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Sister Louise Godin celebrates her 100th birthday!

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Sister Louise Godin, an Ursuline nun who lives in the convent in Old Quebec City, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 13, 2017, surrounded by her fellow sisters and staff.

Discover yourself during Quebec’s Archeology Month

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Archaeology Month takes place every year during the month of August. From the 1st to the 31st, nearly 75 archeological and historic places in 15 regions throughout Quebec offer activities for all, made to measure to attract both novices and enthusiasts, young and old.

Traffic restrictions in the Old Port during Rendez-vous 2017

From July 18 to July 23, Quebec City will host Rendez-vous 2017 (RDV2017), a unique large-scale event during which more than 40 tall ships from around the world converge on the capital.

Blame it on the cormorant...

Finding reasons to “like” these birds

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Sitting by the lake in Sainte-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier, I observed a strange large dark-brown bird that was trying to pass incognito, by blending in with a flock of mallard ducks. I wasn’t sure, but as soon as its posture changed, I knew that it was a cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).

Emerald Ash Borers on the march

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain

The City of Quebec recently announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in its territory.

The insect was discovered through an early detection program in an ash tree in the Montcalm district.

August musical happenings at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The final four Midi en Musique concerts at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for the month of August will include a variety of musical styles not previously presented.

Nine new Passages Insolites to discover in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Have you discovered these unusual passages yet? Starting at the Gare du Palais (VIA Rail station), take a walk along the streets of the Lower Town to Place Royale through the Petit-Champlain area.

There you will find nine new works of public art called Passages Insolites (unusual passages) that were inaugurated on June 29 and will be in place until October 15, 2017.

Backstreet Boys were back in town for the 50th FEQ

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Under a clear night sky with an almost full moon, the Backstreet Boys (BSB) gave a full show worthy of their reputation and genre on July 9. They opened their show of the Festival d’Été de Québec with their hit “Larger Than Life,” followed by other hits of their 24-year career.

Nick Jonas and Michel Fugain perform at FEQ

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

French singer Michel Fugain, 75, charmed the audience at the Parc de la Francophonie on Sunday evening. He sang all his classics: “Comme un oiseau,” “Attention attention.” Backup singer Dominique Fidanza looks on in admiration. Photo by Jay Ouellet

 

 

 

Melissa Etheridge brings Memphis home to Quebec City

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Quebec, Hello! Bonjourrr,” purred the the first lady of Rock ’n’ Roll

Melissa Etheridge, exaggerating the last ‘r’ in the soulful, powerful voice for which she is known at the Festival d’Été’s opening night, July 6.

The 56-year-old vocal powerhouse took to the Loto-Québec stage at the Parc de la francophonie about 9:20 p.m., following the acts of Ria Mae and The Zombies.