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A wedding, a baptism, and a funeral

The sunshine fi ltered through the leaves of the tall trees in my daughter’s yard in Cap-Rouge. It was a rare beautiful July morning with clear blue skies. I sat alone in the warm sun waiting for the others to get dressed for church. The garden chairs set under the maple trees surrounded by the tall cedar hedge created a peaceful intimate setting.

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Calgary to QC: “Happy birthday!”

As a child growing up in Alberta, I have distinct memories of a film shown in school about the varied regions and cities that make up this great country.  One scene that stands out is that of Le Bonhomme and the world-renowned winter carnival in Quebec City. Mountains, cowboys and endless Prairie skies were commonplace for this Alberta kid – I wanted to see Le Bonhomme!

Plains of Abraham Park celebrates 100th anniversary

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

The Plains of Abraham figure prominently into the history of Quebec City, most importantly as the scene of the British Conquest of New France in 1759. The National Battlefields Commission is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its historic park in 1908, which sought to preserve the Plains.

Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

Hotel workers threaten strike

About 1,000 workers from six hotels in the Quebec City region are threatening to go on strike.  The workers, affiliated with La Federation du Commerce of CSN union, voted on Thursday, July 23 for a 72-hour bank of strike time that could be used at any time after August 1.

Quebec City athletes go for gold in Beijing

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Photo: Marc Sanche

On August 2, most of the Canadian Olympic team will be leaving for Beijing. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has selected the 331 athletes who will be attending the games. According to the COC’s website, there are six athletes from the Quebec City region who will be competing in Beijing. For the 2004 Athens Olympics, there were eight.

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General Tom Thumb Will Visit our City under the Especial Patronage of His Excellency the Governor General

QCT Newsies Hit the Streets

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Photo: Scott French

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! North America’s oldest newspaper, The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with its partners, the Quebec City CEDEC chapter and the Morrin Centre, has launched its Newsies project this summer.

Rain and Music Don’t Mix

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Photo: Bill Cox

Thursday evening we had prepared for a pleasant outing at the Roland-Beaudoin Park in Ste-Foy to listen to the Quebec Symphony Orchestra’s outdoor concert.

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