July 3 2019 Edition

Canada Day celebrated with pomp and ceremony on Dufferin Terrace

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The band of the Royal 22e Régiment paraded on Dufferin Terrace before the flag-raising ceremony and the cutting of the giant Canada Day cake.

Congrats to A.S. Johnson Memorial High School’s class of 2019

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Photo: Photo by Eugénie Tardif

Graduation was celebrated at Andrew Stuart Johnson Memorial High School on June 22, in Thetford Mines.

Principal Stephen Renaud spoke to students about the importance of friends and family as they continue to discover the world and carve out a path for themselves. He explained how family and friends can support them through different trials and tribulations in life.

Hands up all those who want free drugs

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With a show of hands, who’s in favour of a national drug plan?”

Perhaps, come federal election debate time this fall, journalists who moderate the encounter could take a cue from the Democratic Party presidential candidates’ showdown last week.

Canada Day celebrations … in 1977

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Photo: Ville de Québec N014836

I would like to mention that my Mom, Jo Ouellet, started the Canada Day activities here in Quebec City in the late 1970s.

In response to the Parti Québécois winning the Nov. 15, 1976 election, many Quebecers were stunned by the prospect of separating from Canada. René Lévesque’s goal was clear, and the pro-Canada crowd was in hiding, afraid of repercussions.

The story behind Avenue Conway

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named after Edmund Conway (1858-1938), the owner of the land on which it was laid out. He built his house on this street, and he also ran a coal and wood business there until his death.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

July 4, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The Season

But what did you eat there? Part 2 of 2

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On June 25, as Quebecers cleaned up after a weekend of Fête Nationale festivities – and in many cases, dragged the moving boxes back out – chefs around the world commemorated Bourdain Day, encouraging people to enjoy a good meal on the birthday of chef, author, culinary adventurer and journalist-despite-himself Anthony Bourdain.

A bug is a bug is a bug . . . until we learn its name

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Photo: Lise Lafond

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”
~ E. O. Wilson

Mamma Mia! Here I go again . . . how can I forget ya!

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Photo: Salle Albert Rousseau

After a triumphant première in Montreal, the musical Mamma Mia! is coming to Quebec City’s Salle Albert-Rousseau with 21 presentations from Aug. 14 to Sept. 7. It is based on the music of ABBA’s greatest hits, composed by two members of the famous Swedish singing group. Anyone who lived through the 1970s and ’80s could sing most of the songs in this hit musical by heart.

Trees felled for Quebec Citadel fortification fix

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Photo: Peter Black

Eighty-eight trees have been felled on the slope between the fortifications of the Quebec Citadel and Avenue Saint-Denis to make way for a major restoration project on the walls of the national historic site.

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