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Quebec celebrates its heroes during the Fête nationale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

All across the province, Quebecers displayed their blue-and-white flags and highlighted their rich history and culture on June 23 and 24. Through music and art, people celebrated the 184th Fête nationale and the 70th anniversary of the Fleurdelisé (the Quebec flag) at parties organized by the Mouvement national des Québécoises et des Québécois (MNQ).

It’s barbecue time, but where’s the (Quebec) beef?

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

There’s this supermarket in the city where they keep slabs of beef in a display case under lock and key, like in a jewelry store or antique boutique. It’s not clear whether you have to show the butcher your stock portfolio or credit rating to get a slice or two of the sensually marbled, richly aged meat, but it seems that way.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 28, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France invite you to become a part of history

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It’s party time in Quebec City, and the festivities will continue in early August when the organizers of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF) invite everyone to become a part of history. Dress up like an 18th-century colonist and march in the opening and closing festive parades in Lower Town.

The story behind Rue des Anciens-Combattants

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Photo: Google Maps

Rue des Anciens-Combattants, in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City, is named in honour of veterans who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Many of the surrounding streets are named in honour of Canadians who took part in the two World Wars, many of them decorated war heroes. Rue des Anciens-Combattants is a reminder of their heroism.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Thank you for your very interesting article [about the Marymount College Class of 1968 50th reunion, in the June 13, 2018, edition].

Tips for a successful move

Are you one of the thousands of Quebecers moving on July 1? Quebec’s Consumer Protection Office has some advice to help your moving day go as smoothly as possible.

Quebec High School’s Class of 2018 one of the largest in years

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Photo: Peter Black

The Quebec High School (QHS) graduating class of 2018 is, according to longtime principal Warren Thomson, one of the largest in many years, “the largest in my time.” The cohort of 95 grads was so large the school decided to move the June 18 ceremony to another school’s auditorium, rather than the usual venue, the QHS gymnasium.

Les Cabines Virtuelles link the past to the present

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

An unusual new exhibit opened on June 21 at the Musée de la Civilisation du Québec (MCQ) on Rue Dalhousie. All one could see at first were three red telephone booths (cabines in French), similar to those found in London, England, with an image of a British bulldog sitting beside them.

Humour and history enliven St. Pat’s Class of 2018 graduation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The teaching staff of St.