incessant cool and wet days. Pretty soon I fear these will change to complaints about the dry spells and heat waves.

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