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World leaders will try to save Planet Earth in Charlevoix

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If an invading alien force arrived this week in Karachi, Khartoum, Kiev, Kansas City or Kamloops, and its commander demanded of the quaking townspeople, “Take me to your leader,” what would the townspeople say?

The Walking Anglos invite you to lace up your running shoes

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
Quebecers have tucked away their winter boots and laced up their running shoes, ready to head out to enjoy this fantastic city. Let us make that easier for you. Starting in this issue, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in conjunction with The Walking Anglos, a local walking club, will be publishing monthly walking routes for different city neighbourhoods.

Commissioner of Official Languages wants to hear from you!

Since 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act of Canada, the time has come to think about its modernization.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The stage running between Montreal and Three Rivers overturned in the vicinity of Sorel. As it was well filled with passengers and luggage, the crash was severe, one woman suffering a broken leg when a trunk which was on top of the convenience fell upon her. Three men were painfully injured about the head and body but none seriously.

The story behind Parc Alys–Robi

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This park, opened in October 2016 in the Saint-Sauveur district, is named in honour of Lady Alys Robi , the first popular singer from Quebec to have an international career. She was born Alice Robitaille in Quebec City in 1923, in the working-class district of Saint-Sauveur.

Morrin Centre highlights Scottish-Canadian storytellers

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

Great Scots,” billed as an ImagiNation off-festival event and a lively celebration of Canada’s finest fiction storytellers with Scottish links from 1867 to today, presented May 8 by Douglas Gibson at the Morrin Centre, was a lively mix of social and historical context, engaging anecdotes and personal recollections about Canadian authors.

Review: Gala dinner in the new Manège militaire

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A celebratory gala dinner, organized by the Fondation Voltigeurs de Québec (9e bataillon) was held in the newly reopened Manège militaire on the evening of the Voltigeurs’ official return to their “home.”

It required almost an army of waiters to deliver the food and wine to the room full of guests seated in the vast drill hall.

Students learn about the importance of road safety

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As summer approaches, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. There are more cyclists, joggers and pedestrians on the roads. Some do not necessarily pay attention to road safety rules and regulations. For these reasons, Solidarité Familles et Sécurité Routière (SFSR) launched its ninth annual Road Safety Awareness Campaign at École Saint-Yves elementary school in Sainte-Foy on May 8.

Voltigeurs take back rebuilt drill hall

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Photo: Peter Black

The Voltigeurs are back home. In a ceremony on May 12 celebrating traditions dating back to well before the regiment’s official founding in 1862, the Voltigeurs took possession of the armoury on Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier that had been their headquarters and drill hall since 1887.

The Opéra de Québec’s fiery Carmen a blazing success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Opéra de Québec presents Georges Bizet’s famous tragic opera, with its many twists of fate and star-crossed lovers, at the Grand Théâtre from May 12 to 19.

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