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Wendake's Special Summer Events

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Photo: Marie White

Wendake’s Special Summer Attractions

Modified Hours at the Jeffery Hale Emergency

The medical team at the Jeffery Hale wishes to inform Quebec City residents that its emergency will be reducing its opening hours over the next few days due to a  lack of medical resources and vacations being taken during this period.
 

Quebec City’s Iranian community reacts to recent turmoil in Iran

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As the world turns wide-opened eyes toward Tehran, where clashes and riots have erupted almost every day following the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, many members of Quebec City's Iranian community are expressing profound frustration over the situation in their native country.

Jeffrey Hale gravesite [photo]

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The tomb of Jeffery Hale (r) in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, needs to be repaired. The sapling in this photo has since been removed but it, and others, created crevices in the tomb's mortar.

Wendake history on display

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Photo: Jean-Louis Régis

Thirteen artists will recreate the world in 75 minutes, three nights a week through the end of August, complete with dancing, singing, art and "a special kind of pyrotechnics."

Condos come to Belvedere

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The excavation work for new condos on Avenue Belvédère is well under way. The development, called La Cours des Braves, will be four stories high and count 58 units.

Others had fun [photo]

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Nathalie Magnan, Xenos Khan and their two children, Thomas, 3, and Alexia, 6 show off their painted Fleur-de-lis and coloured hair at the Grande Tablée on June 24 by artists.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and compiled by Catherine Mills Rouleau

July 1, 2009

 

Special return for ex-Quebecer with Buffalo vocal group

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Photo: Farrell Photography, Amherst, NY

Richard Darisse's visit to Quebec this week will be special in many ways.

Crews clean up after big Fete

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

The morning after the St-Jean-Baptist Day party in the upper town, streets and green spaces were carpeted with garbage. Crushed beer cans had accumulated against curbs, and broken glass littered the streets.

It's a mess the city sees only once a year and one it has become efficient in cleaning up.

Building language bridges

In 1996, after twelve years of regular service in the Canadian Forces all over this country and abroad, I hung my shingle out as a civilian in this town, quickly finding myself recruited onto the board of Voice of English Speaking Quebec. In those days some members of the province's English community were devoting considerable resources to the "language politics" of the time.

Maurice Tanguay passes the puck in life’s hockey game

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Simons family big contributors to Quebec City's economy

From the archives of the Chronicle-Telegraph

"La Maison Simons'" story began when Peter Simons, born in 1785 in Scotland, settled in the Quebec City area on a small farm on Lac Duchesnay (now Lac Beauport) to raise his family of five children. In 1840, one of his sons, 17 year-old John, moved to Quebec City.

Happy Birthday QCT

Happy 245th birthday to the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph and congratulations for this outstanding achievement!
QCT is part of our common heritage and we are proud that the oldest newspaper in North America is still published in our city.
"Longue vie" au QCT!


Michel Gervais, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D
Former Rector of Université Laval

Shopping bag distribution decreases

Four weeks after introducing a five cent charge for single-use grocery bags, Metro grocery stores across Quebec and Ontario (Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Marché Richelieu) are reporting that 70 per cent fewer bags have been distributed in store, compared against the monthly average. Demand for reusable bags has increased fivefold since June 1, when the fee was implemented.

Letters from Afghanistan - Toilet Scribbling

Bathroom wisdom in the Theatre of War

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Over the years, I have come to espouse a theory: that the state of a given society can be determined by the words of wisdom that its members write on toilet walls.

As I sit here listening to South African singer Koos Du Plessis' song, Skadus teen die Muur (Shadows on the Wall), I'm reminded of the brevity of life, especially in this environment.

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s

Part I - The dawn of American Impressionism

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Photo: MNBAQ

It is interesting to follow the century long path that led the United States of America to the point where its major cities have become international art capitals.  The exhibition presently at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, starts us off with a series of landscape paintings, a su

QUEBEC CITY’S JEWISH HISTORY

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QUEBEC CITY’S JEWISH HISTORY, presented at the Morrin Centre 

200-year-old prison cells open to the public - Guided Tours of the Morrin Centre

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  200-year-old prison cells open to the public             

July 2nd 2009 Candlelight Series : Quebec City’s Jewish History

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Thursday July 2nd 2009

Candlelight Series : Quebec City's Jewish History

Garneau students discover new reality in Peru

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Photo: Émilie Guillot

“Part of my job is making sure this place is included on the beaten path,” new Morrin Centre director

Simon Jacobs strolled into a Tourisme Québec information office and, in his thick London accent, asked where he might visit Quebec City's historic jails. He was directed to the Plains of Abraham - and nowhere else.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Chronicle Telegraph

Memorials and Things of Fame

A funny way to kick off a new era of accountability

It's a funny way to kick off a new era of accountability, the way the Central Quebec School Board is being so hush hush about National Assembly Bill 88, scheduled to be implemented, at least in part, with the issuance of new guidelines July 1.

Quebec City judge honoured with the Order of Quebec

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Photo: Cynthia Sheehan

Quebec City Judge Michael Sheehan has received an Order of Quebec in recognition of his work in the area of suicide prevention. Quebec Premier Jean Charest presented the Order, one of 32 given this year, during ceremonies last Thursday. Annually, there are approximately 250 nominees for the Order.

New Cirque du Soleil production opens downtown tonight

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

The Cirque du Soleil's free show, Les Chemins Invisibles, opens Wednesday with a main stage beneath the Dufferin-Montmorency overpass on Boulevard Charest augmented by several secondary camp locations in the vicinity.

Francophones being duped by language extremists, says bilingual Québécois

My mother is English-speaking and my father is French-speaking.

Like them and like my grand-parents, I was born in Québec. I was baptised and raised in Québec City. I attended both French and English schools. My friends are both French-speaking and English-speaking Quebecers.

Summer Organ Concert Series starts this Sunday at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Picture_8.pngOn Sunday, June 28, at 6:00pm the first of the series of Summer Organ Concerts will take place at Chalmers-Wesley United Church. This is the 20th summer that this series has taken place, organized by Chalmers' Music Director, Alain LeBlond.

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary on Sunday, July 12th, 2009, with a service at 3:00 p.m. All welcome.

International miniature art exhibition opens in Levis

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Five thousand dollars in prize money was awarded last June 14, at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the International miniature art competition in Levis.   The grand prize went to Montreal artist Daniela Zekina.  Her piece (see illustration) is titled Dance with the hours.

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