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Unusual works of art decorate passages in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
EXMURO’s Les Passages Insolites (unusual passages) have returned to Lower Town and have expanded to six locations in the suburbs of Quebec City, where they can be viewed until Oct. 14. 

NBC cans plan for Côte Gilmour stairs due to high cost

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Photo: Peter Black
A plan to build a stairway on Côte Gilmour has been shelved indefinitely. The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) had announced the project at about this time last year, anticipating completion last fall.

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist featured at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The works of French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) are now on display at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The exhibition continues until Sept. 23. 

New Mendel Guides book focuses on Charlevoix

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

    David Mendel, president of Mendel Tours, along with fellow authors François Tremblay and Judy Bross, launched a new book in the Mendel Guides series.

Quebec celebrates its heroes during the Fête nationale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

All across the province, Quebecers displayed their blue-and-white flags and highlighted their rich history and culture on June 23 and 24. Through music and art, people celebrated the 184th Fête nationale and the 70th anniversary of the Fleurdelisé (the Quebec flag) at parties organized by the Mouvement national des Québécoises et des Québécois (MNQ).

It’s barbecue time, but where’s the (Quebec) beef?

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

There’s this supermarket in the city where they keep slabs of beef in a display case under lock and key, like in a jewelry store or antique boutique. It’s not clear whether you have to show the butcher your stock portfolio or credit rating to get a slice or two of the sensually marbled, richly aged meat, but it seems that way.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 28, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France invite you to become a part of history

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It’s party time in Quebec City, and the festivities will continue in early August when the organizers of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF) invite everyone to become a part of history. Dress up like an 18th-century colonist and march in the opening and closing festive parades in Lower Town.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Thank you for your very interesting article [about the Marymount College Class of 1968 50th reunion, in the June 13, 2018, edition].

The story behind Rue des Anciens-Combattants

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Photo: Google Maps

Rue des Anciens-Combattants, in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City, is named in honour of veterans who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Many of the surrounding streets are named in honour of Canadians who took part in the two World Wars, many of them decorated war heroes. Rue des Anciens-Combattants is a reminder of their heroism.

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