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Ville de Québec & Commission de la capitale nationale honour the QCT

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle
The scene – a convivial sun-soaked ceremony on the corner of rue Buade and rue de Trésor, albeit a very noisy corner. 

QCT 250th anniversary makes the news

250 years of English-language press in Quebec City garners bilingual press attention

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Photo: Françoise Paradis for the QCT

We're delighted to report that a tradition of 250 years of English-language news is newsworthy to other media, too.

QCT in the news

250 years of English-language press in Quebec City garners bilingual press attention

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Photo: Françoise Paradis for the QCT

We are delighted to report that a tradition of 250 years of English-language news in Quebec City is newsworthy to other media, too. The QCT's anniversary and related events have already been featured on a number of news outlets, and we anticipate more.

QCT receives five awards at the QCNA awards ceremony

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Photo: Photo by Jerod Merkle

High-school graduates weren't the only ones bringing home certificates this past weekend. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalists Danielle Burns and Bethann Merkle and copy editor/journalist Shirley Nadeau won top prizes in five categories of the Quebec Community Newspaper Association's 34th annual Better Newspapers Competition.

Extra, extra! QCT’s 250th anniversary to be a week-long celebration

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When you celebrate a birthday as historic as the one we have coming soon, it's no surprise that the festivities take on a life of their own. The anniversary date (June 21), a notable date in its own right, has been transformed into a week of events. Here is a run-down of what we have planned. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Celebrate 250: Community Essay Competition

Perhaps you're not the type to write a Letter to the Editor but have an insightful point of view you want to share. Or maybe you wonder whether the Letters to the Editor section has enough room to print all your opinions.

QCT journalists win big at QCNA Competition

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Being honoured by a jury of one's peers is one of the highest accolades possible. Yet this is exactly what the QCT received on Friday, May 31, 2013, from the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA).

The finer points of whisky and whiskey

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Photo: Scott French

"It's not bad, a little light," said Fredéric Dubois after sampling the evening's second whisky of the night, Qunita Ruban, a single-malt by Scottish distiller Glen Morangie. Dubois was one of the 100 whisky fans who attended the Celtic Festival's third annual Whisky Tasting held at Morrin Centre last Friday night.

Athletes soar at the Big Air Jamboree

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec City Big Air Jamboree was the event of the season. International snowboarders and freestyle skiers swooped down the giant 90-metre jump from the end of Boul. Honoré-Mercier into Îlot-Fleurie between the Dufferin-Montmorency highway ramps. From March 14 to 17, they performed their aerial acrobatics for cheering crowds.

Long may you play: Vinyl collection a “record” of life

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Radio-Canada announced last week it wants to get rid of some 100,000 vinyl records from storage in its tower in east-end Montreal. The brand new CBC/Rad-Can building on the same site is supposed to be ready for occupancy in January next year, so the public broadcaster is shedding excess inventory before the big move.

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