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B.C. is Armageddon, but we are OK!

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Photo: Helen Slade
Helen Slade, the sister of QCT journalist Bill Cox, sent the following message about living conditions in wildfire-hit Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug. 24: 

Rouge et Or wins season opener in Sherbrooke

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Photo: Yves Longpré, U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team started its 2018 season with a surprisingly close 14-1 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action on Aug. 23.

Laval hoops win; Capitales now in final stretch

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team completed their exhibition games against NCAA teams with a resounding 92-77 win over the Farmingdale State Rams, a Division III team, on Aug. 25.

CFB Valcartier opens its doors to visitors

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Canadian Forces Base Valcartier welcomed thousands of visitors on Aug. 18. While celebrating the 50th anniversary of the base, members of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group generously welcomed visitors to their headquarters in order to share their expertise and way of life.

Summer school holidays are almost over … finally

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My father was the principal of an elementary school. At this time of year, way back when, he’d bring me along as he prepared the school – red brick, of course – to receive the next crop of students. The smell in the supply room of boxes of brand new textbooks, reams of paper, stacks of binders and the like comes back to me whenever I enter a book or stationery store.

Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

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Photo: QCT archives

With an election call looming, the Quebec government hastened last week to announce plans for a third link across the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. The plans unveiled, however, lack a sense of urgency; no construction is expected for at least eight years.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Place d’Armes

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Situated in the heart of Old Quebec, Place d’Armes is surrounded by such historic buildings as the Château Frontenac, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the Old Court House. It is bordered by Rue Saint-Louis, Rue du Fort, Rue Sainte-Anne and Rue du Trésor.

Letter to the Editor

Hearing about the bridge collapse in Genoa is personally chilling. I remember driving across it in 2010. Lack of proper maintenance appears to be the main cause of its failure. And then I think of the Pont de Québec. Chilling.

Bill Russell
Toronto
(former resident of Quebec City)

Artists exhibit à trois on Île d’Orléans

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Île d’Orléans is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but especially so in the summer. There are many charming villages and boutiques where artists and artisans exhibit their works and wares.  
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