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Golf returns to the Plains

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The Morning Chronicle noted the unusual sight of a Scottish mariner teeing up a couple of “gutties” on the Plains of Abraham in 1854. The now familiar Scottish tradition, the sport of golf, will be returning to the Plains this week after nearly a century-long absence as part of the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

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Remembering Boucher

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Days after the first anniversary of the death of former Quebec City mayor Andrée Boucher, her elected successor, Régis Labeaume, confirmed the city’s plans for commemorating her contribution to public service.

Quebec City blown away by the Sands of Time exhibit

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Photo: Scott French

Sculptor Michel Lepine built his vision for the Sands of Time exhibit at Expo-Québec one grain at a time over the last three years. Lepine’s hard work was rewarded last the weekend as hundreds of people stood patiently in line to see the exhibit, some waiting upwards of 45 minutes.

Fans fulfilled after performance by Céline and friends

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Céline Dion’s worldwide popularity is undeniable. Her string of Las Vegas shows sold out year after year. On the web, devotees obsess about everything from her eating habits to interpretations of Céline-inspired dreams.

400th events mean better business for hotels

The summer months are always kind to Quebec City’s hotels, and this year has been no exception.

The 400th anniversary celebrations have meant a significant spike in occupancies and an extended high season. In addition an influx in the number of conferences being held in the city has meant a regular stream of guests at Quebec city’s hotels.

Getting young people to open books means being open-minded: librarians

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Photo: Scott French

Librarians are trying to beat old stereotypes and use new technology in order to attract younger audiences to peruse the stacks, or at least open up a book.

GG in Quebec City: “Global youth community can affect the world”

It started with music and ended with music.

Governor General Michaelle Jean entered the big tent clapping her hands to a melodic rap song. After the meeting, she danced in the middle of the young crowd during an explosive concert offered by Canadian singers Samiane, Chauit, K’naan, Ariane Moffat and Jully Black.

Plains play downplays politics, scores points

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Photo: Photo: Scott French

Predictably, political posturing among Quebec federalists and nationalists has made headlines throughout Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations this summer, with each side using “petit politiques” to score marginal gains for their respective teams. Apparently politics, like football, is a game of inches.

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