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Part 3 of Visions of Community – Boats

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Photo: Mary McCown
That is the slogan for the Visions of Community three-part workshop organized by Sarah and Louisa Blair and led by new-media artist, Louis-Robert Bouchard.

The OSQ as you’ve never seen or heard it before!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The OSQ really amped it up for their Concert amplifié at the Grand Theâtre last Saturday evening.

Talented QHS students audition for Secondaire en Spectacle

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local auditions for Secondaire en Spectacle, an annual talent show for secondary school students, were held at Quebec High School (QHS) on February 27. Students wanting to show off their particular talents danced, sang and/or played instruments before a panel of four judges.

FEQ fetes 50th with photo exhibit and street acts

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Photo: Peter Black

From a modest beginning with Quebec folk acts playing in the courtyard of the Séminaire de Québec to the mega-stage on the Plains of Abraham welcoming 80,000 people to see the Rolling Stones, the Festival d’étè de Québec (FEQ) has come a long way in style and ambition in its 50 years.

Bikes and more featured at the Salon Info-Vélo

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For the 32nd year, the Salon Info-Vélo showed off 2017s offerings by some 90 exhibitors at the Cruise Terminal of the Old Port. Over the years, the world of cyclists has greatly developed. Information on different types of bikes, routes, vacation packages and competitions could all be found at the Salon.

Local athletes dominate Winter Triathlon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 25, Quebecers woke up to ice-covered trees, cars, roads, fences and snow, but this didn’t stop winter enthusiasts from grabbing their skates and heading to the Plains of Abraham for the 13th annual Pentathlon des Neiges.

Meet Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy’s new music director

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The management and musicians of Les Violons du Roy orchestra announced last October that renowned British conductor Jonathan Cohen had been named to the position of music director. This past Wednesday, many music lovers got the opportunity to see him both conduct and perform in his first official concert.  

What’s cooking in the Canadian bakery business?

You may have missed the story last week in the hubbub over the discovery of a solar system with Earth-like planets, refugees fleeing to Canada from the United States, and the déconfiture (falling apart) of the Montreal Canadiens. But this is big: The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is coming to Canada, and what’s more, there will be a Canadian edition!

Architecture: improving urban living by design

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Architect and Université Laval professor Carole Després gave students at Champlain-St. Lawrence a different perspective on urban living and planning during her talk on February 21.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
We are indebted to the Surveyor for the Bureau Veritas of French Lloyds, at Quebec, for their circular of statistics of maritime disasters during the year 1866. From it we learn that the number of sailing vessels lost amounts to 2,581 and steamers, 155.
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