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QCT 250th anniversary makes the news

250 years of English-language press in Quebec City garners bilingual press attention

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Photo: Françoise Paradis for the QCT

We're delighted to report that a tradition of 250 years of English-language news is newsworthy to other media, too.

QCT in the news

250 years of English-language press in Quebec City garners bilingual press attention

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Photo: Françoise Paradis for the QCT

We are delighted to report that a tradition of 250 years of English-language news in Quebec City is newsworthy to other media, too. The QCT's anniversary and related events have already been featured on a number of news outlets, and we anticipate more.

Celebrate 250: Community Essay Competition

Perhaps you're not the type to write a Letter to the Editor but have an insightful point of view you want to share. Or maybe you wonder whether the Letters to the Editor section has enough room to print all your opinions.

QCT journalists win big at QCNA Competition

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Being honoured by a jury of one's peers is one of the highest accolades possible. Yet this is exactly what the QCT received on Friday, May 31, 2013, from the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA).

Corey Hart opens FEQ with high-energy performance

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

Pop star Corey Hart “never surrendered” to travel obstacles in his way, including being boxed in by traffic in Montreal. That was a very good thing for organizers of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) who had scrambled to have Hart fill in the abruptly vacant headliner spot on the opening Thursday of the monster festival.

Congratulations to St. Patrick’s High School class of 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Proud parents and friends gathered at the Palais Montcalm on June 20 to see the young people graduate. Due to rain, graduates wearing white and green gowns and mortarboards gathered inside onstage for their official class photo, instead of on the steps outside the theatre. After five years of secondary school, the St. Patrick’s High School class of 2019 was graduating.

Congratulations to Quebec High School class of 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

 

A brief history of The Royal Oak

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Photo: Michael Boden

In 1649, King Charles I of England was executed by government revolutionaries in an attempt to end the absolute monarchy. His son, Prince Charles, was proclaimed King of Scotland but not recognized in England, and fled after his military defeat in Worcester in 1651.

Royal Acorns finally arrive in Quebec

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Photo: Mike Boden

Thanks to a generous donation from English Heritage, a few dozen acorns from England’s most famous tree, The Royal Oak, have now arrived safely in Quebec. While they may be quite small themselves, the importing of these noble acorns was, in fact, quite a huge feat.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Dollard-des-Ormeaux graduation ceremony was particularly poignant this year as Stéphan Lagacé, principal of the school for the past 13 years, congratulated the graduates, some of whom he has known since they were in kindergarten, and bid them a final farewell.

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