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Neighbours attend Huron-Wendat cultural event

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Photo: Natalie Keller

An indigenous cultural celebration was held in Sillery on September 2 behind the picturesque Maison des Jésuites de Sillery. The family-friendly afternoon activity offered visitors the chance to discover a variety of traditional chants, prayers and dances of the Huron-Wendat Nation, whose traditional territory lies just outside Quebec City.

Corn husking time at Baie de Beauport

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Photo: Bill Cox

Sunday was a perfect day for corn husking at the Baie de Beauport beach. The delicious sweet corn, the only certified controlled-origin corn in the province, came from Neuville. Sun Life Financial Services, WKND radio, the tiki bar Monsieur Cocktail and La Mangue Verte catering service saw to the needs of the assembled crowd. About 100 people attended.

First Nations unite at the Place de L’Assemblée-Nationale

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Photo: Juanita Craig
The first edition of Kwé! À la rencontre des peuples autochtones was held from September 1-3 at the Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale. This free event was a celebration of the 11 indigenous nations and 55 communities in Quebec, their traditions and contemporary life.

2017 Morrin Centre Literary Feast fast approaching

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove from QCT archives

On November 2, the Morrin Centre will be hosting our 9th annual fundraising dinner, the Literary Feast. The evening will start with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. in one of Canada’s most beautiful libraries, followed by dinner in the historic College Hall.

Penny publishes 13th Gamache suspense tale

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Glass Houses, Louise Penny’s latest novel featuring Armand Gamache, begins in a courtroom at the Palais de Justice in Old Montreal. Someone is on trial for murder, but just who is initially unclear.

Chin-chin! Bordeaux Fête le Vin brings the party to the Old Port

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The fourth edition of Bordeaux Fête le Vin, held at the Espace 400e in the Old Port over the last weekend of August, was a true celebration of French wines. The space was filled with over 70 kiosks holding 15,000 bottles of red, rosé or white. Anyone with the official wine glass and time on their hands had four days to savour the wines and meet the vintners.

Looking forward to 2018 Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Even though the leaves have barely started falling – let alone the snowflakes – it’s never too early to start thinking of the next Winter Carnival, especially for those working on the organization of the world-famous event.

Maison pour la danse opens its doors

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From September 5 to 9, the Maison pour la danse will open its doors to the general public for a series of daily choreographed shows, to present its six new studios. This unique space welcomes local choreographers and dancers who will proudly showcase their creations. The festivities will close with the official inauguration party on September 9 at 9 p.m.

The Philanthropist “one Hale of a story”

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Photo: Normand Brassard
A philanthropist, according to the Oxford English Dictionary,  is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others.” The Philanthropist, a multimedia presentation based on the life and work of acclaimed Quebec City philanthropist Jeffery Hale, is a fitting tale to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Jeffery Hale Hospital.
 
The multimedia presentatio

New citizens welcomed at Gare du Palais

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Photo: Institute for Canadian Citizenship/Samuel Tessier

All aboard the citizenship train! Some 30 new citizens from 15 countries swore their allegiance to Canada at a ceremony in the historic Gare du Palais in Quebec City last Thursday.

Franco-Ontarians to get new university

As Quebec marks 40 years of Bill 101, some observers predict the end - or at least a gradual drift into folklorism - is nigh for the first founding European tongue of the nation. While it may be true that French is on the decline across Canada, there is one place where a trend suggests otherwise.

Dear Editor,

The Council of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) adopted its 2017-2018 Budget during its regular meeting held on August 23rd, 2017. In so doing, they also adopted the school tax rate.

Dear Editor,

In the latest edition of the QCT, covering the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, a picture of a man in red robes marching in the annual parade, probably dressed as Cardinal de Richelieu, was labelled as portraying “Cardinal François de Laval.” Saint François de Laval, first bishop of Québec, although frequently confused with Cardinal de Richelieu, was never a cardinal.

Hidden English History in Saguenay, Part 3: Why so hidden?

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Quebec City resident Evan Price’s ancestors helped build the Saguenay region. Although one of the principal streets in Chicoutimi is known as Rue Price, it’s hard to see other traces of the Anglophone legacy in the city. “There is a monument to my family in Chicoutimi, near the church, but I’m not surprised you didn’t see it,” he says. “It’s kind of hidden.”

Boulevard Laurier and Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier

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Photo: Bill Cox
There are two streets in Quebec City named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Laurier was born in 1841 in the town of Saint-Lin in the Laurentians, some 50 kilometres north of Montreal. He was the prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and the first French-Canadian to hold this office. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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A most ludicrous incident transpired one night recently. It appears that two sprightly and beautiful young ladies were visiting their cousin, a young lady who, like her guests, was of that happy age which turns everything into merriment.

Civilians of all ages enjoyed the CFB Valcartier open house

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On August 27, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, 30 minutes northwest of Quebec City, opened its doors to civilians of all ages.

Congratulations to McGill Community Leadership Bursary recipients

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Last April, Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, launched a call for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.

Curtain to rise on Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Québec City’s annual film extravaganza is back! On August 22, the Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ) announced its 2017 lineup. From September 13 to 23, moviegoers will have the chance to enjoy over 200 films, including two movies “soundtracked” by live musicians, Birdman and La passion de Jeanne d’Arc.

Marathon SSQ marks bittersweet transitional year

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Runners from 24 countries arrived in Quebec City over the weekend of August 25. Despite the celebrations, the 20th edition of the Marathon SSQ de Québec was a bittersweet day. 

The runners crossed the Quebec Bridge for the last time - organizers say next year’s race will be entirely on the north shore.

Asylum seekers: Myths vs. Facts

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Photo: submitted by Denis L’Anglais

Since Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was set aside earlier this month to host asylum seekers who had crossed the U.S.-Canada border, many political parties and pressure groups have been proposing solutions for the crisis. However, many of these proposals show a lack of understanding about the legal status of the migrants and Canada’s response.

‘Even if it is normal, it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable’: Taking action on bullying

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Photo: provided

If you’re reading this and you’re a student, parent or teacher, you may be sitting down to your first breakfast of the new school year. For Quebec City’s English-language public schools, school starts August 30.

Social.Mom…. connecting mothers with an app

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Photo: Lise Lafond

How comforting it is to share the joys and the difficulties of being a mom with other moms that live close by.

Give milk, give life: Héma-Québec seeks breast milk donors

Are you, or do you know, a nursing mother? Not only can breast milk feed your newborn, it can also save lives. Héma-Québec is seeking nursing mothers to donate to their public mothers’ milk bank.

Sillery celebrates its unique Avenue Maguire

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The place to be in Sillery on Saturday was at Maguire en Fête. Businesses and restaurants celebrated the history and the uniqueness of the commercial street. On August 27, the street was closed to vehicles and opened to pedestrians.

Café Krieghoff celebrates 40 years of operation

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The Montcalm staple Café Krieghoff celebrated 40 years of operations last Saturday. The milestone was marked with a day full of live performances and interesting appetizers at the Cartier Avenue location.

Photo of the total eclipse in Tennessee

Submitted by Philippe Moussette President of the Club d’astronomie Véga de Cap-Rouge

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Photo: Philippe Moussette

“Here is a photo of the total solar eclipse taken by me in Gallatin, Tennessee [on August 21, 2017]. It was amazing! For me, it was the event of a lifetime.”
~ Philippe Moussette.

VENDU! Maison Krieghoff has been sold

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The charming little house on Grande Allée at the top of Avenue Cartier sprouted a “sold” sign on its front lawn last week.

Lovingly restored and lived in by Esther Harrison for the past 20 years, the house has been purchased by another lady who lives in the neighbourhood and who, like Harrison, fell in love with the house at first sight.

Anti-racism rally derailed by militants

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
It started out innocently enough. Several hundred anti-racism protesters gathered Sunday afternoon at Place d’Youville. A band played, parents pushed children in strollers and participants brandished signs with messages like “No to Hate,” “Don’t Get Trumped” and “Ouverture” (“Openness”).

Stunning solar eclipse darkens skies across North America

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Photo: Lise Lafond

All around North America, during the afternoon of August 21, eyes were fixed firmly to the sky in anticipation of the solar eclipse.

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