July 29 2015 Edition

News Digest July 29 2015




Issue July 29, 2015


Jugglers from around the world meet in Limoilou

Photo: Philippa Jabouin

Last week, Quebec City was host to the 68th annual International Juggling Festival. This was a first for the city, with conferences, workshops, competitions and special performances and guests from 20 different countries. The event was organized with the International Jugglers’ Association and Turbo 418, a non-profit group of artists in the city.   

Crépuscule comes alive at twilight

Photo: Danielle Burns

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go back to childhood to a place where days and nights were longer and all we had to do was play? If we could stop time at that beautiful moment when the sun goes down and the light fades to a soft glow? 

Organist Benjamin Waterhouse to present Midi en Musique concert


COMMENTARY: Kiwi heart-throb … Keith Urban

The front-page article of the July 15, 2015, issue of the QCT called singer Keith Urban an “Australian heart-throb.”  

In fact, Keith Urban was born on October 26, 1967, in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand. Although he was raised in Australia, we Kiwis still claim him as “one of ours.” 

Study on English-speakers' experiences with health care

Researchers at Concordia and Bishop’s universities are conducting an online study regarding people’s feelings and experiences about communicating in the health-care system in English and French. 

Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Airfield revisited

Photo: Bill Cox

This summer we joined my oldest son and his wife for a vacation at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan to watch the whales, gannets and gulls. I also planned some fishing with my son.

The magic of Egypt unveiled at the Musée de la Civilisation

Photo: Rachel Collet

Reggae shows light up nearly empty Dagobert

Photo: Ruby Pratka

The Dagobert nightclub on Grande Allée – the storied destination of bachelorette parties and groups of 18-year-old tourists – isn’t the first name that pops into the heads of local musicians or music fans looking to hear reggae or world music. 

Mervin Jones

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World War II veteran
Mervin Jones, 92, a veteran of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, died on July 23, 2015, at Perley Veterans Home in Ottawa. There will be a service in Ottawa on August 8, and, at a date to be confirmed, in Valcartier. 

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