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Ambient music selected for every customer

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Photo: from Wikimedia Common Domain

There are few things more charming than walking down the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain with the welcoming storefronts and cobblestone roads, and listening to the continuous stream of music emanating from the shops along the way. How do all the shop owners synchronize their music so perfectly? The answer has a fun history that began right here in Quebec City.

Valcartier Elementary School celebrating its 70th anniversary

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Photo: courtesy of Valcartier Elementary School

A bit of history: When the school was built in 1947 it was called the Valcartier Intermediate School. Sixty-six students attended the first year. In 1965, the Grade 8 and 9 students were sent to Quebec High School, and then in 1967, the Grade 6 and 7 students were sent to Holland School. The name of the school was then changed to Valcartier Elementary School.

Stroller traffic at the Parents and Kids Fair

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Photo: Danielle Burns
ExpoCité’s parking lot was filled with minivans and family cars last weekend for the 4th annual Parents and Kids Fair in Quebec City.

Québec Exquis! offers a gourmet film event with Theatre of Life

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Photo: Danielle Burns
The award-winning documentary film Theater of Life (Théâtre de la vie), by Montreal director Peter Svatek was shown at Le Clap cinema last weekend in conjunction with Québec Exquis! 

From the Himalayas to Quebec City: Adam Sherlip’s hockey journey

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Photo: Peter Black
It’s an oft-told tale, how sports can open doors to career opportunities, to self-realization, to redemption. In some cases, involvement in sports can take you places you never could have imagined.

They’re back… again!

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Last week a flock of Canada geese landed on our partly frozen lake and I was anxious to see if “my” geese were with this group. These geese stayed for a while – they may have been born here and dropped by for a visit, or maybe they just needed a rest – but a couple of hours later they were gone.

Legal pot? Are we tripping, or what?

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"Far out, man!” 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
A dilapidated, but philosophical looking specimen of humanity, who had suddenly succumbed to some prostrating influence the night before last and had been found by the police reclining upon St.

The story behind Rue de la Belle-Angélique

Street Views:

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Normally, Bill Cox prepares the weekly “Street Views” column, but because I have an unusual connection to the person after whom this new street in Charlesbourg is named, I felt I had to write a “view” of this particular one.

Good Friday Procession of the Cross in Old Quebec

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove
Faithful worshippers gathered in Old Quebec on Good Friday evening for solemn,  dramatic reads from the Passion according to Saint John. They walked silently through the streets from one church to another while taking turns carrying a large wooden cross.