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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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Photo: courtesy of Mike Wyman

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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Photo: courtesy of Robin Lingwood

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.

Anti-war protesters

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Anti-war protesters heckle and boo participants in the July 3 military parade celebrating Quebec City’s heritage.
Surête du Québec riot police lined the sidewalks.

Conflict rains on military parade, Hundreds protest Freedom of the City

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Photo: Scott French

Same-sex unions divide Anglican Church, Gay marriage debate rages on

Once a symbol of unity for the Anglican Church, this year’s Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England is threatening to deepen divisions amongst the church’s 38 provincial members. The conference intends to continue contentious discussions on gay marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian as well as female priests initiated at the last conference in 1998.

SUMMER READING

We’ve said goodbye to grey and rainy June 2008, and the lazy hazy days of summer are finally here. Whether you’re heading to the cottage or sunning yourself on a terasse, nothing goes better with summer than a cold beverage and a good book.

But which book should you choose? Here are four suggestions that will help take the guesswork out of summer reading.

Sun shines on Summer Fest, Aznavour croons and the Blind Boys belt

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Driving home late in the afternoon on Friday from Île d’Orleans after a swim and a nosh on sweet island strawberries, my friends and I were caught in a sudden and unexpected rainstorm.

Embodying the QC Anglo: a contest

The Morrin Centre, a cultural centre and heritage site, in partnership with the Quebec Writer’s Federation, is pleased to invite all citizens of the Province of Quebec to take part in its writing contest.

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Community loses pillar - Pam (Holt) DUNN

Long-time Quebec City resident and philanthropist Jane “Pam” Holt Dunn passed away suddenly on June 24 at the age of 83 in Montreal.

“Everyone was so important to her, she had time for everyone and she was especially wonderful for kids,” her niece, Susan Armstrong said, adding, “We expected her to be around forever.”

Farewell to MICHÈLE THIBEAU

A mentor

by Marie White

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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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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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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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.

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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
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