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Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

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Photo: QCT archives

With an election call looming, the Quebec government hastened last week to announce plans for a third link across the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. The plans unveiled, however, lack a sense of urgency; no construction is expected for at least eight years.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Letter to the Editor

Hearing about the bridge collapse in Genoa is personally chilling. I remember driving across it in 2010. Lack of proper maintenance appears to be the main cause of its failure. And then I think of the Pont de Québec. Chilling.

Bill Russell
Toronto
(former resident of Quebec City)

The story behind Place d’Armes

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Situated in the heart of Old Quebec, Place d’Armes is surrounded by such historic buildings as the Château Frontenac, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the Old Court House. It is bordered by Rue Saint-Louis, Rue du Fort, Rue Sainte-Anne and Rue du Trésor.

A behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming MNBAQ exhibit

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
The Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will host three new exhibits this fall, one of which is the “350 Years of Artistic Practices in Quebec” exhibit, opening on Nov. 15, to be displayed until 2026, to mark the museum’s 85th anniversary. Anne-Marie Bouchard, the museum’s curator of modern art, began working on the project in December 2014.

Artists exhibit à trois on Île d’Orléans

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Île d’Orléans is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but especially so in the summer. There are many charming villages and boutiques where artists and artisans exhibit their works and wares.  

JHSB Friends’ Foundation annual golf tournament now in full swing

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Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation invites you to its 28th annual golf tournament, to be held at the prestigious Cap-Rouge Golf Club on Sept. 21.

Festibière 2018 features a festival of flavours

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg
In its ninth consecutive year, the Festibière de Québec took over l’Espace 400e and La cour arrière at the Port of Quebec from Aug. 16 to 19. Of course, it wasn’t just about the beer. Food trucks, food stalls and a range of different events, the silent disco and duelling pianos among them, paired nicely with the many Quebec breweries sharing their wares on site.

A jolt of ZZ Top in Quebec City

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet
The ZZ Top concert at the Vidéotron Centre on Aug. 16 was 90 minutes of pure, undiluted, high-octane Texas rock.

Douglas DACRES 1930 - 2018

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Douglas Dacres, 88, son of the late Albert Dacres and the late Béatrice Ward, died at Hôpital Saint-François D’Assise on Aug. 13, 2018. He was the husband of Colette Lacroix. He lived in Quebec City.