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Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Quebec City

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Photo: Judy Anderson, courtesy of Eclipsophile.com

Keep your eyes to the skies! A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Quebec City on Monday, August 21.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon, on its orbit around our home planet, comes between the sun and Earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the rays of the sun and the moon’s shadow falls on Earth.

Another school year about to begin

Summer vacation is almost over, and the 2017-2018 school year is just a few days away. August at the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) means preparing for another school year which will bring on its own challenges.

Film Festival CinéPopUps powered by solar energy

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Photo: Courtesy of FCVQ

Lovers of short films, to your containers! The Quebec City Film Festival / Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ) CinéPopUps are back, and this year they are completely autonomous, powered by solar energy!

Swimmers dive in at Nageons au Témiscouata

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The second annual Nageons au Témiscouata swim competition was held in Témiscouata-sur-le-lac (Cabano) on August 12. With 107 swimmers registered, compared to 67 last year, this event is gaining in popularity. People from as far away as Port Cartier; Montreal; Quebec City; Matane; and Saint John, New Brunswick, came to compete.

Rouge et Or hoops teams play in NCAA preseason action

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Photo: U-Laval: Mathieu Bélanger

It’s starting to become an annual tradition and it’s gaining in popularity. The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s and women’s basketball teams started the 2017-2018 season with a series of games against some American counterparts who play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Festivent provides uplifting music and fun for everyone in Lévis

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Photo: Natalie Keller

A dynamic line-up of musicians awaited fans at this year’s edition of Festivent, which ran from August 1 to 6 at Parc Champigny in Lévis.

Festivities kicked off on August 1 with openers Foreign Diplomats – a local group hailing from the Laurentians, Quebec, playing a mix of energetic indie pop songs.

My grandfather “Bertie” survived Dunkirk

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Photo: Courtesy of David Christopher

My grandfather, Herbert Arthur “Bertie” Christopher, was born on March 25, 1903, in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in April 22, 1919, but was discharged in August 1919, after he admitting using his older brother Frank’s birth certificate.

The story behind Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

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Photo: Bill Cox
This major thoroughfare is named in honour of former Quebec City Mayor Wilfrid Hamel, who was born in L’Ancienne-Lorette in 1895. 

Louis Riel – What of the music, what of the history?

Letter to the Editor

The pages of the Chronicle-Telegraph have often glistened this summer with the exploits of well-known yet foreign popular musicians and cultures whose great walls of sound have captivated the residents of the city, although primarily it seems for the mainly under-30 population (while the grey hairs often concentrate before the stage of the OSQ) and those amorous of métal lourd.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
An individual named Hoey will be brought up to-day under bail upon a charge of savagely assaulting Dr. Richardson and his student, a young man named Levy.