July 4 2018 Edition

Wendake International Pow Wow wows crowds

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was perfect weather for a powwow in Vieux-Wendake last weekend – sunny and hot. The festivities started at the outdoor amphitheatre on June 29 with the grand entry of special guests followed by a performance by the Sandokwa dancers, led by Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis.  

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day – 151 years and counting!

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A cool start turned red hot in Quebec City on Canada Day. Morning clouds left over from heavy rains overnight and a cool breeze waved the Canadian flag in front of the Château Frontenac. By the time the giant birthday cake was served on Dufferin Terrace, the heat and humidity of the day had started to kick in.

FEQ 2018 opens with big name stars, new features

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

With a lineup that includes a rare appearance by Canadian rock legend Neil Young, the much-anticipated return of the Foo Fighters and young sensations Lorde, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd, the 2018 edition of Quebec’s massive 11-day Festival d’Été (FEQ) aims to meet the annual and increasingly difficult challenge of outdoing itself.

Canadians wondering how Trump trade war plays out

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The convenient thing about history is we generally know how something began and how it ended.

The story behind Rue Antoine-Fortier

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Photo: Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Antoine Fortier (1644-1707) who is the ancestor of the Fortier families of North America. Originally from Dieppe, France, Antoine Fortier arrived in New France (Quebec) about 1663 with his father Noël Fortier, who was probably a widower. They lived in Beauport until 1667, when they joined two friends to hunt seals in the St.

Book Quest! Let’s Explore … at the Morrin Centre!

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Book Quest, the Morrin Centre’s English summer reading club for children ages 3 to 12, is celebrating its 14th anniversary! This year Book Quest: Let’s Explore! offers children the opportunity to explore their passions through reading picture books, magazines, comic books and short novels, as well as participating in activities related to the readings.

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The transport Saragrasa, Wm. Grice, Master, lying in mid stream was discovered to be on fire at 11 o’clock at night. The smell of something burning being perceived, the scuttle in the cabin was raised and flames issued out immediately.

Shaken! Mixes music and cocktails

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Like a game of musical chairs, the music went round and round during a concert held at the Morrin Centre on June 27. “Shaken! Mixologie et Minimalisme” was the first of a series of four Escapades musicales de la Cité concerts last weekend by local string musicians, many of them members of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ).

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day

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Photo: Danielle Burns

L.G. Chabot Inc. celebrates its 125th anniversary

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The L.G. Chabot printing company recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. In 1893, Louis-Germain Chabot opened his bookbinding business on Côte de la Montagne, coincidentally  just a few doors above the offices of the Quebec Gazette, the forerunner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.
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