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GG in Quebec City: “Global youth community can affect the world”

It started with music and ended with music.

Governor General Michaelle Jean entered the big tent clapping her hands to a melodic rap song. After the meeting, she danced in the middle of the young crowd during an explosive concert offered by Canadian singers Samiane, Chauit, K’naan, Ariane Moffat and Jully Black.

Plains play downplays politics, scores points

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Photo: Photo: Scott French

Predictably, political posturing among Quebec federalists and nationalists has made headlines throughout Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations this summer, with each side using “petit politiques” to score marginal gains for their respective teams. Apparently politics, like football, is a game of inches.

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Baseball, dancing and sun mark this year’s Celtic Day

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with Les Capitales de Québec, welcomed the Celtic community out again this year for its annual Celtic Day. Approximately 2,500 people attended the baseball game between the home team Les Capitales and the visiting Ottawa Rapidz. Luckily for attendees, the game was played on one of this summer’s rare sunny days.

Food fest offers local fare

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Photo: Poutine, one of the local foods from A Taste for Quebec.

“Of course, our mozzarella di bufala can’t come from Quebec,” said France Taschereau at Ristorante Il Teatro. “But a lot of products can, and actually do.” She explained that it has become easier to get supplies of Quebec products in 2008 than it was 25 years ago, especially during the summer. “Our suppliers can now find tomatoes, cucumbers and basil in Quebec,” she said.

Anglo-owned bed and breakfasts find a place in QC

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Photo: courtesy of Chez Hubert

“When you call China, you expect to talk to Chinese people,” said Guita Tim with a smile. She explained that she perfectly understands the surprise of guests when they call her B & B for a reservation and speak to her English-speaking business partner Greg Alexander.

RTC to distribute “smart” cards

Smart card too smart for some: Privacy concerns surround unveiling

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Quebec City’s public transit users are going to acquire a new reflex: Scanning their Opus cards when they step inside the bus.

The Opus card is a smart card on which users will charge the fares of their rides or the cost of their passes. The fares will automatically be deducted when cards, which contain rechargeable microchips, are scanned on the bus.

Hôtel Classique workers strike a deal

Staff at l’Hôtel Classique voted unanimously in favour of a contract proposed by the hotel on August 11.  mployees at five hotels in Quebec City now remain without contracts. Those employees have yet to use the 72-hour bank of strike time voted for on July 23.

Dance show Gonfler l’Histoire takes over the wharves

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Photo: David Cannon

A recorded message sets the tone right at the beginning: “Please do not feed the dancers.” Danse K par K choreographer Karine Ledoyen hopes her contemporary dance production, Gonfler l’histoire, offers spectators something that is “catastrophic, romantic and runs away with the imagination.”

Hundreds of students explore French language at Laval

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Photo: www.students.surrey.sfu.ca