July 15 2015 Edition

News Digest July 15 2015




Issue July 15, 2015


The rain on the Plains fell mainly on the Foo Fighters

Mother Nature 1 – Foo Fighters 0

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

On the evening of July 11, the Foo Fighters from Seattle started an impressive rock show and fought hard against the elements, but the electrical storm, heavy gusts of wind and rain were just too intense. The Festival d’Été organizers and the Foo Fighters had no choice but to cancel the show after only four songs – a first for the FEQ.

Keith Urban brought a bit of country to the FEQ

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Country music finally came to the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) when Australian heart-throb Keith Urban took the festival stage on July 10. Thousands of fans moseyed onto the Plains of Abraham, many wearing cowboy boots and cowboy hats for the occasion. 

First gold medals at Pan Am Games won by Canadians

The first gold medals awarded at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Saturday, July 11, were won by the Canadian women’s K-4 500 metres Flat Canoeing Rowing team: Émilie Fournel, Kc Fraser, Michelle Russell and Hannah Vaughan. 

Uncovering history during Archaeology Month

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Photo: Philippa Jabouin

For the eleventh year in a row, August has been dedicated to Archaeology Month activities across the province. Digs, public talks, workshops, guided tours and visits will be offered in 12 regions, to demystify archaeology for the general public and encourage interest in our history. 

Midi en Musique features Nataliya Labiau and Noëlla Bouchard


n Thursday, July 23, the third concert in the Midi en Musique series presented by the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity will feature two of the most exciting chamber musicians in Quebec. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Street Views: The story behind Avenue James-Lemoine

Photo: Bill Cox

Student athletes make the most of summer

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Local professor, Dr. Dean Louder, honoured

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Photo: Submitted by Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Long-time Quebec City resident and retired Université Laval Geography professor Dean Louder recently returned from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he received a Doctor of Laws degree, (honoris causa) on June 1 from the Université de Saint-Boniface and the University of Manitoba.  

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