July 31 2019 Edition

FLIP Fabrique draws a big crowd at Place Jean-Béliveau

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

FLIP Fabrique has found a new home in a more spacious venue for its summer performances. The local circus group has moved to Place Jean-Béliveau in front of the Videotron Centre, and transformed the area into an abandoned amusement park, complete with wooden ramps.

As Orange Wave ebbs, where will Quebec NDP vote flow?

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Egad and câline!* The federal election is less than three months away, give or take a decision concerning a religious holiday.**

Statement by the Prime Minister on Korean War Veterans Day

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-129115

On July 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on Korean War Veterans Day:

“Today, we honour the more than 26,000 Canadians who answered the call to serve during the Korean War. Despite being known as the ‘Forgotten War,’ the Korean War remains Canada’s third-bloodiest overseas conflict, after the First and Second World Wars.

The story behind Rue Daniel-Johnson

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This private street* in the Les Saules district of Quebec City is named in honour of Daniel Johnson (1915-1968), Quebec’s 20th premier. He was born in Danville, Quebec, the son of Francis Johnson, an anglophone labourer of Irish descent.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

July 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The Comet

Quebec opera festival opens with Tempêtes & Passions

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

More than an hour before the doors of the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone opened, fans hoping to get a front-row seat inside were lined up at the door of the museum in Old Quebec. Admission was free to this first event of the Festival d’Opéra de Québec.

Crossing Canada: North to Hudson Bay

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Polar bears and belugas. Taiga and tundra. Historic Hudson Bay. Churchill, Manitoba has it all and, following a 19-month interruption in service due to essential railroad repairs, visitors can once again take VIA Rail to experience Canada’s North.

Le Vaisseau fantôme conquers the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Peter Black

It’s no mean feat to fill the vast stage area of the Grand Théâtre, but during scenes from the Festival d’Opéra de Québec’s magnificent production of German composer Richard Wagner’s Le Vaisseau fantôme (The Flying Dutchman) the space, while not exactly rendered intimate, was stunningly conquered.

A chance meeting with a black-crowned night heron

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Photo: Lise Lafond

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein

I was paddling my kayak slowly on the Cabano River in Témiscouata, my camera tucked safely away in its waterproof bag. Enjoying the scenery on a beautiful sunny day, I was hoping to encounter some ducks with their ducklings or, if I was lucky, maybe a green heron.

Sillery arena demo makes way for new housing

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Photo: Peter Black

Not much remains of what was the only indoor ice rink in Sillery. Though demolition was paused during the construction holiday, in the space of a week, machines had made short work of the Aréna Jacques-Côté, the home rink for scores of hockey and skating enthusiasts since it was opened by Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau in 1972.

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